Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

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
Cocoa farmers heighten risk of climate change as they cut down trees
Trees felled are used mainly as firewood. Cocoa farmers at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region are cutting down trees on their farms, impeding efforts to tackle climate change effects on cocoa production. The practice is thwarting government’s ‘Tree on the Farm’ initiative meant to address... Read more
Minister for Fisheries vows to clampdown on illegal fishing methods
The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has held a Press Conference in Accra to update the media on its intention to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the fishing industry. In a Press statement the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hon Nayon Bilijo disclosed... Read more
Seventeen of the current 73 students of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana (UG) will receive their doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in Plant Breeding at the University’s Congregation in July. WACCI, one of the World Bank Africa Centres of Excellence, has since its... Read more
FAO releases new tool to track water productivity in agriculture   
Organisation (FAO), has released a new tool that offers water-scarce countries and river basins a way to boost productivity, by measuring how the resource is efficiently used in agriculture. The WaPOR open-access database has gone live, tapping satellite data to help farmers achieve more reliable agricultural yields and allowing... Read more
The Fall Armyworm (FAW) detected in the country last year has so far infected a total of 18,000 hectares (ha) of farmlands. The Brong- Ahafo Region recorded the highest infestation rate of 2,765 while the Northern Region had 1,083 ha infestation rate, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research... Read more
        Fishermen on the coast of the Mfantseman Municipality in the Central Region, have had their canoes and other fishing equipment destroyed following strong tidal waves that swept through the area on Saturday night. The waves affected Ankaful, a suburb of Saltpond, Nankesedo, Kormantse, Abandze and Anomabo.... Read more
Nest Agro Foods to transform vegetable production in VR through franchise farming
The Volta Region is set to become the hub of fresh organic vegetable production in the country as efforts are underway to coordinate the efforts of farmers to produce on a large scale to meet the demands of the local market and for exports. Through the method of what... Read more