Monthly Archives: July 2020

The Gold in the Soil Awards and its impact on women in Agriculture

In a bid to appreciate, support and encourage women in Ghana’s agriculture sector of, Agri–house foundation has launched the Women in Food and Agricultural (WOFAGRIC) leadership forum and the Gold in the Soil Awards. This is an annual event and this year is the second edition. Earlier this year, the 2020 edition was launch on the theme: “Transforming and Sustaining

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The ‘New Normal’ Agricultural Industry

The unprecedented forced change being experienced by the world means we must all embrace the ‘new normal’. Indeed the agribusiness world has been altered significantly with people unable to congregate en mass for conferences and business meetings. While crop production has gained some stability around the country, prices are only slowly being adjusted downwards following spikes influenced by an inter-city

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Post Covid-19 and Beyond: Assessing and Understanding the Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Agriculture

The tumultuous impact of Covid-19 around the world is no longer news. A new decade that began with overwhelming optimism soon dissipated in the face of socio-economic desolation visited on the world by the pandemic. The consequence of the pandemic according to local economists has left Ghana’s socio-economic foundation wobbly-impacting many crucial industries. Agriculture, the lifeblood of the economy has

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Yara Ghana to sponsor women’s training at WOFAGRIC and Gold in the Soil Awards programme

A major and leading fertilizer producing company in Ghana, Yara Ghana, has disclosed its intention to sponsor the training of women at this year’s [2nd edition] annual Women In Food and Agriculture Leadership Training Forum and Expo (WOFAGRIC) and Gold In The Soil Awards which will place on Thursday 6th to Friday 7th August 2020, in Kumasi. Yara Ghana, since

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‘A TV programme sparked my interest in farming’ … The story of a banker turned pig-farmer

Entrepreneurs are born in many ways. Some say they got their business ideas in a dream. Others say they got it from observing a problem; and others say through their upbringing they developed entrepreneurial instincts. This article put the a spotlight on a young man whose interest in farming began at age nine when he watched a popular TV programme

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Loss of bees limits supply of key food crops – A study reveals

A lack of bees in agricultural areas is causing shortage of some food crops, a new US-based study has found, suggesting that declines in the pollinators may have serious ramifications for global food security. Species of wild bees, such as bumblebees, are suffering from a loss of flowering habitat, the use of toxic pesticides and, increasingly, the climate crisis. Managed

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Nadia Buari in trouble as she shares full video of Beyoncé & Shatta Wale’s song

Ghanaian actress Nadia Buari has shared the full video of Beyoncé’s Already song with Shatta Wale ahead of its official release. The American singer is set to release her music film, Black Is King, which features music videos from her Lion King: The Gift album. The songs on the album include the banging track with Ghana’s Shatta Wale which is

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UCC set up resilient Network Operating Centre, installs over 300 CCTV cameras

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has set up an ultra-modern resilient Network Operating Centre to promote teaching and learning and to improve security on the campus. The centre comes with an IP based Close Circuit Television (CCTV) system, an e-learning server for teaching and research, a CCTV camera control room, among others. In addition, more than 300 IP based

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Reconsider Domelovo’s leave directive – African Auditor Generals to Akufo-Addo

A regional organisation [AFROSAI-E] with 26 African Auditor-General from English-speaking supreme audit institutions (SAIs) has written to the President Akufo-Addo to reconsider his proceed on leave directive to the Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelovo. Mr Domelovo was asked to take his accumulated leave of 167 days in June by the President – a directive that has been heavily criticised by majority

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Future of food: Lusk shares agriculture industry outlook

Jayson Lusk, an economist, distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, discussed what may lay ahead for the agriculture industry going into 2021. Lusk was a keynote speaker during a webinar hosted by the Center for Food Integrity. He expects food retail prices to trend downward. “They’ve already started to come down some

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Accra City Bees Project: British High Commission and BfdG organise training workshop for its grounds workers

The British High Commission [in collaboration with Bees for development Ghana] has organised a 2-day beekeeping training workshop for six of its grounds workers. This training workshop marks the beginning of a collaborative project by British High Commission and Bees for development Ghana called ‘Accra City Bees Project’. According to Bees for Development, there are abundant beekeeping resources made up

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German confectioners want LID tariff paid directly to farmers in Ghana & Ivory Coast

Ghana is set to commence payment of the new US$400 cocoa Living Income Differential tariff in October when the 2020/2021 crop season begins. The LID tariff agreed in 2019 between the governments of Ghana and Ivory Coast and international cocoa traders and manufacturers is a measure hoped to help alleviate poverty among cocoa farmers. Under the scheme, an amount of

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