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SAD: PFJ Policy Sinks In Deep Waters…Farmers To Stage Demo Come 2nd January

NPP’s much trumpeted Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) plus Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) policies have triggered a decision for a massive protest come 2nd January 2022. Chairman for Farmer based organizations at Afigya Kwabre District Mr. John Senya has said he is seriously mobilizing small holder farmers across the country to

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“Farmers In Ksi Have Benefitted Immensely From Planting For Food And Jobs Policy”- Sam Pyne

Kumasi City Mayor Hon Sam Pyne has announced that farmers within the metropolis have benefited immensely from the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) and the Fertilizer Subsidy Programme. The assembly he indicated has also made some significant strides to consolidate the local food system through extensive collaboration with various players including market queens, researchers

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BAD OMEN!!! Cocoa Farmers Reiterate Decision To Stage Protest On Farmers’ Day

Cocoa farmers in Ghana have reiterated their long planned decision to stage a protest against COCOBOD officials and for that matter government in the soon coming Farmers’ Day celebration. On Wednesday 3rd November 2021, embittered farmers openly coughed out their annoyance against officials in Kumasi following their (officials) failure to address their welfare, hence their

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Wahala!!! COCOBOD CEO Under Pressure As Farmers Plan Demo Against NPP Gov’t Come 1st December

A Press briefing held in Kumasi on Wednesday 3rd November 2021 by aggrieved Cocoa farmers has assumed a shocking twist as they (farmers) have sworn heaven and earth to stage a massive protest against NPP and COCOBOD officials. Should government fail to address their welfare and properly effect measures to ensure the smooth implementation of

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Just In: Cocoa Farmers Mount Pressure On COCOBOD Officials In Ksi Over Pension Scheme Implementation

Cocoa farmers in Ghana have kicked against the decision by officials of COCOBOD to carry out the implementation of their pension scheme through a newly inaugurated Board of Trustees. The Ghana National Cocoa Farmers Association (GNACOFA) per their official press release copied to the office of www.leakynews.net are saying that it is not convinced about

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Fairtrade Farmers Increasingly Threatened by Climate Change- New Study Warns

BONN, Germany – The intensifying impacts of climate change pose a serious risk to global agricultural production and directly threaten the livelihoods of millions of Fairtrade farmers around the world, a new Fairtrade study has revealed, adding that increased investment in climate adaptation and resilience measures are critical if plummeting incomes for Fairtrade farmers are

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WAVE Project: CRI-Kumasi Trains Agric Officers To Track Cassava Disease

Officials of Crop Research Institute (CRI)-Kumasi have organised a day’s training for Agric extension officers and elite farmers drawn from four districts in Ghana. The capacity building event which forms part of a one-year project called “Central West Africa Virus Epidemiology (WAVE)”, focused on equipping them with a technical know-how vis-à-vis the usage of a

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Fairtrade Cocoa Programme Delivers Strong Results, Says New Study

BONN, Germany – Small-scale cocoa producer organizations across Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana are more resilient as businesses and better attuned to their members’ needs as a result of Fairtrade’s West Africa Cocoa Programme (WACP), a new report released today has found. According to the West Africa Cocoa Programme Evaluation, commissioned by Fairtrade International and Fairtrade

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CO-OP COMMITS INTERNATIONAL AID INVESTMENT AND LAUNCHES CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITMENTS FOR FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS 

Co-op has announced a commitment to continue to spend more than 0.7%* of its pre-tax profit to international aid and has joined forces with Fairtrade Africa and Fairtrade Foundation to support producers combating the effects of climate change. The convenience retailer makes the announcement as it launches its latest report – Climate Justice for People

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New Research Shows Fairtrade Africa Raises Living Standards For The Poorest Cocoa Farmers

New research into the living standards of cocoa farming families shows that on average, Fairtrade boosts farmers’ spending on household essentials beyond the need for food by 9%. For households living below the international poverty line of $3.20 a day[i], this figure jumps up to 14%, meaning more money in the pockets of poorer Fairtrade

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US Ambassador Commends Ministry of Food and Agriculture for Efforts Towards Poverty Reduction

In his quests for greater, better partnerships, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture held fruitful deliberations with the US Ambassador to Ghana, Ms. Stephanie Sullivan, and her team who paid a courtesy call on the Minister in his office. The deliberations centered largely on food security in the West African sub-region, developments

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