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Food Crops

Nii Marmah Boye writes: The truth about food supply in Ghana

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I always feel demoralized when I hear comments by politicians on the state of the food supply in my beloved country (Ghana). On Thursday, 23...
Rice Farm

SAPIP to supply combine harvesters to rice farmers

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Mr Felix Ngmenkaara Darimaani, the National Programme Coordinator of the Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project (SAPIP) says a contract has been awarded for...

Kwadaso supporters advised to rally behind PC to garner more support

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Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture, has called on NPP supporters in the Kwadaso Constituency to come together and rally behind...
Dr Samiu Kwadwo Nuamah

Kwadaso, NPP’s one term one candidate constituency

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Kwadaso constituency, located in the heart of the Kumasi Metropolitan area, is one of the strong pillars of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). The...
Ghana Cocoa Board

COCOBOD develops high resistance hybrid seedlings

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The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is focusing on mitigating the cocoa swollen shoot disease in its research activities, Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr Owusu...

Agric Minister welcomes draft National Aflatoxins Policy

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Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture has endorsed the new draft National Policy on Aflatoxin Control in Food and Feed, describing...

Government to construct 200,000-capacity warehouse

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Government is constructing 80 warehouses with the capacity to store up to 80,000 metric tonnes (MT) of food items, as part of deliberate steps...

AGRA supports farmers to mitigate impact of COVID-19

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The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has presented Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) worth GHC20,000 and seed money of GHC10,000 to the...
economics agriculture performance

Ministers touts success rate of Planting for Food and Jobs programme

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Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, says the implementation of the Government’s flagship programme ‘Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)’...

Coconut Federation to take advantage of $15 billion coconut industry

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The Coconut Federation of Ghana says it will take advantage of the various government initiatives to boost the export of the fruit. The projected global...

MOFA pledges support for 24th Ghana International Trade Fair

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The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has pledged its support for the 24th Ghana International Trade Fair (GITF), which is scheduled for Tamale...

Morocco to support Ghana develop its agricultural sector

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The Moroccan Ambassador to Ghana , Her Excellency Imane Ouaadil has reiterated the commitment of the government of Morocco to support Ghana develop its...

OCP foundation and MoFA launches the soil fertility map to address food security challenges...

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In partnership with OCP Foundation, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), which oversees agricultural development in Ghana, has launched a project to develop...

PFJ’s success spreads across the country

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The Citizen Watch Ghana, has described recent comments by the Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto that beneficiaries of PFJ were...
Ghana Parliament-

Parliament to pass TCDA Bill by December – Afriyie Akoto

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The Tree Crop Development Authority (TCDA) Bill will be passed by Parliament to receive Presidential Assent by the end of this year, Dr Owusu...
letting seed grow

Private sector role in quality input: A catalyst for Agric sector transformation

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Agriculture in Ghana remains key to sustainable employment and food security as a result of the contribution of stakeholders, including the private sector actors. The...
GMOs AND NON-GMOs

Ghana Government Must Be Coherent On GMO Policy

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Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) urgently calls on the government to be coherent in its policy on the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMO) into...
A group of farmers in Sawla

We Will Restore Ghanaian Farmers Status Again

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Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has assured farmers that government would restore them to their former glory when farmers...
Anti Gmo

Agric Minister Say Ghana Doesn’t Need GMOs

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Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture, (MOFA) Wednesday stated that Ghana does not need Genetically Modified foods because it can rely...
Anti Gmo

Ghana’s Agric Minister bows to anti GMO pressure

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Ghana does not need genetically modified organism (GMO) to ensure food sufficiency and security, as the knowledge it has accumulated in the discovery of...
Planting for Food and Jobs

Minister Says Planting for Food and Jobs has been successful so far

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Food and Agriculture Minister Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto on Tuesday told Parliament that the Government’s flagship agricultural programme “Planting for Food and Jobs” (PFJ)...
agriculture

Breach of contract: Agriculture College graduates bare teeth at gov’t

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Agriculture College graduates have expressed worry over the government’s failure to honour their part of contract in engaging them under the Youth Employment Agency...
Nine-member CPC governing board

9-Member CPC Governing Board Inducted

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Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture, has inaugurated a nine-member Governing Board for the Cocoa Processing Company (CPC), with a charge...

Peasant Farmers hold sensitization workshop on draft Pastoral Policy Proposal

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Ghana has over the last few years been battling with conflicts between herdsmen and crop farmers which sometimes result in fatalities on both sides....
Aaron Mike Oquaye

MOFA advised to give a disclaimer on Rockstar

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Professor Michael Aaron Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament has directed the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to issue with immediate effect, a disclaimer on...

Ghana-Iran Seek To Enhance Partnership

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The Sixth session of Ghana-Iran Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC) underway in Accra. The two-day meeting seeks to enhance the levels of partnership and...
cocoa

Cargill Retreats Commitment To Improve Cocoa Sector

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Stakeholders in the cocoa industry have pledged their support to Cargill in its bid to adopt sustainable ways of improving the cocoa sector and...

Ministry Of Agriculture To Construct Warehouse In Each District

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Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, has said 1,000 metric tonne capacity warehouse would be constructed in each of the...

Nana Addo Pledges To Modernise Agriculture

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday launched the “Planting for Food and Jobs” campaign, with a pledge to modernise agriculture and improve production...

Appointments Committee Did A poor Job Vetting Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto

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Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) wishes to thank the Parliamentary Appointments Committee for raising our objections to the nomination of Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto...