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IEA holds climate change conference

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), in collaboration with the French Embassy has held a climate change conference in Accra on the theme: “Climate change- the real issue facing Ghana and Africa as a whole.” The conference, which was a ...

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Africa is in need of sustainable agricultural production

Africa is in dire need of transforming its agricultural sector. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, agricultural production needs to increase 60% by 2050 to keep up with the expected demand for food. Political instability, limited ...

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Food wasted (lost) and food security, restoring ecosystems and reducing food loss

Food security is critical for health, labour productivity, economic growth and sustainable development. Regional and local food insecurity, coupled with the need to develop innovative and sustainable solutions aimed at increasing food production, are some of the pressing challenges the world faces in ...

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Driving Food Security Improvements in Sub-Saharan Africa

“Food security challenges for developed and developing countries differ considerably,” said Dr Richard Okine, Regional Director for DuPont Sub-Saharan Africa. “Developing countries often lack basic infrastructure, including storage, road and port facilities, while smaller incomes inhibit access to and affordability ...

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Addressing the Challenges of Food Security and Climate Change

“Our crops yields have increased tremendously than before due to the adoption of the FMNR technology. Look, now our animals are also fatter than before and we are able to get good sales from them than before due to the ...

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‘Mahama shouldn’t have announced his missing speech’

The Member of Parliament for Akwapim South, O. B. Amoah says President John Mahama should not have announced that part of his address to ECOWAS heads of state was missing when he addressed the summit in Accra. He explained that ...

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Percentage(%) of freshwater used by agricultural

“Agriculture uses 70 per cent of the world’s freshwater extraction, which means improvements in efficiency could make a big difference.” But however, conflict between using water for agriculture or for drinking would remain, according to Raul Pacheco-Vega, a geographer at ...

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How Ghana Descended to the Bottom of Global Education. Part II

The matter is even clearer when we concede that in Ghana, we do not even know what science is about. I wrote a long time ago that Ghana’s science education is useless, insofar as Ghanaian scientists have never used their ...

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Mango Tree Not Producing: How To Get Mango Fruit

Diseases The most detrimental disease affecting non fruiting mango trees is called anthracnose, which attacks all parts of the tree but does the most damage to the flower panicles. Symptoms of anthracnose appear as black irregularly shaped lesions that gradually ...

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Non-GMO corn offers far more nutrition without the poison, study shows

(NaturalNews) An eye-opening investigation conducted by Canada’s only supplier of non-GMO corn seed has revealed that genetically modified “Frankencorn” is severely lacking in a number of vital nutrients. Compared to non-GMO corn varieties, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready corn contains only a ...

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