Category archives for: Agriculture

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.

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta Seeks Action Against Illegal Fishing in African Waters

June 9, 2018//-Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is pushing his case for the world’s most industrialised nations to act against illegal sea fishing in African waters.

Zambia: Born Free Questioned Rationale for Planned Cull of Thousands of Hippos

June 8, 2018//-Born Free’s recent breaking news that, in a secret move by the Zambian government, fee-paying trophy hunters are to be allowed to kill more than a thousand hippos over the next five years in Zambia was confirmed by Zambia’s Minister of Tourism and Arts Charles Banda in a press statement issued by his press office.

Climate Change Threatens Fish Extinction Worldwide

June 8, 2018//-Climate Change will result in many amphibians, mammals, birds and fish migrating to favourable habitats outside their normal ranges that is, if they can find the space.

Kenya: IFAD Vice-President Promotes Innovations for Rural Transformation

Rome, Italy, June 5, 2018//- Cornelia Richter, Vice-President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) concluded a five-day visit to Kenya where she met with Deputy President William Ruto and other high-ranking government officials to discuss expanding successful rural development investments to include stronger links between public and private sector.

Local Rice Consumption Increases in Ghana’s Capital Accra

Accra, Ghana, June 5, 2018//-Esoko Ghana, an agricultural commodity index that tracks the prices of selected agricultural products across Ghana, has revealed that the average price for a bag of local rice increased 2.15% to close the month of May at GHS 332.57.

World Bank Supports Ghana to Scale Up Commercial Agric

Washington, USA, June 4, 2018// – The World Bank has approved a $50 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support the Government of Ghana in building strong foundation for high, inclusive and sustainable growth in agriculture, a key sector which supports the livelihoods of most people.

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