Ghana Agricultural News Digest – October 5, 2016

  Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Media Reports Government Increases Producer Price of Cocoa Government has reviewed upwards the producer price for cocoa at a ceremony to commemorate this year's national cocoa day in Tepa in the Ashanti Region. The new price will go for GHS 475.00 per bag, 50 cedis >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – September 27, 2016

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Media Reports State Urged to Adopt Single Rice Seedlings It is estimated that Ghana imports between US$200 and US$400 million rice annually. The amount is said to be one of the major factors that swells the country’s import bill, while putting pressure on the local cedi >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – July 11, 2016

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Media Reports Barry Callebaut Reaffirms Commitment to Cocoa Farmers Barry Callebaut has increased support for Cocoa Horizons in Ghana – the world’s second largest cocoa growing country – as part of its global efforts to secure a sustainable cocoa supply chain. Cocoa Horizons focuses on farmer >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – February 22, 2016

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: FAO Admits Bees are Capable of Ensuring Food Security The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Friday, for the first time, lauded bees for their role in helping increase crop yields.  The small insects, wild or honey ones, have been unknowingly fertilizing plants as they move >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – February 8, 2016

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: ADRA Trains 722 Volunteer Extension Officers The Adventist Development and Relief Agency Ghana (ADRA) has trained about 722 volunteer extension farmers, adding to the few in the country to assist farmers improve on their production. ADRA said it will train more extension officers to enhance the >> Read more