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Ghana | 18 October 2016
Sustainable agriculture can unlock $2.3 trillion, report says

Embedding sustainable business practices in the global food and agriculture industry could deliver an annual $2.3 trillion windfall, according to a major new study released by the Business and Sustai...


Ghana | 12 October 2016
As prices plunge, Africa surges into clean, cheap solar energy

Until almost two years ago, James Mbugua, a farmer living in Karai, a village on the outskirts of Kenya's capital, relied on kerosene to light his house, and a car battery to power his television so h...


Ghana | 7 October 2016
Excess food imports are destroying agriculture

Ghana's Minority New Patriotic Party (NPP), has accused the Mahama-led government of making the country more dependent on food imports as the agricultural sector has been neglected, which has seen unp...


Ghana | 27 September 2016
African agriculture is powering economic transformation

The evidence is now in and the verdict is that Africa’s agriculture is powering economic transformation in the region. African agriculture has shown remarkable improvement compared to its precarious s...


Ghana | 16 September 2016
Smarter farming could cut hunger in drought-hit southern Africa

Southern African farmers facing hunger as a result of worsening drought know a lot about climate change but lack the resources to put solutions that work into place, agriculture and development resear...


Ghana | 9 August 2016
Africa's farmers fret over Brexit amid calls to boost regional trade

African countries must trade more between themselves to be better equipped to deal with shocks in the global economy such as that caused by Britain’s vote to leave the EU. Speakers at a forum on th...


Ghana | 21 June 2016
New crop varieties 'can't keep up with global warming'

Crops yields around the world could fall within a decade unless action is taken to speed up the introduction of new varieties. A study says temperatures are rising faster than the development of cr...


Ghana | 25 May 2016
Brexit may provide boost for African agriculture

A UK departure from the European Union could help African countries to speed up agricultural innovation that is currently held back by stringent health and safety regulations. Next to raw minerals,...


Ghana | 25 November 2015
Depleted soil locks rural farmers in trap of ultra-poverty

One of the thorniest questions in economic development is why sub-Saharan Africa is home to most of the world's extreme poor, who suffer from persistent, grinding poverty that can last for generations...


Ghana | 3 November 2015
Africa should invest in agriculture

About 65 per cent of the African population lives in rural areas and relies on agriculture as the prime source of income; this is according to John Magnay, head of agriculture finance at Opportunities...


Ghana | 25 September 2015
‘Ghana needs more vets to develop livestock industry’

The Deputy Director of the Ghana Veterinary Services (GVS), Dr Anthony Akunzule, has called for the training of more veterinary doctors to help develop the country’s livestock industry, stressing that...


Ghana | 17 August 2015
Bird Flu outbreak becoming major concern to poultry farmers

The outbreak of Avian Influenza in Ghana has become a major concern to most poultry farmers. The virus was detected in May this year and called for serious sensitization for its eradication. To ...


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...