The security operatives of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) in the Western Region, have busted two persons for unlawfully taking delivery of 296 bags of cocoa beans into a private warehouse.
Mr Samuel Awonnea Avaala, the President of the Oil Palm Development Association of Ghana (OPDAG), has called on stakeholders in the Palm Oil sector, to come together for a boarder consultation.
Members of the Ayensu Cassava Farmers Association (ACFA), have advocated for the re-instatement of their representation on the board of directors of the company, which has been the status-quo. This was contained in a press statement signed by Mr.
Farmers in the Northern part of the country have been advised to start planting their crops. This is because Northern Ghana is currently experiencing its major rainy season.
The Oil Palm Smallholders and Outgrowers’ Association, has urged government to go ahead with the imposition of a 10 per cent adjustment tax on crude palm oil (CPO) imports into the country.
Ghana is among seven countries that have reached the targets set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the World Food Summit (WFS) in halving the proportion of the population suffering from undernourishment.
About 50 groundnut farmers in the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality have received training on ways to prevent and control aflatoxin contamination of their produce to enable it to meet food safety standards requirements of the European Union (EU) markets.
Mr Issifu Mohamed Pangabu, the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ejura-Sekyeredumasi, has asked farmers to embrace new technologies in their operations to increase their yields and incomes.
A research by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana has suggested that the shea industry in its current form cannot be a means for sustainable poverty reduction as shea-nut pickers do not make meaningful profits.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided $ 382,957.00 to two agricultural firms to aid the multiplication of improved quality root and cereal crop varieties for distribution to farmers across the country.