Monthly Archives: December 2020

Shatta Wale sends wild chills through ladies’ spines after His huge banana almost pops out of his boxers

Shatta Wale

Shatta Wale has sent women’s lusty imagination going round in circles after his huge banana almost popped out of his shorts during his Hohoe concert. Recall that the multiple award winning artiste headlined a major concert [‘Thank you Concert’] in the Volta Region, precisely Hohoe in the Volta Region of Ghana. The concert was designed to celebrate the victory of

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Citrus demand expected to ramp up even more with New Year’s health resolutions

The California citrus season continues to move along at a steady pace, though some recent rains have slowed down the harvest a bit. Jesse Silva of Kings River Packing shares: “The past months the weather has been really dry, so we saw really excellent picking conditions. In the last two weeks, however, there has been more fog and some rain.

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South African mango season starts early with big volumes, lower prices

The South African mango harvest is in full swing, and the increases in volumes on the market have led to pressure on prices. According to Johann du Preez, operational manager at Bavaria Fruit Estate, they started harvesting last week and that feedback from the marketplace was that the season had begun about a week earlier than last year, with bigger

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How a new test helps bean growers tackle stem nematode

A new rapid test that complements existing diagnostics tools to identify both the presence and species of stem nematode in seed and soil will improve decision-making when managing its impact. Stem nematode has become an increasingly important pest for field bean growers in the UK, with the potentially damaging pest affecting both spring and winter sown crops. As there are

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Ghana could benefit from ‎AfCFTA with hemp production – Business consultant

Business Consultant, Nataki Kambon, says Ghana stands to benefit immensely from the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (‎AfCFTA) if it can take advantage of the production of Indian hemp in the country. Parliament earlier this year passed a bill that allows for the cultivation of cannabis solely for industrial and medicinal use. Nataki believes the production of hemp in

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The future of Ghana’s cocoa sector faces imminent threats due to aging farmers and farms.

Opanin Kofi Asaam is 74 years and has been farming cocoa all his life. He lives alone at Tenyikwa, a village in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District of the Central Region. His children are not into cocoa farming now. Although Opanin Asaam introduced all his children to cocoa farming, none of them is currently into cocoa farming. They also do not live

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Philippines: Millennial farmer’s passion for growing own food motivated him to establish a farm

Growing up in the province of Albay, Emilio “Emil” Climaco has been exposed to agriculture at an early age. It has also taught him how to appreciate nature. Over time, it was this experience that inspired him to become a farm owner himself. “I’ve always been into nature and farming. I grew up in the province of Albay where me

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Rethinking approach to agriculture: what should sub-Saharan Africa do

In response to the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, most sub-Saharan governments are developing economic recovery plans. These will require some different thinking, particularly when it comes to agriculture. Wandile Sihlobo, the chief economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa, explains to Michael Aliber, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Fort Hare, what

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Almost 90% of the world’s animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050

Scientists know that biodiversity is declining across much of the world although less universally and dramatically than we feared. We also know that things are likely to get worse in the future, with a combination of habitat loss, climate change and overexploitation set to drive species and habitats ever closer to extinction. What we don’t know, is what to do

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Ghana: Call for an Independent Audit of Electoral Results: A Testament of Statesmanship

In the light of the gross arithmetical errors committed by the Electoral Commission of Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Germany Chapter wish to convey its support to the leader and flagbearer of the party in the 2020 general election, President John Dramani Mahama, for the show of statesmanship and willingness to use consensual approach to resolve the mathematical inaccuracies

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Mahama challenges legitimacy of Ghana’s Election 2020 Presidential Results in Court

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama today filed a petition to challenge the Presidential results of the just-ended 2020 general elections declared by the Electoral Commission (EC). The lawyers of the former President arrived earlier today at the Supreme Court to file the petition which challenges the legitimacy of President-elect Akufo-Addo as president of the

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Tractors can change farming in good ways and bad: lessons from four African countries

Agricultural mechanisation is on the rise in Africa, replacing hand hoes and animal traction across the continent. While around 80-90% of all farmers still rely on manual labour or draught animals, this is changing, driven by falling machinery prices and rising rural wages. During the last couple of years, tractor sales grew by around 10% annually. A look at the

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Why Ghana, Ivory Coast should exit federation of cocoa commerce permanently

We recently heard of Ghana and Ivory Coast allegedly noticing Hershey’s invading of the $400/t Living Income Differential levy agreed by the industry. This levy is meant to pay and help improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers. This revelation has led to two main actions. First, both countries are aiming at cancelling the sustainability schemes run by Hershey’s and secondly, leaving the Cocoa Merchants

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Ghana gets first cocoa fermentation centre funded by Transroyal Ghana Ltd and partners

Transroyal Ghana Limited, Tachibana and Guittard with technical support from the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) have funded the construction of Ghana’s first cocoa fermentation centre and handed over to the Offinso Fine Flavour Cocoa Farmers’ Cooperative. The facility, which is owned by the cooperative provides a modern structure to support the farmers to ferment their cocoa beans, dry

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Waive taxes on poultry inputs – poultry farmers cry out

The Dormaa Poultry Farmers Association has appealed to the Government to waive taxes on imported poultry inputs to ameliorate production challenges. Mr Dennis Ansu Agyemang, the Public Relations Officer of the Association, made the appeal when he addressed a news conference at Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Dormaa Central Municipality of the Bono Region. He said the poultry industry had a long

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