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GCAP recommends Valmont Valley to Ariku Farms for the Installation of Centre Pivot System

GCAP has recommended Valmont Valley, dealers in agricultural machinery, to Ariku Farms Ltd. to help install its centre pivot irrigation system. The recommendation was made on March 3, 2016 at a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of the farms, Mr Martin Akudugu Ariku, in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region. The centre pivot is expected to irrigate 30% of…

Investors Asked To Take Agricultural Insurance Against Risks That Affect Yields

The General Manager of Ghana Agricultural Insurance Programme, Ali Muhammad Katu, on March 1, 2016 urged key stakeholders in the agricultural production value chain to seek protection against risks that affect yields, or mortality of livestock. He was addressing a training retreat in Tamale for investors for the Nasia-Nabogo Improved Rainfed Rice Production Scheme. Mr Katu explained the benefits of…

Investors educated on efficient agricultural water management

GCAP’s SADA Zonal Co-ordinator, Ing. Bloomfield C. Attipoe, has stressed the need for an efficient agricultural water management for higher output, especially under rainfed conditions. Ing. Attipoe stated this in a presentation he gave at a training forum for investors of the Nasia-Nabogo Improved Rainfed Rice Production Scheme in Tamale on 2nd March 2016, He said farmers need to appreciate…

World Bank Team successfully completes mini ISM

The World Bank team has successfully completed the mini Implementation Support Mission (ISM) from 5-12 May 2016 after touring project activity areas to assess the progress of work on GCAP-supported farms and four irrigation schemes. On May 6, the team visited the Kpong Irrigation Scheme (KIS) and the Kpong Left Bank Irrigation Project (KLBIP) and had separate meetings with BRL…

Investors Asked To Take Agricultural Insurance Against Risks That Affect Yields

The General Manager of Ghana Agricultural Insurance Programme, Ali Muhammad Katu, on March 1, 2016 urged key stakeholders in the agricultural production value chain to seek protection against risks that affect yields, or mortality of livestock. He was addressing a training retreat in Tamale for investors for the Nasia-Nabogo Improved Rainfed Rice Production Scheme.