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?
The Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, al-Sayed al-Quseir, has announced plans to reduce Egypt’s consumption of chemical pesticides, replacing them with biopesticides. Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation al-Sayed al-Quseir announced Saturday that a plan has been developed to … Continue reading Egypt plans to half pesticide use by 2030
An environmentalist, Professor Alfred Oteng-Yeboah, has called on the government to tighten the pesticides approval process in Ghana to phase out harmful insect killers in the system. The Professor of Botany at the University of Ghana also urged the government … Continue reading Environmentalist urges Government of Ghana to tighten pesticides approval process
Stakeholders in the cocoa sector are advocating for less application of pesticides to protect farmers and also avoid a global ban on Ghana’s cocoa beans. This follows a research conducted by the Conservation Alliance titled ‘Pesticides Application within Ghana’s Cocoa … Continue reading Phase out harmful pesticides in cocoa production – Stakeholders advocate
The use of fertilisers and chemicals such as weedicides, herbicides and pesticides is becoming dominant in agriculture in Ghana and the yam sector is no exception, the sad part is the reckless application of these chemicals, which compromises the quality … Continue reading Ghana’s yam exports may crash if poor quality is not checked – Exporter cries
Ten dynamic and innovative agribusiness start-ups have been nominated to partake in the Agritech Investment Readiness Accelerator Programme following a four-phase rigorous and competitive selection process. The selected companies are start-ups currently leveraging the use of technology to augment their … Continue reading Ten Agribusiness start-ups to participate in Agritech Investment Programme
The Gyaasehene of Dormaa Traditional Area, Barimah Oppong Yaw Boabasa, has advised farmers in the Asunsu Number One area to help eliminate the harmful use of pesticides and insecticides in farming by adopting greenhouse technology. He stated that the modern … Continue reading Gyaasehene appeals to farmers in Dormaa Central to adopt greenhouse technology
Vegetable production, tomato production in particular, is an important source of income for many smallholder farmers in Zambia. It can provide them with gross margins that are much higher than maize, the dominant field crop. But these higher returns come … Continue reading Small efforts can protect farmers from pesticides – Insights from Zambia