Category: Research

Creative Potentials of Youth in Exploring Agribusiness Opportunities in Ghana

Agribusiness remains the main entry point for young people into Ghana’s agriculture sector. It could significantly reduce youth unemployment which is approximated at 40%, especially in rural areas. The major challenge to establishing an agribusiness enterprise in Ghana, however, remains the lack of skills, access to capital, land, inputs, and other productive resources, and the unfavourable policy environment. Even with… Read more →

Call for Proposals: The Matasa Fellows Network

Application deadline: May 16, 2016 Small grants available for early-career African nationals to produce papers on youth employment and entrepreneurship issues. The MasterCard Foundation and the Institute for Development Studies at Sussex University are calling for proposals for the Matasa Fellows Network. Over the coming year, 10 fellows will produce research papers focused on the broad subject of youth employment and… Read more →

Short Training Courses by CSIR-CRI, Ghana

The CSIR-Crops Research Institute, one of the 13 Institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research announces a series of short-term training courses which can be freely accessed through its website www.cropsresearch.org. The Institute’s mission is to develop and disseminate demand-driven technologies and build capacity for sustainable food and industrial crops productivity to enhance livelihoods. The Institute has highly… Read more →

Calls for Grants Q2-GhanaVeg

GhanaVeg has announced its new calls for grants for the Business Opportunities Fund (BO) and Research and Development Innovation Fund (R&D). The Calls are collectively aimed at supporting a sector-wide development of Ghana’s vegetable sector. The themes being considered under BO are Private Extension, Vegetable Value Chain Integration and Innovative Irrigation. These themes would be co-funded to a tune of… Read more →

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 common symptoms include muscle pain… Read more →

Learning Note 2-Project Impact Measurement

One of the critical challenges with implementing impact-oriented projects is developing a matrix to evaluate project results and measuring impact. At Syecomp Ghana Ltd, we believe critical success factors in delivering results include stakeholder participation, active inclusion of direct project constituents, and activity/service continuity. In our implementation of the CTA-funded proof of concept project on Geospatial Technology and Agroclimatic Information Service… Read more →

Syecomp Farm GPS Data Capture Activities

Syecomp Ghana Ltd recently had had their project staff on the field capturing farm data from pineapple,mango and vegetable farmers in Volta and Eastern Region of Ghana. This is part of the company’s project activities in the deployment of Geospatial Technologies and Agroclimatic Information Services for Smallholder Farmers in Ghana-Proof of Concept phase. The project team deeply appreciate the continuous support… Read more →