Ghana pushes for economic empowerment of women in cocoa industry

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Ghana has made a strong case at the United Nations for the economic empowerment of women in the cocoa industry.

At an event on the sidelines of the on-going 61st Session of the Commission on Status of Women (CSW) at the UN Headquarters in New York, it became clear that gender inequalities limit economic productivity, efficiency and undermines the development agenda.

Services environnementaux et changement climatique

La république du Ghana, l'une des démocraties africaines les plus stables, fait face à une surexploitation continue de ses ressources naturelles résultant en d'énormes pertes financières et de graves implications pour les populations pauvres. Le projet « Forêts tropicales et adaptation au changement climatique », financé par l'Union européenne, tente d'identifier des instruments appropriés pour le financement de mesures d'adaptation au changement climatique. L'un de ces outils de financement pourrait être le paiement pour services environnementaux ou PSE.

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June 2010

Kilimanjaro Initiative-Advancing Rural Women’s Land Rights in Ghana

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The issue of women’s land rights is one of the human rights issues that is not given enough attention; however, about 50% to 60% of rural women in Ghana constitutes the labour force within the agricultural sector, yet only 10% earn income and only 8% own land.

The limited land ownership and rights has led to limited access to productive resources.

Workshop on women’s land rights held in Accra

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Ministry of Land and Natural Resources is advocating the prioritisation of gender and land rights for equitable development.

In a speech read on his behalf at the opening of a two-day orientation workshop for gender officers involved in land administration and representatives of civil society organisations (CSO) with focus on women’s land right, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John -Peter Amewu, said that was because gender incorporation had been on the development agenda of the country.

Show more commitment to land right issues – Awisahene

Friday, March 3, 2017

By: Samira Larbie

Date: 3 March 2017

Source: GBN

Senye Wuo II, Adumadum Awisahene of Akyem Awisa, has asked government to show more commitment to land right issues to enable rural women farmers to have access, own and control land.

She said this was important as the impact of women related issues had not been felt as it should in the country thereby worsening their plight as far as land acquisition was concerned.    

A boost for inclusive farmer-trader relationships

Representing 30 per cent of Ghana’s formal trade in maize, the Techiman market serves as the main cereals trade platform within the country and the sub-region. However, its role in the region’s economic development is threatened by several shortcomings. The Municipal Assembly and the Techiman traders have therefore launched an innovative public-private initiative to upgrade the maize market infrastructure.

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June 2013

Chamber of Mines Calls For Collaboration To Fight Illegal Miners

Monday, February 20, 2017

Date: 19 February 2017

Source:News Ghana

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu has reiterated government’s commitment to address holistically the menace of illegal mining.

Speaking during a courtesy call on him by members of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Mr Amewu called for collaboration with the Chamber to take the fight to the illegal miners.

Socfinaf S.A., Plantations Socfinaf Ghana Limited, Asset Sale and Purchase Agreement, 2015

This is a Asset Sale and Purchase Agreement posted on It lists Oil palm or palm oils,Rubber,Timber (Wood),Other as the primary resource(s)

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February 2015