Category archives for: Agriculture

Can African Smallholders Farm themselves Out of Poverty?

Hard work and poor prospects for smallholder farming households in Africa. Swathi Sridharan (formerly ICRISAT, Bulawayo), CC BY-SA David Harris, Bangor University; Jordan Chamberlin, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and Kai Mausch, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) A great deal of research on agriculture in Africa is organised around the premise that intensification can […]

NAFCO CEO Congratulates National Best Farmer, Endorses Campaign to Promote Ghana Food

December 10, 2019//-Chief Executive Officer of National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO),  Hanan Abdul-Wahab has congratulated the overall winner of this year’s National Best Farmer Award held in the Volta Regional capital, Ho last week.

What Kenya Must Do to Get Toxins Out of Food Supply

December 9, 2019//-An exposé in Kenya has revealed that there are high amounts of a poisonous substance, known as aflatoxin, in many of popular maize flour brands.

OPEC Fund Injects $20 Million Into Burkina Faso’s Agric Sector

Vienna, Austria, December 9, 2019/ — The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development, Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20 million development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project (PAPFA).

Prof Gatsi: Fight Against Chemical Contamination of Fruit and Vegetables in Ghana

Akatsi, Volta Region, December 8, 2019//-Ghanaian economist, Prof John Gatsi  has called on the Church to work with  the relevant government agencies to campaign against the inappropriate use of chemicals by vegetable farmers and fruit sellers to protect the health of Ghanaians.

35th National Farmers’ Day: MD of Antika Company Is 2nd Runner-up Best Farmer

Accra, Ghana, December 7, 2019//-The Managing Director of Antika Company Limited, Alhaji Abdulai Antiku Seidu has won the Second Runner-up Best Farmer of Ghana 2019 at the 35th edition of the National Farmers’ Day ceremony held in Ho in the Volta Region.

Ghana: Farmer, 58, Wins 2019 National Best Farmer

Ho, Volta Region, Ghana, December 6, 2019//-A 58-year-old farmer, Charles Gyamfi from the Ahafo Region has been adjudged the 2019 National Best Farmer at a ceremony held in the Volta Regional capital, Ho.

Farmers Day: Mahama Assures Ghanaian Farmers Of Better Years Ahead

Accra, Ghana, December 6, 2019//-Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has assured Ghanaian farmers of better years ahead as the country marks Farmers Day today.

COMMODITIES: Impending Grain Deficit Rekindles GMO Consideration

Johannesburg, South Africa, December 6, 2019– Amid strong indications that Southern Africa is headed for yet another year of poor agricultural output, experts have advised policymakers to encourage white maize production under irrigation and temporarily ease restrictions on imports of the genetically modified varieties of the commodity.

World Food Prices Rise significantly in More Than Two Years

Rome, Italy, December 5, 2019/ — World food prices rose significantly in November, reaching their highest point in more than two years, driven by jumps in the international prices of meat products and vegetable oils.

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