Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ghana: MoneyMaker Irrigation Pump to Aid Year-Round Farming

KickStart has introduced a new technology called MoneyMaker irrigation pump” in Ghana to help farmers to farm all-year-round irrespective of the season. Farmers in most parts of the country have been battling poor rainfall, as...

ECA, FAO Collaborate on Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) have entered a partnership to enhance the development of sustainable agriculture and agribusiness; food and nutrition security; regional integration; and trade...
Ranches

11,000 Hectares of Land Donated to Establish Ranches in Nigeria

While speaking at a conference in Abuja yesterday, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh has declared that eleven Nigerian states have contributed 55,000 hectares for the establishment of ranches. This land...

WAAPP Commences Campaign on Right Application of Pesticides to Boost Export

The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP-Nigeria) is embarking on a campaign exercise to sensitize farmers on the appropriate application of pesticides on cops. Footprint to Africa reports that Inappropriate usage has been the bane...

Osinbajo, Bill Gates Group, To Partner on Technological Solutions In Agriculture And Health

The Federal Government and Bill Gates group, the Global Good Fund, yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on agriculture and health. The MoU is expected to provide the framework for identifying the specific challenges...

NAEB Urges Coffee Farmers to Embrace Irrigation In Rwanda

The National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) has launched a nationwide campaign that seeks to promote irrigation among coffee farmers. Amb William Kayonga, the NAEB chief executive officer, said the campaign kick-started in Kirehe District seeks...
Cassava

‘Cassava Has Potential To Transform Ghana Economy’

Minister of Food and Agriculture Mr. Fifi Kwetey said that Ghana’s cassava holds the potential to help transform the country’s economy. Ghana is the third leading cassava producer in Africa and sixth in the world,...

Burkina Faso Awarded $4m to Revive Cashew Sector

The Climate Investment Funds’ Forest Investment Program (CIF FIP) has awarded Burkina Faso a $4 million loan to revive its cashew sector through an innovative public-private sector business model between the national union if...

MADE Builds RoI Capacity for Agribusinesses in Northern Ghana

A workshop aimed at helping agribusinesses adopt appropriate produce aggregation models to improve their operations and gain appreciable Returns on Investments (RoI) has been held in Bolgatanga. The workshop, organised by the Market Development Programme...
farmers

Agricultural project worth US$113m launched

A US$113million Ghana Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) to promote and scale-up agricultural value chains in the country has been launched in Tamale. The six-year project funded by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) - a...