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Friday 05 July 2013

Ghana

Turning to Agriculture

There is a relatively small segment of young leaders who are so passionate about agriculture in the world; individuals who understand agriculture and will go out to see to the development of the sector; individuals who are able to build relationships, trust and rapport with almost anyone, and then are able to broker the relationships and make connections between people, creating partnerships and alliances, and motivating forward momentum to ‘get things done’ in the agriculture sector.

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Tuesday 04 June 2013

Ghana

High risk farm investment

A trade and agriculture policy advocacy group, has observed that inadequate funding and difficulty in accessing agricultural credit for farmers had resulted in low agricultural productivity in Ghana.

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Thursday 02 May 2013

Ghana

Not a place for farm investment

A government official on Wednesday called for a stronger partnership from the private sector particularly financial institutions like the banks to help transform the agricultural sector and to make it more attractive.

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Friday 26 April 2013

Ghana

The pork industry

Throwing himself in at the deep end, Shane McAuliffe spent several weeks in Ghana to work in the country’s swine industry.

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Thursday 27 December 2012

Ghana

Putting the cart before the horse

Ghana's agriculture is expected to improve significantly with the introduction of a remote monitoring system for the nation's fields.

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Wednesday 05 December 2012

Ghana

Lunatics running the Asylum

An urgent appeal has been made to the African Union (AU) to discuss a ban on the cultivation, import and export of genetically modified (GM) crops in Africa at the next AU summit, to be held in January 2013.

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Thursday 15 November 2012

Ghana

This money will never be seen again

The United States of America Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) on Thursday announced its readiness to collaborate with the Ghanaian Poultry Industry to support the sector to improve poultry production and consumption.

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Friday 02 November 2012

Ghana

Farmers too corrupt and too lazy

A new World Bank report says that Africa’s farmers can potentially grow enough food to feed the continent and avert future food crises if countries remove cross-border restrictions on the food trade within the region.

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Thursday 27 September 2012

Ghana

Investing here is throwing good money after bad

For a thousand dollars, you could have had good government; for five thousand dollars, you can have any kind of government you want!’ - Russell Long on the effect of money in political campaigns.

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Friday 10 August 2012

Ghana

Fertilizer smuggling

Smuggling There are reports of some security personnel conniving with smugglers to allegedly smuggle fertilizer across the border in the Sissala West District of the Upper West region into Burkina Faso.

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Tuesday 03 July 2012

Ghana

Talking palm oil

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister for Food and Agriculture, has recently announced that the government would support two new oil palm out-grower schemes in 2013 in the Western Region.

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Thursday 28 June 2012

Ghana

Boom in the poultry industry

Ghana is on course with its interventions to salvage the local poultry industry, Dr. Alfred Sugri Tia, the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Livestock, has stated.

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Sunday 24 June 2012

Ghana

Problems in the poultry industry

Ghana is on course with its interventions to salvage the local poultry industry, Dr. Alfred Sugri Tia, the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Livestock, has stated.

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Thursday 21 June 2012

Ghana

Japanese farm investment

The Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Naoto Nikai, on Wednesday in Tamale gave the assurance that the Japanese Government would support small scale farming in the Northern part of Ghana, to increase agricultural production.

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Thursday 14 June 2012

Ghana

Releasing farm land

Nana Dr Susubribi Krobea-Asante, Omanhene of Asante-Asokore Traditional Area, has released an 80-acre land in support of the Youth in Agriculture Project.

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Monday 11 June 2012

Ghana

Problems over farm funds

At least $320 million allocated to farmers and agricultural and medium-scale enterprises in northern Ghana is sitting idle because many of the intended beneficiaries are from districts without any community or rural bank.

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Friday 08 June 2012

Ghana

More trouble for poultry farmers

Poultry farmers from Ghana have criticised the Ghana government’s attempt to control the increasing market price of imported maize by delaying release of the important feed staple.

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Tuesday 05 June 2012

Ghana

More trouble for poultry farmers

Poultry farmers from Ghana have criticised the Ghana government’s attempt to control the increasing market price of imported maize by delaying release of the important feed staple.

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Thursday 03 May 2012

Ghana

Help from Australia

Ghana and Australia are to strengthen bilateral relations in agriculture to improve on the capacity of agriculture extension officers and research to harness productivity.

