Africa Food Manufacturing & Safety Summit (AFMASS) Conference & Expo – Western Africa edition

AFMASS Western Africa is the largest food, beverage and milling industry's largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Western Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. Bringing together delegates and visitors from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Benin, Ivory Coast and surrounding countries in Western Africa, AFMASS…

Ministry partners Japanese agency in project to boost rice production

GHANA- The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in Ghana, has partnered the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in a move to help rice farmers to scale up the production of quality local rice in the country. The partnership will be executed is under the “Sustainable Development of Rain-fed Lowland Rice Production phase II” project,…

Ghana’s cocoa regulator secures US$300m facility to boost cocoa production

GHANA - The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOCBOD), the cocoa regulator in the country has signed a new 3-year receivables-backed trade finance facility of US$300m that aims to boost Ghana’s cocoa production. According to a report by GhanaWeb, the facility will be used to refinance Cocoa Bills raised by Bank of Ghana on behalf of COCOBOD…

Ghana’s seafood and fish products imports up US$ 311.4m on increasing demand

GHANA - Ghana’s fish and seafood imports in 2018 grew to about US$ 311.4 million on account of increasing demand and dwindling fish stocks. According to a recent report by the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN), of the United States Department of Agriculture, the country imported an estimated 370,000 MT in during the period. The…

Nestle Ghana records 12.8% growth during 2018 financial year

GHANA - Nestlé Ghana Limited recorded a 12.8% growth in its 2018 financial year across its business supported by strong performance of the company’s downstream distributors This is according to Ms Philomena Tan, Managing Director of Nestlé Ghana Limited, who was speaking during the company’s recently held distributors’ awards ceremony. She stated that the firm’s…

South Africa’s wine company unveils plans of investing in new bottling plant in Ghana

SOUTH AFRICA – La RicMal Wines, a wine producing company in South Africa has unveiled plans of investing in a new bottling plant in Ghana to tap into the growing demand of South African wine in the country. According to the Marketing manager of the Stellenbosch-based Western Cape wine company, Malcolm Green, the investment also seeks to…

EU Launches commercial mushroom production project in Ghana to boost sector

GHANA – The European Union (EU) has launched a one million Euro (US$ 1.14 million) commercial mushroom production project in Ghana that seeks to boost diversification in the agricultural sector. According to a report by Ghana News Agency the project will be implemented through a four year period running through 2019-2022 and also seeks to…

Ghana inaugurates new shea nut warehouse and processing facility

GHANA – Ghana has inaugurated a new shea processing plant and warehouse facility in Kumbungu District in the Northern Region of the country to facilitate increased production of the commodity. A report by GhanaNewsAgency, reveals that the new centre was established by the Presbyterian Agricultural Services, in partnership with the government and Global Shea Alliance…

Ghana embarks on engineering policy to boost agriculture sector

GHANA - Stakeholders in the agricultural value chain in Ghana have embarked on a new course that seeks to validate the Ghana Agricultural Engineering Policy and Strategy (GAEPS) aimed at boosting the agricultural sector. According to a report by GhanaNewsAgency, the GAEPS when fully adopted also aims at safeguarding food security, assist consistency with environmental…

Nestle Ghana commissions an all-female production line in gender empowerment drive

GHANA – Food and drink company, Nestlé Ghana has commissioned a production line to be run and managed by women as part of its gender empowerment initiative. The plant is the first of its kind in the 62 years history of the company in Ghana. According to the Management of the company, aims at is…