Category archives for: Agriculture

AGRA Survey: Majority of Agribusiness Companies Are Scaling Back Operations Due to COVID-19

Nairobi, Kenya, November 18, 2020- Majority of  Africa’s small and medium sized agribusiness enterprises (43 percent) say they would be scaling back their operations due to COVID-19.

Acute Poverty Affects Ghana’s Savanna Region: How Oilseeds Could Help Boost Local Diets

Sesame seeds could help boost local diets in Ghana Shutterstock Mercy Badu, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) November 18, 2020//-In parts of Ghana there are still persistently high rates of acute malnutrition. This is despite the fact that there has been significant progress in reducing these at the national level.

Ghana: TIAST Group Assures Farmers of Improved Incomes

Accra, Ghana, November 16, 2020//-Ghanaian farmers and players along the agricultural value chain are set to boost their incomes and livelihoods, thanks to ongoing collaboration between the agricultural technology and innovation firm, the Torchbearer International Agricultural Science and Technology (TIAST) Group and Stanbic Bank Ghana.

Ghana: Sadat Nuhu Emerged As Best Youth Farmer for Ayawaso North Municipal

Accra, Ghana, November 12, 2020//-Sadat Nuhu has emerged as the overall and best youth farmer at the 36th National Farmers’ Day celebration, organized by the Ayawaso North Municipal Assembly held under the theme, “Ensuring Agribusiness Development under COVID-19 – Opportunities and Challenges”, in the Greater Accra Region.

Children Are Going Hungry, and Their Futures Are on the Line. Evidence from Ghana

COVID-19 has exacerbated an already precarious food situation. Shutterstock Elisabetta Aurino, Imperial College London and Sharon Wolf, University of Pennsylvania November 12, 2020//-As the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to spread and countries take steps to contain it, millions of people have lost sources of income and experts are warning of a looming “hunger pandemic”.

Growing Resilient Food Systems Post Covid Is Key for Africa

Accra, Ghana, November 7, 2020 (IPS) – When it comes to food security, the challenge is not always about producing more – it’s also about quality: producing food that is wholesome and preserved safely.

Ghana: 55-year-old Man Adjudged 2020 National Best Farmer

November 7, 2020//-55-year-old farmer, Solomon Kojo Kusi has been adjudged the 2020 national best farmer at the National Farmers’ Day held at Techiman in the Bono East Region.

ISAVET Trains Field Epidemiologists to Save Lives

November 3, 2020//-The direct cost of zoonotic diseases at global level, over the last decade, has been estimated to be more than $20 billion with over $200 billion indirect losses to affected economies as a whole.

Ghanaian Maize Farmer Thrives on the Ashes of Destroyed Forest

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, October 28, 2020/ — For years, Christiana Akwabea admired the vast fields she visited in neighboring districts to buy maize for reselling and dreamed of one day owning a plot of land where she could grow the staple crop.

When Should The Hoe Be In The Museum?

October 26, 2020//-Agriculture remains the mainstay of many economies in the world. This view is further strengthened with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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