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…

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
Some farming communities have turned down seeds meant to be supplied to them for government’s Planting for Food and Jobs programme because according to them, they do not suit local conditions. The farmers are thus using their own means to get hold of seeds to plant, a development which... Read more
Climate Change Effect : Blossom-End Rot hits tomato farms in Yilo Krobo
Tomato growers in the Yilo Krobo district of the Eastern region are losing almost all tomato fruits to blossom-end rot disorder  which has hit the district . Several tomato farms  have been affected by the disorder destroying the tomato fruits unabatedly . The situation has created despondency among tomato... Read more
Army worm invasion ;we were taken by surprise – MOFA
The Upper  West Regional directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has fessed -up that it was taken by surprise by the invasion of the fall army worms in the region. The Upper West Regional Plant Protection officer of MOFA Mohammed Ahmed Sibawey said, the region was ill... Read more