Farming in Ghana

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 Ghana 2 of 2

You may read the first part of this write up here: Starting snail farm in Ghana 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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Starting Goat Farming Business in Ghana 1 of 2

Goat is lucrative because it produces milk, meat, fibre and manure. Domestic livestock meat production is low and amounted to 66,283 metric tons in the year 2000 of which beef contributed about 27 percent, mutton about 18 percent, goat meat and pig meat about 17 percent each, and poultry meat about 21 percent (SRID, 2001) According to FAO data there ...

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Starting your rabbit farm in Ghana

The rabbit known as “Micro-Livestock” can be a great source of food production. And commercial production can be a great source of income and employment. Rabbits need small place for living and less food for surviving. Rabbit meat contains high ratio of protein, energy, calcium and vitamin. The amount of cholesterol, fat and sodium is also very low. Their meat is ...

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How to Start a Pig Farm in Ghana 3 of 3

This is a continuation of part 2. See also How to Start a Pig Farm in Ghana 1 of 3 and How to Start a Pig Farm in Ghana 2 of 3. Dealing with sick pigs Some of the pigs will fall sick occasionally so it is important to know the symptoms of a sick pig in order to take precautionary ...

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