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March 17, 2018 12:11 PM Africa’s efficiency in Agric now worse than colonial era – Historian

A Professor of history at the Harvard University, Emmanuel Akyeampong, has warned that Africa’s quest for development will fail unless the continent learns to adequately feed itself first. Speaking to the press after his Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial lecture at the University of Ghana, Prof. Akyeampong bemoaned Africa’s dependence on food aid from the West and China 128

February 22, 2018 2:02 PM ‘One village, one dam’ will boost agric sector – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called on the government to implement its flagship ‘one village, one dam’ project to enable farmers to ensure year-long supply of water to their farms, even in the dry season, thereby increasing their yield. Speaking at a press briefing on the sidelines of the United Nations Convention for Climate Change 97

February 20, 2018 4:56 PM Nana Addo launches 10-year cashew development plan

President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched a 10-year cashew development plan with a promise to give the country’s agric sector a further boost. The President said this plan seeks to improve research methods, introduce appropriate production and processing technologies, as well as develop marketing strategies along the cashew production value chain. The production 111

November 1, 2017 7:13 PM Agric Automation and Virtual Farming Program launched in Accra

Accra, Nov. 1, GNA - The UCL Ghana Limited and its partner OAPI on Wednesday launched the Agric Management System (AMS), an innovative end-to-end solution and the Virtual Farmer Programme (VFP), which are set to revolutionalise Ghana’s Agricultural Sector. The AMS is the first ever fully automated solution developed in the agriculture industry, to seamlessly 42

November 1, 2017 4:43 PM Virtual Farmers programme for formal sector workers launched

Workers in the formal sector, who are desirous of venturing into farming, now have the opportunity to do so with the launch of the Virtual Farmer programme. ICT solutions provider, UCL Ghana Limited and Israeli-based Oz Agribusiness Projects & Investments Ltd (OAPI) launched the programme in support of government’s Planting for Food and Jobs programme 89

October 31, 2017 12:41 PM Ayisi-Boateng ‘must jump or be pushed’ over partisan comments – Ablakwa

MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is pushing for Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr George Ayisi-Boateng, to be sacked for disclosing he will put the interests of NPP members before any other Ghanaian. Addressing some members of the Tertiary Students’ Confederacy Network (TESCON) at a ceremony to usher in fresh students of Kumasi 77

October 28, 2017 9:41 AM No cash for free fertilisers – Dep. Agric Minister nominee

Government does not have the funds to distribute free fertiliser to over five million farmers nationwide, the Deputy Food and Agriculture nominee Kennedy Nyarko Osei has said. “I don’t subscribe to the distribution of free fertiliser. What I rather prefer is that we subsidise it for farmers so that everybody can have access to it. “Most farmers are finding 57

October 28, 2017 8:42 AM Joshua Alabi calls for transparency in the award of govt scholarships

The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra, (UPSA), Prof Joshua Alabi has called for community-based participation in the award of government scholarships, so as to help target and support the education of brilliant but needy students in deprived farming communities. He is of the view that such community participation 91

October 24, 2017 5:05 PM Minority’s claims we’ve neglected cocoa farmers bogus – Gov’t

The Western Regional Minister,Dr. Kwaku Afriyie has rubbished claims by the Minority suggesting that government is short-changing cocoa farmers in the country. At a press conference in the Western Region, the Minority accused the Akufo-Addo government of poorly managing the cocoa sector. According to them, government’s decision to sell the fertilizer 67

October 19, 2017 12:20 PM Expert advocates sack-farming technology to save forest loss

Assin-Fosu (C/R), Oct. 19, GNA - Mr Isaac Manu, an Agric Investment Consultant and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ikhman Consult, has advised Ghanaians to accept sack-farming as the latest technologically inclined method of farming that protects, preserve and reduce loss of forest cover and soil fertility. Sack-farming is a super modern agricultural 77