Call for Abstracts for the 6th International Climate Change and Population Conference on Africa (CCPOP-Ghana2018) under the Theme: “The Future We Do Not Want”

THE REGIONAL INSTITUTE FOR POPULATION STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF GHANA, LEGON, ACCRA Call for Abstracts for the 6th International Climate Change and Population Conference on Africa (CCPOP-Ghana2018) under the Theme: “The Future We Do Not Want” Date: 23rd – 25th July, 2018 Venue: Accra, GHANA Background Climatic hazards are increasingly becoming common features of society globally amidst heightened demographic and social change, as… Read more →

Managing Cassava Diseases, Pests and Nutritional Disorders!

Are you a Cassava farmer? Are you having difficulty managing pests, diseases and the like? International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT45), CTA & CLAYUCA (Support Cassava Research and Development) have created a comprehensive Practical Handbook for Managing Cassava Diseases, Pests and Nutritional Disorders!   This handbook provides detailed information on the economic importance, biology, habits and nomenclature of insects. It… Read more →

Ghana Weather Forecast [April 13, 2018]: Kete Krachi

Weather forecast, Kete Krachi (7.80, -0.0166), Volta Region : Hot during the day (32C) and warm at night (22C). It will rain (77% chance), wind is normal (2km). 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 →

Press Release: European Commission acts to ban unfair trade practices in the food supply chain

Brussels, 12 April 2018 The Commission is targeting the most damaging unfair trade practices to grant farmers and small and medium sized businesses greater certainty and less need to manage risks over which they have little or no control. The Commission proposes today to ban the more damaging unfair trading practices in the food supply chain to ensure fairer treat­ment… Read more →

MoFA: time and money spent appropriately?

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister of Food and Agriculture has led a Ghanaian delegation to this year’s TECHAGRO fair in the Czech Republic to learn first hand, best practices and seek collaboration in various areas of the Agric sector to help improve food production and food security. The question to ask here is are the costs of flights and… Read more →

What do you know about Ghana’s Agro-ecological Zones?

The agricultural sector in Ghana contributes about 38 % of the GDP, employs 45% of the active population (about 60% of the rural labour force), accounts for about 75% of the export earnings, and contributes to meeting more than 90% of the food needs. On the basis of present projections and the priorities set in the country’s strategy for growth… Read more →

Ghana Weather Forecast [April 10, 2018]: Jirapa

Today’s weather forecast for Jirapa (10.53, -2.70), Upper West Region: Very hot during the day (36C) and warm at night (25C). Little chance of rain (32% chance), wind is normal (4km). 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 →

Betway to make inroads in Ghana with impact support for Agribusinesses and Sports

Betway, the global online betting multinational, intends to expand its operations in Ghana by supporting social impact agribusinesses to boost operations. With more than 65 per cent of Ghana’s population operating in the agricultural value chain, support from companies like Betway will positively impact the sector by enriching the sector’s growth and create more jobs for numerous unemployed Ghanaian graduate… Read more →

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 →

Reversing Africa’s cocoa paradox: A new call to action

“What’s the brain surgery in making chocolates? The price of cocoa beans always falls, but never the price of chocolates” – Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Around the world, chocolate in all shapes and sizes symbolize Easter and bring joy to millions of kids and adults alike. And the demand for chocolate will most likely continue to increase, according… Read more →