Category archives for: Agriculture

Community-based Wildlife Conservation is Bringing Success to Tanzania

March 2, 2018//-Good news about the environment is rare these days. But in Tanzania there are signs that community-based wildlife conservation efforts can effectively protect the natural resources that provide the lion’s share of revenue for the economy.

Dangote Inaugurates Multi Billion Naira Rice Processing Plant

Lagos, Nigeria, March 1, 2018/ — The Dangote  Rice Outgrower Scheme in Jigawa State reached a turning point yesterday when the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote laid a foundation stone for the construction of a multi-billion Naira rice processing mill in Hadin, Jigawa state.

Key Challenges Facing Young People Developing and Adopting Agric Tech Identified

Accra, Ghana, February 28, 2018//-Young African innovators are taking charge of their future and designing innovative agricultural technologies despite lacking access to finance, innovation hubs, and information according to a new report released by the Mastercard Foundation Youth Think Tank.

Ghana: Cocoa Farmers to Meet Gov’t over Falling Cocoa Prices

February 26, 2018//-Cocoa farmers will in July this year (2018) meet with the Ministry of Agriculture to discuss the pricing of cocoa for the subsequent crop seasons.

Netherlands Becoming World’s Trading Hub for Organic Products

February 26, 2018//-The Netherlands has increasingly become a trading hub for organic products. Dutch exports of organic products are valued $1.5 billion of which 80 percent are destined for Germany, according to the February Global Agricultural Information Network (GRAIN) report.

Cocoa Price Fall Takes Toll on Ghana and Ivory Coast Economies

Accra, February 26, 2018//-The recent fall in cocoa bean prices on the world market, has become a major concern to governments, farmers, consumers and products of cocoa products in the West African sub-region.

FAO Boss: Explore Opportunities Beyond Agric to Create Jobs for Young Africans

Khartoum, Sudan, February 22, 2018/ — Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but opportunities should be explored beyond agriculture throughout the food chain in order to create enough jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

Ghana Moves to Boost Cashew Production

Accra, February 21, 2018//-Ghana launched its 10-year Cashew Development Plan, in Wenchi, in the Brong Ahafo Region, a plan aimed at diversifying Ghanaian agriculture.

SA: Agri SA’s Expectations for the 2018 Budget Speech

Pretoria, South Africa, February 19, 2018/ — The tabling of the annual national budget speech has proven to be one of the most anticipated events in South Africa.

Ghana Institutes Measures to Enhance Safety of Palm Oil 

Accra, February 19, 2018//-Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has assured the public that it has instituted regulatory measures to ensure the safety of palm oil on the market as well as export consignments for consumption.

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