Category archives for: Agriculture

Burkina Faso Study Shows Link Between Land Degradation and Migration

Bam, a province Burkina Faso, was once a migration source due to land degradation. This is changing thanks to soil and water conservation projects. flickr/ Ollivier Girard/ CIFOR Elisabeth Ilboudo-Nébié, Columbia University January 22, 2020//-In the Sahel of West Africa – which covers Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad – land degradation has […]

Ethiopia: Over 1,800 km2 of Crop, Pasture and Forest Cover Invaded by Desert Locust

Nairobi, Kenya, January 20, 2020/ — Despite control efforts, Desert Locusts are spreading to new areas of Ethiopia in vast numbers.

FAO Warns East Africa Over Upsurge in Locust

Nairobi, Kenya, January 20, 2020/ — Desert Locust swarms in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia – already unprecedented in their size and destructive potential could swell exponentially and spill over into more countries in East Africa if efforts to deal with the voracious pest are not massively scaled up across the region, FAO warned today.

Floods Threatening Zambia Food Security

Lusaka, Zambia, January 20, 2020//- Heavy rain and floods are threatening the already fragile food security situation in Zambia.

More People Than Ever Face Hunger in Southern Africa

Harare, Zimbabwe//– A record 45 million people in Southern Africa are food insecure as the region enters the peak of the lean season.

Gov’t Vows to Stop the Introduction of GMOs in Ghana

January 16, 2020//-The efforts to impose Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) on Ghanaian farmers and consumers came to an end on 14th January 2020 when the government through the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto) indicated that, the nation has capable scientists who could use traditional breeding methods to produce high yielding varieties […]

Ghana Rubbishes “Cocoa Cartel” Tagging By Foreign Media

Accra, Ghana, January 16, 2020//-Chief Executive of Ghana Cocoa Board Joseph Boahen Aidoo has rubbished a claim by the western media that Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have formed a “cocoa cartel” to control the world cocoa price.

Young North Rift Farmers Grow Income on Horticulture

January 14, 2020//-A decision by a group of youthful farmers in the North Rift to venture into horticulture targeting local and export markets has begun to bear fruit.

China Cuts Duty on Kenya Avocados to 7 percent

January 13, 2020//-China has agreed to slash the duty levied on avocado exports from 30 percent to seven percent in a move that should ideally help Kenyan farmers benefit from the lucrative Asian market.

Cocobod Trial: Opuni Floors AG as Court Throws Out State’s Affidavit Against Adu-Ampomah Perjury Motion

Accra, Ghana, January 10, 2020//-An Accra High Court presided over by Justice Clemence Y. Honyenuga has struck out an affidavit in opposition to a motion of perjury filed by former COCOBOD CEO, Dr Stephen Kwabena Opuni against the state’s third prosecution witness, Dr Yaw Adu-Ampomah in the case of the Republic vs Dr Opuni and […]

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