Unilever Ghana appoints Nazaire Djako as new Supply Director

GHANA - Unilever, the largest producer and retailer of consumer goods in Ghana has appointed Nazaire Djako as new Supply Director for Ghana effective March 8, 2018, reported GNA, quoting a statement from the company. His role includes overseeing operations at the Unilever Tema factory, and liaising with other functional Directors to ensure effective manufacture…

AB InBev’s subsidiary Accra Brewery receives HACCP Certification

GHANA - Accra Brewery Limited, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest beverage and brewing company, AB InBev, has received the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification from the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) of Ghana. The certification was granted after the brewer proved successful in implementing the programme which it said was…

Ghana’s poultry industry to grow with 6% increase in annual chicken consumption

GHANA - Ghana’s local poultry industry is predicted to possess the potential to grow in the next few years due to a 6% increase in consumption of chicken per year, report GNA. According to the Netherlands Ambassador, Mr Ron Strikker, national demand for frozen chicken stood high at 175,000Metric Tonnes(Mt) paving way for large importation…

Ghana’s focus on domestic production to slow rice imports in 2017/18

GHANA - Ghana’s rice imports are expected to dwindle as the country proposes plans to increase its domestic production during the 2017/18 crop season, according to a report by USDA. The report said that growth in production could be attributed to several factors including favourable conditions that would allow production in large quantities and at…

Mondelez International signs partnership to protect forests in Ghana

GHANA - Mondelez International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Ghana Cocoa Board and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a new partnership to help reduce emissions from cocoa production in Ghana. Mondelez has committed US$5 million through the Cocoa Life initiative to help reduce emissions from cocoa…

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…