Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

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
Only 59 per cent of farmers apply inorganic fertilizer – Study
  A study on fertilizer application in Ghana has revealed that only 59 per cent of farmers apply inorganic fertilizer on their farms. The study showed that farmers in the savannah zone of Ghana were more likely to apply fertilizer than their counterparts in the forest zone because most... Read more
FAO hosts international experts to manage Fall Armyworm
  The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is hosting experts from the Americas and Africa to deliberate on the outbreak of the Fall Armyworm (FAW) infestation that is rapidly spreading across Africa. The FAW is said to be destroying farm crops, especially, maize across the continent, thereby causing... Read more
Farmers to get accurate weather predictions with S1.2m UENR satellite
The installation of a multi-purpose satellite ground station at Sunyani, the Brong Ahafo Region capital, by the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) means Ghana joins eight others around the globe that receives improves atmospheric data. The Ground Station at UENR which is estimated at around US$1.2 million,... Read more
University of Ghana releases three new WACCI hybrid maize varieties
The National Variety Release and Registration Committee of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has approved and recommended three new WACCI hybrid maize varieties to be released onto the market for cultivation and consumption. The varieties, which are now waiting to be gazetted by the National Seed Council, were... Read more
CHINA BANS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM GHANA
  Vegetables and fruits from Ghana have been banned from the Chinese market for failing to meet international production standards. The ban which took effect from the beginning of this year would further plunge the industry into crisis. Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah, in an interview with... Read more