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…

Cargill upbeats investment, farmer support as it marks 10 years in Ghana

GHANA – The global agricultural corporation, Cargill has announced plans for future investment in the chocolate business and support for cocoa farmers as it celebrates its 10th anniversary in Ghana. The company is also toasting to mark a decade of sustainability and innovation in the Ghana cocoa chain through its unique business model. Under its…

Ghana launches US$2.4m national rice initiative for self-sufficiency

GHANA – The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has launched a US$2.4 million national rice Initiative with an aim to reduce over-reliance on imports and enhance the country’s rice self-sufficiency, reports Ghanaian Times. Referred to as Public-Private Partnership for Competitive and Inclusive Rice Value Chain Development: Planting for Food and Jobs-Rice Chapter, the initiative…

Ghana institute develops new rice and cowpea varieties to boost economy

GHANA - Ghana’s research institutes have developed new rice and cowpea varieties with improved traits that is set to improve the country’s economy by US$160.67 million, reports Ghana News Agency. According to an economic assessment done by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), the country is set to gain over US$160 million upon…

European Union pledges support for Ghana’s fisheries sector

GHANA - The Fisheries sector in Ghana is set to receive support from the European union with a motif of contributing to food security, improving nutrition and livelihoods of the fishing communities in the country. According to GNA, the fishing sector in Ghana has been facing challenges mostly resulting from the unrestricted fishing and weak…

Ghana’s palm oil factory Birim resumes operation after 1D1F funding

GHANA - Birim oil mills, a palm oil processing factory in Ghana has embarked on its full operation after receiving a new lease of life funding under the 1-District-1-Factory (1D1F) initiative, reports GNA. The recapitalisation through the Agricultural Development Bank and Ecobank in response to the government’s industrialisation drive will see the factory, which has…

Ghana’s COCOBOD expects cocoa production to reach 1.5MMT in 5 years

GHANA - Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has said that it expects cocoa production to increase to 1.3 – 1.5 million metric tons within the next three-to-five years as a result of several investments made in the sector, reports GNA. According to Mr Joseph Boahen Aidoo, CEO of Ghana Cocoa Board, this will help boost export…

Unilever Ghana launches livelihood empowerment project for women

GHANA – Unilever Ghana has launched an entrepreneurial empowerment programme in Upper West (UW) to enhance financial stability among women. According to GNA, Unilever Ghana in collaboration with ProNet North has trained women in basic bookkeeping, financial management and savings principles under an Indian ‘Shakti’ business model. The model seeks to create livelihood opportunities for…

Unilever Ghana names Gladys Amoah as new Managing Director

GHANA – Unilever Ghana, the country’s largest producer and retailer of consumer goods has appointed Mrs Gladys Amoah as the new Managing Director effective November 1, 2018. Prior to her appointment, the new MD was the Customer Development Director of Unilever Ghana, a position served since 1 November 2016, according to GNA. She succeeds Mr…

Ghana launches commodity exchange for agricultural products

GHANA (Reuters)- Ghana launched a commodity exchange for agricultural products, the first in West Africa, on Tuesday in efforts to guarantee market access for farmers and boost their income, President Nana Akufo Addo said.  He said the exchange would benefit around 1 million Ghanaian farmers by securing storage for their harvest over the next 18…