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Agriculture

Jun 12, 2015
FOR Muhammadu Abubakar, life is an uphill struggle. Farming in Nigeria is tricky at the best of times. Only the brave or the downright crazy would think of dealing in…
Jun 03, 2015
Concerns have heightened over the possible drop in crop yields following the withdrawal of some fertiliser suppliers from government’s fertiliser subsidy programme. A senior lecturer at the Agricultural Economics and…
May 19, 2015
Ghana faces a possible ban on groundnuts exported to the EU following high recorded incidence of aflatoxin contamination of the crop yields. The European Commission recently conducted a thorough examination…
May 09, 2015
Agriculture minister Joseph Made has said the Zimbabwe government will not declare the drought that has ravaged mainly the southern parts of the country a national disaster and will instead…
May 09, 2015
Government have been asked to speedily intervene with strict regulatory and protection mechanisms to avoid risking the loss of 135,000 metric tonnes of oil palm production, and also losing the…
Apr 29, 2015
The United Nations Food and Agriculture (FAO) has forecast Zimbabwe’s maize production for the 2014/15 season at 950,000 tonnes, over a third lower than the previous season due to a…
Apr 23, 2015
Expectations are high among farmers that cocoa production will hit its peak in the mid-crop season on the back of favourable weather and improved farming practices. Cocoa bean output in…
Apr 15, 2015
Antimalarial roots of a weed, herbal remedy Researchers have formulated an anti-malarial tea out of an herbal remedy traditionally used to alleviate symptoms of the disease in Africa. Derived from…
Apr 05, 2015
HEIFER International has been awarded a grant of 750,000 US dollars (1.35bn/-) by Starbucks Foundation to help fund the Mbozi Farmer Livelihood Improvement Project. The Heifer's President and Chief Executive,…
Apr 03, 2015
Participants at the end of a 12-day training workshop on Digital Soil Mapping for Western and Central African countries have called on governments to provide the needed infrastructure for the…
Apr 02, 2015
Government of Ghana has engaged the World Bank and USAID in supporting agricultural development projects through the Ghana Commercial Agriculture Project (GCAP), with the principal objective of improving the investment…
Mar 30, 2015
Adama West Africa, a subsidiary of a global manufacturer of agribusiness, Adama Agriculture Solutions Limited, has rebranded to make it more relevant to the needs of its customers. Adama West…
Mar 27, 2015
Researchers from Ghent University in Belgium and the University of Ghana have developed a new technique for making chocolate, offering healthier and more flavourful product. Using this new method, cacao…
Mar 25, 2015
Accra - The USAID West Africa Fertilizer Programme is to provide training on the use of mobile soil test kits as part of efforts to promote agricultural enhancing technologies to…

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