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NPP Manifesto on Agriculture is Bogus and Fraudulent

Posted by Business in Ghana on September 24, 2012

Ali-Masmadi Jehu-AppiahPan-Africanist International

For a thousand dollars, you could have had good government; for five thousand dollars, you can have any kind of government you want!’ – Russell Long on the effect of money in political campaigns.

Introduction

The NPP needs to clarify the nature of the agricultural mandate they plan to execute, if voted into power, as stated in their Manifesto for Election 2012, Chapter Three: Section 7. Modernizing Our Agriculture and Ensuring Food Security. Those of us who have been monitoring the NPP’s not-so-clever fund-raising tactics, particularly, their dubious and clandestine relations with international corporations, were not in the least surprised to see what the NPP claims in its 2012 Manifesto, as their plans for Ghana’s agriculture. It is nothing short of criminal. Is the NPP asking for the mandate of Ghanaians to introduce Genetically Modified seeds into our food chain? That is the question! Read the rest of this entry »

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African Farmers Get Boost from IFC, Soros Economic Development Fund and Esoko

Posted by Business in Ghana on November 22, 2010

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Soros Economic Development Fund have both invested $1.25 million of equity into Esoko, a Ghanaian technology firm. The investment in Esoko will give small holder African farmers and businesses timely crop information that can be shared via text messaging, enabling farmers to increase their incomes.

Esoko_s software takes advantage of rapidly growing mobile-phone usage in Africa.  The technology allows farmers affordable and timely access to market information that can help them negotiate better prices and improve the timing of getting their crops to market. Read the rest of this entry »

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