Gov’t plans to ban rice, poultry imports in 3 years – Minister

Rice importers would be ordered to cease their trade in three years if everything goes as planned, the Agric Minister has said. The same applies to persons who import poultry products. Dr. Owusu Afriyie-Akoto says the government is working fervently to “establish the local capacity” to meet demand. Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express programme on Wednesday, […]

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Inventor accused of conning farmers by promising to bring the rain

David Miles, an Australian inventor who has been peddling weather modification technology for almost 20 years, has been accused of preying on desperate farmers by charging up to $50,000 Australian dollars for delivering rain on demand without so much as explaining the technology behind his business. On the official Miles Research website, controversial inventor David […]

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Farmers Learn Productivity Improvement

Poultry farmers have been asked to consider conserving poultry diversity and adopt good farming practices, including good farm management, in order to stay profitable. Emmanuel Kwarteng, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Africagro, said low productivity and poor waste management do not allow the sector to reach its full potential. Addressing poultry farmers at a day’s […]

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Can Organic farming can harm the climate?

Does Organic Farming Have a Positive Impact on the Global Footprint of Greenhouse Gas Emissions? British scientists come to sobering results. Assuming that all farmers in a country would only farm organically, would not that have to have a positive impact on the global greenhouse gas emissions record? This conclusion seems obvious – and is obviously wrong. Scientists […]

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PFFJS FARMERS CALL ON GOVERNMENT TO BUILD CAPACITY OF LOCAL SEED PRODUCERS

The beneficiary farmers of the Planting for Food and Jobs (PfFJs) programme in the Bono East Region have called on government to build the capacity of local seed producers to empower them to produce more seeds to meet the local demands of farmers. They observed that the nation’s over-reliance on imported seeds was not the […]

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Ghana’s Poultry Industry Could Employ 1m People–Pals Africa CEO

The poultry industry is one sector successive governments need to focus on and develop very well if they want to reduce the unemployment rate in Ghana. With the long value chain at the sector, it is suicidal for governments to neglect it since, though many lives depend on it, even more could as well benefit […]

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