Category archives for: Agriculture

Research Unearths the Health, Economic Benefits of Cashew


Accra, June 24,2017 – A research on economic potentials of cashew fruits has revealed that the fruit is rich in vitamin C and could be processed into various fruit juices such as cashew apple and cereal juices.

Building a Food Secure World

Former UN Secretary-General, Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation

A profound change of our global food system is urgently needed. Despite recent progress, one in nine people do not have enough food to eat and another two billion lack the nutrition necessary for proper health. 

Cutting Deforestation Out of the Cocoa Supply Chain

Photo: Rodney Quarcoo/World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS In West Africa, cocoa has been identified as a major driver of deforestation which has led to serious soil degradation, water insecurity and crop failures in the region. To address these issues, governments and the private sector are becoming increasingly active on sustainability in the cocoa industry. A new report describes overarching principles […]

Accra: More than 250 Businesses to Discuss Opportunities in Agribusiness Trade


London, UK, June 14, 2017//- More than 250 regional heads, international industry leaders, policy-makers,  business executives, farmers, among others would attend  the West Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness Conference in Accra.

Ghana Working Feverishly to Contain the Spread of Fall Armyworms  

Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Akoto Owusu Afriyie

Accra, June 14, 2017//- Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) says it is working feverishly to contain the spread of the destructive fall armyworms in the country.

AfDB Boss: The Future Billionaires of Africa will come from Agric

G7 Summit 2017

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has predicted that the future millionaires and billionaires of Africa will come initially from agriculture sector in the next few years.

Ghana: New Deal Sets 200,000Mt Cashew Production Target


A deal to boost cashew production in the country from 57,000 metric tonnes to about 200,000 metric tonnes (mt) has been signed between the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), the Cashew Industry Association of Ghana (CIAG), and BLC, a private consultant.

SAP to Support and Grow East Africa’s Smallholder Farming Sector


Nairobi, Kenya, May 10 2017/ – SAP has announced the launch of its SAP Rural Sourcing Management solution connecting smallholder farmers and suppliers in rural areas with the supply chain of global agribusinesses and consumer products companies.

USAID Promotes Investment in Ghana’s Agric Sector


Accra, Ghana, May , 2017/— The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative, hosted the 4th Annual Ghana Agribusiness Investment Summit to showcase investment opportunities in Ghana’s agribusinesses.

Multi-pronged Approach Key for Effectively Defeating Fall Armyworm


Rome, Italy, May 1, 2017/—Tackling the menace of the tenacious Fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive awareness campaign, scientific innovation and multi-institutional collaboration, indicated scientists attending a the Stakeholders Consultation Meeting on the Fall Armyworm in Nairobi this week. 

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