Sci/Environment
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Thermal Power Plant To Start In June

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Accra, April 23, GNA - A thermal power plant with the capacity of 340 MW to be built at Kpone, near Tema is scheduled to take off by next June.The combined Cycle Gas Turbine technology for the plant will use GE Frame 9E gas turbines operating on both natural gas and liquid fuel, thus ensuring hi ...
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SNV calls for protection of mangroves ecosystem

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Accra, April 23, GNA - The Netherlands Development Organisation SNV, a non-governmental organisation, has called on district assemblies to intensify efforts towards mangrove rehabilitation and protection of wetlands, along the coastal regions to avoid storms and flooding.Mr Emmanuel Aziebor, S ...

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Innovative ways needed for farm Extension Services

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Accra, April 23, GNA - The Minister of Food and Agriculture MOFA Mr Kofi Humadu, on Wednesday said Ghana needs to find innovative ways to deliver extension services to farmers.He said with the current challenges of inadequate extension staff and dwindling resources, government will have to s ...

Eighteen million farmers chose biotech crops

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 The report copied to the GNA said 2013 also marks the first-ever commercial plantings of drought-tolerant biotech maize in the United States..Global biotech crop hectarage has increased from 1.7 million hectares in 1996 to over 175 million hectares in 2013.During this 18-year period more tha ...
GM Food

Body releases Facts about Biotech/GM crops

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Accra, April 21, GNA - The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications ISAAA 2013 Monday said 2013 was the 18th year of successful commercialization of biotech crops.Since its first commercialization in 1996, hectarage of biotech crops increased every single yearly w ...

Biotechnology crucial to the pursuit of global food security

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications ISAAA 2013 report said Monday.The report said a record 175.2 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally in 2013, at an annual growth rate of 3, up 5 million from 170 million hectares in 2012.This year, 2 ...

Severe rainstorm causes havoc in Daboya

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Two Junior High Schools, three primary schools, and five mosques and several homes got their roofs ripped off during the rainstorm, which lasted for about three hours.Mr Sorku K. Yahoza, District Chief Executive DCE for North Gonja, who briefed the media in Daboya after touring some of the aff ...

GODI-CSOs

GODI and CSOs hold meeting on Ghana Open Data Portal

Sunday, April 20, 2014 Accra, April 18, GNA The Ghana Open Data Initiative GODI and Civil Society Organisations CSOs on Thursday held a meeting on the state of the Ghana Open Data Portal in Accra.The meeting, which is a follow up to previous similar one-to-one engagements to show what has been done and to solicit ...
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Illegal sand winning on the rise in Cape Coast, Elmina and environs

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Cape Coast, April 15, GNA - Illegal sand wining activities along the Cape Coast and Elmina shorelines have risen, increasing the effect of high tidal waves, and posing serious threat to the lives of people living in communities along the affected areas. The affected communities along the coastal ...
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Conference on Clean Cookstoves and fuel opens

Thursday, April 10, 2014 Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah Accra, April 9, GNA - Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, Minister of Energy and Petroleum, on Wednesday said his outfit is developing effective guidelines and regulations for the reintroduction of the Cylinder Re-circulation Model, which existed some years ago.This, he said, i ...

FSG against marketing of unlabelled GM foods

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 A statement issued by Duke Tagoe, Deputy Chairperson of FSG and copied to Ghana News Agency in Accra said the products are being sold to unsuspecting Ghanaian consumers without labels indicating contents.Far from warning the consumer with the appropriate caveat emptor, about the presence of GMOs ...
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Farmers schooled on climate change adaptation

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Tamale, April, 8, GNA - Some 3,000 smallholder farmers from 16 communities in the Upper East, Upper West and the Northern regions had benefited from a training programme on climate change adaptation measures. The training was in a form of community durbars and radio discussions, sponsored by Oxf ...
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Project launched to boost rice production

Friday, April 04, 2014 Tamale, April 3, GNA The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute SARI of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR has launched a US,498,465 quality rice development project to increase rice production and reduce food insecurity in the country. TRIAS Ghana and AMSIG Resources ...
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