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Scientists warn of unregulated antibiotic use in animals

Scientists warn of unregulated antibiotic use in animals

Scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have found equal levels of drug-resistant bacteria in humans and poultry. A study by the Department of Pharmaceutics reveals up to 61 percent resistance in both farm workers and livestock

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Nana Addo launches 10-year cashew development plan

Nana Addo launches 10-year cashew development plan

President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched a 10-year cashew development plan with a promise to give the country’s agric sector a further boost. The President said this plan seeks to improve research methods, introduce appropriate production and processing technologies, as well as

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Two million at risk of food shortages in Malawi

Two million at risk of food shortages in Malawi

Two million people are at risk of food shortages in Malawi, the country’s agriculture minister has said. A drought and an infestation of armyworms have damaged Malawi’s maize crops, prompting the country to ban exports of the product. Malawi is

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2016 National Best Farmer receives fully furnished 3-bedroom house

2016 National Best Farmer receives fully furnished 3-bedroom house

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, in collaboration with the Agricultural Development Bank (adb), has officially handed over the keys to a fully furnished three-bedroom house to the 2016 national best farmer, Robert Crentsil at Apra near Kasoa in the

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2 farmers dead after clash with herdsmen in Sekyere District

2 farmers dead after clash with herdsmen in Sekyere District

A clash between locals and herdsmen on Wednesday, has left two persons dead. The bodies of the two, Kofi Owusu, 60, and Padmo Adufo, 75, both farmers, were found in the bush on Wednesday morning after a search by police

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Create leasing ranches to avert clashes between farmers, herdsmen – Kufuor urges gov’t

Create leasing ranches to avert clashes between farmers, herdsmen – Kufuor urges gov’t

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has urged government to consider leasing ranches to nomadic herdsmen as a solution to the clashes between farmers and herdsmen. According to him, leasing ranches to these herdsmen will also indirectly or directly generate some

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Agric programme created 745,000 jobs last year – Dr Owusu Afriyie

Agric programme created 745,000 jobs last year – Dr Owusu Afriyie

About 745,000 jobs were created in the agricultural sector value chain under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme last year, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has said. The figure includes the 202,000 farmers who

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Poultry farmers blame poor Christmas sales on chicken imports

Poultry farmers blame poor Christmas sales on chicken imports

Members of the Ashanti Regional Association of Poultry Farmers have attributed the low patronage of local chicken during the Christmas and New Year season to the continuous importation of chicken into the country during the period. “As you all know

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Crops Research Institute decries dwindling staff strength, loses 30 people annually

Crops Research Institute decries dwindling staff strength, loses 30 people annually

The Crops Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is losing its personnel at the expense of productivity. “We should not assume we would be able to deliver if a fundamental thing like shortage of staff is

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COCOBOD seeks $750m loan for cocoa rehabilitation programme

COCOBOD seeks $750m loan for cocoa rehabilitation programme

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) plans to raise $750 million from a consortium of banks to help finance a massive cocoa rehabilitation programme, which will result in the replacement of almost half of the country’s total tree stock. The world second

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