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UPPER EAST TO INTRODUCE REARING FOR FOOD AND JOBS —REGIONAL MINISTER

Posted: January 16, 2019 at 10:37 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Politics

Upper East Regional Minister, Ms. Paulina Patience Abayage, has hinted of an additional programme “Rearing for Food and Jobs” which is to be rolled out in the course of the year. The Regional Minister explained that most of government’s policies were targeting the poor and marginalised groups in society and therefore, urged women and the […]

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The truth behind popular healthy eating claims

Posted: January 1, 2019 at 10:08 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Health

We all want to live long and prosper but when health advice regularly changes or contradicts, it’s hard to know whether you’re doing your best. We take a look at some of the current trends and beliefs and how much truth there is to them. Granola makes a wholesome breakfast While packaged granola can contain […]

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100 SHSs to have farms next year under National Service Scheme

Posted: December 20, 2018 at 8:04 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Education, Food & Drinks, Politics

The National Service Scheme (NSS) Secretariat is to roll out a programme that seeks to establish farms in 100 senior high schools (SHSs) next year. The initiative, which is being implemented in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), is part of the Planting for Food and […]

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PLANTING FOR FOOD AND JOBS (PFJ): GOOD FOR GHANA’S AGRIC SECTOR.

Posted: December 11, 2018 at 2:54 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Politics

Records have it that Ghana’s agriculture was in a state of decline when the Akufo-Addo led government took the helm of affairs. Prior to 2017, the performance of the sector had been erratic, recording a growth rate of 0.8% in 2011, one of the lowest in modern times. This growth pattern, according some experts, was […]

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GSFP congratulate all gallant farmers in Ghana

Posted: December 10, 2018 at 5:42 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Education, Food & Drinks

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) National Secretariat under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) wishes to unreservedly congratulate all gallant farmers in Ghana especially all those who emerged as winners in the just ended National Best Farmers Day celebration at the National, Regional and District levels. We at the GSFP cannot […]

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CORPORATE MESSAGE BY HON JOSEPH BOAHEN AIDOO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, GHANA COCOA BOARD ON THE OCCASION OF THE 34TH NATIONAL FARMER’S DAY CELEBRATION.

Posted: December 7, 2018 at 10:13 am   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Food & Drinks, Politics

Once again we have another opportunity to recognize and appreciate our gallant farmers who, for several years, have worked relentlessly to ensure regular supply of food to feed both the local and international markets. On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), I wish to extol and praise […]

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New rice, cowpea to fetch country GHc800 million

Posted: December 4, 2018 at 11:11 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks

Savanna Agricultural Research Institute and the Crop Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have developed nitrogen efficient rice and biological resistance cowpea to help the country gain over GHc8000 million annually if adopted. An economic assessment by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) showed that the country stood […]

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234 men; 97 women receive cashew seedlings in Ejura

Posted: August 21, 2018 at 11:28 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Politics

Two hundred and thirty-four men and ninety-seven women have received cashew seedlings to begin production in the Ejura sekyeredumasi municipality. A total 60 thousand of the cashew seedlings were given out to the farmers to cultivate about 1, 390 acres of farmlands. This is part of government’s efforts to provide a sustainable livelihood for the […]

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They Said Apple Cider Vinegar Is Great For You, BUT This Is What They Didn’t Tell You

Posted: July 9, 2018 at 10:50 pm   /   Food & Drinks, Health

Apple cider vinegar is a must have ingredient in your kitchen and medicine cabinet. And while many health publications praise its healing abilities, it’s important to note that certain precautions need to be taken in order to best use this powerful superfood. The Dangers Of ACV While apple cider vinegar can remove stains, whiten teeth, and kill bacteria […]

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The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has signed an MOU with Israel for the training of some 50 Ghanaian Agric students in Israel to boost vegetable production in Ghana. •The technology exchange program will offer training to the students in modern agriculture practices especially in the area of Green House vegetable production as a step towards increasing local production and export of vegetables. •Under the agreement, Agro Studies – the international centre for agricultural studies in Israel will offer an 11 month paid internship for the group of Ghanaian graduates in Israel. •This initiative is part of his ministry’s plans to make Ghana a leader in vegetable export. •Upon their return of the students, the government of Ghana through the Agric Ministry will help the them settle down and establish their own greenhouse farms where production of vegetables will take centre stage so that we can increase our exports of vegetables to match or exceed proceeds from cocoa. •Amongst the programs would be the establishment of three satellite centres in the Greater Accra, and Ashanti regions for the training and production of greenhouse vegetable farming. • Note: Selection of the students for the training has already begun and the qualified students are expected to leave Ghana in September.

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 10:08 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Food & Drinks, Politics

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has signed an MOU with Israel for the training of some 50 Ghanaian Agric students in Israel to boost vegetable production in Ghana. •The technology exchange program will offer training to the students in modern agriculture practices especially in the area of Green House vegetable production as a […]

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