Monthly Archives: September 2020

University of Education, Winneba set to Partner Casa de Ropa

The Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) has expressed their enthusiasm to partner, Casa de Ropa Ghana Limited, a Ghanaian limited liability company at Gomoa Bewadze, near Winneba to strengthen the industry-academia relationship. Casa de Ropa, with a 300-acre potato processing factory, focuses on farming, food processing, and consultancy to improve production knowledge and technology, value addition, and

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UCC Scientists introduce newly developed soybeans to farmers in Central Region

Scientists at the University of Cape Coast have introduced to farmers new breeding lines of soybean at a farmers’ field day at the Teaching and Research Farm of the university. The Soybean Project is being spearheaded by scientists in the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences with Prof. Aaron Tettey Asare as the Lead Researcher. The farmers’ field day forms

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28-year-old Ghanaian bags partnership with high-ranked US Medical University

Twenty-eight-year-old founder of International University Services (IUS), a subsidiary of the Caroline Group, Caroline Esinam Adzogble has bagged a pivotal partnership with a top-two ranked United States Medical University St George’s University. The Educationist Caroline Esinam Adzogble mostly noted as the face of education in Africa, has grown to become a foremost international education advising organization with excellent support strategies

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Vegetable producers and exporters advocates for pest free in production of curry leaves for export

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The President of Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association of Ghana (VEPEAG), Mr. Felix Kamassah, has indicated that their association supports the establishment and maintenance of pest-free areas for the production and export of curry leaves in Ghana. He made this statement when Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in collaboration with the

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Incredible things Laycon said in yesterday’s live Instagram session with fans

Winner of 2020 Big Brother Naija Lockdown version, Laycon, had an Instagram live session with his fans yesterday. His live video exceeded the numbers of other BBnaija housemates who have done Instagram live – Laycon got over 40k active viewers. He outlined some important points as he spoke about relationships and plans since the BBNaija show is over. Looking his

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Laycon reacts to the lady who claimed to be his girlfriend; says I don’t have an ex-girlfriend

The winner of the 2020 Big Brother Naija Lockdown house Olamillekan Agbeleshebioba, known popularly as Laycon, has finally reacted to the lady who claimed to be his girlfriend. Since Laycon won the BBNaija 2020, some ladies have come out to say they had something to do with Laycon in the past – claiming to be his exes. But Laycon has

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Electoral Commission of Ghana re-opens Voters Registration Exercise for One Day

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has announced that they will re-opens Voters Registration Exercise for One Day. The commission made this known to the public a recent press release issued on 24th September 2020 but actually published it today 29th September 2020. The Electoral Commission’s release indicated this is an opportunity for those who have attained the age of eighteen

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Small and medium growers and innovation are key to South Africa’s citrus export growth

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While COVID-19 has disrupted many industries, the citrus industry in South Africa has emerged resilient, with strong demand in export markets and strong potential beyond the crisis. To tap this growth potential requires complementary public investment in ports and irrigation infrastructure, and technical capacity to negotiate access to wider export markets on favourable conditions. Demand for citrus in international markets

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Africa has a growing food security problem: here is why it can’t be fixed without proper data

The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent lockdown measures have had a huge negative impact on producers and consumers. Food production has been disrupted, and incomes have been lost. But a far more devastating welfare consequence of the pandemic could be reduced access to food. A potential rise in food insecurity is a key policy point for many countries. The World Economic

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African farmers are younger than you think; here is why – study

Over the past 20 years sub-Saharan Africa has registered the highest rate of agricultural production in the world. There have been knock-on effects with the region also seeing the fastest growth in off-farm employment and non-farm labour productivity. There’s a widely held view that Africa’s agricultural growth trajectory could be jeopardised by an ageing farm population because young people are

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Government is committed to revive and improve the fisheries and aquaculture value chain – Deputy Minister assures

Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hon. Atto Cudjoe, has assured the public that the government is highly committed to work with all stakeholders to revive and improve the fortunes of all actors within the fisheries and aquaculture value chain. He said this during the launch of the 2nd maiden edition of the Livestock, Poultry, and Fisheries (LiPF) tradeshow

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Asante Juaben gets food bank to prevent post-harvest losses

Juaben Food Bank

The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX), in collaboration with the Juaben Food Bank Limited, has inaugurated a warehouse to help curb the perennial post-harvest losses of agricultural produce in the area. Mrs. Tucci Goka Ivowi, Chief Executive Officer of GCX, speaking at the ceremony, said the objective was to support smallholder farmers, especially those in the production of cereals and grains,

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Nigeria to attract youths into agriculture through mechanised farming

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has indicated that the Federal government of Nigeria is working on plans to mechanise agriculture in order to make it more attractive to Nigerian youths. Dr. Onu said this in Abuja when he received Promise Amahah, Director General and National Coordinator of Nigerian Young Farmers Network in his office. The Minister

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STC station in the Volta region capital, Ho, has been attacked

The STC station in the Volta region capital, Ho has been attacked by some unknown persons. Read also Unemployment, Increasing demand for honey; time to invest into beekeeping industry in Ghana? One of the mini buses in the yard was burnt and drivers who were present at that time were also assaulted. Read also Prof. Kwame Agyei Frimpong Receives African Plant

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Akufo-Addo’s speeches are all full of lies, dishonesty and hypocrisy – A Plus

Kwame A Plus known in private life as Kwame Asare Obeng, former Pro New Patriotic Party (NPP) member, says President Akufo-Addo has told nothing in his speeches but lies, dishonesty and hypocrisy to Ghanaians. A Plus shared his opinion about the sitting government of the political party he once supported on his social media handles on Monday 28 September, 2020.

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Phil Jones likely to stay with Manchester United until January

Manchester United have struggled and continue to struggle to offload their deadwood from the team. The only outgoing has been Alexis Sanchez on a free, a stark contrast to last year, when five senior names walked out the Old Trafford exit doors. Teams are clearly reluctant to splash the cash on United’s high-earners, with the Red Devils also being stubborn

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