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…

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
Over 140,000 farmers benefit from agric programme in Northern Region
More than 140,000 farmers in the Northern Region have had their incomes doubled in the last four years following a policy to make high-yielding seed varieties accessible to rural farmers under the Feed the Future (FTF) programme of the US government. The FTF is the US government’s global hunger... Read more
Government to roll out 7,160 million-euro agric project  Source
Government to roll out 7,160 million-euro agric project Government is to roll out a programme under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) for agricultural investment in the Savannah Ecological Zone. The 7,160 million Euros programme is to contribute to the development of a sustainable, resilient and modernised agriculture in... Read more
Ghana:Districts to get money under “Planting for food and Jobs” programme
All the 216 metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies are to receive GH¢ 75,000.00 each, under the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme of the government. Additionally, they would be supplied with pick-up vehicles, motorbikes and uniforms. Mr. Daniel Ohemeng-Boateng, Director of Policy Planning and Budget, Ministry of Food and... Read more
RELEASE: New Research Finds Companies Saved $14 for Every $1 Invested in Reducing Food Waste
Report from Champions 12.3 shows that companies, consumers and governments can save billions of dollars and millions of tons of food by acting to cut food loss and waste WASHINGTON (March 6,2017)–One-third of all food produced in the world is never eaten, which has tremendous economic, social and environmental... Read more
Food security project launched in Bongo
The Navrongo-Bolgatanga Catholic Diocesan Development Office (NABOCADO), in collaboration with the Association of Church-based Development projects (ACEDP), has launched a three-year project in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region to promote local innovation for food security and nutrition. The project will focus on developing the effective and... Read more