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Ghana’s Annual Output Gap Of Maize Is Three Times What We Get From Oil

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"Our beloved country, is free forever.” These words, spoken by our first president at the dawn of our independence, have echoed in the hearts...
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Tanzania ready to sell 700,000 tonnes of maize to Zimbabwe

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Tanzanian President John Magufuli said on Wednesday his country was ready to sell 700,000 tonnes of maize to Zimbabwe, which is facing food shortage. ...
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WACCI and Others to Team Up on Maize Value Chain

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The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) of the University of Ghana, will collaborate with all actors in the maize value chain to...
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Maize production is essential to Ghana’s poultry industry

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Maize production plays a crucial role in the growth of Ghana’s poultry industry, Mr Victor Oppong Adjei, President of the Ghana National Association of...
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Kenyan government to buy 2 million bags of maize from farmers amid bumper harvest

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday ordered government agencies to purchase two million bags (90 kg per bag) of maize from farmers following a...
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WFP Saves Refugees With Maize From Tanzania

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The World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday bought about 36,000 tonnes of maize worth some 9 million U.S. dollars from Tanzania's state-owned National Food...

MCE calls for sustainable investments in agriculture

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Mr Albert Okyere, the Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive has called for strong and sustainable investments in the agricultural sector to create business opportunities. He urged...

KCCI support Bekwai Central Destitute Infirmary

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The Bekwai Central Destitute Infirmary has taken delivery of large quantity of food supplies and other items in support of the upkeep of the...
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Builsa Community Bank demonstrate commitment towards women

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Established as a community owned financial institution in 1996 in the Upper East Region, the Builsa Community Bank Ltd (Bucobank) currently has four branches. The...
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Kenya unveils measures to boost maize production

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The Kenyan government on Sunday announced a raft of measures including reducing cost of production in a bid to increase maize production in the...
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Gov’t Of Ghana Recognize Impact Of Post-Harvest Losses

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Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, the Upper West Regional Minister, has stated that government recognizes the impact of post-harvest losses in agricultural development and is therefore...
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Post Harvest Losses Crippling Ghana’s Economy

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Ghana loses about 318,514 tonnes of maize annually to post-harvest losses according to a 2016 study by Dr Bruno Tran, an expert in post-harvest...
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Kenyan maize farmers protest poor prices as citizens enjoy subsidy

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As Kenyans enjoy cheaper maize flour following a government subsidy, farmers are crying foul as prices of the grain, which they are currently harvesting,...
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Poor Management of Armyworm Could Result in Maize Shortage in Africa

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CABI has today (7 September 2017) confirmed that Fall Armyworm (FAW) has been reported in 28 African countries, following the pest’s arrival in Africa...
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Zambian farmers threaten to stop growing maize over poor price

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Farmers in Zambia on Wednesday said they will have no option but to classify maize as a risky business if the government does not...
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Kenya imports 30,000 metric tonnes of maize to ease shortage

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Kenya on Friday imported 30,000 metric tonnes of maize from Mexico as part of the effort to stabilize maize flour prices due to the...
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Workers Asked To Rededicate Themselves To Punctuality

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Mr Rockson Ayine Bukari, the Upper East Regional Minister, has called on workers to eschew all forms of attitudes that would hinder the progress...
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Soil Scientist Ask Gov’t Of Ghana To Prioritize Irrigation

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A soil scientist has called for aggressive promotion of simple water harvesting techniques for all year round farming, to aid the success of the...
Photo taken on Nov. 26, 2015 shows a truck loaded with sacks of agricultural produce along the muddy Sironko-Mbale road at Bugusege trading centre, eastern Uganda. As a country where over 80% of the population relies on agriculture, the Uganda government is prioritizing growth of infrastructure to economically viable areas to ease access to the markets. (Xinhua/Daniel Edyegu)

Quick Action Needed To Stem Army Worm Invasion

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Stakeholders have warned that the growing menace of the Fall Armyworm could derail government’s programme to boost agriculture production and to create jobs. Speaking to...
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Catholic Church Donates To Sekondi Central Prisons

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Members of the Sekondi Premiere Council I and Court 6 Noble Order of Knights and Ladies of Marshall of the Catholic Church have donated...

Ghana Determinie To Make Agriculture Pivot Of Economic

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated his government’s commitment to make agriculture the pivot of Ghana's economic and social development. He noted that if...
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Kenyan smallholder farmers unbowed despite ravages of lethal maize disease

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The Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) that has been ravaging the critical staple crop across East Africa since 2011 is yet to diminish the passion...
Prof Kwabena Frimpong Boateng

Survival Of Humanity At Risk – Minister

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Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology Innovation, on Monday asked Ghanaians to be safety conscious and change their attitudes for...
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Turkish Government To Partner Ghana To Boost Agriculture

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Turkish Ambassador, Nesrin Bayazit, on Friday gave the assurance that the Turkish Government would partner Ghana to boost agriculture production. She said Turkey had expertise...
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113,000 Maize Farmers To Be Trained In Best Farming Practise

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Programme (ADVANCE) and Nestle have signed a Memorandum of...
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ABL Project Zero Percent Waste On Course

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Accra Breweries Limited, a member of AB InBEV, a brewing powerhouse in Belguim, has started a process to help achieve its long-term goal of...

Nestlé Gives Support to High Quality Maize Production

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Nestlé Ghana and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement Programme (ADVANCE) have officially signed a...
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Researchers believe GM maize may well save Kenya some $90million

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Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project leader, Murenga Mwimali, told an agricultural forum in Nairobi that Kenya loses about 13 percent of its...
women observing the hybrid maize on the demonstration farm

Akatsi North: Farms Destroyed By Armyworms

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The affected communities are Fiave, Sanyi and Atiglime. The worms are said to have destroyed large swathes...
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Global Evangelical Church Choirs Shows Love to Prisoners

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The items valued at GH¢4,000.00 include bags of maize, rice, sugar, beans, gari, salt, some beverages, toilet rolls, plantain, palm oil and used clothes. Reverend...