Ghana: Three Startups named Top Performers and secure support from the Mastercard Foundation and MEST Express Accelerator Programme

MEST, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, today announced the top three performing Ghanaian tech startups that recently graduated from its Beta 2020 cohort of the MEST Accelerator program. The program aims to equip early-stage ventures with the skills and … Continue reading Ghana: Three Startups named Top Performers and secure support from the Mastercard Foundation and MEST Express Accelerator Programme

Centre for Women in Agriculture and Nutrition calls for government’s support for women in agriculture

The Centre for Women in Agriculture and Nutrition (CWAN), a Non-governmental Organisation, has called on government to prioritise the needs of women in agriculture to help improve the food and nutrition needs of the country. It said women contributed more … Continue reading Centre for Women in Agriculture and Nutrition calls for government’s support for women in agriculture

African women in agriculture suffer disproportionately in COVID-19 pandemic

African women in agriculture are suffering disproportionately as the COVID-19 pandemic worsens existing structural economic, social and technological inequalities, a new survey shows. Female farmers on the continent are struggling to perform their multiple roles in society during the pandemic … Continue reading African women in agriculture suffer disproportionately in COVID-19 pandemic

Help for Nigerian small-scale farmers to improve food security and combat poverty in the face of COVID-19

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD) are working together to lessen the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on small-scale farmers’ activities and domestic food supply in northeastern states of … Continue reading Help for Nigerian small-scale farmers to improve food security and combat poverty in the face of COVID-19

Stopping quality food-loss in Sub-Saharan Africa: Post-COVID-19 options for smallholders

Compared to other regions in the world, statistics show that Africa has the lowest rate of COVID-19-related deaths. Despite this, the Food and Agriculture Organization reports that the pandemic has disrupted Africa’s agri-food system, exacerbating food insecurity in several regions … Continue reading Stopping quality food-loss in Sub-Saharan Africa: Post-COVID-19 options for smallholders

Slow pace of Ghana’s agriculture growth is not necessarily the result of Covid-19 – Prof. Irene Susana Egyir

The Covid–19 pandemic has brought most countries to their knees, disrupting many economies leaving no one in its disruptive grip. These effects are severe to the extent that a lot of workers have lost their jobs and some of the … Continue reading Slow pace of Ghana’s agriculture growth is not necessarily the result of Covid-19 – Prof. Irene Susana Egyir