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Foreign Fishing Vessels Outfishing Somali Locals: Ghanaian Navy To Fight Menace

Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Navy, Commander Veronica Arhin has identified illegal fishing across Ghana’s territorial waters as a common threat around the globe and says “Ghana therefore is not an exception to that threat.” Commander Veronica Arhin who ...

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Calls for Increased Cultivation of Baobab in Ghana as Demand for the Fruit Increases in the UK

Team Leader for the Milla Tribe Baobab Company, Mr. Mawuli Kofi Sikanku is advocating for the cultivation of baobab plantations in Ghana to increase the rate of the plant’s establishment in Ghana. Mr. Sikanku who was speaking to Rite news ...

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Senegal: Farmers fight to save farmland from salt (IRIN)

Salt water has seeped into agricultural land in the village of Dioffior, in the Sine-Saloum region of western Senegal. The salt invasion has forced many farmers to abandon their rice fields, leaving them unemployed and unable to feed their families. ...

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Africa pushes for gains on genetic materials

African nations are pushing for a review of an access and benefit sharing framework for exploration of genetic materials obtained from farmers in developing countries. The increasing number of hungry people, coupled with climate-linked extinction of crops and livestock varieties ...

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World Food Day: Eliminating Famine Is Key

A Research Scientist at the Food Research Institute, Mrs. Nina Bernice Ackah has admitted that though modernization and technology are helping in reducing some forms of famine in the world, much more needs to be done to completely eliminate famine ...

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Tanzania Unveils Mega Sugarcane Production Project

Two pension schemes in Tanzania have ventured into sugarcane farming to address the current shortage of sugar in the country. The National Social Security Fund and the PPF Pensions Fund recently launched the 12,000-acre Mbigiri Farm and the 63,000-acre Mkulazi ...

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 Govt: Nigeria Earned N30 Billion From Agric Exports in 1st quarter.

The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, told the National Economic Council  that the nation’s agricultural export had increased by 82 percent in the first quarter of 2017. The minister said export earnings from agricultural goods stood at N30 billion ...

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Rice importation not banned – Agric Minister, Ogbeh

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, has stated that the Federal Government did not ban the importation of agricultural produce including rice. He clarified that all the federal government did was to put measures in place to checkmate ...

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Japan’s Mizuho Global Agri Innovation holds Agriculture technology, innovation seminar

Mizuho Global Agri- Innovation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan in collaboration with Institute of Applied Sciences of the University of Ghana held a seminar at the Coconut Groove Regency Hotel in Accra yesterday. The seminar ...

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Kenya Presidential Election Cancelled by Supreme Court

Kenya’s Supreme Court has annulled the result of last month’s presidential election, citing irregularities, and ordered a new one within 60 days. The election commission had declared incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta the winner by a margin of 1.4 million votes. Raila ...

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