Tag: climate change

Ghana Crop Calendar: Essential Dataset

Increasing variability in cropping patterns and climate impact requires having scientific knowledge of crop seasonality from a trusted source. Agricinghana Media, your strategic specialised media organisation for Ghana’s agricultural sector, has available the Ghana Crop Calendar, a localised and comprehensive resource . This crop calendar is used by medium to large scale commercial enterprises, insurance companies, financial institutions, and agribusiness… Read more →

Thinking about climate impact on farmers’ productivity in Ghana

Farmers are people on the front line of climate change impacts. The ecosystems on which they rely are increasingly degraded, their access to suitable agricultural land is declining, and their forest resources are increasingly restricted. Many are working on marginal rain fed land, with increased water scarcity. Farmers need accurate and consistent information to support strategic planning and to deliver… Read more →

Climate Change, Innovations, and Syecomp

Agriculture is predominantly rainfed in Ghana where the climate is dominated by the inter tropical convergence zone and the hot, dry harmattan winds blowing from the Sahara. The south of the country experiences a bimodal rainfall regime, with a major and a minor rainfall season while the north of the country has a unimodal rainfall regime. Climate change scenarios show… Read more →

Syecomp: Happy Farmers’ Day

Happy Farmers’ Day! Proud to associate and work with Ghanaian farmers, fishers, and pastoralists. Email us: Team@syecomp.com Have an agricultural content and wants it published? Connect with us via our AgPress® Newswire Service! Email: Editor@agricinghana.com Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

Spurring farming in Ghana with GPS-specific weather information

Localised weather forecast information is part of Syecomp’s  Shared Value initiative to provide real-time weather,early warning, and climate information and data for vulnerable actors in Ghana. In Ghana, there is a likelihood of climate change set to hit the agricultural sector adversely and cause considerable negative impacts particularly for farmers, pastoralists and fishers. Weather information is one of the requirements… Read more →

Ghana Stages Pre-COP23 Climate Festival

In preparation towards the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) from 6th-17th November 2017 in Bonn, Germany hosted by Fiji, a Pre-COP climate festival was held in Accra yesterday October 24, 2017. The Pre-COP Climate Festival is a high level event to sensitize key stakeholders and the public on climate change… Read more →

Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture in Ghana-Partner Agtech Companies

Agriculture is honked as the backbone of Ghana’s economy, providing livelihoods for the vast majority of the population, and employing nearly 50% of the nation’s labour force in small family farms. The greater part of production is generated through rain-fed farming. According to Agricinghana Media research output, in 2010 the area under crop production was estimated at 3.6 million hectares;… Read more →

6th West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference (WACEE)

Press release 23 September 2017 The 6th West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference (WACEE) from 07 – 09 November 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre Top-Level 3-Day Conference Official German Pavilion featuring 13 exhibitors (Heidelberg / Accra) Organised by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana) and the German trade show specialists… Read more →

Adaptation Fund Project – Call for Concept Notes

The Government of Ghana has received a grant from the Adaptation Fund Secretariat and intends to apply part of the funds to create emerging income generating opportunities in livelihood diversification that would shift communities away from purely climate dependent sectors. Accordingly, the Adaptation Fund Project announces the 2017 “call for concept notes” to award small grants of up to US$50,000… Read more →

Request: Researched Articles on Climate Change and Rural Livelihood Diversification in Agriculture

Are you an Expert or a Professional in Climate Change and Rural Livelihoods? We intend to write short article(s) covering “Climate Resilience in Agriculture, Diversification of Rural Livelihoods, and Sustainable Agriculture“. Articles could be in a form of field project reports, policy brief, etc. Send us well written, non-plagiarised and unpublished short pieces for publication via email to: Editor@agricinghana.com Kindly… Read more →

EU gives 6 SADA projects 160 million euros agriculture support

The EU is supporting government with 160 million euros to boost agriculture in the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) Zone Six. Out of the 160 million euros, 105 million would go into “productive investment for sustainable agriculture development.”   Another 30 million euros would support “resilient agriculture against climate change (REACH)” while the remaining 25 million euros would be invested into… Read more →

Learning Note 4: Engaging Farmers to Address Climate Change in Ghana’s Agricultural Sector

Farmers will have to adapt to the changing climate conditions to safeguard their livelihoods. One of the project initiatives at Syecomp Ghana Ltd aims to promote existing and new methods for adaptation to climate change and to introduce mitigation measures within the context of sustainable farming. However, when it comes to engaging smallholder farmers in this context, we need to… Read more →

Ghana launches first West African Farmer Helpline!

Feeding the nation and investing in our farmers is a key priority of Government and a critical driver for Ghana’s 2020 vision. Despite significant advances in technology, farmers remain vulnerable to climate change, drought, poor harvests, weed infestations and virulent pests. Farming techniques remain outdated, marketing costs too high, and incomes unacceptably low. There is a slow drift of young… Read more →