News from Ghana

21-03-2014 01:39 AM
What is our excuse for rice importation
Ghana’s agriculture is under severe strain. For some time now we have been unable to feed ourselves. Our major staples, including rice, are importe...
23-10-2013 06:50 AM
GM crops should be part of Africa's food future
A recent dispatch in The Post from a village in Tanzania foreshadowed stark choices facing Africa in the decades ahead. Journalist Sharon Schmickl...
15-10-2013 03:56 AM
President Mahama urges youth to embrace agriculture
President John Dramani Mahama has stated that Government alone cannot employ the teeming unemployed, hence, the need for the youth to form groups to e...
07-10-2013 01:53 AM
EU urges Ghana to step up agricultural production
Mr Dacian Ciolos, European Union (EU) Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development on Saturday said the most effective way Ghana could guarantee...
07-08-2013 02:01 AM
Is Ghana ready for genetically modified crops production?
Many farmers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), journalists and indeed, the general public are skeptical about the introduction of genetically mo...
26-07-2013 02:55 AM
GSAP partners government for improved livestock production
Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture has lauded efforts of Ghana Society of Animal Production (GSAP) to partner governmen...
25-07-2013 02:27 AM
Campaigners in Ghana accuse US of pushing modified food
The US embassy in Accra held a roundtable on biotechnology this month. The discussion, designed to promote candid dialogue between biotechnology suppo...
12-07-2013 01:09 AM
Agriculture and manufacturing offer opportunities for African trade
African countries should emulate Asian models of regional development that encompass industrial policy and investment in infrastructure to boost trade...
03-07-2013 02:06 AM
Obama wants Africa's farmers to be better entrepreneurs
At a town hall-style meeting in Johannesburg over the weekend, President Obama took a question about how the U.S. would help African economies become ...
01-07-2013 09:11 AM
Driving the fortunes of Ghana's agriculture
There is a relatively small segment of young leaders who are so passionate about agriculture in the world; individuals who understand agriculture and ...
25-06-2013 09:47 AM
G8 urges Africa to invest more in farming, nutrition
Tanzania and other African governments have been urged to invest more in agriculture and nutrition to ensure food security in their countries. The ...
20-06-2013 09:28 AM
Agriculture's impact on malaria
Raising agricultural productivity is a priority in much of sub-Saharan Africa, where some 70% of people live in rural areas and rely on farming. But 9...
31-05-2013 09:31 AM
Ghanaian farmers need agricultural credit – Group
A trade and agriculture policy advocacy group, has observed that inadequate funding and difficulty in accessing agricultural credit for farmers had re...
15-05-2013 10:05 AM
MOFA to introduce mobile phones to improve agriculture productivity
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) would in June this year use smart mobile phones to disseminate information on agriculture among farmers to...
25-04-2013 10:44 AM
Strong partnership needed to transform agricultural sector – Minister
A government official on Wednesday called for a stronger partnership from the private sector particularly financial institutions like the banks to hel...
05-03-2013 08:37 AM
Africa farmers can triple output, world bank says
Africa’s farmers, who have access to half the world’s uncultivated land, could boost production three-fold to $1 trillion by 2030 if the governments p...
05-02-2013 09:19 AM
Africa: Bayer CropScience boosting agriculture with smallholders
Bayer CropScience is committed to helping raise agricultural productivity in Africa, says Christian Asboth, the company's Senior Vice President for Af...
20-12-2012 09:42 AM
Ghana to conduct agriculture census in 2013
The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) will organize an agricultural census next year 2...
19-12-2012 08:55 AM
Remote monitoring system to aid agriculture in Ghana
Ghana's agriculture is expected to improve significantly with the introduction of a remote monitoring system for the nation's fields. The four-year...
29-11-2012 09:35 AM
African Union requested to ban GM crops in Africa
An urgent appeal has been made to the African Union (AU) to discuss a ban on the cultivation, import and export of genetically modified (GM) crops in ...
30-10-2012 07:49 AM
Government reduces rice importation by 30 per cent
Government on Monday announced it had cut back on rice importation by 30 per cent and had increased local production of the cereal by 59 per cent. ...
26-10-2012 13:42 PM
Africa can feed itself and earn billions – World Bank
A new World Bank report says that Africa’s farmers can potentially grow enough food to feed the continent and avert future food crises if countries re...
24-10-2012 09:47 AM
Do not neglect agricultural sector for oil and gas - Director
Mr Gershon Wodzrah, the Central Regional Director of Food and Agriculture, has stressed the need for government not to neglect agricultural sector bec...
01-10-2012 08:36 AM
Annan challenges Africa on agriculture
Chairman Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Mr. Kofi Annan, has called on African leaders and private sector organisations to keep promis...
09-08-2012 08:21 AM
Farmers worried about fertilizer smuggling
There are reports of some security personnel conniving with smugglers to allegedly smuggle fertilizer across the border in the Sissala West District o...
