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Food, safety and hygiene: Don’t Cover Hot Food with Polythene

By Prince Paul Amuzu: Fredrick Asiedu, manager of Chris Café at Somanya in the Eastern region, has cautioned the general public on the need to adhere to food preparation tips in order to avoid contamination. Mr. Asiedu who made the ...

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‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ to begin with GHc 560m cost

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government’s flagship agriculture policy, “Planting for Food and Jobs” will begin with a cost GHc 560 million. This is according to the Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, who said 200,000 farmers have already ...

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Why We Need to Teach Agriculture in Schools

OPINION By John Okiror There is unease about the proposed translocation of agriculture and other vocational subjects from the secondary school curriculum to technical institutes. This comes at the dawn of growing youth unemployment and criticism of the school curriculum ...

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Somanya Livestock Farmers Call on Government to Ban Livestock Importation

By Prince Paul Amuzu: Cattle farmers in Somanya in the YiloKrobo Municipal of the Eastern Region are attributing the challenges confronting livestock farmers in terms of persistent fall in prices of their livestock to the importation of livestock from other ...

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Government will revamp agric sector to attract youth – Prez Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed his government’s resolve to make the agricultural sector attractive to encourage the youth to go into farming. In line with that objective, he said a national campaign, dubbed: “Planting for food and jobs”, ...

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Africa: As Solar Refrigerator Keeps Mangoes Cold, Farmers’ Profits Heat Up

ANALYSISBy Leopold Obi Nziu — Solar-powered cold storage and biological pest control are helping protect Kenya’s mangoes from climate change It is a hot and cloudless morning, a sign that it will be sunny right through the afternoon. Joseph Mailu ...

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North industrial area enclave dying due to bad road

Accra’s Light Industrial Area otherwise known as North Industrial Area which used to buzz with so much activity is now almost dead. This is due to the very bad nature of the main road that runs through the area and ...

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Nigeria Now Second Largest Producer of Rice in the World – Govt

By Andrew Essien The Federal government has stated that because of the conscientious efforts of the President Muhammdu Buhari-led administration, the country has just achieved the record of being the second largest producer of rice in the world. It also ...

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Audio: Lower Manya NDC Stand-off: MTN Calls Walter’s Bluff

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Rite FM Feature: The Plight of Young Truck Pushers at the Agomanya Market

By Rite News Desk: Though there is nothing wrong in seeing young boys at the Agomanya market in the Lower Manya Krobo municipal of the Eastern region struggling to make a living for themselves, the rate of their exclusion from ...

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