Tag: Syecomp

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 →

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 →

Call for Proposals for Women-led Sustainable Energy Enterprises in West Africa, Investment of Up to USD 50 Million

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), and the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) have launched a call for proposals for women-led sustainable energy enterprises in West-Africa. Women-led businesses employing clean energy solutions to facilitate women’s economic empowerment in the ECOWAS countries and seeking investments of up to USD 50… 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 →

Weather forecast information for farmers in Ghana

It rained pretty heavy today and vegetable farmers around Dzorwulu, East Legon, Labone, Weija and Sakumono (in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana) were caught off guard. The need for timely and reliable weather forecast information to farmers’ cellphones to prioritise farming activities is very essential. One of our partner organisations, Syecomp Ghana Ltd, is offering 50% weekly and daily… Read more →