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CSIR warns of major resurgence of Fall Armyworm pests

Posted: September 15, 2017 at 2:13 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Politics

Scientists at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have warned there could be a major resurgence of the Fall Armyworm pests on farms across the country from next month. Scientists at the country’s premier science and technology institution, therefore, want the government to immediately activate a fight back plan to avert destruction. Fall […]

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Sugarcane extract may relieve stress-induced insomnia

Posted: September 11, 2017 at 12:37 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Health

A new study – published in the journal Scientific Reports – examines the effect of octacosanol in stressed sleep-deprived mice. The research was carried out by a team of scientists led by Mahesh K. Kaushik and Yoshihiro Urade, both of the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Octacosanol […]

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FAGRO 2017 to be held in Tamale

Posted: September 7, 2017 at 10:22 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Politics

Plans are afoot to make this year’s National Food and Agriculture Exhibitions (FAGRO Exhibitions 2017) a historic one. According to General Manager of the FAGRO Secretariat, Alberta Nana Akyaa Akosa, the National Food and Agriculture Show (FAGRO) Secretariat is ready for the event to be held from September 26th to September 30th, 2017 at the […]

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Vegetables, fruit export to UAE to hit $40m by 2018

Posted: September 2, 2017 at 1:09 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Politics

There are plans to increase the volume of fruits and vegetables exported to Dubai to between $30 million and $40 million by the end of 2018. Currently, Ghana exports about $22 million worth of fruits and vegetables into the United Arabs Emirate. The UAE has gradually evolved to become a major trade hub with over […]

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Ghana Standard Authority Board inaugurated

Posted: August 21, 2017 at 11:31 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Politics

Mr Alex Kyeremanten, Minister of Trade and Industry, has inaugurated a six-member board of the Ghana Standard Authority to develop and promulgate standards in ensuring the production of high quality goods. The board is mandated by law to regulate standards and ensure conformity assessment in the production of goods and services for local consumption and […]

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MMDAs charged to identify locally produced crops for export

Posted: August 1, 2017 at 11:57 am   /   Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Politics

Tamale, July 31, GNA – The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has called on the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the north to help identify and unearth immensed agricultural products that could be developed and promoted locally for export. The authority said the country’s import base was higher than its export leading to […]

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Food and Jobs program has great job potential – Report

Posted: July 24, 2017 at 10:30 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Politics

According to the analysis of the 2017 National Budget, focused on the food and agricultural sector, the Planting for Food and Jobs policy which is expected to provide 750,000 jobs, is laudable because it has the potential of absorbing unemployed youth as well as increase productivity, food security and the nutritional status of families. The […]

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700 Vegetable farmers join franchise farming scheme

Posted: July 17, 2017 at 9:47 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks

About 700 vegetable farmers in the Volta Region have been registered to be part of a franchise farming scheme developed by a local company, Nest Agro Foods. The registration, which was done in collaboration with the Keta Vegetable Farmers and Marketers Association, forms part of a grand initiative meant to give farmers the opportunity to […]

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GWCL begins work to replace corroded 12” diameter steel pipeline

Posted: July 17, 2017 at 12:48 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Politics

The Ghana Water Company Limited has begun work to replace a 12” diameter steel pipeline located in the dual carriage road near the National Theater. The said steel pipeline, according to company officials, is weak and corroded. Technical workers of the utility company were seen with some of their heavy equipment around 22:00 GMT, Friday, […]

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We have not warned Ghanaians not to buy foodstuffs from Kenyase – WACAM

Posted: July 14, 2017 at 4:39 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Food & Drinks, Security

WACAM, a non–governmental mining advocacy group has denied media reports suggesting that the organisation is spreading news that Ghanaians must not buy foodstuffs and fish from Kenyanse, in the Brong Ahafo region because they are contaminated. Mrs. Hannah Owusu Koranteng, Associate Executive Director of WACAM in a press statement released on Friday has denied that […]

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