Unlocking opportunities for young farmers: Lerato Botha poised for growth in her business in South Africa

Lerato Botha is a young farmer with big ambitions. Coupling her lifelong experience and education in farming with the Farmer2Market programme, Botha’s business is poised for growth both in South Africa and abroad. Lerato is a 25 year old, second … Continue reading Unlocking opportunities for young farmers: Lerato Botha poised for growth in her business in South Africa

Decentralizing food systems: Solidaridad supports fruit and vegetable farmers to revitalize the sector in Zambia

Fruit and vegetables are an important part of a balanced diet, delivering nutrients to our bodies that can reduce the risk for cancers, obesity, and heart attacks. Yet the production of these foods is often anything but balanced and many … Continue reading Decentralizing food systems: Solidaridad supports fruit and vegetable farmers to revitalize the sector in Zambia

Drone Technology: See how precision agriculture is transforming farmers’ livelihoods in Ghana

Just less than three years, a young farmer by the name, Kofi Darko who lives at Akrpong in the Eastern region decided to venture into farming. It was not an easy decision to make. Agriculture is generally regarded as a … Continue reading Drone Technology: See how precision agriculture is transforming farmers’ livelihoods in Ghana

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Find out what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to say in the pre-Arsenal press conference

The manager of Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, faced a selection of questions from journalists on Friday morning, in his second pre-match press conference of the week. Following their Wednesday’s 5-0 demolition of RB Leipzig in the Champions League, attention … Continue reading Find out what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to say in the pre-Arsenal press conference

Genetically Modified crops, best killer of soil microbes, booster of crop yields – Study reveals

Genetically Modified (GM) crops are crops whose genetic material has been modified through the introduction of a gene from a different organism. Most GM crops have been developed to improve yield through the introduction of resistance to plant pests or … Continue reading Genetically Modified crops, best killer of soil microbes, booster of crop yields – Study reveals

Ghana Cocoa Awards: 82 nominees shortlisted for 2nd Networking and Awards Gala Night in November

The Ghana Cocoa Awards secretariat has announced for the information of the general public in press release that 82 award nominees have been shortlisted for the 2nd Ghana Cocoa Awards. Here is full release: Accra Ghana (26 October 2020) – … Continue reading Ghana Cocoa Awards: 82 nominees shortlisted for 2nd Networking and Awards Gala Night in November

Upgrade Ohawu Agricultural College to University status – Torgbui Adrakpanya VI to Akufo-Addo

The Paramount Chief and President of Afife Traditional Council, Torgbui Adrakpanya VI, has asked the government to upgrade the Ohawu Agricultural College (OAC) to a fully-fledged University. He said an agricultural University would enhance the training of students to provide … Continue reading Upgrade Ohawu Agricultural College to University status – Torgbui Adrakpanya VI to Akufo-Addo

Ghana: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research & MoFA outdoors hybrid maize seed production manual

In an effort to boost local production of hybrid maize seed to discourage its importation, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have released a hybrid maize seed production manual. The 22-page … Continue reading Ghana: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research & MoFA outdoors hybrid maize seed production manual

Why a Zimbabwean farming project failed: lessons for rural innovation

Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa commit resources to promote agricultural innovations. This is based on the assumption that rural livelihoods are mainly agricultural and that the innovations will increase agricultural production and household income. As resources come under pressure from … Continue reading Why a Zimbabwean farming project failed: lessons for rural innovation