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CountrySTAT Ghana, a web-based information system that delivers improved access to better quality statistics on food and agriculture at national and sub-national levels was launched in December, 2009.   The information system is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and implemented by the Ghana Statistical Service...
The Food and Beverages Association (FABAG) says food crisis is looming in emerging economies such as Ghana.  The FAO recently announced a cut in its 2010 global wheat forecast by about 4 percent, adding that global supply of wheat may shrink next year if severe drought continues in Russia, the world’s...
The government, through the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), has procured 1,000 outboard motors for distribution to fishermen in the country, Mr. Alexander Addo, Western Regional Director of the Fisheries Commission, has said.   He told the GNA in an interview that 350 units of the out boarded motors had been allocated to...
  The Sunyani Municipality was on Friday night hit by a torrential rain that flooded some parts of area and cut off a number of cocoa growing communities from the municipality.   The affected communities are Subonpam, Asamoah shell, Agyapongkrom, Agya Yanti, Alhaji Akuraa, Asuogya, Besiese, Adidease among others.   The roads linking the communities...
Government has announced the provision of 100,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser at a total cost of GH¢32 million to farmers to increase food production and raise sufficient revenue for farmers.   Nii Amasah Namoale, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture (Fisheries), who announced this at a press conference in Accra, said Government...
Mr Kwadwo Asante, Chairman of Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers has called for Save Our Soul (SOS) measures to prevent the poultry industry from collapsing.   He said the SOS should include the banning of imported chicken and chicken products, flexible loan facilities and provision of financial support to propel the...
The District Chief Executive for Ellembelle, Mr. Daniel K. Eshun, has appealed to fisher folks in the Kikam, Asanda and Ankobra communities to form cooperatives to enable the Assembly to support them.   He said this when he met fishermen at Asanda as part of his tour of the communities.   Mr Eshun said...
The President's Special Initiative for Youth in Agriculture under the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has taken off in the Dangme West District. The 500 million Ghana Cedi project would benefit about 250 farmers in communities including Shai, Ningo, Prampram and Osudoku. Mr Emmanuel Anyimi Odoi, Dangme West District Chief Executive (DCE),...
Rice farmers at Kpong Irrigation Project in the Greater Accra Region, have appealed to the government to find market for the large stock of paddy rice they have produced during this year’s crop season.  Mr. Gideon Mantey, President of the Association, who made the appeal in Accra on Monday through the...
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