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Poor food hygienic practices- a threat to our health

Poor food hygiene is on the increase on Ghanaian markets especially in urban cities in Ghana. An investigation conducted by Richmond Frimpong of gardja.org has revealed that Poor food hygienic practice has become a common phenomenon in our traditional markets ...

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Farmers advocate one community, one dam policy

Farmers within the Savannah Ecological Zone have called on government to introduce a Community, One-Dam Policy as part of measures to promote agriculture in the country. This, according to the farmers, would help ensure all year round agricultural production to ...

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KNUST initiates ‘chocopreneurship’ training to increase uses of cocoa

The Department of Food Science and Technology at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is expanding uses of cocoa for job creation and income generation. A value addition training programme has been initiated, in collaboration with the ...

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Consider backyard gardens in building homes

Mrs Rita Naa Odoley Sowah, the Municipal Chief Executive of La Dadekotopon Municipal Area, has urged architects and developers of buildings to leave room for backyard gardens towards achieving food security. She said if Ghanaians developed the habit of growing ...

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Fruit flies invade farms in Volta Region

Fruit flies have invaded high value horticultural crop farms across the Volta Region. The greatly affected districts are Afadjato South, Kadjebi, Jasikan, South Tongu, North Tongu, Ketu North, Ketu South and Akatsi South. The flies attack the crops by piercing ...

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Prices of foodstuffs decline by over 80%

Prices of foodstuffs in the Greater Accra region have begun to decline after experiencing significant levels of hikes for close to 6 months -from February 2016. Checks across the various markets reveal that most food prices have reduced by over ...

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Extreme Weather Increasing Level of Toxins in Food, Scientists Warn

As food plants suffer more stress, they are producing more health-damaging chemicals, researchers find.  As they struggle to deal with more extreme weather, a range of food crops are generating more of chemical compounds that can cause health problems for ...

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Improved agricultural efficiency “key to Africa’s growth”

Science and technology are critical to transforming agricultural efficiency in Africa, according to the head of the African Development Bank. Akinwumi Adesina urged the continent to invest more in science and technology to help make agriculture a “wealth-creating sector”, rather ...

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Agric employs less than 2% of non-household workforce – GSS

A new survey conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has revealed that the sector is the smallest employer of the non-household (business engaged in commercial activities) establishments in the country. Dubbed “National Employment Report,” the survey forms part of ...

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Governments Urged To Increase Investments In Agriculture Research

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) has called on African Governments to increase support for research in Agriculture to enhance agriculture production on the continent. Support for research in agriculture has become critical to ensure the integration of science, ...

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