Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air, UNICEF warns

Mother and baby next to a traditional cook stove in Bangladesh. World Bank/Prabir Mallik   Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a new…

Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN

Image copyrightAFP Image captionPlastic waste has a variety of detrimental effects on the environment Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned. Lisa Svensson said governments, firms and individual people must act far more quickly to halt plastic…

Jospong, Hungarian company sign partnership to construct sewage, waste water treatment plants

Mr Agyapong exchanging the agreement with Mr Horvath, CEO of Pureco,while other officials look on  Jospong Group of Companies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pureco, a Hungarian company, for the construction and installation of sewage and waste water treatment plants in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The…

MoFA introduces drought resistant, early maturing crop varieties
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has introduced drought resistance and early maturing crop varieties to farmers in the Dormaa Central Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region to help minimise the effect of climate change on farming activities in the area. Mr Munkaila Jawad, the Municipal Director of MoFA, said this... Read more
Forestry Commission destroys plantain farms in forest reserve,3 arrested
The Begoro District of the Forestry Commission of Ghana in the Eastern Region, has confiscated two truck loads of Plantains , destroyed total of  over 100 acres of illegal plantain farms in Worobong South Forest Reserve during a special operation dubbed “operation farm destruction”. Also three (3) farmers have... Read more
Ivory Coast to expel cocoa farmers from largest forest reserve
 Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast will launch an operation to expel thousands of illegal farmers from the Goin-Debe forest reserve, the West African nation’s largest, a government spokesman said on Thursday. The decision is part of efforts to protect forests in Ivory Coast, which has lost much of its... Read more
Life below water: Saving Africa’s fishery resources
Source: By Praise Nutakor, Communications and PR Associate of UNU-INRA Fishing in Elimina_ Ghana- Photo- UNU-INRA The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 aims to promote the conservation and the sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources for development. One of the most important water-dependent sectors is the fishery... Read more
Ghanaians should be properly educated on GMOs – Minister
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has urged the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) Board to educate the public on biotechnology and biosafety issues. This he said will help the public understand and embrace biotechnology as a better alternative to socio-economic advancement. He said such... Read more
Faecal matter could be converted into manure – CWSA
  Mr Walanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), has observed that converting faecal matter into manure for farming will help curb open defecation. The CEO made the observation when he delivered a lecture on the topic: “WASH in Ghana-Best... Read more
Conference on Relevance of Livestock Industry Opens at UCC
The 20th International Biennial Conference to discuss the relevance of animal industry to the growth of the Ghanaian economy and achieving food security has opened on campus. The four-day conference, on the theme “Positioning the Animal Industry to Achieve Food Security –Role of the Stakeholders,” is being attended by... Read more
Efforts to Contain the Armyworm Invasion in Ghana
Efforts to Contain the Armyworm Invasion in Ghana By Article by Gabriel Adukpo   IN the late 1990s, this writer ever watched a long line of caterpillars matching and devouring crops in a young maize farm. They lined up as if they were students who had returned from holidays... Read more
Agric Ministry imports new pesticides to fight Fall Armyworms
Agric Ministry imports new pesticides to fight Fall Armyworms. Ministry of Agriculture said only one out of the five pesticides it has imported works at tackling the army worm infestation. Over 120,000 hectors of farms have so far been destroyed by the Fall Armyworms. So far only 3,000 litters... Read more
Artificial Pollination  to increase cocoa production -COCOBOD
  Cocobod is optimistic  that the introduction of artificial Pollination program in the Cocoa sector will significantly increase cocoa production ,the mainstay of the Ghana economy and also increase income of Cocoa Farmers. The introduction of the  hand pollination technique Program launched weeks ago by COCOBOD  has engaged 10,000 agricultural... Read more