09-08-2012 08:13 AM
Africa's coming agricultural revolution
Headlines of late have focused on the worst drought in decades in the United States, and the impact that is having on global food prices. With half of...
03-08-2012 08:57 AM
Farmers urged to adopt practices against climate change
Farmers have been advised to adopt various farming practices to enable them live above the devastating effects of climate change. Mr. Kwamena Ato A...
25-06-2012 11:20 AM
Vice-President launches 24 million Ghana Cedis agricultural modernization program
His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, the Vice-President, a few days ago, launched a twenty-four million Ghana cedis worth of agricultural inputs to boo...
25-06-2012 11:11 AM
Dryland expert advocates everygreen agriculture for smallholder farmers
Dr Dennis Garrity, Dryland Ambassador of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification has advocated an EverGreen Agriculture for smallholde...
20-06-2012 11:00 AM
16,000 Farmers In SADA Zone Benefit From Agricultural Inputs Worth GH¢ 24m
Sixteen thousand farmers in the SADA zone have benefited from the provision of 100 tractors as well as other agricultural inputs such as quality seeds...
18-06-2012 12:03 PM
Government to support two oil palm outgrower schemes
Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister for Food and Agriculture, has recently announced that the government would support two new oil palm out-grower schemes in 201...
10-06-2012 09:24 AM
Mining company displaces 527 farmers
A Chinese Mining Company operating at Gbane Community in the Talensi-Nabdam District of the Upper East Region, has displaced 527 farmers. As a resu...
07-06-2012 09:27 AM
Japan to promote agriculture in Ghana
The Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Naoto Nikai, on Wednesday in Tamale gave the assurance that the Japanese Government would support small scale fa...
31-05-2012 08:12 AM
80 acres released for agricultural production
Nana Dr Susubribi Krobea-Asante, Omanhene of Asante-Asokore Traditional Area, has released an 80-acre land in support of the Youth in Agriculture Proj...
26-05-2012 10:27 AM
Ghana farmers can't access funds
At least $320 million allocated to farmers and agricultural and medium-scale enterprises in northern Ghana is sitting idle because many of the intende...
18-05-2012 06:59 AM
G8 stakes high for African farmers
The stakes of this weekend’s G8 meeting in Camp David are huge for Leonida Wanyama and her neighbors in western Kenya. Three years ago they for...
19-04-2012 08:10 AM
Ghana, Australia to strengthen agri research
Ghana and Australia are to strengthen bilateral relations in agriculture to improve on the capacity of agriculture extension officers and research to ...
11-04-2012 07:52 AM
Government rules out imported poultry ban
Government has stated categorically that it has no immediate plans to ban the importation of poultry into Ghana.
06-04-2012 10:49 AM
Govt compensates farmers affected by dam
The government has paid a total amount of GH1,225,630 to farmers who were directly affected by the construction of the Bui Dam in Tain, Brong Ahafo re...
16-03-2012 08:26 AM
US$14m package for cocoa farmers in Africa
Over 100,000 cocoa farmers in four Central and West African countries, including Ghana, are to benefit from a US$14 million package from the Africa Co...
24-02-2012 07:47 AM
Bill Gates pledges $200m for smallholders
Bill Gates announced nearly $200m in grants to reinvest in projects aimed at helping smallholder farmers as he called on the big UN food agencies to w...
02-02-2012 07:28 AM
Policy dialogue on agriculture underway
The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr Effah Berfi on Wednesday called for the need the prioritisation of agricultural research in the sub- r...
15-12-2011 08:49 AM
Global meat consumption to rise 75%
Global consumption of meat, is expected to rise nearly 73% by 2050, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has stated in a report released De...
01-12-2011 09:11 AM
Biotechnology to improve agriculture
In its quest to accelerate improvement in agricultural productivity, the government of Ghana says it is ready to explore biotechnology through collabo...
03-11-2011 08:54 AM
Ghana rated unsatisfactory in agri development
Ghana has been rated "moderately unsatisfactory" in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) country programme evaluation ...
21-10-2011 09:26 AM
Ghana to benefit from $13.5m Cocoa initiative
The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) on Tuesday October 18.....
15-09-2011 08:57 AM
Invest in agriculture, Oxfam urges Africa
African Union (AU) member states should concentrate on increasing investments in agriculture, an activist has said."The AU member states should play t...
14-09-2011 09:00 AM
African farm yields may fall 20 percent
African farm yields may fall as much as 20 percent in the next four decades because of climate change, placing a huge burden on a continent whose popu...
28-08-2011 16:36 PM
Foundations give ?1.8m to Africa
Two British philanthropists have donated a total of ’1.8m ($3m) to help the estimated 12 million people facing starvation in the Horn of Africa.
08-08-2011 09:33 AM
New fertilizer introduced in Ghana
A new fertilizer variety, Proterfert LN 6, 5 natural organic fertilizer based on amino acids and rich in yield increase has been introduced in the cou...