Category: Research

Food Safety Protocols: HACCP

The theory of food safety is based on the desire to keep food safe from contamination of any kind. Microbial contamination is especially important because bacteria that reach the food supply are of public health significance. This is where HACCP is the most important. HACCP is a method of ensuring food safety by examining every step in a food operation,… Read more →

Explore Alternatives to Control Fall Armyworm

Dr Victor Clottey, the Regional Coordinator of the Centre for Agriculture International (CABI), has called for a more diversified means of controlling the invasion of the fall armyworm as reliance on chemicals alone could undermine efforts to manage the situation. Speaking at the Ghana National Learning Alliance Symposium, Dr Clottey said depending solely on a chemical option could lead to… Read more →

About Fall Armyworm

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is now established and rapidly spreading throughout Africa. Thousands of small farmers will be caught off guard. They are not used to spraying insecticides to get a crop of maize. We know from experience that by the time one can identify a fall armyworm caterpillar, it is often too late to control it. The worms… Read more →

Call for Investors (CfI) in an Agribusiness Venture_Ghana

A new agribusiness venture without a proven business case but having a HUGE market potential with relevant literature requires an investment of 4,500 Ghana Cedis (~$1000) repayable after 4 months with 37 per cent interest. An initial documented investment of 20,250 Ghana Cedis ($4500) has already been made in the venture. Interested in establishing a mutually-beneficial partnership with the venture?… Read more →

Call for Data Capture Assistants: Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA)

Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA) Ghana Statistical Service Ministry of Food and Agriculture Job Opportunity: Data Collection Assistants The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is in the process of conducting the Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA) 2016-2019 The Census of Agriculture is a statistical operation that covers the country and allows… Read more →

Market-oriented Agricultural Value Chains: Constraints and Opportunities

Agricultural value chain refers to all the steps that a product takes, from its point of origin  to the consumer. Improving conditions along the whole chain stimulates the youth to become entrepreneurial and develop consistent income streams. Agricultural value chain development is about linking farmers to people who can process, package, market and eventually buy the food they produce. Establishing… Read more →

E-agriculture Strategy Guide From the FAO and ITU

E-agriculture is about designing, developing and applying innovative ways to use ICTs in the rural domain, with a primary focus on agriculture. E-agriculture offers a wide range of solutions to some agricultural challenge and holds great potential in promoting sustainable agriculture while protecting the environment and finding an effective way to feed the world’s population. Setting in place a national… Read more →

Youth Agribusiness Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Ghana

The need for SME and entrepreneurship development is especially relevant in the globalised world we live in. It is however a dire situation in emerging economies, where young and expanding populations require the creation of more and better jobs and where economic diversification and increased competitiveness require enterprise development. Events in the past half decade inform us that to achieve… Read more →