A new partnership between the leading African organization for agricultural research for development (AR4D), the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), and WorldFish will focus on improving the lives of the 80 million people in sub-Saharan Africa dependent on aquatic agricultural systems.
FISH farming will likely grow more than expected in the coming decade, offering a chance for improved nutrition for millions of people, especially in Asia and Africa, according to a new report.
NIGERIA enjoys a perfect rice-growing climate over a vast area yet it is the world’s second biggest importer of the staple, often from countries in its warm, wet tropical latitude like top exporter Thailand.
GOVERNMENT downplayed fears that the ongoing crisis in Burkina Faso will affect the country’s food supply. The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Crops, Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan stated: “I don’t think Ghana will suffer because of the crisis. Tomatoes, yes, we import from them, but the volumes of tomatoes we import […]
‘HIDDEN hunger’ featured prominently at a BRICS- (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) led public discussion on nutrition held at FAO on Wednesday, ahead of the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) scheduled to take place in November 2014.
DUPONT PIONEER, the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics and the USAID launched the Ghana Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (GAMSAP) today to help improve the productivity of smallholder maize farmers in Ghana.
By Bernice Bessey GHANA’S National President of Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) says they are not benefiting from government subventions especially the fertilizer subsidy meant to help the rural farmer, since some agencies responsible for distribution of the commodity are diverting it outside the country.