Farmer's Weekly (South Africa)

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- – Staff reporter


Chief Sariki Alhaji Alhassan Iddrisa of the Ga South Municipali­ty recently advised the youth to go into agricultur­e.

During a visit to his mango farm earlier this year, Alhaji Alhassan Iddrisa told journalist­s he had been able to take care of himself and his family through farming, reported

He urged the Ghanian government to team up with chiefs and other stakeholde­rs to acquire land for the youth to engage in farming, and to support young farmers. He further urged banks to support the youth with loans to acquire tractors and other farm inputs.


According to Dow Jones Newswires, Dekel Agri-Vision PLC, a London-listed agricultur­al company, will begin full commercial production at its raw cashew nut processing plant this year after buying a further stake to increase its interest in the Tiebissou-based project to 100%.

Dekel Agri-Vision’s general manager, Lincoln Moore, said: “With cashew processing operations in Tiebissou moving to commercial production on a large scale, we think this is the right time to increase our participat­ion that we believe will diversify our revenues.”

The cashew-processing facility aims to hit an initial processing capacity of 10 000t a year.


FreshPlaza recently reported that Morocco almost overtook Spain in tomato exports to the EU between 2018 and 2022. In a report, FreshPlaza showed that Morocco’s tomato exports to EU countries in the first 10 months of 2022 rose by 38%, while Spanish exports dropped by nearly 24%.

“Morocco was the second-largest tomato exporter to Europe in 2022, with 405 000t of tomatoes,” the website said.

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