Category: Research

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 →

Cassava: Production & Processing

Have you taken interest in the production and processing of Cassava? This can be an additional revenue source as selling refined products often earns greater revenue than raw products. If you are considering beginning production and processing of your raw cassava start by reading: Cassava production and processing a publication by Engineers Without Borders, Cameroon (ISF Cameroon) and The Technical… Read more →

Fall Armyworm in Africa: A Guide for Integrated Pest Management

Feed the Future, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE) have published a guide – Fall Armyworm in Africa:A Guide for Integrated Pest Management– that provides tips on fall armyworm identification as well as technologies and practices for effective control of the pest.  … Read more →

Food Safety Protocols: HACCP

The theory of food safety is based on the desire to keep food safe from contamination of any kind. Microbial contamination is especially important because bacteria that reach the food supply are of public health significance. This is where HACCP is the most important. HACCP is a method of ensuring food safety by examining every step in a food operation,… Read more →

Explore Alternatives to Control Fall Armyworm

Dr Victor Clottey, the Regional Coordinator of the Centre for Agriculture International (CABI), has called for a more diversified means of controlling the invasion of the fall armyworm as reliance on chemicals alone could undermine efforts to manage the situation. Speaking at the Ghana National Learning Alliance Symposium, Dr Clottey said depending solely on a chemical option could lead to… Read more →

About Fall Armyworm

The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is now established and rapidly spreading throughout Africa. Thousands of small farmers will be caught off guard. They are not used to spraying insecticides to get a crop of maize. We know from experience that by the time one can identify a fall armyworm caterpillar, it is often too late to control it. The worms… Read more →

Call for Investors (CfI) in an Agribusiness Venture_Ghana

A new agribusiness venture without a proven business case but having a HUGE market potential with relevant literature requires an investment of 4,500 Ghana Cedis (~$1000) repayable after 4 months with 37 per cent interest. An initial documented investment of 20,250 Ghana Cedis ($4500) has already been made in the venture. Interested in establishing a mutually-beneficial partnership with the venture?… Read more →

Call for Data Capture Assistants: Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA)

Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA) Ghana Statistical Service Ministry of Food and Agriculture Job Opportunity: Data Collection Assistants The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is in the process of conducting the Ghana Census of Agriculture (GCA) 2016-2019 The Census of Agriculture is a statistical operation that covers the country and allows… Read more →