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Soil fertility degradation is a major constraint to food security – Expert

Soil fertility degradation triggered by nutrient removal through plant uptake; erosion and leaching, described as soil mining, coupled with low application of fertilizer is the most important constraint to food security in Sub-Sahara Africa. “In this Region, it has been reported that soil mining may contribute from one-third to as …

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African journalists least equip for science reporting

The challenge of effectively communicating science for sustainable development places an enormous burden on African journalists because they are not adequately equipped. This is the situation Africa finds itself even though environmental reporting is fast becoming an important genre of journalists, Mr Benson Ochieng, and Director of the Institute for …

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UNFCC President wants action on Cancún Agreements

Ms Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCC), on Tuesday called on governments to transform the Cancún Agreements, in Mexico into tangible action and provide clarity on the Kyoto Protocol. “Governments must now implement quickly what they agreed in Cancún and take the next big …

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Producers of wheat asked to fortify food products with nutrients

Producers of wheat flour and vegetable oil, have been asked to enriched their products with micro-nutrients to boost the health of consumers. Mr Richard Owusu Nyumuah, Manager, National Food Fortification Project (NFFP), said they should see to it that the wheat flour had the specified levels of iron, zinc, folic …

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Ghanaian evacuees narrate harrowing experience

A number of the Ghanaian evacuees from Libya have told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra about their harrowing experiences in the oil-rich North African State hit by political crisis. 27-year-old Sam Mohammed, who was part of the second batch of 95 Ghanaians to be evacuated from Libya on …

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More Ghanaians evacuated from Libya

The second batch of Ghanaians numbering 95, arrived in Accra on Tuesday evening after being evacuated from Libya on board a commercial Egyptian flight. Mr Chris Kpodo, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration who was at the Kotoka International Airport to welcome the evacuees said the government would …

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Tariff Board organises seminar for entrepreneurs in Upper West Region

The Upper West Regional Minister, Alhaji Issahaque Salia, has told the Ghanaian business community that they are living in a global village where resources and investments know no boundaries. He therefore challenged them to move out to countries where the business environment was rife and take advantage of the opportunities …

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Farmers want appropriate weather data to enhance food production

Farmers working under the Northern Ghana Food Security Resilience Project (NGFSRP) have appealed to the Meteorological Service to provide them with weather data. “An appropriate weather forecast in the local languages on radio stations on regular basis would help farmers to know areas to cultivate their crops and the type …

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Ports and Harbours holds workshop on dangerous cargoes

Mr Nestor Galley, the Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), has appealed to stevedoring and shipping companies to be abreast with the provisions of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. This, he said, would ensure the speedy discharge and handling of dangerous cargoes. Mr Galley, …

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NEPAD and NBF sign agreement to improve Africa’s private sector development

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency and NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to solidify their relationship. The agreement marks a new chapter for them to focus on unlocking the potential for the development of Africa’s private sector. The MOU would …

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