Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

 Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science &…

Fear grips Tilapia Consumers in Ghana as 18 tons of “Chinese tilapia ” die mysteriously

There is fear among consumers of Tilapia in Ghana following mass tilapia death incident at a Chinese farm in Asutuare in the Greater Accra region . The cause of the deaths is still under laboratory investigations at the Ghana Standards Authority. The Chief Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and…

Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Maize production is threatened in Ghana – ISSER
Maize production in Ghana is currently facing 80 per cent average yield gap, a situation threatening food security, the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana has said. Maize is a very important staple and most cultivated cereal in terms of volume and... Read more
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