Category archives for: Agriculture

Burkina Faso: Cotton Output Drops Due to Drought and Pest Pressures

December 13, 2017//- Burkina Faso’s cotton production for 2017/18 is estimated at 1.3 million 480-pound bales, down 0.12 million bales from last month and down 0.01 million bales from last year, according to the latest World Agricultural Production report.

Ghana Journalists Deepen Skills on Oceans and Fisheries Reporting   

December 12, 2017//-In partnership with local and national Ghanaian media organizations and with funding support from the Adessium Foundation, Internews’ Earth Journalism Network held a three-day capacity-building workshop on fisheries reporting in Ghana, in September 2017.

Bankers’ Committee Reprices Agric SME Fund, Targets Artisans

Lagos, Nigeria, December 11, 2017// – The Bankers’ Committee, an umbrella body of Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) officials and managing directors of deposit money banks (DMBs), has adjusted the pricing and disbursement of the special N26.4 billion agric fund it unveiled early this year.

Agribusiness Ideas For Unending Streams Of Income

December 8, 2017//-Let us again take a look at agribusinesses that can guarantee uninterrupted stream of income. One common denominator among these businesses is that they require reasonable capital for investment, large expanse of land, long gestation period before return on investment.

Obasanjo Seeks Thailand Support For Nigeria’s Agric Sector

Abeokuta, Nigeria, December 8, 2017// – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has requested the support of the government of Thailand in improving Nigeria’s agricultural sector.

Japan to Build Fertilizer Factory In Angola

Tokyo, Japan, December 6, 2017// — The President and CEO of the Dannish group Haldor Topsoe has announced in Luanda, Angola the construction of a factory in Soyo municipality, Zaire province with the capacity to produce two million tonnes of fertilizer per year.

Assessing Implementation Of Tomato Policy

December 5, 2017//-In April this year, the Federal Government announced a new tomato policy to promote local production of fresh tomato fruits, increase local production of tomato concentrate and also reduce post-harvest losses estimated at about 40 per cent of the total annual production.

Ghana: 50-year-old Wins 2017 National Best Farmer

December 1, 2017//-Phillip Kwaku Agyemang of Dormaa West in the Brong Ahafo Region has been adjudged the 2017 National Best Farmer.

Study: Ghana’s Artisanal Fishing Underthreat

November 28, 2017//-A recent study has identified collisions between canoes and industrial fishing vessels as a threat to artisanal fishing in the country.

AfDB Moves to Create 25 Million Jobs for Young Africans

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, November 28, 2017/ — The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa’s youth, as outlined in the Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (JfYA).

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