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Agriculture

Feb 25, 2015
Mr Gerhard Brugger, Ambassador of Switzerland in Ghana, has ranked Ghana third in the Sub-Saharan Africa trade with Switzerland, after South Africa and Nigeria. He said Ghana was the most…
Feb 20, 2015
Barely two weeks after the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United States Pharmacopeia (USP) awarded National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) with ISO/IEC…
Feb 18, 2015
Not long time ago, rice was perceived as a crop grown on a large scale in places like Kibimba [in Bugiri District]. But with introduction of a number of upland…
Feb 17, 2015
Dar es Salaam — The world's largest real-time mobile survey platform, is announcing a strategic partnership with Control Union, global leader in agricultural certifications, food safety, sustainability and value addition…
Feb 14, 2015
Cocoa purchases declared to Ghana's industry regulator reached 494,960 tonnes by Jan. 29 since the start of the main crop, down 23.9 percent from Jan. 30 last year, industry regulator…
Feb 13, 2015
Photograph: ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images What are the most effective ways of encouraging the development of smallholder farming? Diversification, training and working with the private sector are key More than half…
Feb 11, 2015
This is not a joke, but it is funny. It's also practical. Argentina's National Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA) has invented a way to convert cow flatulence into usable energy,…
Feb 10, 2015
The bunches of bananas that Teo Kataratambi and her husband, Silver, grow on their land fetch the equivalent of only £1.40 each. The larger bunches that they used to grow…
Feb 07, 2015
Thousands of small-scale dairy farmers in Kenya are set to benefit from part of a Sh2.3 billion financial support that seeks to improve their livelihood though enhanced productivity. This follows…
Feb 06, 2015
The creation of business opportunities for unemployed youth in the agricultural sector is at the center stage of an African wide initiative led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.…
Feb 04, 2015
As South Africa struggles with increasingly frequent load-shedding by national power utility Eskom, farmers in the Lower Orange River region of Northern Cape province are opting for green energy. The…
Feb 03, 2015
South African food group, AH-Vest, has acquired a tomato-processing factory from food retailer, Tiger Brands, for an undisclosed sum, it emerged on Monday. The factory is situated in Duiwelskloof, Tzaneen…
Jan 29, 2015
Ghana’s Veterinary Service Department has sought to allay concerns that the outbreak of bird flu in Nigeria is likely to be imported into Ghana. The Veterinary Services Department deputy director…
Jan 29, 2015
In another sign of the alarming scale of elephant poaching in central Africa, the authorities in the Republic of Congo recently seized 126kgs of ivory in the capital Brazzaville –…

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