Category archives for: Agriculture

Report: Child Labour Remains High on Ghanaian Cocoa Farms

April 26, 2018//-Child labour remains at very high levels in the cocoa sector, with an estimated 2.1 million children working in cocoa fields in the Ivory Coast and Ghana alone, the Cocoa Barometer report 2018 has revealed.

Uganda Struggles to Boost Coffee Production as Youth Desert Farms

April 26, 2018//-The pressure is on Uganda to get more youth and women involved in the coffee value chain, starting with farming by using smarter agronomy practices, as the country looks to increase production to an ambitious 20 million bags by 2025.

Ghana’s Livestock Sector Nears Collapse

April 25, 2018//-Players in the livestock sector in Ghana, which have been one of the major employable sectors of the economy, are calling on government to step in and save it from imminent collapse, as it is reported that 95 percent of the livestock consumed is imported.

Why Growing Demand for Gum Arabia Means New Opportunities for African Producers

Geneva, Switzerland, 24 April 2018 – Steeped in legend, gum arabic is not only an exotic commodity but also has the power to drive development in the African nations that produce it, some of them the poorest nations in the world.

Kenya: Tonnes of Tomatoes Rot away as Desperate Farmers Decry Poor Market

Kenya, April 24, 2018//-Tonnes of tomatoes are rotting in farms in Laikipia County of Kenya due to inadequate market and heavy rains in the area.

Are There Implications for Growing Economy with Declining Agric Sector?

Accra, April 23, 2018//-The value of goods and services produced in Ghana has increased from 3.6% in 2016, to 8.5% in 2017, and it is expected to grow further this year. The country’s oil and gas sector contributed hugely to the 2017 growth.

Special Report: Côte d’Ivoire’s Cotton Industry Taking Shape

April 20, 2018//- Côte d’Ivoire’s 2018/19 mid-year (MY) seed cotton production is projected at over 400,000 tonnes, a six percent increase from the current MY 2017/18 estimate of 378,000 tonnes.

Report: Ghana Making Gains Towards Increased Rice Production

April 16, 2018//-Ghana’s 2018/19 rice production is forecast at 510,000 metric tonnes (MT), according to the April edition of the Global Agricultural Information Network (GRAIN) compiled by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Nigeria: Traders Lament As Prices of Fresh Tomatoes, Pepper Soar

April 15, 2018//-With the absence of native fresh tomatoes and pepper from the South-South and South West, coupled with inadequate supply from the North where a chunk of the produce emanates from, prices of the produce which had been on a steady decline since early this year, has started to soar again.

World Bank Pours Cold Water on Kenya’s War Against Poverty

April 12, 2018//-At least 16 million Kenyans could still be wallowing in poverty in the next 12 years, the World Bank has warned, casting doubt on the government’s promise to deliver high-quality life to all its citizens by 2030.

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