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17/01/2013 AGRIC CENSUS SLATED FOR NEXT YEAR Preparations are underway towards the conduct of a Census of Agriculture (CA) in Ghana in the last quarter of 2013 and beyond.  The objective of this census is to provide estimates for crops and livestock production activities in the country, as Ghana has not taken CA...
Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Participants, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to the fourth Technical Working Group Workshop and Refresher Training course of the CountrySTAT Ghana Project. It is about a year since the last meeting of the group was held at Naggy...
Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture said the introduction of the Block Farm (BF) concept had increased maize production by 10 percent.  “This direct intervention led to a quantum leap in the production of maize from the annual average of 1.47 million tonnes to 1.62 million tonnes in 2009,”...
Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry said the revamped Northern Star Tomato Factory had the capacity to fully run and process tomatoes throughout the tomatoes seasons at a minimum production capacity of 250 metric tonnes per day. She said it was in line with the government objective of promoting...
The Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) project will be implemented in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions, to reverse land degradation and enhance agricultural productivity.       The five- year project being funded by the Global Environment Facility at the cost of $8.15 million, will improve spatial planning...
Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has urged the youth of Bole to embrace the block farming project which is expected to take off soon, to enhance their livelihoods and country's food security.   He gave the advice at this year's 9th edition of the Annual Seidu-Bele Yam Festival...
  Small-scale vegetable farmers in parts of Accra have undergone a two-week intensive training in basic financial management and quality control to enhance the quality of produce they put on the market for consumers.   In all, 72 farmers drawn from Medie, Dzorwulu and Spintex Road participated in the two-week training programme which...
Mr. Chairman, Distinguished Participants,   It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all to the Third Technical Working Group Workshop of the CountrySTAT Ghana Project. It’s over a year since the last meeting of the group in Ho. It’s rather unfortunate we could not meet the second time in...
Farm Radio Stations have introduced new farming shows on the air, encouraging listeners to plant a drought and disease-resistant varieties of crops that would thrive in Ghana and fetch good prices at the market. Many farmers in Ghana have been reluctant to experiment with new crops but after listening to these...
One More Step in the Fight Against Hunger   The Ghana Statistical Service would official launch CountrySTAT Ghana, on 3rd December, 2009. CountrySTAT is a Web-based information system that delivers improved access to better quality statistics on food and agriculture at national and sub-national levels.   Developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of...
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