African Yam Bean: Rehabilitating a leguminous crop with many uses

To revitalize underutilized crops in Africa, the “Bean-preneur” team organized exploratory interviews with African Yam Bean (AYB) growers and non-AYB growers in Nigeria to identify its cultivation and utilization challenges. They also used the opportunity to create more awareness about … Continue reading African Yam Bean: Rehabilitating a leguminous crop with many uses

GIZ–GIAE and IITA target job creation and increased maize and cassava productivity in Nigeria

The Green Innovation Centre for the Agriculture and Food Sector Program (GIAE) – Nigeria is launching an 18-month project to boost maize and cassava production and create jobs for youth and women in the value chains. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für … Continue reading GIZ–GIAE and IITA target job creation and increased maize and cassava productivity in Nigeria

‘Giovanni Caleb lied that he had nothing to do with me, we bαnged a couple of times’ – Abena Korkor

Ghanaian media personality, Abena Korkor has once again called Ghanaian presenter, Giovanni Caleb a liar for saying he never had anything to with her. According to the former UCC SRC Presidential aspirant, they (she and Giovanni) actually had something to … Continue reading ‘Giovanni Caleb lied that he had nothing to do with me, we bαnged a couple of times’ – Abena Korkor

Cocoa Governance & Advocacy Project: Governance reforms for a sustainable cocoa sector in Ghana

Cocoa is an important agro-commodity in West Africa, contributing significantly to the socio-economic well-being of many households in the sub-region. Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana despite accounting for 65% of global cocoa supply in 2019/2020 cocoa season both countries earned only … Continue reading Cocoa Governance & Advocacy Project: Governance reforms for a sustainable cocoa sector in Ghana

Ghana: Canadian MAG Project donates hand-held rice harvesters to women farmer groups in Kintampo

The Canadian government funded ‘Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana’ MAG project through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has donated 6 hand-held rice harvesters to two female rice production groups in the Kintampo North Municipality of the Bono East region. The … Continue reading Ghana: Canadian MAG Project donates hand-held rice harvesters to women farmer groups in Kintampo

Gender-responsive research key to farm productivity, tackling Africa’s agricultural threats, report

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development, AWARD, has released a report highlighting how gender-responsive agricultural research and development coupled with intentional focus on addressing inequalities in access to innovations between men and women, can propel agricultural-driven development. Dubbed Agspirations:Inspiring … Continue reading Gender-responsive research key to farm productivity, tackling Africa’s agricultural threats, report

Ghana: New Juaben North Community benefits from Cocoa Communities Development Project

Mpaem, a cocoa growing community in the New Juaben North Municipality, has benefited from the Cocoa Communities Development Project, which is aimed at improving living conditions in cocoa-growing areas. With the project implemented by the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) in … Continue reading Ghana: New Juaben North Community benefits from Cocoa Communities Development Project

Digital solutions enhance resilience of Kenya’s agriculture sector amid Covid-19 pressures

Kenya’s farmers are currently facing two distinct crises: coronavirus and a locust invasion. However, the ongoing uptake of digital solutions is helping to strengthen resilience in the agriculture sector and ensure that fresh produce can still reach consumers. The broader … Continue reading Digital solutions enhance resilience of Kenya’s agriculture sector amid Covid-19 pressures

Rethinking the future of the agriculture sector through sustainability and modernisation

For many countries across Africa, agriculture remains one of the most important sectors of the economy. Agriculture accounts for 14% of total GDP in sub-Saharan Africa, and a majority of the continent’s population is employed in the sector. In addition, … Continue reading Rethinking the future of the agriculture sector through sustainability and modernisation