Category archives for: Agriculture

Agric: Why Much More Can Come Out of West Africa Yam Production

February 21, 2019//-West Africa produces 95% of the world’s yams. The export market holds many opportunities, but the sector needs more government support and investment.

Yara Invests $15 Million Into New Fertiliser Facility in Ghana, Opens This Week

Accra, Ghana, February 18, 2019//-Yara International ASA has invested over $15 million into a new fertilizer terminal and blending facility in Tema in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

FAO: The Number of People Facing Severe Hunger Worldwide on the Rise

February 18, 2019//-Conflict and extreme climate events remain the main drivers behind severe food crises. Often occurring simultaneously, all dimensions of food security – food availability, access and utilization – are further undermined, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

International Organizations Hail Gov’t Bar Code System on Fertilizers

February 14, 2019//-Some international developments organizations have hailed government’s introduction of bar code system on subsidize fertilizers in the country.

New UN Report: Hunger in Africa Continues to Rise

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 13, 2019/ — Hunger in Africa continues to rise after many years of decline, threatening the continent’s hunger eradication efforts to meet the Malabo Goals 2025 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly the Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2).

Born Free Writes to UK Parliament Over Zambia’s Decision to Cull of 1,250 Hippos

February 12, 2019//-International wildlife charity, Born Free is writing to Penny Mordaunt MP, the UK Department for International Development (DfID) Secretary to ask her to use her influence to seek a commitment from Zambian government not to proceed with the cull of 1,250 hippopotamus (hippos).

FAO: $940 Million Required to Meet Urgent Needs of Food-insecure People in Over 30 Countries

Rome, Italy, February 11, 2019/ The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is seeking $940 million to save the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most food-insecure populations.

Announcement: U.S Agencies Call for Nominations  

Washington, U.S, February 4, 2019// – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in cooperation with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), is accepting nominations for new members to serve on its agricultural trade advisory committees.

Cherry Tomatoes Could Cost 10% More ‘Within a Week of Brexit’

February 1, 2019//-The cost of cherry tomatoes could increase by more than 10% if there is a no deal Brexit, say growers in southern Spain.

Ghana Introduces Coding System to Cut Down on Fertilizer Smuggling

Accra, January 25, 2019//-Ghana through its Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has introduced a new electronic coding and traceable in a bid to monitor government’s fertilizer subsidy programme and farming inputs for farmers.

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