Category archives for: Agriculture

The Key to Peace in the Lake Chad Area is Water, Not Military Action

Michelle Cattani/AFP via Getty Images Saheed Babajide Owonikoko, Modibbo Adama University of Technology October 3, 2020//-Lake Chad is an extremely shallow water body in the Sahel. It was once the world’s sixth largest inland water body with an open water area of 25,000 km2 in the 1960s, it shrunk dramatically at the beginning of the […]

World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa

Accra, Ghana, October 1, 2020/ — Coffee farmer, Francois Dadi Serikpa (, from Gnamagnoa in Côte d’Ivoire, joined Nestlé’s ( Nescafé Plan ( 10 years ago.

Research Discovers Valuable Disease-fighting Qualities in African Indigenous Cattle

Nairobi, Kenya, September 28, 2020)—Scientists announced today the discovery of a new set of detailed genetic markers and information in African cattle that are associated with valuable traits, such as heat and drought tolerance, the capacity to control inflammation and tick infestations, and resistance to devastating livestock diseases like trypanosomiasis.

Mission Impossible? Can Fragile States Increase Tax Revenues?

September 25, 2020//-The COVID-19 shocks are proving to be especially challenging for fragile states. Pre-COVID, fiscal revenues were low in such countries and governments were struggling to raise them. Now, COVID-19 is hitting them hard and fiscal revenues are falling.

Ghana: Farouk Aliu Mahama Involved In Massive Procurement Scandal At COCOBOD

Ghana, September 17, 2020//-Son of Former Vice President and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for the Yendi Constituency in the Northern Region of Ghana working with his collaborators have cooked up massive shady procurement deals.

A Journey Across the Global South, Sharing and Exchanging Sustainable Dev’t Solutions

September 16, 2020//-Have you ever wondered how key development solutions between and among countries of the Global South are conceived, exchanged and shared? The answer is: South-South cooperation.

Charting a Path for a Resilient Recovery in Sub Saharan Africa

September 15, 2020//-Perhaps first among the many lessons of 2020 is that the notion of so‑called black swan events is not some remote worry. These purportedly once‑in‑a‑generation events are occurring with increasing frequency.

Africa’s Most Promising SME Agripreneurs Call for More Selective Investment

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, September 9, 2020/ — A panel of some of Africa’s most promising small and medium-enterprise (SME) agripreneurs gathered online to call for more selective investment, accelerated business acquisitions and increased cooperation to help Africa feed itself and the world.

Ghana Pushes Ahead with Efforts to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation

September 8, 2020//-The Government of Ghana has received an advance payment of US$1.3 million out of a US$50 million agreement with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility for results-based payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (known as REDD+).

FAO: Locust Outbreaks Threaten Food Security in Southern Africa

Rome, Italy, September 5, 2020/ — Outbreaks of African Migratory Locust (AML) are threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of people in Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned today at the launch of an emergency response effort to control the swarms.

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