Zika Virus (ZIKV)

Question: What is Zika? Answer: Zika is a virus spread to humans by Aedes mosquitoes, the same mosquitoes that spread dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever Symptoms About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill (i.e., develop Zika). The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other… More Zika Virus (ZIKV)

KNUST to Kickstart Large Scale Fresh Milk Production

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is to begin large-scale production of nutritious fresh milk to generate more revenue for its activities. Professor William Otoo Ellis, the Vice Chancellor, said it has target to produce about 1,500 litres of fresh yoghurt daily for the local market by the middle of the year.… More KNUST to Kickstart Large Scale Fresh Milk Production

EDAIF Launches GH¢50 Million Equity Fund

The Board of the Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Development Fund (EDAIF) has approved GH¢50 million to set up the EDAIF Equity Fund. The Fund would target investments into Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agro-processing, export trade and industrial development in line with their mandate. A statement signed by Dr Barfour Osei, Chief Executive… More EDAIF Launches GH¢50 Million Equity Fund

Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI 2016)

Youth employment and hunger are two key issues that have been impacted by the economic crisis. This is particularly true for youth living in developing countries, representing 85% of the world youth. In an attempt to address these issues, the Global Youth Innovation Network, GYIN, has initiated its second Global Youth Summit called the 2016… More Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI 2016)

Shortchanged- The Story of Poor Rice Seed in Volta Region

My attention was drawn to a news item aired on the radio on the 2nd of December, 2015 about an issue which sounded very alarming to the Ghanaian Agricultural Sector and the ecosystem as a whole. In an article first reported by the Ghana News Agency; rice farmers in and around Ho, the Volta Regional… More Shortchanged- The Story of Poor Rice Seed in Volta Region

Short Term Contract: Web and Mobile App Developer

Having demonstrable knowledge in web and mobile application development? Can you develop an essential application within 2 months? Possessing relevant knowledge in MySQL database ( including other online database management tools) and Google cloud computing? Exhibit aesthetic appreciation of a development environment? Get in touch for a discussion for a short term contract! Application Deadline:… More Short Term Contract: Web and Mobile App Developer

Deputy Minister Launches Green Innovation Centre Project in Ghana

Dr Alhassan Mohammed Ahmed, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, in charge of Crops, has opened an inception workshop for the Green Innovation Centre Project, aimed at reducing poverty and ensuring food security. The project is an initiative of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation under the global initiative titled “One World No Hunger,” in… More Deputy Minister Launches Green Innovation Centre Project in Ghana

Rationale: Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP)

1. The Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) aims at providing a framework and institutional basis for a long-term engagement and supplementary financing for scaling up investments in private sector-led pro-poor agricultural value chain development. GASIP will contribute to the realization of Ghana’s Medium Term Agriculture Sector Investment Programme (METASIP), which provides the road map… More Rationale: Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP)

Ghana National Workshop on the Agriculture and Nutrition Nexus

Food and nutrition security (FNS) is high on the global policy agenda and is of special significance for the African, Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) region. Several pathways have been identified for achieving the desired FNS outcomes which include; policy harmonization, political will, multidisciplinary research, technological and social innovation, multi-sectoral cooperation and collaboration, capacity building… More Ghana National Workshop on the Agriculture and Nutrition Nexus

Zonal Value Chain Specialist

Company: Ministry of Food & Agriculture (MoFA) Category: Project Development / Management Posted:  November 16, 2015 Expires: November 24, 2015 Location: Kumasi,Tamale and Dodowa Industry: Public Sector Education: First Degree Experience: 7 years Description • Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) intends to recruit 3 qualified Zonal Value Chain Specialist (VCSs) in order to ensure the… More Zonal Value Chain Specialist