Pesticides and Food: It’s not a black or white issue — Part 1: Has pesticide use decreased?

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?

Environmentalist urges Government of Ghana to tighten pesticides approval process

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

Ten Agribusiness start-ups to participate in Agritech Investment Programme

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

Gyaasehene appeals to farmers in Dormaa Central to adopt greenhouse technology

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