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Atiwa East

Atiwa East Department of Agriculture embarks on a study tour

The Ministry of Food And Agriculture has a mission to promote sustainable agriculture and thriving agribusiness through research and technology development, effective extension and...
Farmers trim pumpkin leaves at a seedling cultivation base in Xinjiang Turpan Modern Agricultural Technology Demonstration Park in Turpan, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Feb. 24, 2020. Photo by Liu Jian, People’s Daily Online

FAO calls for linking agriculture with biodiversity in wake of pandemic

Farmers across the world must connect agriculture with the protection of biodiversity and the environment to have a sustainable food supply system in...

Teberebie farmers applaud Iduapriem Mine for initiating vegetable project

Farmers who have benefited from the AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Mine Teberebie vegetable project have lauded the mining giant for the programme. According to the farmers,...

MoFA Director encourages farmers to increase production

Mr Francis Ennor, the Upper East Regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has advised farmers in the region to farm...
Rice Implement

Equipment to boost farmers’ efficiency and productivity arrives

The Agricultural Engineering Services Directorate (AESD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has taken delivery of new farm equipment to support the operations...

About 200,000 farmers to benefit PFJs in Upper East Region

About 200,000 farmers in the Upper East Region would be enrolled unto the government’s flagship programme, Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJs) this year,...

COCOBOD gives over 90,000 bags of fertilizers to farmers in Western North

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) through the Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED) has presented a total 99,468 bags of Cocoa fertilizers to be...

MoFA to facilitate access to plough services for women farmers

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture ( MoFA) will ensure that women farmers in the Upper East Region have access to mechanization services to...

Community leaders engaged on COVID-19 at Yendi

Selected religious and traditional leaders, heads of department, and farmers amongst other opinion leaders in the Yendi Municipality have attended an engagement meeting on...
Social Mofa Donation

Callighana donates PPE to Ministry of Agriculture

Callighana Company Limited, a total agriculture solution company, on Friday donated Personal Protective Equipment worth GHC60,000.00 to the Ministry of...

Tanzania’s Zanzibar urges traders to stop buying cloves directly from farmers

Tanzania's Zanzibar authorities on Tuesday warned traders against buying cloves directly from farmers. Said Seif Mzee, the Managing Director of the Zanzibar...
Palm Seedlings

Twifo-Attimokwa Assembly supply 50,000 hybrid oil palm seedlings to farmers

More than 50,000 hybrid oil palm seedlings have been distributed to hundreds of farmers in the Twifo-Attimorkwa District of the Central Region. The distribution...
Kassim Majaliwa

Tanzania PM urges farmers to get ready for massive oil palm cultivation

Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said on Saturday that the east African nation will start engaging in massive cultivation of oil palm from October...
Cocoa Coffee

Fairtrade introduces new cocoa and coffee certification to boost income of farmers

In a move to deepen benefits for farmers, Fairtrade International has announced a new requirement for cooperatives and traders applying for cocoa or coffee...

Cargill leverages technology to improve transparency in the cocoa sector

Cargill, a global cocoa giant, has reiterated its commitment to a transparent and sustainable cocoa sector, which improves the lives of farmers and their...

GASIP presents farm inputs and PPE to farmers at Yendi

The Ghana Agriculture Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) has presented tricycles and personal protective equipment (PPE) to 30 farmers from Gukpegu and Kushegu in the...
Multi Purpose Pwalugu Dam

Multi-purpose Pwalugu Dam: Govt promises compensation for farmers, home owners

Volta River Authority, VRA has disclosed that over 400 structures will be affected by the construction of the Pwalugu Multipurpose Dam project in both...
Agric Minister

MoFA supports poultry farmers under RfFJs-Minister

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has registered 350 poultry farmers for the implementation of a special broiler pilot project under the Rearing...

Kenyan farmers sustain food supply amid COVID-19 pandemic, flood threats

Resilient Kenyan farmers have shrugged off floods and locust threats to keep food supply steady in the east African nation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Rice Farm

COVID-19 may affect rice production in Builsa

Mr Sylvan Dauda Danaa, the Builsa South District Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in the Upper East Region, has said...
A cocoa farmer in Amankwaatia, Ghana

Covid-19: COCOBOD strengthens farmers’ education

The Cocoa Health and Extension Division (CHED) of COCOBOD has embarked on a nationwide campaign to strengthen farmers’ education on the coronavirus (covid-19)...
Science Mp Agrochemicals

MP supports farmers in Krachi East with agrochemicals

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, Member of Parliament (MP) for Krachi East Constituency in the Oti Region has distributed over 60,000 cartons of agrochemicals to...
Army Warm Infestation

Army Worms destroy maize farms in twelve communities in Assin South

More than twelve farming communities in the Assin South District of the Central Region have reported of the re-emergence of the devastating Fall Army...

AGRA supports farmers to mitigate impact of COVID-19

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...

Farmers appeals to government to promote organic farming

The Nyamebekyere Co-operatives Vegetable Farming and Marketing Society Limited, a farmers-based organisation, has appealed to government to promote organic agriculture to guarantee quality public...

Farmers advised to increase their productivity

Mr Kafui Safo, the Achiase District Director of Agriculture, has urged farmers to increase their productivity and produce more to help feed people in...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

East African farmers face new outbreak of locusts amid COVID-19 outbreak

As the world battles COVID-19, farmers in East Africa are facing another devastating outbreak, swarms of desert locusts, says the International Committee of the...

More farmers in Birim Central Municipal benefit from PFJ

The number of farmers who are benefiting from the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) in the Birim Central Municipality keep increasing over the...
Economics Farmers Warehouse

Farmers appeal to government to complete Pai Katanga warehouse

Farmers in Pai Katanga in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region have appealed to government to complete work on a warehouse project...
Cassava Production

Farmers in Afram Plains to expand cassava and maize production

Farmers in the Afram Plains have been urge to prepare raw materials to feed the proposed cassava factory and piggery being constructed under...