Calls for halt to funding for industrial agriculture

Civil society organisations have called on influential donors to stop funding industrial agriculture programmes, which they say harm smallholder farmers and the environment. The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) — which represents 200 million small-scale food producers — along with 165 organisations from … Continue reading Calls for halt to funding for industrial agriculture

African farmers and agribusinesses need fair access to markets in face of climate change

Southern and Eastern Africa face the twin challenges of growing agricultural production to meet food demand while adapting to extreme weather. And climate change makes addressing these challenges extremely urgent. Southern Africa is a climate change hotspot. Eastern Africa is projected … Continue reading African farmers and agribusinesses need fair access to markets in face of climate change

Snail production: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research calls for greater investment in snail farming

The Deputy Director-General of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Ghana (CSIR), Professor Paul Bosu, has called for substantial investment in snail farming to position Ghana as the chief snail producer and supplier on the continent. He said redirecting significant … Continue reading Snail production: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research calls for greater investment in snail farming

Re-greening Africa: World Vision Ghana provides small ruminants to farmers in Bawku West

A Christian humanitarian and development organization, World Vision Ghana, has provided 220 small ruminants to 110 farmers in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region to rear as economic empowerment venture for improved livelihoods. The beneficiaries, with each … Continue reading Re-greening Africa: World Vision Ghana provides small ruminants to farmers in Bawku West

General Agricultural Workers’ Union cautions public not to expect bumper harvest this year

General Secretary of the General Agricultural Workers’ Union, Edward Kareweh, has advised the public not expect a bumper harvest this year. According to Mr Kareweh, several factors including shortage of fertiliser will significantly affect the produce of farmers. He explained that … Continue reading General Agricultural Workers’ Union cautions public not to expect bumper harvest this year

Farmers advised to form cooperatives to set uniform prices for their produce

Ghana’s Bono Regional Minister, Ms. Justina Owusu-Banahene, has advised farmers to form cooperatives and set uniformed prices for their food produce to better their socio-economic livelihoods. The Regional Minister gave the advice when she addressed a forum organised by the … Continue reading Farmers advised to form cooperatives to set uniform prices for their produce

Ghana Football Association parts ways with Black Stars Coach Charles K Akonnor and Assistants

The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has taken a decision to terminate the appointment of Black Stars Coach Charles Akonnor and his two Assistants with immediate effect. This follows the receipt of the Technical Report from the Head … Continue reading Ghana Football Association parts ways with Black Stars Coach Charles K Akonnor and Assistants

Protecting biodiversity is crucial to fighting hunger – IFAD calls for increased investments ahead of World Conservation Congress

If we do not invest more in protecting biodiversity, development cannot be sustainable and we will not eradicate hunger or achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ahead of his participation … Continue reading Protecting biodiversity is crucial to fighting hunger – IFAD calls for increased investments ahead of World Conservation Congress

Africa Agriculture Status Report 2021 urges governments to make food insecurity a national security issue

The 2021 Africa Agriculture Status Report 2021 (ASR21) is urging governments on the continent to make food insecurity a national security issue worth prioritizing. The report launched during the Alliance for Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Nairobi wants governments to … Continue reading Africa Agriculture Status Report 2021 urges governments to make food insecurity a national security issue

Ghanaian Entrepreneur makes 100% locally produced organic products to boost the immune system

Latest studies propose that the consumption of organic food can contribute to more intake of nutritionally advantageous antioxidants. The positive impacts of antioxidants obtained from organic foods include prevention of heart disease, cancer, vision problems, premature aging, and cognitive malfunction. … Continue reading Ghanaian Entrepreneur makes 100% locally produced organic products to boost the immune system