Open Defecation menace :Osagyefo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah would have been dissapointed

On the occasion of Founders Day, the Media Coalition Against Open Defecation has called on Ghanaians to reflect on the contributions of Ghana’s forebears which led to independence. A statement signed by the Convener, Emmanuel Addai, reminds the public of the threat posed by the practice of open defecation to…

Open defecation :Coalition calls for financial commitment by govt to end menace

The Media Coalition Against Open Defecation is calling for the establishment of a budget line for eradication of open defecation in annual budgets that syncs with the national road map.   The Coalition is of the view that, Ghana can achieve the universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and…

Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan

Ghana is a country rich in natural resources, including crude oil, gold, diamonds, and minerals such as manganese and bauxite, and China—one of the West African country’s biggest investors—has set its sights on those valuable products. The investments are part of Beijing’s ambitious development project known as “One Belt, One…

University of Ghana releases three new WACCI hybrid maize varieties
The National Variety Release and Registration Committee of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has approved and recommended three new WACCI hybrid maize varieties to be released onto the market for cultivation and consumption. The varieties, which are now waiting to be gazetted by the National Seed Council, were... Read more
CHINA BANS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM GHANA
  Vegetables and fruits from Ghana have been banned from the Chinese market for failing to meet international production standards. The ban which took effect from the beginning of this year would further plunge the industry into crisis. Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah, in an interview with... Read more
CropLife Ghana raises awareness about counterfeit agrochemicals
Mr. William Kotey, President of CropLife Ghana making a presentation CropLife Ghana, in collaboration with the Chemical Control Management Centre (CCMC) of EPA and Plant Quarantine Officers of MoFA/PPRSD, has organized a one-day anti-counterfeiting sensitization workshop for agrochemical dealers and importers. The workshop which was held in Kumasi, the... Read more
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