Over 1k homes, 234 Schools in AMA provided toilets facilities under GAMA Project

The Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA-SWP) has succeeded at reaching averagely 1,100 homes, monthly, with toilet facilities in about 11 municipal areas. The project also targeting 200,000 pupils has constructed and rehabilitated toilet facilities for over 234 schools in 21 municipalities. The GAMA-SWP is a project…

UNDP Facilitates Multi-Stakeholder Waste Resource Platform

The United Nations Development Program is facilitating the establishment of the “Multi-Stakeholder Waste Resource Platform” as a one stop shop solution to connect key stakeholders and provide them with data and technological solutions in order to promote waste recovery in a larger circular economy context. This is expected to: –…

Netherlands Embassy in Ghana features 22 year old Ghanaian Plastic warrior

  Ahead of Voltic Ghana Ltd launch of “iRecycle “Project on November 23,2018 in Accra, the  Netherlands Embassy in Ghana on Tuesday November 20,2018 featured  22-year old Ghanaian plastic-warrior and Executive Assistant at Coliba Waste Management Company, Prince Mortey,who has waged war against plastic pollution in the Ghana. 1 Prince…

Tracking fish “from sea to plate” to keep illegal catches out of global supply chains
 An FAO-led push to establish internationally agreed standards that can guide the development of catch documentation schemes aimed at keeping illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers’ plates has taken an important step forward. A set of draft Voluntary Guidelines on Catch Documentation Schemes was last week unanimously adopted... Read more
Cocoa farmers promised better lives under Cargill Kokoo Sourcing Ltd
Cargill Ghana Ltd has formally launched its Licensed Buying Company (LBC) – Cargill Kokoo Sourcing Ltd – in Ghana, a move which makes it possible for the company to purchase cocoa directly from certified farmers. The company enters the purchasing business in Ghana with an innovation of paying directly... Read more
Maize improvement in Ghana – The contribution of CSIR
Maize is the most important cereal in terms of production and use in Ghana. The crop is produced in all the five agro-ecologies, characterised by significant climatic variations with frequent periods of drought and other stresses, resulting in crop losses. In Ghana, the Council for Scientific Research (CSIR) Crops... Read more
Concern Farmers Association  wants wider consultation on “Planting for food and Job “policy
  A group of farmers calling itself Concern Farmers Association of Ghana,CFAG,have called on government to widely consult farmers in the country before the implementation of “Planting for Food and Job Policy” for its success .The group has forecast  the entire program will be another  debacle  and financial loss... Read more
Big boost for fishing industry  As Govt acquires Research Vessel for Ghana
THE NEWLY unveiled research vessel dubbed ‘Dr Fridtjof Nansen Research Vessel,’ touted as the biggest research vessel worldwide, is expected on the waters of Ghana to carry out research work aimed at providing support for the country’s fishing industry. The research vessel is also expected to help the industry... Read more
RNA clay offers green alternative to plant pesticides
  A nano-sized bio-degradable clay-comprising double stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) could offer a cost-effective, clean and green alternative to chemical-based plant pesticides. Australian researchers from the University of Queensland have successfully used a gene-silencing spray, named BioClay, a combination of biomolecules and clay, to protect tobacco plants from... Read more
It makes economic sense to sell our lands for galamsey – Cocoa farmers
Farmers in the Western region say it is sweet surrender to give up their farms to ‘big-money’ buyers interested in exploiting it for gold. The farmers in the Wassa Amenfi East District of the region maintain that the ‘golden pod’ – cocoa – no longer provides economic returns worth... Read more
Ghana:Bongo district smallholder farmers exploit indigenous farming technologies
Some Smallholder farmers in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region are exploiting indigenous farming technologies to preserve their food stuff for storage and treat their livestock of diseases and pest. This came to light at the launch of a new Food Security Project, dubbed “Promoting Local Innovation... Read more
Africa:Armyworms overrun Ugandan farms
The Ugandan government has confirmed an outbreak of the so-called Fall Armyworms which are notorious for destroying maize crops in most farms across the country. Agriculture minister Vicent Bamulangaki Sempijja told journalists in Kampala on Friday that the government has been briefed about a severe outbreak of ‘caterpillars’ on... Read more
UG VC Inaugurates West Africa Marine Satellite Receiving Station
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu has inaugurated an ECOWAS Marine Satellite Receiving station located in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Science of the University of Ghana. The inauguration lecture was held at the Centre for African Wetlands auditorium and was... Read more