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Quality seeds: The true weapon of a farmer

As captured in the popular adage: “Garbage in, garbage out”, so every farmer reaps what he or she sows. This, therefore, simply implies that when a farmer sows good seeds, he or she would get a good harvest and vice ...

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Climate-driven water scarcity could hit economic growth – World Bank

Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost some regions up to 6 per cent of their gross domestic product (GDP), spur migration, and spark conflict, according to a new World Bank report. The report dubbed “High and Dry: Climate ...

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Poultry Producers Need To Protect Against Wild Birds

Spring brings with it field work and planting. It also means wild birds are now in migration. And that means commercial poultry and small flocks are at risk from Avian Influenza. Wild birds are believed to be the source of last ...

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10 Foods To Eat To Lower Your Cholesterol

Research shows that seven in ten adults over the age of 45 has high cholesterol levels. High cholesterol can lead to a greater risk of coronary heart disease or a stroke. Heart diseases and deaths from stroke can be prevented ...

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Cause of mosquito resistance linked to agric, industrial chemicals

The inappropriate use and disposal of industrial and agricultural chemicals have become the major cause of mosquito resistance in the country. Professor David Kofi Essuman, the Dean of the School of Physical Sciences of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), ...

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Monsanto announces new technology to make its GM crops more pest resistant

Monsanto says it has developed breakthrough technology to help make its crops more resistant to bugs and pests. The new techniques will help target insects that have developed resistance to previously genetically modified crops. The research was conducted by scientists ...

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Tanzania: Experts Mull ‘Super Cassava’

A team of international scientists has published a map with detailed and accurate genetic information that will help to improve cassava production in Tanzania and elsewhere. The map – scientifically known as high-quality genome assembly – was published after the ...

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Building Climate Smart Value Chain In Cocoa Sector

Climate change is a serious threat to agricultural production which has a strong connotation to achieving food security in Ghana. The weather patterns has drastically changed in Ghana over the years. This has made farmers unable to even predict the ...

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Removing Antibiotics Off The Food We Eat

Antibiotics for decades have been used to treat bacterial infections which could have otherwise become fatal. However resistance to antibiotic is an emerging public health threat in the 21st century. In spite of the fact that a significant proportion of ...

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Out-door games can reduce diabetes in children

Mrs Elizabeth Denyo, the President of Ghana Diabetes Association (GDA), has urged parents and guardians to allow their children to engage more in out-door games to enable them use the accumulated energy.She noted that children have acquired the habit of ...

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