Farming in Ghana

Starting Rabbit Farm II

Feeding Rabbits are herbivores that feed by grazing on grass, forbs, and leafy weeds. Consequently, their diet contains large amounts of cellulose, which is hard to digest. Rabbits solve this problem via a form of hindgut fermentation. They pass two distinct types of feces: hard droppings and soft black viscous pellets, the latter of which are known as caecotrophs and are immediately eaten (a behaviour known as coprophagy). Rabbits ...

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Start Your Pepper Farm II

Some Common Diseases of Peppers The descriptions below will help you identify diseases affecting your crops. By following the recommended controls you may be able to notice the problem early on and check their progress. Leaf spot shows up in various forms: leaves, stems, or roots develop small, yellowish-green to brown spots; old leaves may show water-soaked spots; fruit develop small, ...

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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. Varieties There ...

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Starting Your Tomato Farm II

Diseases and Prevention The good news is that simple management practices are usually sufficient to hold back full-blown infections in tomato plants and keep them healthy enough to produce a good crop. Hopefully, you’ve started the season off right by planting disease-resistant varieties. And hopefully, you’ve followed the instructions on the seed packet and planted seedlings with plenty of space between ...

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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. Ghana has the right topographical and agro-ecological conditions, and one of the biggest ...

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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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Starting Goat Farming Business in Ghana 2 of 2

This is a continuation of part 1. You may read the part here. Demand for goat meat is really high in Ghana. You can easily sell your products in your nearest market. Commercial producers can target the international market and export the products in foreign countries. Reproduction and Kids It takes 5 months for a goat to give birth after ...

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