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 – October 5, 2015

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Government Bets on New Cocoa Price to Boost Output Government has increased the price at which it buys a bag of cocoa from farmers by 21.74 percent for the current crop season spanning 2015/2016. This, it hopes, will be enough to motivate farmers of >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – September 7, 2015

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Biosafety Authority Steps up Checks at Entry Points to Stop Entry of GM Foods The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has stepped up checks at the country’s entry points to stop the illegal entry of Genetically Modified Foods (GM Food). This follows concerns GM foods >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – May 18, 2015

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues USAID Introduces Risk Management Tool for Agribusinesses The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has developed an investment mapping software for the northern part of Ghana to help players in the agricultural value chain to gather the required information and minimize risk in >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – April 13, 2015

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Cocoa Sector Suffering because Government Bastardized Kufuor’s Project - Dr. Afriyie Akoto Government is struggling to recoup $1.7 billion it injected into the cocoa sector after the “blatant dissipation” of farmers' resources, Dr.  Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minority spokesperson on agriculture has said. He told >> Read more