Category archives for: Agriculture

Developing Sustainable Forest Ecosystems in Africa Will Help Boost Economy

Kakum forest, Ghana

August 15, 2017//-Humanity has long appreciated forests for the energy, food and medicine they provide, and as a source of wood products for construction and other purposes.

Transforming Nigeria’s Agricultural Value Chain


August 12, 2017//-Agriculture was the mainstay of  Nigeria’s economy before the discovery of crude oil. From 1960 to 1969, the sector accounted for an average of  57.0% of GDP, and generated 64.5% of export earnings. From 1970 to late 2000s, the sector’s contribution to GDP and export earnings steadily declined, because Nigeria’s focus shifted to petroleum exploration. Over the past five years, the […]

We Rushed in Implementation of the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’

Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Akoto Owusu Afriyie

Accra, August 11, 2017//-The Head of Agribusiness at Barclays Bank Ghana Andrew Ahiaku has suggested that the government might have rushed in implementing one of its flagship programmes “Planting for Food and Jobs”.

Ghana Welcomes New WFP Country Director

Rukia Yacoub

  Accra, August 6, 2017//-Ms. Rukia Yacoub has assumed her position as Representative and Country Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Ghana. 

Transformation of Cocoa Production, Rural Economy, Energy in Focus, as AfDB visits Ghana

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB),

August 4, 2017//-The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, is championing the transformation of the rural economies of African countries as the fastest way to lift millions of people out of poverty.

Southern Africa Battles Bird Flu


Rome, Italy, August 3, 2017//-The recent outbreaks of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), commonly referred to as the bird flu, are threatening the livelihood and food security status of millions of families in the region.

Ghana Turns to Irrigation to Safe Cocoa Industry


Accra, August 3, 2017//-Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), the government-controlled institution that encourages and facilitates the production, processing and marketing of good quality cocoa in Ghana, the world’s second largest producer of the commodity, says it is promoting irrigation among cocoa farmers as climate change and associated harsh weather conditions threaten the survival of the cocoa […]

Ghana: Wynca Sunshine Boosts Yields of Farmers


Accra, Ghana, August 3, 2017 –Maize farmers in Ghana now have higher chances of increasing yield even in the light ofunfriendly weather conditions due to climate change, after the release of Wynca SunshineMaize High Yield Solution System.

Kenya’s Mobile-based Food Supply System Raises $10.3M Investment

Nairobi, Kenya, July 31, 2017//- Twiga Foods, the Kenyan business-to-business food supply platform announced today that it has successfully raised  a Series A funding round including $6.3m in equity and $4m in debt instruments. 

Infograph on Meat Consumption in Africa

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