Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.

Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after incessant…

Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation

The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging in…

Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research

Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass on…

EPA asked to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into  agriculture
Mr Salifu Saeed, the Northern Regional Minister has advised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remain committed to work effectively to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into agriculture. This, he said would lead to the increase in productivity of agriculture land, forests and water resources to reduce poverty... 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
Fall Armyworm invasion could derail government’s agriculture initiative – Stakeholders
Stakeholders have warned that the growing menace of the Fall Armyworm could derail government’s programme to boost agriculture production and to create jobs. Speaking to the GNA on the sidelines of a two-day workshop organised by the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food... Read more
Agriculture experts discuss & fine-tune METASIP III (2018-2021)
Another phase of developing the agriculture medium term development plant (2018-2012) ended in Accra last week with stakeholders’ input which has become imperative since the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA II 2014-2017) ends this year. The two-day workshop dubbed: “Domestication of Malabo Commitments into the 2nd Generation... Read more
Climate-smart Agriculture: An Innovative Approach to  Challenges of Climate Change in Ghana
Article by Gabriel Adukpo,Agriculturist /Freelancer email: gyaduk@gmail.com   CLIMATE refers to the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.Climate keeps on changing as documented in the history of humankind. However, the term climate change became prominent when changes in global climate patterns reached... Read more
First batch of Climate Change and Agriculture PHD students graduate
  The first batch of the Doctoral students who pursued WASCAL’s programme in Climate Change and Agriculture at Institut Polytechnique Rural de Formation et de Recherche Appliiquee de Katibougou (IPR/IFRA), Mali in collaboration with the University of Science and Technology, Mali and University of Cape Coast(UCC), Ghana have graduated.... Read more