Enhancing nutrition for a stronger, sustainable post-COVID-19 rice sector in Africa

In conjunction with the International Rice Research Institute, Africa Rice Centre, the Centre for Africa Bio-Entrepreneurship, the Coalition for African Rice Development, and Japan International Cooperation Agency, APRA co-convened and participated in the Independent Food Systems Dialogue. The dialogue brought … Continue reading Enhancing nutrition for a stronger, sustainable post-COVID-19 rice sector in Africa

Boosting Fish Farming: IFAD distributes fishing gears and motorbikes aquaculture farmers

Aquaculture farmers in Migori County of Kenya have benefited from pod liners and fishing nets, courtesy of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). According to Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, Mr. Lawrence Omuhaka, the donation … Continue reading Boosting Fish Farming: IFAD distributes fishing gears and motorbikes aquaculture farmers

Boosting Food Production: Kenyan Gov’t to spend Sh 1.2 billion on Irrigation Projects in Nyeri County

The Kenyan Government intends to spend Sh 1.2 billion in provision of water for irrigation projects in Nyeri County. Ministry of Water, Sanitation and Irrigation’s Sicily Kariuki has announced. Kariuki made the announcement Friday while on an inspection tour of … Continue reading Boosting Food Production: Kenyan Gov’t to spend Sh 1.2 billion on Irrigation Projects in Nyeri County

Food Security: Supporting climate action in the agricultural sector

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) discusses here how innovative climate service products can help inform climate adaptation and mitigation, particularly within the agricultural sector The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land (2019) emphasises the need to change the ways … Continue reading Food Security: Supporting climate action in the agricultural sector

How this year’s ‘monsoon with a difference’ is impacting farmers in India

Farmers in several districts of Bengal engaged in cultivating paddy, vegetables, sesame and groundnut have incurred heavy losses due to this year’s truant monsoon. The southwest monsoon this year has had a highly irregular trajectory. There were heavy rains in … Continue reading How this year’s ‘monsoon with a difference’ is impacting farmers in India

University of Ghana contributes to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report

A Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics of University of Ghana, Dr. Nana Ama Browne Klutse, is one of the lead authors who contributed significantly to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report 6 (AR6). IPCC is … Continue reading University of Ghana contributes to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report

Ghana’s Animal Production Society & Animal Science Association first joint conference addresses animal production amidst COVID-19 pandemic

The Ghana Society of Animal Production (GSAP) and the Ghana Animal Science Association (GASA) jointly organised its first conference on the theme ‘‘Sustainable rearing for food and jobs in the era of COVID-19: the role of stakeholders in the animal … Continue reading Ghana’s Animal Production Society & Animal Science Association first joint conference addresses animal production amidst COVID-19 pandemic