Global food commodity prices rose for the 10th conservative month in March, led by vegetable oils and dairy products, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has said. The FAO said this in its Food Price Index report released on Thursday. The … Continue reading Global food prices rise for 10th straight month
In 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring drew attention to pesticides and their possible dangers to humans, birds, mammals and the environment. Some of her conclusions and warnings have not held up over time, but Silent Spring produced a movement that … Continue reading Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?
Director of the Biotechnology Centre and immediate past Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs), Prof. Kwame Offei, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Jury for the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences … Continue reading Professor Kwame Offei appointed to serve as Jury Member for the GCHERA World Agriculture Prize
Over the last year, COVID-19 has undone the economic, health and food security of millions, pushing as many as 150 million people into extreme poverty. While the health and economic impacts of the pandemic have been devastating, the rise in … Continue reading COVID-19 crisis is fueling food price rises for world’s poorest
The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria has approved the ratification of the country’s membership of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, disclosed this while briefing journalists … Continue reading Federal Executive Council approves ratification of plant genetic resources treaty
Growing up in the most southern tip of Malawi, I remember my ancestors practicing zero tillage, intercropping maize with pigeon peas, green beans, pumpkins and more. Later, these were characterized as “uncivilized” ways of farming, and they then adopted “civilized” … Continue reading Resilience in agriculture: An unfinished agenda for Malawi – now overshadowed by the pandemic
Although soils are vital for agriculture, biodiversity and clean water, this below-ground world is often overlooked. The loss of life below the ground due to intensification of agriculture, climate change, erosion and compaction, among other things, is one of the … Continue reading Food and clean water start with soil biodiversity: learning more about it is urgent
According to confectionery production, there’s rarely a week within the confectionery and wider food and drink market that passes without a major breaking issue that proves of significant impact, and offers the industry plenty of reason to take a step … Continue reading Key NORC report on child labour within cocoa supply reveals significant concerns still remain
Food is anything in the form of liquid or solid usually taken in for growth, development, function of vital life processes and healthy performance of essential metabolic activities. In Ghana, we are very hospitable people, who accommodate foreign people and … Continue reading Ghana and Food – Dr Albert K. Mensah
Ghana has recovered from the initial drawback in food production as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, avoiding an imminent crisis. This has been attributed to government’s Planting for Food and Jobs policy as well as other relevant programmes aimed … Continue reading Food productivity bounces back strongly in Ghana after COVID-19 restrictions
A major and leading fertilizer producing company in Ghana, Yara Ghana, has disclosed its intention to sponsor the training of women at this year’s [2nd edition] annual Women In Food and Agriculture Leadership Training Forum and Expo (WOFAGRIC) and Gold In The Soil Awards which will place on Thursday 6th to Friday 7th August 2020, in Kumasi. Yara Ghana, since its inception, has supported women in agriculture enhancing events and will fund two major training sessions in production and market accessibility. Details in a recent press release issued by the organizing body, Agrihouse Foundation, indicate that the training session on … Continue reading Yara Ghana to sponsor women’s training at WOFAGRIC and Gold in the Soil Awards programme
Jayson Lusk, an economist, distinguished Professor and Department Head in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, discussed what may lay ahead for the agriculture industry going into 2021. Lusk was a keynote speaker during a webinar hosted by … Continue reading Future of food: Lusk shares agriculture industry outlook
His choice of occupation surprised his friends. He went to an elite school in Accra. He continued abroad for both his first and second degrees. He could have stayed and got a far more ‘reputable’ job and earned good money. … Continue reading ‘I want to change the perception about agriculture’ … the story of how a former GIS student became a farmer
Bees have been able to live and work sustainably on Earth for over 100 million years, yet we are currently witnessing the widespread loss of pollinating insects across the world and a fundamental deterioration of nature. How can we protect … Continue reading Harmony in the hive: What do bees need?
An agricultural research body, Esoko, has predicted that prices of some major food items will see a drop in the third and fourth quarters. The anticipated drop in prices of staples should be a welcome relief to consumers as prices … Continue reading Esoko predicts lower food prices in 3rd and 4th quarters