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World News: Ghana
Ghana | 16 July 2015
African agriculture needs more of the green stuff, says farming alliance chief

Investing in African farmers is a moral necessity but also an economic imperative, according to the head of the Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa (Agra), who fears that recent progress in th...


Ghana | 24 June 2015
Invest in Africa’s women farmers

Climate change is happening: Scientists say it is, environmentalists agree and, most important, women farmers report the truth of it. Oxfam is very clear that climate change is the biggest threat ...


Ghana | 5 June 2015
Africa's farmers fight the corporate takeover of seeds, land and food

Lured by promises of aid and investment, African governments are rewriting laws to create lucrative opportunities for corporate agribusiness, writes Chris Walker - while consigning their own farmers t...


Ghana | 4 June 2015
Agriculture will drive Africa's rise to economic power

I was in Mali recently where I met a woman, Maimouna Coulibaly, who several years ago left her job in the United States and returned to her home country to start a seed company called Faso Kaba. She q...


Ghana | 23 March 2015
The GM crops debate moves to Africa – and it’s just as noisy

It is strange to see an apparently ordinary field surrounded by a seven-foot steel fence topped with barbed wire. The banana trees being grown inside don’t look any different from those that are u...


Ghana | 6 March 2015
Innovation key to Africa's agricultural potential

In order for Africa to compete in a developing global bio-economy, the continent must embrace agricultural innovations. This was highlighted during a two-day forum recently held in Nairobi organise...


Ghana | 8 December 2014
Corporations, U.S. join forces to aid African farmers

President Barack Obama is counting on an unusual mix of taxpayer dollars and investments from profit-hunting agribusiness giants such as DuPont to feed the globe's growing population. For the plan ...


Ghana | 4 December 2014
Mining for smartphone minerals is eating up farmland

Doima, a small farming town, lies in the heart of central Colombia’s agricultural land. Fed by sediment-rich water running down from the Andes, this is the region where farmers grow rice, maize, plant...


Ghana | 23 October 2014
Empowering farmers through mobile communication in Africa

Leading Ghana-based technology provider Farmerline has announced plans to join the Business Call to Action. The company plans to empower 500,000 small-scale farmers by 2019 in west Africa to advance t...


Ghana | 14 October 2014
Legislation to sanitise livestock production

The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture in charge of Livestock, Dr. Hannah Bissiw, has charged poultry farmers in the country to operate well-managed hatcheries in order to increase their producti...


Ghana | 17 September 2014
Ghana must 'elevate its agriculture now'

Dr Dorothy A. Effa, Assistant Director, Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PPMED) of the Food and Agriculture Ministry, has said the nation must elevate its agriculture now through th...


Ghana | 25 August 2014
FAO promotes sustainable farming

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in collaboration with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are exploring ways of implementing the Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) project in U...


Ghana | 25 June 2014
Cocoa farmers advised to maintain farmlands

The Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, has advised cocoa farmers to refrain from offering their farmlands in exchange for money from illegal gold...


Ghana | 24 June 2014
Africa’s farms of the future

African agriculture is a sleeping giant: the odds are against Africa's farmers, but the potential for economic growth is huge. It's time to wake up the giant with action on policy, investment and tech...


Ghana | 16 June 2014
African farming is the new frontier for brave investors

For private equity houses, pension funds and family offices, the sprawling farms of sub Saharan Africa are the new land of plenty. Supply is limited, due to patchy infrastructure and transport cove...


Ghana | 21 March 2014
What is our excuse for rice importation

Ghana’s agriculture is under severe strain. For some time now we have been unable to feed ourselves. Our major staples, including rice, are imported in large quantities, while we supplement our mai...


Ghana | 23 October 2013
GM crops should be part of Africa's food future

A recent dispatch in The Post from a village in Tanzania foreshadowed stark choices facing Africa in the decades ahead. Journalist Sharon Schmickle, watching young children eagerly await scoops of...


Ghana | 15 October 2013
President Mahama urges youth to embrace agriculture

President John Dramani Mahama has stated that Government alone cannot employ the teeming unemployed, hence, the need for the youth to form groups to embrace agriculture. He said there were opportun...


Ghana | 7 October 2013
EU urges Ghana to step up agricultural production

Mr Dacian Ciolos, European Union (EU) Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development on Saturday said the most effective way Ghana could guarantee food security and sustainable income is to step u...


Ghana | 7 August 2013
Is Ghana ready for genetically modified crops production?

Many farmers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), journalists and indeed, the general public are skeptical about the introduction of genetically modified crops (GMO) or DNA into agricultural produc...


Ghana | 26 July 2013
GSAP partners government for improved livestock production

Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture has lauded efforts of Ghana Society of Animal Production (GSAP) to partner government to boost livestock production. He also commen...


Ghana | 25 July 2013
Campaigners in Ghana accuse US of pushing modified food

The US embassy in Accra held a roundtable on biotechnology this month. The discussion, designed to promote candid dialogue between biotechnology supporters and sceptics, was attended by experts and ca...


Ghana | 12 July 2013
Agriculture and manufacturing offer opportunities for African trade

African countries should emulate Asian models of regional development that encompass industrial policy and investment in infrastructure to boost trade among themselves, a UN report recommended on Thur...


Ghana | 3 July 2013
Obama wants Africa's farmers to be better entrepreneurs

At a town hall-style meeting in Johannesburg over the weekend, President Obama took a question about how the U.S. would help African economies become less dependent on aid from abroad and “own our own...


Ghana | 1 July 2013
Driving the fortunes of Ghana's agriculture

There is a relatively small segment of young leaders who are so passionate about agriculture in the world; individuals who understand agriculture and will go out to see to the development of the secto...


Ghana | 25 June 2013
G8 urges Africa to invest more in farming, nutrition

Tanzania and other African governments have been urged to invest more in agriculture and nutrition to ensure food security in their countries. The call was made by Bill Gates in a telephone intervi...


Ghana | 20 June 2013
Agriculture's impact on malaria

Raising agricultural productivity is a priority in much of sub-Saharan Africa, where some 70% of people live in rural areas and rely on farming. But 90% of the estimated 660,000 global deaths caused b...


Ghana | 31 May 2013
Ghanaian farmers need agricultural credit – Group

A trade and agriculture policy advocacy group, has observed that inadequate funding and difficulty in accessing agricultural credit for farmers had resulted in low agricultural productivity in Ghana....


Ghana | 15 May 2013
MOFA to introduce mobile phones to improve agriculture productivity

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) would in June this year use smart mobile phones to disseminate information on agriculture among farmers to increase productivity. The new technology bein...


Ghana | 25 April 2013
Strong partnership needed to transform agricultural sector – Minister

A government official on Wednesday called for a stronger partnership from the private sector particularly financial institutions like the banks to help transform the agricultural sector and to make it...