Category archives for: Agriculture

FAO Boss: Explore Opportunities Beyond Agric to Create Jobs for Young Africans

Khartoum, Sudan, February 22, 2018/ — Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but opportunities should be explored beyond agriculture throughout the food chain in order to create enough jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

Ghana Moves to Boost Cashew Production

Accra, February 21, 2018//-Ghana launched its 10-year Cashew Development Plan, in Wenchi, in the Brong Ahafo Region, a plan aimed at diversifying Ghanaian agriculture.

SA: Agri SA’s Expectations for the 2018 Budget Speech

Pretoria, South Africa, February 19, 2018/ — The tabling of the annual national budget speech has proven to be one of the most anticipated events in South Africa.

Ghana Institutes Measures to Enhance Safety of Palm Oil 

Accra, February 19, 2018//-Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has assured the public that it has instituted regulatory measures to ensure the safety of palm oil on the market as well as export consignments for consumption.

US Promotes Food Safety to Boost Trade in Ghana

Accra, Ghana, February 16, 2018/ — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture hosted a forum to review progress made on the development of a pilot food safety and certification system in Ghana.

Rising Above Hunger and All Forms of Malnutrition

An urgent call for Africa for renewed optimism on fighting hunger February 15, 2018//-An African proverb says that “wisdom is likea baobab tree– no one individual can embrace it.”

FAO: Poor Rains, Fall Armyworm Dampen Southern Africa’s Agric Prospects

Harare, Zimbabwe, February 12, 2018/ — Prolonged dry spells, erratic rainfall, high temperatures and the presence of the voracious fall armyworm have significantly dampened Southern Africa’s current agricultural season’s cereal production prospects.

Low Cocoa Market Price: Producers, Consumers Struggle To Survive

Accra, February 7, 2018//-The fall of Cocoa prices on the world market, has become a major concern to the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo, the government, consumers and products of cocoa products.

AfDB Briefs Diplomatic Corps on Progress, Perspectives for Africa’s Dev’t

February 7, 2018//-The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, hosted the annual luncheon of diplomats accredited to Côte d’Ivoire in Abidjan on Tuesday with an appeal on the Bank’s member countries to contribute to the 7th General Capital Increase to enable the institution to realise its development objectives.

Ghana: COCOBOD to Sell $556M of debt to Pay Liabilities

January 31, 2018//-Ghana’s cocoa regulator, COCOBOD, will sell as much as GHc2.5 billion ($556 million) of debt to pay for liabilities and operational costs while pledging to end subsidies for farmers, according to a deputy finance minister.

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