Tag: agricinghana

Green Finance Conference in Ghana

Yesterday, November 21st, 2017, Ghana hosted the third Green Financing for Sustainable Development Conference to expand access to finance for green growth-focused small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel.   The three organizing bodies of the event were; the International Trade Centre (ITC), the African Guarantee Fund (AGF) and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) who… Read more →

Holland-Ghana Pavilion Host 7 Companies at 2017 Agrofood Fair

The Holland-Ghana Pavilion at the 2017 Agro Food Fair will host 7 companies from the Netherlands seeking to invest in the Ghanaian Agriculture and Food sectors. GhanaVeg in partnership with the Netherlands African Business Council (NABC) and the Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council (GNBCC) will organize Matchmaking meetings with the trade investors on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at the… Read more →

Nestlé supports cereal farmers in Northern Ghana

Nestlé has embarked on a project assessment visit with the USAID to Northern Ghana, where the company, in partnership with USAID, is supporting cereal farmers. This partnership forms part of Nestlé’s ambition to develop thriving, resilient communities along its value chain. From farm to fork, safe and high-quality agricultural commodities are instrumental in ensuring the supply of quality products within… Read more →

Press Release: West Africa’s Largest International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food & Beverage and Plastics

agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa 2017 featuring a record participation of 90+ exhibitors from 21 countries Largest food market in Africa still undersupplied Rising technology imports indicate massive investments and a revival of local production (Heidelberg / Accra) Organized by the German trade fair specialists fairtrade the 4th edition of agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa will take place on 05… Read more →

Queen of Denmark coming to Ghana

The Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II, will arrive in Ghana on Wednesday November 22nd 2017 at the invitation of President H.E. Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The Queen’s arrival marks a crucial time when the relationship between Ghana and Denmark is changing, as Ghana has seen substantial economic growth moving them into the lower middle-income countries. The relationship is shifting from development… Read more →

Crop Farmers and Nomadic Fulani Herdsmen in Ghana: Reflections on the 2017 Global Hunger Index

The perplexity of confrontation and conflict between the Ghanaian crop farmer and Nomadic Fulani Herdsmen (pastoralist) for control and use of natural resources: land, rangeland and water in the country will persist in the country. How can the country position itself to maximise the benefits from both key players (crop farmers and livestock producers) in the agriculture arena to avert… Read more →

Food Safety Protocols: HACCP

The theory of food safety is based on the desire to keep food safe from contamination of any kind. Microbial contamination is especially important because bacteria that reach the food supply are of public health significance. This is where HACCP is the most important. HACCP is a method of ensuring food safety by examining every step in a food operation,… Read more →

“Cocoa farmers must earn more from their toil” – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reiterated the commitment of his government towards ensuring that the country’s farmers reap much greater value from their toil. According to President Akufo-Addo, startling statistics have revealed that, with Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire accounting for more than 60% of the world’s cocoa output, the two countries, together, earned some $5.75… Read more →

Private sector urged to take advantage of Government’s flagship agriculture initiatives

The private sector and other agribusiness stakeholders have been urged to take full advantage of the many opportunities that the government’s Agriculture initiatives have to offer. The two initiatives, “Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)and One District, One Factory (1D1F)” since their launch in April and August respectively have been touted as the catalyst to propel the nation’s economic transformation… Read more →

International Cocoa Initiative helps farmers eliminate child labour

  Cocoa farmers in the Assin Fosu hub of the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) have said the international NGO’s support, aimed at improving their livelihoods, while eliminating child labour in their communities, are paying off. The representatives of the farmers told journalists, at a briefing event, that the awareness and educational programmes in their communities had resulted in keeping children… Read more →