Category archives for: Agriculture

How Corruption Encourages Illegal Fishing on Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria sees high levels of illegal fishing carried out by local fisherman and traders. Shutterstock Fiona Nunan, University of Birmingham September 11, 2018//-Illegal fishing is a global challenge. By ignoring legislation, using illegal gear or selling undersized fish, 26 million tons of seafood, estimated at USD$23 billion, is extracted from the oceans each year.

MoFA Takes A Bold Step, Registered Over 250,000 Farmers Biometrically

September 10, 2018//-The Alliance for Development and Industrialization (ADI) has commended the government for its bold initiative taken to biometrically register famers across the country under planting for food and jobs.

Ghana: Agric Director Urges Gov’t to Scrap Fertiliser Subsidy Coupon

September 4, 2018//-The Northern Regional Director of agriculture, William Boakye Acheampong, has said government needs to scrap the fertiliser subsidy coupon system – due to the burden it places on Agric extension officers who are unable to perform their core responsibilities to farmers.

Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gambia Emerged Winners at African Chefs Festival 2018

September 4, 2018//-Ghana emerged winner of the students challenge with Zimbabwe and South Africa as first and second runners up at the just-ended 2018 Hospitality All African People Imbizo (HAAPI) festival in Lagos, Nigeria.

Nigeria, Germany Sign Pacts on Agric, Commerce

August 31, 2018//-Nigeria and Germany on Friday in Abuja signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) in agriculture and commerce.

Land Redistribution in South Africa, Trump’s Tweet and US-Africa Policy

August 31, 2018//-United States President Donald Trump’s incendiary August 22 tweet, contending that white farmers are being killed on a “large scale” in South Africa and that farms and other lands are being expropriated, has become part of his well-known toolkit for boosting appeal among his political base while sowing racial discord at home and abroad.

U.S. Ambassador: Society That Can’t Feed Its people Is A Failure

August 30, 2018//-W. Stuart Symington, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, has said that any society that cannot figure out where its people can find food is a failed society.

Caribbean Looks to Seize Opportunity in Medical Marijuana Market

August 28, 2018//-The growing use of medical marijuana in the US and Canada, combined with increasing legalisation of the drug, is leading to widespread opportunities in the Caribbean countries that have traditionally grown the crop.

AfDB, FAO Target Agric Investments to End Hunger

Rome, Italy, August 27, 2018/ — The African Development Bank (AfDB) and FAO today agreed to boost joint efforts aimed at catalysing agriculture sector investments in Africa to end hunger and malnutrition and increase prosperity throughout the continent.

Ghana: USAID ADVANCE Project Introduces Plant Doctors to Support Pest Control

The United States Agency for International Development Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (USAID ADVANCE)  project in collaboration with the CABI/PPRSD and Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has developed and introduced the Plant Doctor and Plant Clinic concept in some selected communities in its operational areas in the three regions of the North.

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