Tag: climate change

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 Send us well written, non-plagiarised and unpublished short pieces for publication via email to: Editor@agricinghana.com Kindly… Read more →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 →