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Kenyan university to commercialize edible insects to boost food security

A Kenyan university said Tuesday it plans to commercialize edible insects in order to boost food security in the country. Monica Ayieko,...
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Kenya mulls deployment of agricultural biotechnology to boost food security

Kenya is exploring large scale deployment of agricultural biotechnology to boost food production, an official said on Thursday. Hamadi Boga, principal secretary for agricultural...
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Agricultural mechanisation is crucial to Africa’s food security

Governments and businesses must increase investments in the sector By Busani Bafana An African woman with hoe in hand is the default symbol of agriculture...
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Anim reiterates the need for land banks

Mr Moses Anim, Second Deputy Majority Chief Whip is calling for the protection of Ghana’s agrarian lands against mortgaging for estate development. He made a...
Rice Farm

Assin North to promote rice Cultivation in 2019

In fulfilment of maintaining national food security, the Assin North District has expressed its commitment to prioritise the cultivation of hybrid rice under the...
climate change

Food Security Remains Threatened Due to Hostile Climate Conditions

Dr. Iddrisu Yahaya, an Economist at the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI), has said the hostile...
Wpid Food Security Picture

There is no food security without food safety

Food security for all is a cornerstone of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, which recognizes that global sustainable development can only be achieved if...
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Food security feared as Kenya readies to start growing GMO cotton

At fresh produce markets across Kenya, citizens are shunning buying bigger tomatoes, mangoes, pawpaws or oranges for fear that they may be genetically modified. The...
The Upper West Regional National Fire Service Commander, ACFO Nathaniel Gaddiel Ebonyi-Amoah, and his team inspecting the Baayiri/Kataa Volunteer squads.

Upper West: Bushfires poses a great danger to food security

The Upper West Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mrs Zenabu Wasai-King, says bushfires have reduced soil fertility, destroyed farm produce and...
Seed Impact

Ghana, other African countries to benefit from US$60 million support for food security

Ghana and 11 other African countries are set to benefit from an initiative meant to promote food security in sub-Saharan Africa. The African Enterprise Challenge...
agriculture

The Lab, IFAD move to address climate issues affecting smallholder farmers in Africa.

In the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab) and the International Fund for Agriculture...
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Zambia reviews farmer input support program after challenges

The Zambian government on Friday said it has reviewed a program of providing subsidized farming inputs to smallholder farmers after a chaotic experience in...
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Angolan Smallholder farmers to improve food security

A new financial agreement, signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Angola, will boost food and nutrition security among some...
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Kenya bets on small-holder irrigation technologies to boost food security

Kenya's Ministry of Agriculture will invest in irrigation technologies and innovations tailor-made for smallholder farmers to boost crop yield, officials said on Wednesday Mwangi Kiunjuri,...
Scientists

Scientists develop disease surveillance system framework to improve food security

Agricultural scientists announced Wednesday they have developed a framework for Global Surveillance System (GSS) for crop diseases to help improve food security globally. Roger Day,...
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Somalia: “Say No to Famine” :Project Unveiled

The African Development Bank’s Deputy Director General for East Africa, Nnenna Nwabufo, represented the institution at the launch of the Say No to Famine...
Agriculture in Africa

Safeguarding food security can be sustained through census of agriculture

It's been 33 years since the last census of Agriculture was conducted in the country to gather real data on people and communities that...
One-District-One-Factory project

Agric Expert says Governments One District one dam will provide food security

Professor Livingston Kobina Sam-Amoah,the Provost of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has said the government’s...
Wpid Food Security Picture

Rwanda to focus more on investing in water harvesting, irrigation to enhance food security

Rwanda will focus more on investing in water harvesting and irrigation infrastructures in marshlands and on hillsides in order to enhance food security and...
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Kenya to enhance fertilizer subsidy program to boost food security

Kenya plans to enhance its fertilizer subsidy program to boost food security, a senior government official said on Wednesday. Willy Bett, cabinet secretary in the...
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Kenya urged to develop broad master plan for food security

A Kenyan expert on Tuesday urged the government to develop a comprehensive master plan that will demarcate counties into producing crops they have comparative...

Best Farmer in Wa East describes award as motivation

Mr. Salia Issah, a native of Loggu Community has been crowned the Wa East District Best Farmer for 2017 on the occasion of the...
Female Farmers

58 year-old woman adjudged best farmer in Tarkwa Nsueam Municipal

A 58 year-old woman, Madam Agnes Baah at Simpa, in the Tarkwa Nsueam Municipality, has been adjudged the Municipal best farmer. She received a deep...
agriculture

GARDJA backs creation of National Development Bank

The Ghana Agriculture and Rural Development Journalists Association (GARDJA) has said it supports Government’s intention to set up a National Development Bank to purposely...
farmers

Asante-Akim South Municipality reward 24 farmers

The Asante-Akim South Municipality has rewarded 24 farmers with prizes for hard work and singular contribution to the development of agriculture in the area. This...
food aid

Scaling-up Evergreen Agriculture Project kicks off

A new Food Security and Climate Change Project, dubbed, “Scaling-up Evergreen Agriculture Project” is to kick start in the Bawku West, Garu and Mion...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya begins construction of US$190 million dam to boost food security

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday launched construction of 190-million-U.S.-dollar Thiba dam in Kirinyaga County, central Kenya. Kenyatta said the mega project would be a...
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Builsa Community Bank demonstrate commitment towards women

Established as a community owned financial institution in 1996 in the Upper East Region, the Builsa Community Bank Ltd (Bucobank) currently has four branches. The...
Environmental degradation

GSLWMP Chalk Success In Reducing Land Degradation

The Ghana Sustainable Land and Water Management Project (GSLWMP) has made some significant impact in reducing land degradation and enhancing maintenance...

Communities Urge To Revive Anti-Bush Fire Bye Laws

Stakeholders in the Lawra District of the Upper West Region have proposed to communities in the district to either revive their anti-bushfire bye-laws or...