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Wacci Launches Vegetables Innovation Lab

Saturday, June 27, 2015 Accra, June 26, GNA - The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), has launched a Vegetables Innovation Laboratory (VIL) as part of efforts to beef up vegetable production and food security in Ghana and the sub-region. The VIL thematic areas include genetic improvement, vegetable produ ...

IBIS to track climate change budget

Friday, June 26, 2015 Gbullung (N/R), June 26, GNA - IBIS Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), will this year undertake a programme to track budgets of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) towards mitigating the impact of climate change on the citizenry. Mrs Safia Musah, Programmes Facil ...

Ghana launces GCX to boost Agriculture

Thursday, June 25, 2015 Accra, June 25, GNA - The Ghana Commodities Exchange (GCX) project has been launched in Accra to transform Ghana's Agriculture through the establishment of the first modern commodity exchange in the country. The GCX project which would become operational by 2016, would establish state-of-the -a ...

African governments and business leaders launch Fund

Thursday, June 25, 2015 Accra, June 24, GNA - A Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund for Africa was launched by the President of Senegal Mr Macky Sall, and representatives of the Heads of States of Ethiopia and Rwanda. The Fund would contribute to the World Bank's 'Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engin ...

Minister launches Africa Mobile and ICT Expo 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015 Accra, June 24, GNA - Africa Mobile ICT Expo 2015 was launched in Accra to harness ICT tools and innovations to create jobs attract investments and provide solutions for social transformation. The Expo would bring together investors and stakeholders in the ICT industry to discuss and identify ...

GSA against inappropriate distribution of sachet water

Sunday, June 21, 2015 Accra, June 20, GNA - The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has urged sachet water producers to ensure that the water they produce are put in recommended vans and not in trucks for distribution to prevent contamination. Mr Kofi Amponsah-Bediako, Head of Public Relations Department of the GSA said ...

Annual environmental and sanitation campaign in the offing

Saturday, June 20, 2015 Accra, June 19, GNA - The Ghana Environmental Health Officers' Association (GEHOA) has instituted an annual environmental health and sanitation promotion campaign. On the theme: 'Kick cholera out of Ghana; the role of the Environmental Health Professionals (EHPs),' a three-week programme for th ...

EU holds Climate Information Session

Thursday, June 18, 2015 Accra, June 18, GNA - The European Union in Ghana has organized a Climate Info Session to discuss the impact of climate change on Ghana, and to also prepare the country for the upcoming Paris Global Agreement. Over 50 climate stakeholders in Ghana attended the session to exchange views on the s ...

Aflatoxins contamination needs to be tackled - stakeholders

Thursday, June 18, 2015 Accra, June 18, GNA - The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) on Wednesday held a meeting to chart the way forward to mitigate Aflatoxin, not only in maize, but in all grains. The meeting, which is stakeholder driven, aims at facilitating a collective action around the promotion of ...

Cocoa farmers educated on swollen shoot virus

Thursday, June 18, 2015 Dome (E/R), June 18, GNA - Nana Appiah Bediako, Krontihene of Dome near Kuano in the Suhum Municipality, has called on his fellow traditional authorities to help educate cocoa farmers, to allow cocoa trees infested by swollen shoot to be cut down and replanted. The Krontihene stated that the a ...

EPA halts construction of UCC Fuel Station

Thursday, June 18, 2015 Cape Coast, June 18, GNA - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has halted the construction of a GOIL fuel station belonging to the University of Cape Coast (UCC), for failing to acquire a permit. Work on the station started some four months ago, and is about 40 per cent complete, but eff ...

Oil Exploration Is Causing More Whale Deaths

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Friends of the Nation, a non- governmental organization (NGO)has fingered oil and gas exploration as the cause of the soaring whale deaths. According to the NGO, though the death of whales was not an uncommon phenomenon, the frequency within the last few years was very worrying. ldquo;Since 2009 ...

National Desertification Forum held in Tamale

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Tamale, June 17, GNA - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, on Tuesday held a National Desertification Forum for stakeholders in the Northern Region. The day's forum was to increase the attention g ...
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