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Ghana’s agriculture must not be dependent on only rain

Ghana’s food needs beyond rain-fed agriculture. While Ghana’s services sector continues to grow at a fast rate — the same cannot be said about the agricultural sector which employs about 44.7 percent of the working population. Among one of the key ...

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China Releases Action Plan In Tackling Soil Pollution

The Action Plan for Soil Pollution Prevention and Control aims to improve soil quality and ensure safe agricultural products and a healthy living environment for people, according to the State Council, or China’s cabinet. The document said China will curb ...

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Agriculture As A Tool To End Poverty

How Agriculture will contribute to alleviating poverty and ameliorate the lives of all Nigerians (including those in Non-Agricultural sectors) Our national economic live revolves around activities that promotes quality life for all people. These activities encompasses various sectors of the economy ...

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Africa produces 75% of cocoa but gets 2% of $100b chocolate market revenue

For centuries, the economies of African countries have been made dependent on advanced economies, and despite the enormous amount of natural resources in Africa, over 500 million citizens continue to live in poverty. A case in point is the cocoa ...

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GOPDC diversify into rubber plantation value chain

Ghana is home to diverse money yielding plants, cash crops and trees which have over the years attracted both local industrialists and global investors to inject capital and to make reasonable returns on their investments. Rubber plantation is one of ...

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Ghana likely to face food insecurity

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, has allayed fears that Ghana faces eminent famine contrary to expertise views that, the country may possibly face food insecurity following erratic rainfall pattern and the decline in growth by ...

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Farming Outweighs Major Sources Of Air Pollution: Study

A new study suggests that emissions from cars or power plants are not the biggest sources of air pollution. Rather, emissions from farming outweigh these major factors. Previous studies have found that crop production in farms contributes to the annual carbon ...

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Cost of adapting to climate change can be higher

A new United Nations Environment (UNEP) report suggest that the cost of adapting to climate change in developing countries could rise from $ 280 to $ 500 billion per year by 2050. The figure is four to five times greater ...

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Why your fruits and vegetables may be poisonous

Quality of food should not be compromised, but how sure are you that the vegetables and fruits you buy from the local market are wholesome? Shakespeare Djokoto an agronomist with over two decades of experience reveals the agronomic practices by ...

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1 in 5 of world’s plants species at risk of extinction, report finds

One in five types of plant worldwide is at risk of extinction from threats such as farming and logging that are wrecking many habitats, a first global overview of plant life said on Tuesday. In total, 391,000 types of plants ...

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