Planting without soil …a young entrepreneur’s innovation

Innovation is what’s driving today’s world. That’s why businesses are told to innovate or die. One area where innovation is really needed on our continent is the agriculture sector – and a lot of startups are trying in this regard. This week, the B&FT’s Inspiring Startups caught up with a young man whose passion for innovation made […]

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Government of Ghana is introducing an agricultural insurance policy for smallholder farmers, here’s how

According to the commission, the policy seeks to provide insurance cover for smallholder farmers working hard yet are unable to survive when they are old due to insufficient funds for upkeep. It will as well cushion farmers against risks and uncertainties associated with farming in the country. Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of […]

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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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