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 – October 26, 2015

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Ecobank Commits US$7m to Rice, Maize Farming Ecobank Ghana has committed US$7,000,000 to the production of rice, maize and soya beans in the savannah ecological zones of northern Ghana. The initiative is expected to boost food production and improve the livelihood of farmers within >> Read more

Ghana Agricultural News Digest – October 19, 2015

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues Food Prices Lower for Longer FAO Maps Decline in both Trade Volumes and Volatility for Key Agricultural Commodities Agricultural commodities are going through a period of lower and less volatile prices, according to the FAO Food Outlook. After several dramatic upward price spikes from >> 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 – June 29, 2015

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues WACCI Launches Vegetables Innovation Lab The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), has launched a Vegetables Innovation Laboratory (VIL) as part of efforts to beef up vegetable production and food security in Ghana and the sub-region. The VIL thematic areas include genetic improvement, >> Read more