Resign with immediate effect to save the industry

Senyo Hosi, the former CEO of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors, has called on Agriculture Minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto and the Ministry’s Chief Director to resign. Mr. Hosi, who has investments in rice production, issued a statement criticizing the Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s approach to data and lack of consultation. “Respectfully, the Minister’s and/or MOFA’s [Ministry of Food and Agriculture] armchair analysis of a culture of ‘knowing everyth...[Read More]

Food scientists push for stronger collaboration

Food scientists are urging governments, producers, and consumers to work together more closely to ensure a more resilient food system. Each year, it is estimated that 2.5 per cent of Ghana’s population suffers from food-borne illness. According to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and a World Bank report, this is the case. A restaurant in Accra was recently closed down after customers became ill from food poisoning after eating there. This is not an isolated incident; some foods sold on...[Read More]