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 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 – July 21, 2015

Below are some current developments on agriculture in Africa: Agricultural Issues UNDP, Partners Implement Project to Boos Cocoa The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) on Thursday launched a project to enhance the eco-system,  and boost cocoa production in the Asunafo North Municipality. The project is being implemented in collaboration >> 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 – 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