Category archives for: Agriculture

How Cassava Exploitation Could Accelerate Africa’s Economic Transformation

June 18, 2018//-The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) says exploiting the potential in cassava can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation.

EAT Stockholm Food Forum: Founder Urges Gov’ts to Incorporate Public Health Into Agric Policies

June 18, 2018//-EAT Founder and Executive Chair, Dr Gunhild A. Stordalen has urged governments across the world to incorporate public health issues into their agricultural policies.

EAT Stockholm Food Forum: Swedish Deputy PM Bemoans the Depleting Rate of World’s Fish Stock  

June 18, 2018//-The Swedish Deputy Prime Minister (PM) and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Isabella Lövin, has bemoaned the rate at which the world’s fish stock is being depleted.

Onion Industry’s Potential Untapped

June 15, 2018//-Onions are spices highly valued for their flavour, nutritional value and medicinal properties. Onions business falls in the category of farming ventures often neglected by many but which have great potentials for good business.

Why Nigeria’s Wine And Spirit Industry May Soon Collapse

The Nigerian Spirits and Wine industry, no doubt, is going through trying times. The imminent collapse of the industry is not all about the recession, but the coming into effect of a new tariff regime, which operators say is nothing but a deliberate attempt to cripple the industry in favour of imported products. David Audu in this […]

Ghana Beyond Aid: The Role of the Ghana EXIM Bank

Accra, Ghana, June 13, 2018//-Even as uninformed scepticism has arisen, Ghana’s EXIM Bank is quietly but fundamentally transforming the country’s economy into one driven by private sector led industrialization, utilizing local inputs while substituting imports and diversifying non-traditional exports.

Ghana: Prices of Goods Unstable in Markets

Accra, Ghana, June 12, 2018//– The prices of goods especially foodstuffs at some markets in Accra have experienced price volatility due to multiple factors including increases in fuel prices, poor road networks and difficulties in transporting goods from the hinterland to Accra.

Ghana: Tumu Gets 30 Metric Tonnes Maize Factory

Tumu (U/W), Ghana, June 11, 2018// – Maize farmers in Tumu in the Sissala East District of Upper West Region, will now have a sigh of relief following the commissioning of 30 metric tonnes maize processing factory built by KEDAN Agribusiness Solutions.

EAT Stockholm Food Forum Calls for Urgent Action to Transform Food Systems

Stockholm, Sweden, June 10, 2018//-Johan Rockström, Executive Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and EAT Board of Trustees member says with just 12 years to achieve the world’s most ambitious development targets the UN Sustainable Development Goals, there is an urgent need to transform the food systems in order to be placed on a path that […]

Ghana Launches Agriculture Census

June 9, 2018//-The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has launched the 2018 Ghana Census of Agriculture, which will inform the formulation of strategies and policies, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of such policies, in the agricultural sector.

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