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Genetically-modified maize could help fight armyworm – Experts

Genetically-modified maize could help fight armyworm – Experts

Research Scientists attached to the Biotechnology Research Programme (BRP) of the Crop Research Institute (CRI), have advocated the development and use of genetically-modified (GM) maize to deal with the devastating effects of the fall armyworm infestation in Ghanaian farmlands. Professor

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Scientists attribute low crop yields in Ghana to substandard fertilizers

Scientists attribute low crop yields in Ghana to substandard fertilizers

Scientists are casting doubts on the efficacy of fertilizers used by Ghanaian farmers cross the country as research points to consistent low yields despite fertilizer application. This was revealed at a dissemination workshop on research findings on Ghana’s Soil Fertility

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Woman paralysed after destruction of her cocoa farm

Woman paralysed after destruction of her cocoa farm

A 72-year-old cocoa farmer at Akim Breman in the Eastern Region has been left paralysed after her cocoa farm was destroyed to make way for commercial rubber plantations. Comfort Ofei had returned to her cocoa farm like she does every

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Teachers kick against scrapping Agriculture as major teaching subject

Teachers kick against scrapping Agriculture as major teaching subject

Some teachers in Lawra Municipal and Nandom District of the Upper West Region have kicked against the decision by authorities to scrap Agriculture Science as a major teaching subject in Junior High School (JHS). The teachers who described the decision

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Volta region engages 65,000 farmers in “planting for food and jobs” in 2017

Volta region engages 65,000 farmers in “planting for food and jobs” in 2017

March 28, GNA – A total of 65,000 farmers in the Volta Region have taken advantage of government’s planting for food and jobs programme in 2017, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, has said. He said the number reflected

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Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire sign ‘Abidjan Declaration’ on cocoa

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire sign ‘Abidjan Declaration’ on cocoa

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have resolved to address the challenges of the cocoa sector, within the framework of the implementation of the Strategic Partnership Agreement which links the two countries, by signing the “Abidjan Declaration.” With the two countries responsible

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Jasikan: Israeli Embassy, Bueman SHS mark Israel@70 with tree planting

Jasikan: Israeli Embassy, Bueman SHS mark Israel@70 with tree planting

As part of activities to mark Israel at 70 in Ghana, the Embassy of Israel in partnership with the Akrofo Human Resource Development Centre and Bueman Senior High School in Jasikan, has embarked on a Tree Planting project. The project

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Agric Ministry threatens forceful eviction, demolition of illegal occupants on lands

Agric Ministry threatens forceful eviction, demolition of illegal occupants on lands

The Ministry of Food and Agricultural has warned persons occupying its lands illegally to vacate or face forceful eviction and demolition in the coming days. The Ministry last week embarked on a similar exercise which saw the destruction of over

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Plant Breeders Bill must be revised – CSOs tell parliament

Plant Breeders Bill must be revised – CSOs tell parliament

Representatives from various Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have reiterated their call for a revision of the current Plant Breeders Bill. They called for a unique bill that supports the plant variety protection system as demanded under the WTO TRIPS Agreement.

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Inform Police before withdrawing huge sums of money – Ghana Police

Inform Police before withdrawing huge sums of money – Ghana Police

The Police Service has said persons going to withdraw huge sums of money at the banks should alert them for escort. The announcement follows a robbery incident in Tema on Wednesday resulting in the killing of a Lebanese businessman who

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