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…

Ghana’s integrated E-Waste Management Program to create 20,000 direct Jobs

    Government  expected to create 20,000 direct jobs with the establishment of an integrated e-waste recycling facility  at Agbogbloshie ,a suburb of Ghana’s capital ,Accra.   Finance Minister ,Ken Ofori Atta, presenting the 2019 budget statement in Parliament on Thursday said “the Integrated e-waste Management program has been launched and will, among…

Zoomlion, AMA, Cape Town collaborate in waste management for Clean Accra Vision

Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) have collaborated with the City of Cape Town in South Africa to be able to feed into President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s mantra of making Accra the cleanest city in the sub-region. This effort by the two organizations having great interest…

Ivory Coast sunny weather boosts cocoa crop
Sunny spells and scarce rainfall in most of Ivory Coast’s cocoa growing regions last week could stem the spread of black pod disease and boost the main cocoa crop, farmers said on Monday Last week, farmers said they were concerned that wet spells could help spread disease. But a... Read more
Ghana’s Cocoa farming Sector not depleting Forest-COCOBOD
The CEO of COCOBOD Joseph Boahen Aidoo has stressed the board will not embark on programmes that will lead to deforestation. According to him, all the programmes being rolled out by the board are targeted at ensuring high yield. He said he disagrees with assertion that cocoa farming is... Read more
Ivory Coast to expel cocoa farmers from largest forest reserve
 Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast will launch an operation to expel thousands of illegal farmers from the Goin-Debe forest reserve, the West African nation’s largest, a government spokesman said on Thursday. The decision is part of efforts to protect forests in Ivory Coast, which has lost much of its... Read more
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
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
COCOBOD to destroy over 30-year-old cocoa trees
  The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is to undertake massive rehabilitation of cocoa farms in the country. In view of this, all cocoa trees over 30 years on about 50,000 hectares of cocoa farms would be destroyed and replanted at no cost to the farmer. In addition, owners of... Read more
Ghana’s cocoa risk international boycott over galamsey – Minister
The Western Regional Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie, has said that Ghana’s premium cocoa risks being banned on the international market, due to the huge “heavy metals” unleashed into the soil in cocoa growing areas by illegal miners. He said if the situation is not checked, the consequences of a... Read more
Cocobod goes to cocoa farmers’ rescue following armyworm invasion
Barely 48 hours after  report on the invasion of cocoa farms by armyworms within the Ejisu-Juaben and Mampong municipalities of the Ashanti Region, the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has intervened.   The Cocoa Health Extension Division of COCOBOD has presented several boxes of insecticide to affected cocoa farmers to... Read more
Cocobod project to rehabilitate 10,000 hectares of cocoa farms
The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) has launched a project to treat and rehabilitate some 10,000 hectares of diseased and overage cocoa farms in the Western North and Eastern regions this year. The project will involve the removal of 11 million trees for replanting. Currently, about 17%of cocoa area, that... Read more
Stop planting tuber crops on cocoa farms – Agronomist
  Mr Ayyamani Jagadish (left) taking the cocoa lead farmers and the extension officers through some cocoa sustainability techniques A Cocoa agronomist from Malaysia, Mr Ayyamani Jagadish, has called on cocoa farmers in the country to avoid the excessive planting of other tuber crops on their farmlands. He explained... Read more