Tag: Ghana

October 15: International Day of Rural Women

Today, October 15, is a day set aside to recognise and appreciate rural women. Rural women form a significant segment of the rural farmer population globally. In Ghana the population of rural women involved in on-and-off farm activities is closed to 92%. For us at Agricinghana Media, we appreciate the hard work rural women play in their households and communities:… Read more →

Women in Entrepreneurship – International Seminar Participant

Published by Agricinghana Media Position: Women in Entrepreneurship – International Seminar Participant Partner(s): MBC Africa Country and Place of Assignment: Ghana, Accra Contract Duration: 2 weeks DESCRIPTION: Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC). Uniterra contributes to improving… Read more →

Complimentary Ticket-Value Added Agriculture West Africa

Value Added Agriculture/Aquaculture Expo is an exciting  Business-to-Business Agriculture Event to be held in Accra from August 2-4, 2018. It comes with exciting exhibitions and technology demonstration sessions. For visitors who were unable to register online, you may use the Complimentary Ticket below to gain FREE entry into Value Added Agriculture West Africa co-located with SMARTFactories Expo 2018. Event Date:… Read more →

VAA Exhibitor Profile: AFGRI Ghana Ltd

AFGRI Ghana Ltd is part of AFGRI Limited, a South African based company with divisions in 17 countries in Africa and also in Western Australia. Since 1963, when Afgri entered into an agency agreement with John Deere, they have grown to be the single largest John Deere distributorship in Africa, meaning an association of more than 50 years. In Ghana,… Read more →

Weather Forecast: Gyakiti (Eastern Region)

Monday July 9, 2018: Weather forecast for Gyakiti [6.4, 0.06667],  a farming community in the Eastern Region: Warm during the day (28C) and cool at night (21C). It will rain (91% chance), wind is normal (3km). To request for context-specific weather forecast for your farming community, please email: Team@syecomp.com Read more →

Tilapia Lake Virus Scare: Ghana Bans Tilapia and Ornamental Imports

Press Release: Published by Agricinghana Media Tilapia Lake Virus is a newly emerging virus that is associated with significant mortalities in farmed tilapia. The attention of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) has been drawn to the fact that, cases have been reported across Africa, Asia, and South America that the virus represents a huge risk to the… Read more →

Announcement of Winners: Agribusiness Essay Contest

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Ghana Agribusiness Essay Contest, 2017! A total of 29 applications were received and the assessment process went through a 3-stage rigorous review. We are generally very impressed with the quality all the essay submissions from participants. We encourage you to keep writing and  sharing your thoughts even if you did not… Read more →

Betway to make inroads in Ghana with impact support for Agribusinesses and Sports

Betway, the global online betting multinational, intends to expand its operations in Ghana by supporting social impact agribusinesses to boost operations. With more than 65 per cent of Ghana’s population operating in the agricultural value chain, support from companies like Betway will positively impact the sector by enriching the sector’s growth and create more jobs for numerous unemployed Ghanaian graduate… Read more →

Weather Forecast (April 04, 2018): Agona Swedru

Weather Forecast for, Agona Swedru (5.53, -0.70)-in Central Region: Very hot during the day (34C) and warm at night (24C). It will rain (76% chance), wind is normal (3km). Wish to subscribe for location-specific weather forecast for your farming community? Contact the Weather Service Provider at Email: Team@syecomp.com Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

Climate Change, Innovations, and Syecomp

Agriculture is predominantly rainfed in Ghana where the climate is dominated by the inter tropical convergence zone and the hot, dry harmattan winds blowing from the Sahara. The south of the country experiences a bimodal rainfall regime, with a major and a minor rainfall season while the north of the country has a unimodal rainfall regime. Climate change scenarios show… Read more →

Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

We’ve all heard of Esoko, the ICTforAg company specializing in market prices for farmers. Starting in Ghana in 2007, then expanding across West Africa and beyond, it quickly became a donor-darling by promising an African ICT success story with: ¬ Market prices that could alleviate smallholder farmer poverty. ¬ Technology that could bridge systematic transportation failures. ¬ A private-sector for-profit model that didn’t… 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 →

Organic Farming in Ghana 101- Introduction

Organic production can offer different benefits. These can include: a better price for better quality and lower input costs; crop diversification; better natural resource management; conservation of biodiversity; improved soil fertility, and fewer health risks for farmers and consumers. Exporting organic products can be attractive for farmers and their producer organisations; the specific market segments (niche markets) offer the opportunity… Read more →

Agriculture providing jobs for the youth in Ghana

The World Bank has estimated that Africa has more than 50% of the world’s fertile and unused land and agriculture accounts for the 25% of the continent’s GDP. A development in the agricultural sector would lead to a sustained economic growth in the whole continent and every country would benefit from it. In Ghana, agriculture is the most important economic… Read more →