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Ghana: Ghana Tree Crop Bill To Be Presented To Parliament Soon

A Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture, Hon Kennedy Osei Nyarko, has disclosed to the Parliamentary News Africa (www.parliamentafrica.com) that government is in the process of bringing a Bill to parliament that will regulate the tree crop sector. The tree crop sector, which is made up of cashew, rubber and ...

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Ghana: Association of Cashew Processors, Ghana (ACPG) Inaugurated

The Association of Cashew Processors, Ghana (ACPG) has been inaugurated to amongst other things  engage government and  appropriate authorities in the cashew sector in Ghana to develop the necessary policies and regulatory frameworks that will help increase the competitiveness of Ghana-based cashew processing businesses within Africa and beyond. The association’s ...

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Ghana: GIZ salutes Farmers, Government of Ghana on Farmers Day

GIZ has saluted the hardworking farmers and fishers of Ghana as the country celebrates its National Farmers Day. Every year on the 1st of December, National Farmers Day is commemorated to honour Ghanaian Farmers and Fishers who work tirelessly to feed the growing population, provide raw materials to the nations ...

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Ghana: GIC Project Key To Planting For Food And Jobs Programme

The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, William A. Quaittoo has stated that the Green Innovation Centre (GIC) project for the food and agriculture sector is consistent with the Planting for Food and Jobs programme, a priority of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Speaking at a three-day workshop for ...

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Ghana: Agric Ministry registers 188,338 farmers for Planting for Food and Jobs’ Programme

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has so far registered a total number of 188,338 farmers for the government’s Planting for Food and Jobs’ Programme. The number includes some 20,459 farmers from the Ashant region, 20,638 from Brong Ahafo region, 17,134 from Central region , 12,777 from Eastern region, 1,637 from ...

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GHANA: Getting MPs to take action for reforms to farm input support programs

A campaign to advocate for reforms to the Farm Input Subsidy Programs (FISPs) in Ghana was launched in Accra on Wednesday, with a call to Members of Parliament (MPs) to join the course of charting an alternative pathway to government’s investment in agriculture. The initiative, which is being championed by ...

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Sierra Leone: PARLIAMENT RATIFIES ILLEGAL AND UNREPORTED FISHING AGREEMENT

Parliament of Sierra Leone on Thursday  debated and ratified the Agreement on “Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing” in the country to yield more revenue dividends for Government and to conform to international best practices. Presenting the Agreement prior to ratification, Minister of ...

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