Cargill commissions Ghana solar plant

GHANA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has pulled the symbolic switch to officially commission Cargill’s solar facility at the company’s factory in Tema. A statement from Cargill said the President in a brief remark congratulated Cargill for the initiative and said the move to host solar powered energy was in line with government’s agenda…

Brazil Agrobusiness Group to increase rice production

GHANA - The Brazil Agrobusiness Group, a company focused exclusively on rice cultivation at Kpenu, near Dabala in the South Tongu District is to double production by 2020. The Company’s rice harvest currently corresponds to 2,220 hectares annually with the potential to produce up to 155,400 tons of rice, Ms Lidiane Jaconi, Managing Director of…

European Union lifts ban on Ghanaian horticultural exports

GHANA - Ghanaian farmers can now resume export of all plant commodities to the European Union (EU) market from January 1, 2018, following the European Commission’s decision on October 31, to lift the current ban on commodities from Ghana. A release from the European Union Delegation to Ghana copied to the Ghana News Agency in…

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire to partner to boost cocoa pricing

GHANA - Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire are working together to address the unfavorable global cocoa pricing regime to reduce the vulnerability of both nations to the volatility of the markets, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana has said. He described as "manifest injustice" the situation where, for the 2015 crop season, both countries earned…

Ghana launches new rice brand to meet local demand

GHANA – A local rice processing company has formally introduced locally processed and packaged rice, boosting domestic rice production and processing in the country and reduce imports. Royal Farmers Rice is a premium parboiled long grain rice, which is locally produced to meet the rising demand for the produce in Ghana and the surrounding countries.…

Local sourcing initiative impacts over 175,000 lives – Guinness Ghana

GHANA - Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) has held a stakeholder’s workshop to showcase and assess the socio-economic impact of their Local Raw Material (LRM) sourcing on the Ghanaian economy. A statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the workshop was held bi-annually to review the impact of the company’s…

Ghana, Ivory Coast seek loan to add value to cocoa 

GHANA - Ghana and Ivory Coast are seeking a joint US$1.2 billion loan facility from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to establish warehouses and set up chocolate manufacturing facilities, a senior Ghanaian government official has said. The plea is in response to the sharp decline of the price of cocoa on the world market, the…