Category archives for: Agriculture

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.

Sweden Supports Drought-stricken Farmers, Herders in the Sahel

Rome, Italy, May 31, 2018/ — Sweden, through the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) would support drought-stricken farmers and herders in the Sahel, with a focus on Burkina Faso and Mali.

Nigeria Conflict Stops Sorghum Farmers’ Bid to Benefit From Trump

May 28, 2018//-Chinese importers seeking alternative sources of sorghum as risks of a trade spat with the U.S. linger are finding Nigeria, the world’s second-largest producer, unable to fill the gap as violence in producing regions leave fields idle.

Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya Jostle for $400,000 Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

Johannesburg, South Africa, May 25, 2018// — Nesta on behalf of Feed the Future today announced that 228 applications have been received, mostly from Africa, for the $400,000 global Fall Armyworm Tech Prize.

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