Ghana Agricultural News Digest – September 15, 2016

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Media Reports Cocoa Industry Gets $1m Interest-free Loan Olam Ghana Limited has given over 1,000 cocoa farmer $1million interest-free loans in addition to the GHS4million premium it paid them for the 2015/2016 cocoa season. Head of Business at Olam Ghana Limited, Eric Botwe revealed this at >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – January 4, 2016

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues: Top-performing Cocoa Rallies 10.9% in 2015 on Poor Ghana Crop Cocoa prices surged for a fourth straight year in 2015, closing the year up 10.9 percent at $3,207 per tonne to outperform all other commodities as a poor crop in No. 2 producer Ghana >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – June 22, 2015

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Ghana Wins FAO Award for Reducing Hunger Ghana has received an award from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for reducing the number of undernourished people from more than seven million in the early 1990s to less than a million now. The country was >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – June 1, 2015

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Tree Global Distributes Cocoa Seedlings to Farmers Tree Global, a trade organization in agriculture and forestry, in collaboration with Mondalez International, a chocolate manufacturing company, has distributed 2,500 innovative cocoa seedlings to farmers at Bosuso to boost their production. As part of the distribution, >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – May 26, 2015

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Shea not Supporting Sustainable Poverty Reduction – ISSER A research by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana has suggested that the shea industry in its current form cannot be a means for sustainable poverty reduction as >> Read more