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Ghana to overhaul agric with digital technology

July 24th, 2015 / Graphic Online, Ghana

Plans are underway to overhaul agriculture through the application of digital technology, President John Dramani Mahama has said. With over 31 million mobile line subscribers in Ghana, he said the government was poised to apply mobile phone technology to reach out to farmers with new ideas, to improve production and …

New BT cotton field trial proves successful In Northern Ghana‎

July 6th, 2015 / News Diary Online

A new variety of Bacillus thuringiensis (BT) Cotton, which underwent trial in Northern Ghana, has proved successful. B4FA Fellow Abdallah el-Kurebe reports.Read …

Ghana: Players in seed industry form association

July 3rd, 2015 / NewsGhana

The Seed Trade Association of Ghana (STAG) has been formally launched to promote the interest of its members. Its operations include the supply, production, processing, distribution and marketing of improved seeds of assorted cereals, legumes, vegetables, root and tuber varieties. The organization forges strong partnerships with the public sector to deliver …

Has the media failed Ghanaians on the GM debate?

June 25th, 2015 / Ghana Web

The raging debate over whether Ghana should accept Genetically Modified Foods (GM Foods) into the country’s food chain continues unabated. It has been contentious, and clouded with a lot of emotions and anti imperialism talk, which has not helped steer the conversation to allow for Ghanaians to make informed decisions …

100 multipurpose crop planters for women smallholder farmers

June 23rd, 2015 / YouTube

B4FA Fellow Noah Nash reports: the introduction of the multi-purpose crop planter seeks to address the inefficiencies in production, as well as cost of labour challenges among women smallholder farmers. USAID Ghana through the Agriculture Technology Transfer project has presented 100 multi-purpose crop planters to women smallholder farmers in the …

Helping Ghanaian farmers – the Vodafone Farmers Club

June 14th, 2015 / Biztech Africa

Through the launch of its Farmers Club, Vodaphone Ghana is continuing its efforts to develop technology that helps farmers and transforms lives. Ghanaian farmers can now receive relevant crop and location-specific information in their own language through a bespoke SIM card.  Read …

GhanaVeg to train specialist private extension officers

June 9th, 2015 / YouTube

A video report from B4FA Fellow Noah Nash. The Senior Business Advisor and the Deputy Programs Leader for GhanaVeg, Madam Sheila Assebey-Yeboah said there is need to promote and train specialist private extension officers for the vegetable sector to support farmers with best agronomic practices so that the vegetable …

Ghana: technical experts and trainers of women in the yam value chain wanted

June 5th, 2015 / International Trade Centre, Switzerland

The International Trade Centre is looking for interested vendors to provide technical expertise and training to assist ITC to undertake the following activities in the cluster of farmers selected in Ghana:
• Build the capacity of local extension services to provide support to farmers at the community level;
• Gather data, undertake …

Ghana: financial support for women farmers can make the difference

June 1st, 2015 / Graphic Online, Ghana

In Ghana, the role of women in agriculture cannot be underestimated as they constitute more than half the agricultural labour force, 95 per cent of those involved in agro-processing, 85 per cent of those in food distribution and produce 70 per cent of the country’s food requirements. Yet, seemingly, …

Soil is foundation for food and nutrition security

May 29th, 2015 / Modern Ghana

B4FA Fellow Samuel Hinneh reports: Soil is the foundation for food and nutrition security, sustainable development and climate change adaptation and mitigation, says Mr. Bukar Tijani, FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Africa. Read …