Category archives for: Agriculture

Ghana’s Pact with China to Explore Bauxite Threatens a Unique Forest

The Atewa Forest is at the heart of a conservation battle in Ghana. Arocha Ghana photo Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, University of Ghana August 19, 2019//-Ghana’s Atewa forest is one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the country. It is seen as the better of only two Upland Evergreen forests left intact in the country, […]

UMaT Collaborates with COCOBOD to Use Mobile Tech to Combat Cocoa Diseases, Pests

Accra, Ghana, August 19, 2019//-The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) Tarkwa is collaborating with Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to use mobile technology to help combat diseases and pests that affect cocoa production in Ghana. 

Ghana Wants to Grow More Cashews. But What About Unintended Consequences?

Shutterstock James Boafo, The University of Queensland and Kristen Lyons, The University of Queensland Over at least the last decade, one of Ghana’s most vital breadbaskets has been converted into cashew nut production to feed export markets. Bono East, Bono and the Ahafo regions – previously known as the Brong Ahafo region – are being […]

Europe Provides Funds to Feed Millions in Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe, August 8, 2019//-The European Union (EU) is providing €10 million (R181 million) to feed millions facing food shortages in Zimbabwe.

Can Agribusiness Reduce Poverty In Ghana?

Accra, Ghana, June 6, 2019//-With its vast agricultural potential, Ghana’s agribusiness sector is becoming the ‘new oil’ fueling the motor of inclusive growth and development in the country.

Ghana: FAO Encourages Women and Youth-led Agribusiness Start-ups to Scale Up

Accra, Ghana, August 3, 2019//-The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has encouraged women and youth-led agribusiness start-ups in Ghana to scale up their businesses despite limited resources.

How Agriculture Impacts African Economies

Accra, Ghana, August 2, 2019//-The Agriculture sector is arguably the most important section of any economy as this chunk of the economy is involved in the cultivation of crops and the rearing of livestock for both commercial and domestic purposes.

Italian Executive on the Run in Sh63bn Dams Scandal as Waititu, Wife Charged

July 31, 2019//-A senior executive of an Italian company accused of receiving payments in the Sh63 billion Kimwarer and Arror dams scandal is on the run, a Nairobi court was told on Monday, as Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and his wife, Susan Wangari, were charged separately with corruption.

Kuapa Kokoo MD Asks: Where are our Ghanaian Agric scientists in the GMO Debate

Accra, Ghana, July 29, 2019//-The Managing Director of Kuapa Kokoo Limited, Samuel Adimado, has thrown a big challenge to Ghanaian Agricultural Scientists, to surface and provide solutions to the myriads of ecological challenges confronting farmers in their quest to ensuring food security instead of advocating for Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

Merck Fertility Expertise to Assist Saving Northern White Rhinoceros From Extinction

Nairobi, Kenya, July 29, 2019//-Merck, a leading science and technology company, is collaborating with the BioRescue Project to save the Northern White Rhinoceros (Rhino) by making its state-of-the-art fertility technologies and extensive knowledge on the subject available.

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