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AGRA joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Food Day

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The COVID-19 pandemic struck Ghana at a time when the country was grappling with youth unemployment, effects of climate change, and 2.5million people (5%...
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Egypt issues electronic smart cards to farmers to digitize agricultural sector

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The Egyptian government is carrying out a key program of issuing electronic smart cards to farmers nationwide with the aim of eliminating administrative corruption,...
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Wildfires engulf agricultural lands in Syria

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Agricultural lands have been engulfed by wildfires in the countryside of the Hama Province, a Syrian official said on Wednesday. Cited by...

Kenya launches digital strategy to boost agricultural productivity

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Kenya on Friday launched a digital strategy and electronic voucher input subsidy program to boost agricultural productivity and farmers' income. Peter Munya,...
Farmer Kong Debin works in the field driving an agricultural sprayer in Donglonggang village, Jisuo township, Tengzhou, east China’s Shandong province, Feb. 20, 2020. (Photo by Song Haicun/People’s Daily Online)

U.S. agricultural futures close mixed

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Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agricultural futures closed mixed on Wednesday, with corn falling and wheat and soybean rising. The most active...
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Come to our aid : Ofadaa Asomdwee Farmers Association calls on g’ovt

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Aggrieved farmers, belonging to the Ofadaa Asomdwee Farmers Association in the Awutu Senya District, have appealed to the government and all concerned agencies to...

COVID-19 pandemic to double hungry population in Horn of Africa

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The population of hungry citizens in east and horn of African region could double in the next three months as COVID-19 pandemic combined with...

Kwadaso Agric College; Delft University to train entrepreneurs

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The Kwadaso Agricultural College, in Kumasi, is working with the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands to roll out a horticulture vocational...

NPP Japan Branch Commends Government for Massive Investment in Agriculture

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The National and the two-chapter executives as well as the entire membership of the NPP-Japan branch have applauded the Nana Addo-Bawumia led government on...
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OPEC Fund signs US$20 million loan with Burkina Faso to boost agriculture

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The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20 million development loan to help...
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Global body seeks to remove agricultural barriers to spur exports

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An international food certification body said on Wednesday it plans to remove barriers that deny farmers from exporting their farm produce to the international...
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Nigeria’s central bank injects liquidity into market

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Nigeria's central bank has pumped 311.5 million U.S. dollars and 15 million Chinese yuan respectively into the financial system. The dollar intervention,...
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Agricultural Extension Officers in Sissala East Given Motorbikes

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The Sissala East Municipal Assembly has presented 13 Galaxy Motorbikes to the Municipal office of the Department of Agriculture for distribution to agricultural extension...
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Israeli Agricultural Innovation Meeting Comes Off This June

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Ghana is to host the State of Israel Agricultural Innovation Summit in June to create enabling environment for dialoguing and exploration of grounds for...
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Agricultural Extension Agents schooled on Warehouse Receipt System

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Agricultural Extension Agents (AEAs) in the Tamale Metro and Sagnarigu Municipality have been trained on the Ghana Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) project to help...
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Ghana’s Agriculture policy interventions aims at generating bumper harvest

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Dr Gyiele Nurah, Minister of State at the Ministry of Agriculture, has said increased investment by government since 2017 has revived the country’s agriculture...
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UW Deputy Minister Finds Investors for Agriculture Sector

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Mr. Amidu Issahaku Chinnia, the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, has urged investors to take advantage of the business opportunities in the area to...
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Ghana builds 570 dams to complement agriculture

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The Ghanaian government has started the construction of a total of 570 dams and 15 warehouses in the northern region to aid agricultural development,...
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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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Ghana’s Cashew Export Hits US$197 Million

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Ghana’s cashew sector is now the leading agricultural non-traditional export, with a total amount of $197 million worth of export revenue in 2016, representing...

Agricultural Problems cannot be Addressed through Agrochemicals

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Mr Daniel Moss, the Agro-ecology Fund Manager based in the US, has said the use of agricultural chemicals is not a good solution to...
A Chinese agricultural expert passes on farming technologies to farmers in Burundi, in an aid-Burundi demonstration rice field. (Photo provided by aid-Burundi agricultural expert)

China Seeks to Reinforce Its Agricultural Ties With Africa

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China is willing to share its experience in managing agriculture and rural systems with African countries through multiple ways, and further deepen cooperation with...

Ghanaian youth urged to take agriculture as serious profession

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Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive has urged the youth to take up agriculture as a serious profession to earn a...
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Aowin district rewards 16 farmers

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The Aowin district has rewarded sixteen farmers for their immense contribution to the growth of agriculture and promotion of food security. Mr Alexander Ofori Amanfo,...

ISSER calls for revision of roles of agricultural development banks

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The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), of the University of Ghana, has said that given government’s desire to boost investments in...
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KNUST Initiate Steps To Admit Females Into Engineering Programs

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The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has taken deliberate steps to woo more females to pursue programmes in engineering. These involve cutting...
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Climate Change Posing Great Challenge To Food Security

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Global food security can only be achieved through a coordinated policy approach to hunger, poverty and climate change, world leaders and experts said during...
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Ghana eyes developing comprehensive agriculture blueprint

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Ghana's Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia Monday opened a consultative forum towards the development of a comprehensive and integrated agricultural plan for the country. The forum assembled...

Benin: AfDB Supports Complete Growth Via Agricultural Value Chains

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The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the institution’s intervention strategy in Benin for the period 2017-2021. The strategy...
People select agricultural products in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province, Jan. 3, 2017. (Xinhua/Tan Jin)

CEO Calls for Improved Packaging of Agricultural Produce

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Mrs Felicia Nyantekyi, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SeedShop Agribusiness Centre, has called for improved packaging and branding of agricultural produce to...