Farming in Ghana

Start Your Pear Farm II

Avocado Tree are very popular fruits in Ghana and many African countries. It is also popularly known for its healthy and delicious avocado fruits. avocado tree is easy to grow and self-pollinating. Avocados have a very high nutritive level. It’s the only fruit that has mono-unsaturated fat. This is reported to increase good cholesterol (HDL) and also decrease bad cholesterol  ...

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Start Your Pear Farm I

The pear is native to coastal and mildly temperate regions of the Old World, from western Europe and north Africa east right across Asia. It is a medium-sized tree, reaching 10–17 metres (33–56 ft) tall, often with a tall, narrow crown; a few species are shrubby. Pear is an excellent source of vitamin C and fibre and other beneficial nutrients. Pear can be consumed as ...

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Start Your Pepper Farm II

The chili pepper (also chile pepper chilli pepper, or simply chilli from Nahuatl chīlli. It is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. They are widely used in many cuisines to add spiciness to dishes. The substances that give chili peppers their intensity when ingested or applied topically are capsaicin and related compounds known as capsaicinoids. Chili peppers originated in Mexico. After the Columbian Exchange, many cultivars of ...

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Start Your Pepper Farm I

Peppers make the garden brighter. The glistening greens of the leaves and the rainbow of colors of the ripening peppers – red, yellow, orange, green, brown or purple – all mark the rows where peppers are growing. They’re so striking, you’ll probably want to plant peppers in a spot where they can easily be seen and appreciated by visitors. The attractive ...

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Starting Your Tomato Farm II

Tomato plants are vines, initially decumbent, typically growing 180 cm (6 ft) or more above the ground if supported, although erect bush varieties have been bred, generally 100 cm (3 ft) tall or shorter. Indeterminate types are “tender” perennials, dying annually in temperate climates (they are originally native to tropical highlands), although they can live up to three years in a greenhouse in some cases. ...

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Starting Your Tomato Farm I

Ghana is estimated to consume in excess of 100,000 metric tonnes of tomato paste annually at a cost of more than $100 million; A tomato processing factory, set within reach of local farmers, which operates throughout the year has the potential to increase the income of farmers by over five times; and Approximately 90,000 farmers are involved in tomato production, ...

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Starting Your Cat Fish Farm II

CATFISH, popularly called Mudfish and or Adwene in Akan is the most popular fish in places like Nigeria, Benin and Togo and commands much more respect than Tilapia does in Ghana. It is traditionally served in beer bars in plates of hot spicy pepper soup (what I got to taste had more aromatic spices than pepper, but maybe that was just the Ibadan ...

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Starting your Cat Fish Farm I

Catfish (or catfishes; order Siluriformes or Nematognathi) are a diverse group of ray-finned fish.It is locally called Adwene. Named for their prominent barbels, which resemble a cat’s whiskers, catfish range in size and behavior from the three largest species, the Mekong giant catfish from Southeast Asia, the wels catfish of Eurasia and the piraíba of South America, to detritivores (species that eat dead material on the bottom), and even to a tiny parasitic species commonly called the candiru, Vandellia cirrhosa. There are armour-plated types and there are ...

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Starting snail farm in Ghaana 2 of 2

You may read the first part of this write up here: Starting snail farm in Ghaana 1 of 2. Feeding Snails are vegetarian and will accept many types of food. Snails avoid plants that have hairy leaves or produce toxic chemicals, like physic nut (Jathropa curcas). Young snails prefer tender leaves and shoots; they consume about twice as much feed as ...

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Starting your snail farm in Ghana

Snail farming in Ghana has become a lucrative business so agricultural experts are offering professional advice to prospective farmers to enable them to harvest more yield for the local and international market. West Africa is home to the largest species of land snail in the world. The Giant African land snail (Achatina species), is known to grow up to 30cm ...

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