Several trends become quickly apparent when we engage the public about agriculture. Consumers across the industrialized world reject concepts like “factory” and “technology.” There is a perception that says big is bad and the tiny, quaint food production methods of … Continue reading ‘Less food waste, lower carbon footprints and a socially sensitive food system’: Tech-enabled farming intensification is the only science-based path to sustainability
Monetizing one’s knowledge is the new cool for many millennials and a major source of creating several streams of income. In order to monetize one’s skill, there are various steps to undertake. Know Who You Are The first step to … Continue reading How to monetize your skills
As you invest in your brand, business or career, you will realize that value creation is very necessary. Customers want value and any business owner who realizes this can benefit greatly. One of the ways to create value as a … Continue reading How to develop content for your brand
Financial independence has become a vital conversation for many African millennials, especially women. From making money moves, securing the bag, investing in stocks, real estate, and building thriving businesses, the African millennial woman is evolving and taking more control of … Continue reading Investing tips for the African millennial woman
Who’s the Boss is a 2020 Nollywood movie which was recently released by Netflix. The story follows the life of Liah, a young, rising ad executive who starts her own side hustle after she encounters issues with her arrogant boss. … Continue reading Some career lessons from the movie ‘Who’s the Boss’ [Part I]
Before I could wait to get responses to my article with the same heading that was published last week, I read Alhaji Muntaka’s apology on social media. It was conspicuously pregnant with insincerity. The attempt to make amends for bruising … Continue reading Random thoughts of a rural farmer
Why aren’t agroecological techniques farming spreading faster among poor farmers? If you are a farmer in the rural part of an undeveloped country, where it’s hard to get synthetic fertilizer, pesticides, and genetically modified seeds, it only makes sense to turn to … Continue reading Even organic advocate thinks African farmers need herbicide
Cassava is a root crop that could potentially help alleviate world hunger, according to a new study. Its ability to bring depleted soil back to life could enable farmers to grow other crops, such as soy. But soy is responsible … Continue reading Here’s how cassava could help alleviate hunger and end soil erosion
After months of shut schools, in a number of South African provinces like Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal school are finally re-opening for the new school year coming Monday. Traditionally a new school term heralds boosted sales of bananas and apples, but … Continue reading Expectations that the return of the school year in SA won’t boost banana sales like before
Amid all the other news, you could be forgiven for not knowing that the government has branded 2021 the UK’s year of climate action. It’s also the year the UK hosts the UN climate change summit, COP26, in November. We’ve … Continue reading Threats and opportunities from carbon trading
While Africa embarks on a journey to bring prosperity to its citizens and make the continent economically strong through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, one major challenge that may derail this goal and work to the advantage … Continue reading Over-reliance on Foreign Direct Investment undermines AfCFTA’s rules of origin – Trade Expert
In 2020, the entire world knew what it was to be hungry. Millions of people went without enough to eat, with the most desperate now facing famine. At the same time, isolation took on a new meaning, in which the … Continue reading Hungry for change: An open letter to African governments
“Marketing is not a race to add more features for less money; rather, it is our quest to make change on behalf of those we serve – and we do it by understanding the irrational forces that drive each of … Continue reading The best products on the market fail too: … a reflection from the 2020 parliamentary election
Felix Kwakye Ofosu, the NDC’s parliamentary candidate for Abura Asebu Kwamankese constituency in the Central region, has been caught in a sex scandal. Kwakye Ofosu, a former deputy minister of Information in John Mahama’s administration has been reportedly caught sleeping … Continue reading Busted: NDC’s Felix Ofosu Kwakye caught ‘chopping’ another man’s Girlfriend [Video]
Kwame A Plus known in private life as Kwame Asare Obeng, former Pro New Patriotic Party (NPP) member, says President Akufo-Addo has told nothing in his speeches but lies, dishonesty and hypocrisy to Ghanaians. A Plus shared his opinion about … Continue reading Akufo-Addo’s speeches are all full of lies, dishonesty and hypocrisy – A Plus
Written by: Princess Sekyere Bih It is a known fact that global governance was well structured, administered and controlled by institutions created without Africa’s inclusion at a time when they were under colonial bondage (Uhomoibhi, 2019). Therefore, as late actors, … Continue reading THE ROLE OF AFCFTA IN POSITIONING AFRICA IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS
It’s yet again that time of the year in the Upper West Region of Ghana especially within the Wa municipality where there is a lot of tomatoes in the market. Many farmers are harvesting the product and there appear to … Continue reading Post-harvest loss in watermelon and tomatoes: a case of seasonal glut or market system failure?
A Policy Advocate and Consultant in Agriculture and International Trade, Emmanuel Wullo Wullingdool, has share his thought on whether or not the perennial post-harvest loss in watermelon and tomatoes in Northern Ghana is a case of seasonal glut or market … Continue reading Post-Harvest loss in watermelon and tomatoes in Northern Ghana: A case of seasonal glut or market system failure?
Over the past few days, there has been some back and fort between the Civil Society Organization (CSO) and the government over some mineral royalty deal entered into by the state. Though the work of CSOs over the years has … Continue reading Civil society organizations and government relationship in Ghana — what is the way forward?
It’s Monday morning and I have to get ready for the day’s activities. I have five calls to master beekeepers I supervise to get me some data I need for my report. I checked my mail as usual to see … Continue reading The plight of small-scale farmers in the COVID-19 pandemic – the situation in Ghana