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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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Fairtrade Africa Supports Climate Action To Protect Farmer Livelihoods

Fairtrade has been implementing projects relating to climate change and environmental sustainability in West Africa through partnership initiatives such as Alliances for Sankofa and Dignity for All Programme. Working with over 318 certified cooperatives representing over 300,000 farmers and workers across West Africa, Fairtrade Africa builds farmers’ capacity in climate resilience, livelihood enhancement and improving

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Kumasi City Mayor Champions Urban Afforestation, Starts Planting 2000 Trees Within 187 Public Schools

Mayor for Kumasi Metropolis Hon Osei Assibey has amplified the much talked about flagship program “Operation Keep Kumasi Clean and Green” by entering into a partnership with officials of the Central Sector Cadet Corps. By virtue of his visionary leadership, the assembly and the later organization on Friday 19th March 2021 kick-started a project aimed

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Fairtrade International pays courtesy call on Pope Francis

A Fairtrade International delegation met with Pope Francis on Monday, 23. November, to present the work Fairtrade is doing around the world to promote fairer trading conditions for more than 5 million farmers, agricultural workers, their families and communities. The delegation of five Fairtrade representatives fromGermany, Luxembourg, Italy, Kenya and Mexico presented Fairtrade’s new, five-year

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36th farmers’ Day: Bantama traders receive award, named Metro Best Marketing Group

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture through officials of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has named “Hw3 De3 Awurade Ay3 Kroy3 Kuo”; an association which comprises traders located at Bantama and Suame as the Metro Best Marketing Group (2020). The group was awarded at the just ended 36th National Farmers’ Day celebration (Kumasi’s version) which was

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NPP’s Agric interventions: KMA supports 42,068 farmers in Kumasi

Farmers within the Kumasi Metropolis are benefiting immensely from the implementation of the NPP-led government’s agricultural interventions; Planting for Food and Jobs, Rearing for Food and Jobs and Planting for Export and Rural Development. Hon Osei Assibey (Kumasi Mayor) announced on Friday at the holding of the Metro’s version of the 36th National Farmers’ Day

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Co-operative cocoa farmers in Nkonya Tayi receive certificate to operate

Cocoa farmer groups in Nkonya Tayi in the Hohoe-Kpeve Cocoa District of the Volta Region have received certificates from the Department of Co-operative in conjunction with Ghana Cocoa Board to operate as a legally registered cooperative. This comes as the fourth community in the Nkonya Operational Area to receive such legal certificates after Nkonya Wurupong,

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Fairtrade reports on programme to strengthen West Africa cooperatives

When farmer cooperatives are better managed and member-focused, they are more sustainable business partners and farmers’ incomes rise. This is the theory behind an intensive programme for Fairtrade cocoa cooperatives in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, the initial results of which are being released today by Fairtrade International. The Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme was launched

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