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10 January 2017
Crop Industry News from Ghana Union Urges Govt to Compel Banks to Allocate Funds to Agriculture
GHANA - The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) has appealed to the Nana Akufo Addo administration to use policy tools to compel commercial banks in the country to cede a substantial portion...
26 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Ghana Agreement to Boost Jatropha Growth in Ghana
GHANA - Ghana-based Smart Oil, active in the production of renewable energy from jatropha curcas and subsidiary of Italian company Smart Oil 2, has signed a license and services agreement with...
15 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Ghana Ghanaian Farmers Get Customized Info via SMS Messages
GHANA - FoodAfrica work package no. 6 focuses on improving market access for small-scale farming through the provision of market information by modern information and communication technology....
29 November 2011
Crop Industry News from Ghana High Maize Cost Alarms Ghana's Poultry Farmers
GHANA - Members of the Ghana National Poultry Farmers Association have been alarmed by the sudden skyrocketing of maize prices as a result of inadequate supplies....
02 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Ghana US to Help Promote African Agriculture
GHANA - US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a memorandum of understanding with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) aimed at boosting productivity on smallholder farms...
27 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Ghana Ghana's MOFA Gets 125 NH Tractors in Aid Project
GHANA - New Holland Agriculture delivered 125 New Holland TD80 straddle mount tractors at a ceremony held at the premises of the Agricultural Engineering Services Directory of Ghana's Ministry...
12 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Ghana US$450 Million Spent on Rice Imports Annually
GHANA - Ghana currently spends US$450 million (&poud;286 million) each year on rice imports to augment the country's demand for the commodity, with its rate of self-sufficiency standing at just...
01 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Ghana Maize Production 'Up By 10 per cent'
GHANA – The introduction of block-farming techniques to Ghana's maize production has led to a ten per cent jump in output, the country's Minister of Food and Agriculture has revealed, according...
17 May 2010
Crop Industry News from Ghana Tractors Ordered to Increase Food Production
GHANA - The government of Ghana has ordered around 2,000 tractors for farmers throughout the country in a bid to increase food production. ...
17 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Ghana New Crop Varieties Developed
GHANA - The Crops Research Institute (CRI) has introduced 12 improved rice, maize and cassava varieties in Ghana....
02 March 2010
Crop Industry News from Ghana Farmers Urged to Embrace Modern Technology
GHANA - Ghanaian farmers are being encouraged to embrace modern agriculture technology....
20 January 2010
Crop Industry News from Ghana Ghana Pursues Thai Rice Technology Investment
GHANA - Ghanaian rice farmers are set to benefit from funding for new technology to boost production by investors from Thailand, the world's largest exporter of rice....
23 December 2009
Crop Industry News from Ghana Ghana to Plant Sugar Cane for Ethanol
GHANA - Ghana is to plant sugarcane to produce ethanol for export to Sweden in the north of the country....
02 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Ghana Sunflower Biodiesel Plant Opens in Ghana
GHANA - A $217,000 plant to process sunflower oil into biodiesel has been opened in Tema, Ghana....
23 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Ghana BioFuel Africa Begins Production of Jatropha Oil
GHANA - Norwegian company, Biofuel Africa, has started commercial production of jatropha oil, the first company in West Africa to move from growing and selling jatropha fruits and seeds to production...
17 July 2009
Crop Industry News from Ghana Bioenergy Markets West Africa
GHANA - The inaugural Bioenergy Markets West Africa conference and exhibition will bring together key players from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region with global industry...
12 May 2009
Crop Industry News from Ghana Ghana Leaders at Jatropha World Summit
GHANA - The 2nd Generation Biofuels & Jatropha World Summit 2009 will bring together experts from across the globe, offering unique insights and experience of planting thousands of hectares in...
28 April 2009
Crop Industry News from Ghana Production of Cassava Flour and Ethanol to Start
GHANA - Caltech Ventures, an integrated industrial cassava estate in the Volta Region will in June this year begin the production of 10 metric tones of cassava flour daily for industrial use....
25 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Ghana Indian Companies to Invest in Ghana
GHANA - Ghana has becopme a target for Indian renewable energy companies following other investors from countries such as Brazil, Norway, Israel, China, Germany the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium. ...
20 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Ghana Creating Biofuels from Seeds of Native Trees
GHANA - A short rainy season and desertification make growing food in northern Ghana difficult enough. It doesn't help that in the western African country of Ghana there is little fuel available...
17 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Ghana Union Backs Biofuel Production
GHANA - The General Secretary of the General Agricultural Workers' Union, (GAWU), Kingsley Ofei Nkansah, has called for appropriate standards and supporting technologies on biofuel production...
10 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Ghana Japan to Support Jatropha Production in Ghana
GHANA - The government of Japan has signed a $73,948 with the Ohayo Ghana Foundation, an NGO, for the construction of a Jatropha oil press factory at Puriya in the Yendi District....
05 March 2009
Crop Industry News from Ghana Developing Biodiesel in Ghana
GHANA - Israeli company Galten Global Alternative Energy is developing biodiesel from jatropha in Ghana....
31 December 2008
Crop Industry News from Ghana Ghana Biodiesel Producer to Supply Chilean Utility
GHANA - Gold Star Biofuels, a Goldstar Farms Ltd. company based in Ghana, has announced it has secured a contract to build small facilities throughout Chile to produce a combined total capacity...
21 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Ghana Biodiesel Project for Ghana
GHANA - Norwegian biofuels firm ScanFuel is has established a project to produce 5,000 barrels per day of crude oil equivalent of biodiesel by 2015 in Ghana early in 2009....
01 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Ghana UN: Biofuel Boom to Blame for Food Price Rise
INDIA - The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has said in its recent annual survey report that global food prices will remain high due to the biofuel...

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