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March 18, 2018 3:00 PM Be fair to Opuni; don’t persecute him – George Loh

A former Member of Parliament for the North Dayi constituency, George Loh is protesting against the legal action initiated against former Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Dr. Stephen Opuni, suggesting that the state is not treating him fairly. According to him, the specific charge of causing financial loss to the state cannot be held against Mr. Opuni 102

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 105

March 15, 2018 6:54 PM Govt signs $39m deal to finance planting for food and jobs

Government has signed a 39 million dollar loan agreement with the African Development Fund (ADF) to support government’s planting for food and jobs program. The facility is to finance the Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project (SAPIP). A statement from the Finance Ministry and copied to Citi Business News said the project will be implemented 122

February 28, 2018 5:35 AM Food prices increase by 150%; expected to last for 4 months

Consumers should brace themselves to pay more for the same quantity of food they purchase at least for the next four months. It follows the increase in the prices of foodstuffs which is expected to drag for some time. Citi Business News’ checks at some major markets in Accra show that the prices of foodstuffs have shot up between 25 and 150 percent 78

February 24, 2018 6:00 AM Political interference threatens future of Ghana’s cocoa

Ghana’s cocoa sector risks a dip if the country fails to address the politicization of the sector. According to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the issue has affected the growth of the cocoa sector as politicians have over the years, used cocoa’s prospects to their gain. The warning also comes at a time where government and the industry 71

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 86

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 93

February 16, 2018 5:30 AM COCOBOD condemns takeover of cocoa lands by rubber plantation

The Ghana COCOBOD has condemned the recent and continuous destruction of cocoa plantations by illegal mining companies. The cocoa regulator has also bemoaned the sale of cocoa farm lands to rubber plantation investors by land owners. Some cocoa farmers in the Eastern Region have threatened to embark on a demonstration to register their displeasure over the destruction 85

December 2, 2017 6:00 AM Ghana’s local fish supply to increase by 100,000 tonnes

Government is seeking to increase the local fish supply by 100,000 metric tonnes by 2018. This is in line with the objective of reducing the country’s overdependence on imported fish. The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, who disclosed this also maintained that the effort will correct the balance of trade deficit that Ghana 76

November 2, 2017 6:05 AM Ghc80m saved from NDC’s Ghc500m fertilizer contract – COCOBOD

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has revealed that the new administration has saved the country some Ghc80 million, following the review of a fertilizer and chemical supplies contract of over GHC500 million, awarded by the John Mahama administration shortly before they left office, after losing the 2016 election 114