Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level

  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold Recovery…

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
CropLife Ghana raises awareness about counterfeit agrochemicals
Mr. William Kotey, President of CropLife Ghana making a presentation CropLife Ghana, in collaboration with the Chemical Control Management Centre (CCMC) of EPA and Plant Quarantine Officers of MoFA/PPRSD, has organized a one-day anti-counterfeiting sensitization workshop for agrochemical dealers and importers. The workshop which was held in Kumasi, the... Read more