Cocobod arrests two persons for diverting cocoa into private warehouse

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.

“We need holistic look at tax on palm oil” – OPDAG President

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.

Cassava farmers advocate for representative

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 Northern Ghana advised to start planting

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.

Oil Palm farmers supports 10 per cent import tax

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 attains MDGs and World Food Summit goals – Report

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.

Groundnut farmers trained on aflatoxin prevention

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.

Adopt new technologies to increase yield—Farmers told

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.

Shea not supporting sustainable poverty reduction – ISSER

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.

USAID provides improved crop varieties for farmers

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.
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