Author: Kofi Adu Domfeh

Africa Needs The Media To Make It Understand The Importance Of Agriculture

Monday, September 01, 2014
The African Union AU has being commemorating 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security. This is to give opportunities to communities, state and non-state actors to interact, express their voices on what works and chart the focus and targets for the next decade. These engagements are ...

Farming And Africa’s Employment Challenge

Monday, September 01, 2014
The African Green Revolution Forum AGRF 2014 is kicking off in Addis Ababa this week to present a major opportunity for interest groups to engage each other on the vision for agriculture and food security on the continent.Over 800 African Heads of States, Ministers and farmers will be discussi ...

Medical Lab Scientists Advised Against Sample Test Of Suspected Ebola

Friday, August 22, 2014
The Ghana Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientist GABLS has asked its members not to carry out medical laboratory investigations on suspected cases of Ebola in labs of clinics and hospitals not equipped for such tests.Practitioners are also cautioned against taking any sample from a sus ...

K-poly Boosts Ghana’s Energy Security With Centre For Renewable Energy

Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Kumasi Polytechnic is seeking to boost Ghanas energy security with the establishment of the Centre in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.The drive, according to Rector, Prof. Nicholas Nsowah Nuamah, is to help reduce energy poverty in rural and peri-urban areas through the provision of ...

Ghana To Trial Gm Technology On Cassava To Fight Mosaic Virus

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Cassava is expected to be the next crop to undergo confined trials with genetically modified technology to combat the Cassava Mosaic Disease CMD.Cassava plays a role as the leading food security base, widely consumed in various forms in many parts of Ghana. But the cassava mosaic virus is cons ...

Ghanaian Scientists Make Progress With Gm Rice Trials

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The first two trials of genetically modified rice in Ghana have been successful, according to researchers at the Crops Research Institute CRI of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR.The first-ever GM crop to be planted in Ghana took off early 2013 on confined fields at Nob ...

Ghana Should Be Cautiously Optimistic Of Biotech In Agric Production

Monday, August 18, 2014
Ghana is presently undertaking confined field trials on four biotechnology crops approved by the National Biosafety Authority.These include Bt. Cotton, Bt. Cowpea, High Protein Sweet Potato and GM Rice, driven by some institutes under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR. ...

Shortfalls In Supply Of Petroleum Products Is An Economic And Security Threat

Monday, August 18, 2014
Interest groups in the Ghanas petroleum downstream sector want the current challenges in the supply of products to be treated not only as an economic but a security threat to the country.Governments inability to honour its financial obligations to the Bulk Oil Distribution Companies BDCs and ...

Landscape Restoration Project In Ghana

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Interest groups in Ghanas forestry sector are engaged in a landscape restoration project to identify barriers to plantation development in the country.Proposed project sites include resource-rich Dunkwa Forest District, resource-medium Offinso Forest District and resource-poor Kintampo Forest D ...

Integrated Farming As Economically And Environmentally Viable Venture

Monday, August 11, 2014
Ghanaian agricultural researchers are encouraging integrated farming as an economically and environmentally sound activity in food production and income generation.The integration of fish farming with livestock and crops production, including vegetable farming has been described as an all-round ...

Agric Transformation Under Spotlight Of Climate Change And Development In Africa Confab

Saturday, August 09, 2014
The 4th Climate Change and Development in Africa CCDA-IV conference will put spotlight on climate knowledge opportunities that can transform agricultural production systems to feed Africa sustainably.In recognition of 2014 as the year of agriculture, the CCDA-IV will be convened in Marrakesh, ...

Ghana Mineworkers Union Takes Stock Of Mining Industry

Friday, August 08, 2014
General Secretary of the Ghana Mineworkers Union GMWU, Prince William Ankrah, says the 4000 employees who were made redundant in 2013 by mining firms could have been avoided.He says the captains of industry could have ensured prudent spending in areas such as procurement, new mines acquisition ...

Ghana‘s Problem Is More Of Planning Than Implementation

Friday, August 08, 2014
Project planning and implementation should be mutually reinforcing for development to thrive in Ghana, says Nyaaba-Aweeba Azongo, a development planner.There should not be any dichotomy between planning and implementation, he said.Mr. Azongo has bemoaned the persisting culture of contracting ...
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