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PFJ Farmers in Volta Region Given Preferred seeds for 2019

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Farmers registered under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) in the Volta Region would receive their preferred seeds for the 2019 farming season. Mr....
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Only 5% Of Ghanaian Farmers Uses Certified Seeds

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Prof. Walter Sandow Alhassan, former Director-General at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, Ghana and OFAB Ghana Chapter Programming Committee member, has...
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Better times ahead for Kenya’s coconut farmers as hybrid seeds launched

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Farmers in the Coastal region of Kenya are set for better times following the launch of hybrid coconut varieties after years of relying on...

Minerals Industry Drives Ghana’s Job Opportunities

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Workshop participants include a wide range of stakeholders already engaged in past consultative meetings in Ghana Despite the significant contribution of the mining sector to...
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)

Ghana considers an agric Marshall Plan – Bawumia

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Government of Ghana is considering developing a Marshall Plan for the country’s agriculture sector, Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed here on Tuesday. In his keynote...
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AfDB seeks greater attention on implementation

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Ahead of the 2017 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, wants greater attention paid to...
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Chinese program seeds ICT ambitions among Namibian youth

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Elizabeth Ndeshitile, a 23-year-old student from Namibia, aims to seize new opportunities in information communication technology (ICT). The goal drove her to...
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)

European Development Fund Supports Agriculture In U/W

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The 11th European Development Fund has provided 160 million Euros assistance for the modernisation of agriculture to increase crop yield in the Upper West...
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Ghana’s President Asked To Fulfil Vision On Agriculture

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Mr Michael Borboyoe Nartey, Ningo-Prampram District Best Farmer for 2016 has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to diligently implement promises he made on...

PFAG Commission Project To Ensure Market Access

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The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), has commissioned a project to ensure that farmers have access to quality inputs leading to high productivity...
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Police rid Koforidua Municipality of crime

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The suspects whose age range from 18 to 38 were arrested in the early hours of Thursday at Suhyen ,Oyoko, Srodae ,Koforidua Monrovia ,...

CABI and MOFA to save horticulture industry in Ghana

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The project, which is being sponsored with a 50 per cent grant from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, under its Facility for Sustainable...
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Trade ban gives farmers a boost

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The partnership aims to help Ghana?s farmers meet food safety standards, connect with European markets and rebuild their livelihoods. It is hoped the project...
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Kenyan Government to Provide Certified Cotton Seeds to Farmers

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Agriculture Principal Secretary Sicily Kariuki also confirmed the Government will provide more resources for the farmers in order to meet local and international demands...
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Low rainfall puts Kenyan farmers in plight

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Long rainy season has started in Kenya, signaling the beginning of planting, but low rainfall in most parts of the country has put its...

Samia Nkrumah Represents FSG On Seeds, Solidarity and Synergy

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When we found that Food Sovereignty Ghana had elected to send Samia Nkrumah to represent them at Take Back Our World, I was aware...

Privatising land and seeds essential to flourish Africa

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The lobby to industrialise food production in Africa is not only pouring money into plantation projects on the ground, it is changing African laws...
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Government Assists Farmers With Materials

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Farmers The government will soon establish mechanization centres equipped with farm implements to assist farmers to access tractors to expand their farms. Besides steps are being...

African Farmers Cry Out

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?The voice of farmers need to be heard to leapfrog agricultural transformation in Africa,? says Director of Programme at the New Partnership for Africa?s...

UN Efforts at planting the seeds of peace from ashes of war

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?With some of the most perfect palm-lined sands on the continent, it won?t be long before Sierra Leone takes its place in Europe?s packaged...

GMO was rejected by Russia, why force it down our throat?

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Ghana is at the cross roads, debating the introduction of genetically modified crops (commonly referred to as GM crops) into the country. Public debates...

SARI Recommends Improved Certified Seeds To Farmers

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  Research Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research ? Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR- SARI) at the weekend demonstrated to two farmer...

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Is Drawing To a Close

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The preliminary competition for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil? is drawing to a close. Unsurprisingly, the 69 qualifiers played since the last edition of...

A new maize seeds has been recommended for farmers

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Mr Aaron Akyea, an agronomist, at the weekend recommended the ?30y87? seed for maize farmers engage in commercial production for improved yields. He explained that...

Ghana enters a $47m partnership for its seeds sector

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Ghana?s seeds sector is expected to be commercialized in a $47 million African project under a partnership between the US Agency for International Development...

Agric Centre Committed To Producing 40,000 Hectares of Seed

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The National Agricultural Seeds Council (NASC) is collaborating with seven multi-national seeds companies in order to meet the 2013 seeds requirement for the...

patronise local high breed seeds farmers advised

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Ghanaian farmers have been advised to patronise locally produced high yielding seeds that are more reliable, cheaper and readily available, instead of imported seeds...

Genetically Engineered ?Terminator Seeds?: Death and Destruction of Agriculture

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The widely held belief is that genetically modified ?terminator seeds? are not available on the commercial market anywhere. Since 2001, there has been a...

4H-Ghana Clubs in schools win awards

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Five 4H-Ghana Clubs in schools and two other clubs won awards at this year?s farmers-Day celebrations. The clubs were engaged in the Enterprise Gardening Project...

Watermelon Seeds: Facts and Myths

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When you think of the health benefits of watermelon, the seeds probably don?t come to mind. It can be a quite frustrating experience when...