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Wednesday 25 April 2012

Ghana

No ban on poultry imports

This follows persistent concerns expressed by poultry farmers over the influx of imported poultry products onto the market which they bemoan is seriously hampering their business.

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Wednesday 18 April 2012

Ghana

Takeaway chicken

Even at nightfall, it’s easy to spot signs of Ghana’s growing wealth in downtown Accra—from the Toyota (TM) Land Cruisers scattered among honking taxis to the ripples of laughter that emanate from a packed rooftop lounge.

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Sunday 08 April 2012

Ghana

Changes in the poultry industry

Participants at an advocacy training workshop for Private Business Sector Associations had advocated the involvement of major companies importing frozen chicken and other poultry products in the development of the local poultry industry.

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Monday 02 April 2012

Ghana

Help for pig farmers

The scheme known as the Credit-in-Kind and launched by the Ministry last year, provided 45,000 small ruminants, sheep and goats as well as 1,000 genetically improved breeds of pigs to the farmers.

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Sunday 01 April 2012

Ghana

Money for Cocoa farmers

Over 100,000 cocoa farmers in four Central and West African countries, including Ghana, are to benefit from a US$14 million package from the Africa Cocoa Initiative (ACI) within the next five years.

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Thursday 16 February 2012

Ghana

Farming problems

The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr Effah Berfi on Wednesday called for the need the prioritisation of agricultural research in the sub- region to improve productivity.

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Sunday 18 December 2011

Ghana

Grain costs soaring

Members of the Ghana National Poultry Farmers Association have been alarmed by the sudden skyrocketing of maize prices as a result of inadequate supplies.

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Friday 09 December 2011

Ghana

Farming and science

In its quest to accelerate improvement in agricultural productivity, the government of Ghana says it is ready to explore biotechnology through collaboration with research institutions.

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Thursday 17 November 2011

Ghana

A US$1.7 million Agricultural Export Diversification Programme

A US$1.7 million Agricultural Export Diversification Programme aimed at increasing high-quality production of meat, vegetables and aquaculture species for export was launched on Wednesday.

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Ghana

Ghana - High risk farm investment

Ghana has been rated "moderately unsatisfactory" in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) country programme evaluation due to project design problems and delays in start- up and implementation of programmes.

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Thursday 03 November 2011

Ghana

Cocoa farming

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) on Tuesday October 18, 2011 launched a new $13.5 million African Cocoa Initiative (WCF/ACI) to support the cocoa sector in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Cameroon.

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Sunday 11 September 2011

Ghana

Farmers need more fertilizer

A new fertilizer variety, Proterfert LN 6, 5 natural organic fertilizer based on amino acids and rich in yield increase has been introduced in the country to help farmers increase their productivity.

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Tuesday 30 August 2011

Ghana

Poultry farm problems

Ghana’s poultry farmers have expressed their dissatisfaction with the country’s government over lack of developments within the sector.

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Sunday 28 August 2011

Ghana

Poultry farm investment needed

Ghana needs a heavy investment in the livestock and poultry sectors to enhance the competitiveness of local production says the country’s Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Livestock, Dr Tia Alfred Sugri.

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Saturday 20 August 2011

Ghana

Farm investment needed

Dr Tia Alfred Sugri, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Livestock, has called for heavy investment in the livestock and poultry sectors to enhance the competitiveness of local production in animal produce, according to Ghana Web.

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Sunday 31 July 2011

Ghana

Ghana to partner Ivory Coast in agriculture

Ghana has agreed to collaborate with Ivory Coast in areas of trade, agriculture and security among others.

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Sunday 10 July 2011

Ghana

Indian farm investment

Perhaps India's agricultural prowess inspired him. Prabhpreet Khinda, an engineer by training, arrived in Ghana in 2009 after he was devastated by the effects of the 2008 global financial meltdown. Twists and turns later, the 38-year-old from Punjab is today one of the big farmers in the West African country.

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Saturday 04 June 2011

Ghana

Poutry farmers and grain stocks

Kwadwo Asante, Chairman of the Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers, has appealed to the government to create a buffer stock for yellow corn to help protect the poultry industry.

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Monday 23 May 2011

Ghana

Poultry farming

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday announced that government would not do anything that would jeopardise the progress of the local poultry industry.

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Thursday 19 May 2011

Ghana

Poultry thefts

A circuit court at Dormaa-Ahenkro, has remanded Salifu Alidu, a farm labourer, in prison custody for allegedly stealing 300 poultry fowls.

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