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Seven Wacci Students Graduate With Phds In Plant Breeding

Saturday, July 23, 2016 By Kodjo Adams, GNA Accra, July 23, GNA - The fight against food insecurity and malnutrition in Africa received a major boost as seven students graduated from the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana with PhD degrees in Plant Breeding. The ceremony is the 4t ...

Tree project initiated by Forestry Division driver

Saturday, July 23, 2016 Bolgatanga, July 23, GNA - Fifty species of acacia trees that were planted by a driver of the Forestry Division in the Upper East Region, Mr Abdul-Rahaman Abubakari, four years ago, in the yard of the Regional Directorate of Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) were doing very well. He said what mo ...

Volta Region records surpluses in cassava production

Thursday, July 21, 2016 By A.B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA Ho, July 21, GNA - The Volta Region has recorded surpluses in cassava production over the years, Mr Samuel Kofi Larbi, Regional Director, Department of Agriculture has said. He said in 2015, the Region recorded 1,350,633.30 metric tonnes of cassava against a regional con ...

Africa must have a say in Climate Change discussions

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 By Belinda Ayamgha, GNA Accra, July 20, GNA - Ms Nehza Alaoui M. Hammdi, Ambassador of the Royal Kingdom of Morocco, has urged African countries to speak up about climate change and not be forced to choose between development and preservation of the environment. She said Africa and other develop ...

University of Ghana Climate Change Resource Centre launched

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 By Belinda Ayamgha, GNA Accra, July 20, GNA - The University of Ghana has launched its Climate Change Resource Centre to coincide with the opening of the 5th Climate Change and Population Conference on Africa, in Accra. The Centre's mission is to support governments, institutions and local commu ...

Africa must have a say in Climate Change discussions

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 By Belinda Ayamgha, GNA Accra, July 20, GNA - Ms Nehza Alaoui M. Hammdi, Ambassador of the Royal Kingdom of Morocco, has urged African countries to speak up about climate change and not be forced to choose between development and preservation of the environment. She said Africa and other develop ...

GSA trains stakeholders in Food Safety Management

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 By Lydia Asamoah, GNA Accra, July 19, GNA - The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) is organising a two-day training on Food Safety Management for stakeholders under the West Africa Quality System Programme (WASQP) to build their capacity on quality management systems. The participants would, theref ...

Human behaviour, biggest threat to our ecosystem - Dr Somda

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Wa, July 19, GNA - Dr Jacques Somda, an Agricultural and Environmental Economist, has said negative human behavior is the biggest threat to the survival and sustainability of the ecosystem. He said the problems of water pollution and environmental degradation among others were as a result of the ...

New technologies boost rice production

Saturday, July 16, 2016 By Bajin D. Pobia, GNA Daffiama, UWR, July 16, GNA - New technologies introduced to dry season rice farmers at the Daffiama and Sankana irrigation dams in the Upper West Region have boosted rice production. The adoptation of the 'Feed the Future Ghana Agricultural Technology Transfer (ATT) proje ...

Lordina commissions state-of-the-art ICT Centre at Ampoma

Thursday, July 14, 2016 By Lydia Asamoah, GNA Ampoma (B/A), July 14, GNA - Mrs Lordina Mahama, the First Lady, has commissioned a state-of-the-art Information Communication Technical (ICT) facility equipped with the latest technology for the people of Ampoma Community in the Brong Ahafo Region. The Lordina Foundation f ...

ECOWAS Commission holds workshop on climate change

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Accra, July 13, GNA - The ECOWAS Commission is to hold a capacity building programme for regional Civil Society Organizations, the media and the private sector on climate change. The three-day workshop, which commences from July 13 to 15, 2016, in Abuja, Nigeria, will enable participants analyse ...

Capacity building needed to promote management of chemicals - EPA

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 By Kodjo Adams, GNA Accra, July 13, GNA - Mr Daniel Amlalo, Executive Director of Environmental Protection Agency, has said that limited capacity to promote training, awareness and education has affected sound management of chemicals and waste in poorer populations. This, he explained, was preva ...

NPA embarks on education on handling of petroleum products

Monday, July 11, 2016 By Felicia Yeboah-Akpoh, GNA Aboadze (W/R), July 11, GNA - The National Petroleum Authority (NPA), has embarked on a campaign to educate the public on the need to handle petroleum products with care in order to avoid accidents. Mr Yaro Kasambata, the Public Relations Manager (PRM) of the NPA sai ...
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