Tag: Syecomp

Advisory Tips: Fall Armyworm (FAW) on Farms

We have received reports ( from farmers) of the emergence of Fall Armyworm across some farming communities in Ghana. Note: Fall Armyworm (FAW) causes damage by feeding on both vegetative and reproductive structures of crops. Remember: Early detection of fall armyworm infestation on your farm is key. Make sure you undertake effective monitoring and use the threshold criteria to determine… Read more →

Weather Forecast (April 04, 2018): Agona Swedru

Weather Forecast for, Agona Swedru (5.53, -0.70)-in Central Region: Very hot during the day (34C) and warm at night (24C). It will rain (76% chance), wind is normal (3km). Wish to subscribe for location-specific weather forecast for your farming community? Contact the Weather Service Provider at Email: Team@syecomp.com Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

Weather Forecast (March 22, 2018): Atebubu

  Thursday, March 22, 2018– Weather forecast for Atebubu (Brong Ahafo Region) of Ghana: Very hot during the day (34C) and warm at night (23C). It is likely to rain (52% chance), wind is normal (3km). To subscribe for location-specific weather information for your farming community, email: Team@syecomp.com or Call the Farmer Helpline: 0500000996 Read more →

Satellite technology for farming in Ghana

Over the past half decade various forms of information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been deplored across farms in Ghana to boost production, monitor crop growth, optimise water use, and provide advanced detection of diseases and pests on crop fields. Technology needs of medium to large scale commercial farmers differ from that of smallholder food producers. However, innovations are helping… 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 →

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 →

Recruitment of Public and Private Extension Officers-Commission Basis

Objective: Creating meaningful impact for farmers, pastoralists, fishers, and agribusinesses  with weather forecast and agronomic information. Background: It is increasingly emerging that the provision of context-specific and user-friendly weather forecasting information at scale determines the resilience of farmers and pastoralists to variability and climate change. Additionally, information about crop, livestock, and poultry diseases and mitigation measures needed to be widely… Read more →

Communiqué of the 2017 Pre-COP Climate Festival

We, the participants of the 2017 Pre-COP Climate festival organised and hosted by the Regional Institute for Population Studies of the University of Ghana in Accra, on this Day 24th of October 2017, from government, civil society, the private sector, international and inter-governmental organisations, development partners, academic institutions, and vulnerable communities in attendance affirm that: ~ Climate change remains one… Read more →

Ghanaian Agribusinesses Network at Cocktail Party

Close to 70 representatives of agribusinesses in Ghana and invited corporate institutions came together for an evening networking cocktail party on Saturday October 28, 2017. The Agribusiness representatives were made up of mostly young professionals, Agtech and Fintech start-up founders, crop farmers, livestock farmers, poultry farmers, fish farmers, and several C-Level corporate executives in Ghana. The Agribusiness networking cocktail had… Read more →