Bird flu can affect humans, follow directives to prevent and control the outbreak – Prof. Annan-Prah to the public

A Professor of Veterinary Sciences at the Department of Animal Science of the School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast Sir Prof. Anthony Annan-Prah has said Avian Influenza, popularly called Bird Flu or Fowl Plague is a viral disease that … Continue reading Bird flu can affect humans, follow directives to prevent and control the outbreak – Prof. Annan-Prah to the public

Matrix Fertiliser: Inside the agro-allied firm helping Nigeria to boost food security

One of the professed objectives of the Muhammadu Buhari administration is to diversify Nigeria’s oil-based economy by expanding the country’s agricultural sector. If achieved, even at an average scale, the potential benefits would be immense, from increased food supply to … Continue reading Matrix Fertiliser: Inside the agro-allied firm helping Nigeria to boost food security

Push-pull tech for sustainable agricultural intensification in East Africa

The UPSCALE project aims to achieve food security in sub-Saharan Africa by using nature-based solutions inspired by push-pull technology to close the yield gap in smallholder agriculture Push-pull technology (PPT) was developed at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and … Continue reading Push-pull tech for sustainable agricultural intensification in East Africa

Ghana: CSOs in agriculture call for lower usage of fertilizer to protect the environment

Some Civil Society organisations (CSOs), including the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFA) and the Centre for No-Till Agriculture, have advocated for a new policy that will gradually discourage the use of fertiliser while encouraging the adoption of agroecology in … Continue reading Ghana: CSOs in agriculture call for lower usage of fertilizer to protect the environment

The good, the bad and the urgent: Multilateral development banks climate finance in 2020

Multilateral development banks (MDBs) play an important role in financing developing countries’ efforts to reduce emissions and protect against the effects of climate change, and 2020 was a critical waypoint for MDB climate finance. For one, it marked the due … Continue reading The good, the bad and the urgent: Multilateral development banks climate finance in 2020

Harnessing disruptions to advance transformational change in Honduran food and agricultural systems

In Honduras, COVID-19 and Hurricanes Eta and Iota, which struck Honduras in November 2020, disrupted agricultural and food systems in multiple, significant ways. Hurricanes Eta and Iota damaged more than 75,000 hectares of agricultural production. Together with COVID-19, these crises … Continue reading Harnessing disruptions to advance transformational change in Honduran food and agricultural systems