Farming News Daily http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk This is the RSS syndication feed for farmingnewsdaily.co.uk. 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050713/turning_to_agriculture_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040613/high_risk_farm_investment_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020513/not_a_place_for_farm_investment_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 02 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260413/the_pork_industry_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/271212/putting_the_cart_before_the_horse_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/051212/lunatics_running_the_asylum_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/151112/this_money_will_never_be_seen_again_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/021112/farmers_too_corrupt_and_too_lazy.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270912/investing_here_is_throwing_good_money_after_bad.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100812/fertilizer_smuggling_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030712/talking_palm_oil_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280612/boom_in_the_poultry_industry_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/210612/problems_in_the_poultry_industry_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/210612/japanese_farm_investment_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/140612/releasing_farm_land_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/110612/problems_over_farm_funds_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/080612/more_trouble_for_poultry_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 08 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050612/more_trouble_for_poultry_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030512/help_from_australia_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 03 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250412/no_ban_on_poultry_imports_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/180412/takeaway_chicken_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020412/changes_in_the_poultry_industry_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 08 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020412/help_for_pig_farmers.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 02 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300312/money_for_cocoa_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 01 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160212/farming_problems.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/131211/grain_costs_soaring.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 18 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/091211/farming_and_science.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/171111/a_us_million_agricultural_export_diversification_programme_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/171111/ghana___high_risk_farm_investment.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/031111/cocoa_farming.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 03 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050911/farmers_need_more_fertilizer.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 11 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farm problems Ghana’s poultry farmers have expressed their dissatisfaction with the country’s government over lack of developments within the sector. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300811/poultry_farm_problems.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/220811/poultry_farm_investment_needed.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 28 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170811/farm_investment_needed.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sat, 20 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT Ghana to partner Ivory Coast in agriculture Ghana has agreed to collaborate with Ivory Coast in areas of trade, agriculture and security among others. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/290711/ghana_to_partner_ivory_coast_in_agriculture.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100711/indian_farm_investment.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sun, 10 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040611/poutry_farmers_and_grain_stocks.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Sat, 04 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT 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. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230511/poultry_farming_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 23 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT Poultry thefts A circuit court at Dormaa-Ahenkro, has remanded Salifu Alidu, a farm labourer, in prison custody for allegedly stealing 300 poultry fowls. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190511/poultry_thefts_.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Thu, 19 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT