More than six out of every 10 people in Sub-Saharan Africa work in the continent’s agriculture sector. We may not realize that what grows from African soil may be connected to some of the world’s most popular foods.
Accra, Ghana//-The National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO) has called for a renewed commitment among stakeholders towards the attainment of food security in the country as Ghana joins the rest of the world to mark World Food Day (today).
Accra, Ghana//-As part of efforts to secure the future of cocoa farmers in Ghana, COCOBOD has commenced the registration of farmers in cocoa growing areas under its Cocoa Farmers Pension Scheme in the Western North and Ashanti Regions.
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The definition of child labour on cocoa farms in West Africa is still in dispute Dr.Richard Asare/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Marine Jouvin, Université de Bordeaux The evidence of child labour on cocoa farms in West Africa became public knowledge in the late 1990s. This followed press reports documenting the existence of hazardous child labour on cocoa […]
A man removes water from a fishing boat in Idenau, Cameroon. Illegal activity by foreign fishing companies has depleted fishing stocks. Ann Johansson/Corbis via Getty Images) Maurice Beseng, University of Sheffield In Cameroon there is growing awareness that there’s a direct relationship between illegal and unregulated activity in the fisheries sector, and maritime security in […]
Farmers harvesting rice DeAgostini/Getty Images Philip Tetteh Quarshie, University of Guelph and Evan Fraser, University of Guelph New farming technologies have the potential to improve livelihoods and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Better seed varieties, soil fertility practices and pest management can all increase productivity.