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Social Rice Durbar

Oti MOFA organises rice durbar for stakeholders

Mr Obrien Nyarko, Oti Regional Director of Agriculture (MOFA) has said Ghana rice or local rice has the potential to compete with the foreign...
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

IFAD President Gilbert F. Houngbo appointed to second four-year term

Gilbert F. Houngbo, the former prime minister of Togo who has served as president of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) since 2017,...
Farmers Groundnut

UN Women and Standard Bank’s partnership on climate-resilient agriculture

Access to reliable data and market information is a critical tool in the drive to make Africa’s rural economies more equitable and sustainable, according...

Zimbabwe anticipating bumper harvest of maize

After years of relying on grain imports and for the first time in almost two decades, Zimbabwe expects this year to have a bumper...
Vegetable Farmers

Zambian small-scale farmers hail Chinese for supporting agriculture

Zambian small-scale farmers have commended the Chinese for their involvement in uplifting the living standards of people through farming activities in Luanshya District in...
Women farmers

Nigeria announces plan to lift over 5 mln farmers out of extreme poverty

Nigeria plans to lift at least five million smallholder farmers out of extreme poverty with support to increase their productivity, said a top agriculture...
First Lady

First Lady appeals to all Ghanaians to vote for President Akufo-Addo

First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has appealed to all Ghanaian voters, including; first-voters, to put the country first, and vote for President Akufo-Addo on...

Zimbabwe starts repossessing under-utilized farms

The Zimbabwean government has started the process of repossessing under-utilized, vacant and abandoned farms to ensure that land is fully utilized, the Chronicle newspaper...
Agriculture Development

Ghana’s ability to respond to COVID-19 justifies priority placed on agriculture – Karbo

Mr Anthony Abayifaa Karbo, the Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways has stated that “The Country’s ability to respond to the challenges posed by...

Farmers urged to pursue Agriculture as a business avenue

The Western Regional Minister, Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, has called on farmers and the youth to pursue Agriculture as a business enterprise. He said agriculture...

Campaign on sustaining funding in agriculture, education launched

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP), OXFAM, and the Friends of the Nation (FoN) have launched a campaign to ensure that adequate resources...

Manager calls for active extension services in agriculture

Agriculture holds the key to the country’s economic growth and development, and therefore, needs effective agricultural extension services. ...
Economic Programme Beneficiaries

Planting for Food and Jobs engages 639,751 people in Ashanti

The government’s Planting for Food and Jobs (PfJ) Programme has engaged 639,751 people in the Ashanti Region over the last four years. The Reverend John...
Electronic Seed Demand Forecasting Tool

Electronic Seed Demand Forecasting Tool To Improve Seed Delivery in West Africa

A new online tool to improve the delivery of seeds in West Africa will be unveiled at a virtual event on Tuesday, October 27,...

Sudan’s normalization with Israel to bring positive effects: Sudanese analysts

Sudan's normalization of its relations with Israel will bring benefits to Sudan in several fields including economy and politics when the country is facing...

Investments in digitisation, and health highly cost-effective for Ghana’s development

The Directors of the Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Directorates (PPMEDs) from the various ministries have been presented with a prioritised list of 79...

Post-harvest losses still a challenge in Ghana- Study

Smallholder farmers in the country still experience as high as 30 percent post-harvest losses, mostly through spoilage and theft, a study titled Smallholder Market...
Veep Commissions

Veep commissions 1,000 tonne warehouse at Asaam

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is committed to the introduction of measures to improve the agricultural sector and guarantee food security while making...
Smuggling Fertilizer

CSOs in Agriculture urge government to name and shame PJF saboteurs

Civil Society Organizations in agriculture in the Upper East Region have called on the government to name and shame persons caught smuggling fertilizer meant...
Agriculture Produce

European Investment Bank lends Morocco 200 million euros to boost agriculture

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Moroccan government announced the signature of a 200 million euros loan agreement for financing the development of...

Urban growth in Africa providing new opportunities for agriculture

Rapid urban growth in Africa is providing new opportunities for the continent to transform its agricultural advantages into businesses, according to a new report...
Agriculture Produce

Cuban agriculture official says country bets on organic farming to increase national food production

by Yosley Carrero Organic farming occupies a key position in the Cuban government's strategy to increase national food production, a high-ranking official at...

South African MPs debate rising farm murders

South African Members of Parliament (MPs) on Tuesday started a heated debate on the issue of farm murders as the recent scourge of farm...
Mozambican President Nyusi in France

Mozambican government to support 70,000 families through newly created agency

Some 70,000 families in northern Mozambique will benefit from the support of the recently created Northern Integrated Development Agency, Radio Mozambique (RM) reported on...
Japans Exports

Kenya’s value of exports rises to US$480 million in July

Kenya's value of exports rose in July to hit 52 billion shillings (about 480 million U.S. dollars) compared with 443 million dollars in June,...
Cocoa Farmers

Zimbabwe’s land compensation deal to increase agriculture productivity – Finance Minister

Zimbabwe's Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube on Monday said the compensation deal signed between the government and former white commercial farmers...
One-Village One-Dam

Kanjo residents appeal for dam

Residents of Kanjo, a community in the Nanumba South District of the Northern Region, have appealed to government and stakeholders to construct a dam...
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe targets to boost agriculture economy

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday launched a new agriculture and food systems transformation strategy which seeks to achieve an 8.2-billion-U.S. dollar agriculture industry...
Toddler Cow

Kenya records decline in milk supply

Kenya may be forced to import processed milk products following a monthly drop in the milk supply from 63.4 million liters in January to...
Zambian students under Chinese Government Scholarship programme perform a dance during a ceremony at the National Museum in Lusaka, Zambia, Aug. 25, 2017. The Chinese Embassy in Zambia held a grand ceremony to welcome back as well as bid farewell to students who have received scholarships to study in China. (Xinhua/Peng Lijun)

Zambian youths hail China, Zambia partnership on agriculture

Zambian youths hailed the Jiangsu University of China for partnering with the University of Zambia to improve skills of small scale farmers, especially...