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Kenya plans to enact new law to reduce threats posed by pests and diseases

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Kenya's Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday kicked off a process of enacting a new law aimed at reducing threats posed by pests and diseases...
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Mozambique to set up first special agricultural economic zone

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Mozambique's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Celso Correia announced Thursday that the government intends to set up the country's first special agricultural...
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Uganda and China to enhance agricultural cooperation

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Zheng Zhuqiang, Chinese ambassador to Uganda, said China attaches great importance to agricultural cooperation with Uganda. Zheng made the remarks on Wednesday...
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Palestine bans Israeli products to boost local agricultural sector amid fears of Israeli restrictions

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The Palestinian government declared that its decision to ban Israeli products into its market will come into effect at noon on Wednesday. ...

GCB Bank invests gh¢370 million in Ghana’s Agric & Cocoa sectors

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GCB Bank Ltd invested a total of GH¢378 million in the cocoa and the agricultural sectors of the Ghanaian economy in the past year. Of...
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Training supported by China help Zambians learn agricultural production techniques

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A training program, supported by China's Ministry of Commerce and Jilin Agricultural University in collaboration with the University of Zambia ran from November 21...
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Ahenkofi’s Kidnapping Report Untrue – Police

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The Western Regional Police has described ‘as untrue’ reports that some Nigerians have kidnapped eight children and kept them in an underground tunnel in...
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African trainees undergo agriculture training in Guizhou

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A total of 21 trainees from six African countries are receiving agricultural technology training in southwest China's Guizhou Province, Guizhou University said Sunday. Trainees from...
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District Assemblies Receive Education on MAG

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Selected district assemblies benefiting from the Modernising Agriculture in Ghana (MAG) Programme have been sensitised on the scope for the use of the funds,...
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District Agric census team re-launched

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Tain District Assembly in the Brong Ahafo region has re-inaugurated a four member District Management Team to oversee the successful conduct of the Ghana...
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Government tasked to offer the needed infrastructure for Agric

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Professor Emmanuel Akyeampong, the Oppenheimer Faculty Director, Harvard University Centre for African Studies, has urged the government to improve rural infrastructure to boost agriculture...
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Agric Expert says Governments One District one dam will provide food security

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Professor Livingston Kobina Sam-Amoah,the Provost of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has said the government’s...
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Stakeholders Reflect On Needs Of Sekondi -Takoradi Metropolitan

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The Sekondi -Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly together with Friends of the Nation have hosted communities and other stakeholders within the Metropolis to discuss the Assembly’s...
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2017 Exhibition on Food and Agric Ready for Take Off

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Organisers of the National Food and Agric Exhibitions, FAGRO Exhibitions 2017, says all is set for the historic fair scheduled for September 26 through...
Bakoto Kinteh in a rice field at the Juffureh dyke in The Gambia. ActionAid partner ADWAC built the dyke to reclaim the fields from climate damage. Photo: ,Jane Hahn/ActionAid

Investors Call For Govt Empowerment Into Agriculture

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A United States based Ghanaian investor, Dr James Arthur, has appealed to the ruling New patriotic Party(NPP) Government to release adequate funds to support...

Government urged to focus on irrigation in Agric Mechanization

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The agric sector remains one of the pillars of Ghana’s economy. More than 60% of the workforce is engage in agriculture. Government since 2007...

Farmers Make Passionate Appeal to Agric Minister on Fertilizer Smuggling

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The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFG) has impressed on the Ministry of Agriculture and key stakeholders in the sector to put in measures...

GAWU Charges Government to Formulate Long Term Policies on Agric

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The General Agricultural Workers’ Union (GAWU) has tasked government to provide long-term policies to increase the agric sector’s contribution to economic growth.GAWU believes measures...

Agric Workers Seek Available Market for Their Produce

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The General Agricultural Workers’ Union (GAWU), has made a call on the government to create the available market for the produce of farmers in...

BoG Steps Up Campaign to Seek Funding for Agric Sector

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The Bank of Ghana(BoG) has intensified moves to encourage commercial banks in the country to cede some portion of their annual funds as credit...

Agric Economist Challenges Gov’t to Create 750k Agric Jobs

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoAgric economist, William Awuku Aheadomeh has stated that he is confident in the ability of government to create some 750...

Ending Fertiliser Smuggling is Vital – Dr. Akoto

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The Minister Nominee for Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has stated that the smuggling of fertilizer outside of the country are part of the...

GAWU Applauds Gov’t for Planting for Good and Job’ Initiative

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The General Agricultural Worker Union (GAWU) has lauded government’s plan to roll out a ‘planting for food and jobs’ programme, in a bid to...

Prez. Addo to Partner Traditional Authorities to Enhance Agric – Nana Addo

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has outlined his government’s vision for boosting agriculture, which he says requires a focus on modernized agriculture to enhance efficiency with...

Gov’t Introduces Plans to Attract Youth into Agriculture

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Government has rolled out a program aimed at enticing the youth into agriculture. According to the Minister designate for Agriculture Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the...

COCOBOD Migrating to Agric Ministry ?

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It appears the Nana Akufo-Addo government may move the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) from the supervision of the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry...

Nana Addo’s Gov’t Must Do More for Agric, Manufacturing – Economist

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Economist, Dr. Adu Sarkodie has appealed to the incoming government to focus on agriculture and manufacturing to strengthen the economy. His opinion comes as one...

BONABOTO Calls for the Prioritisation of Agric

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The Association of Bolgatanga, Bongo, Nangodi and Tongo (BONABOTO) in the Upper East Region, has appealed to the incoming  New Patriotic Party (NPP) government...

GAWU Calls for COCOBODs Restructuring

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The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) has called for restructuring of the Ghana Cocoa Board(COCOBOD) to make it efficient rather than just moving it...

Nana Addo Picks Dr. Afriyie Akoto for Agric Minister

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The Minority Spokesperson for agriculture who doubles as outgoing Member of Parliament for Kwadaso constituency, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto is likely to be the next...