Tropo Farms, Africa's largest producer of tilapia with over 20 years of aquaculture experience, has commenced supplying fresh tilapia from Lake Volta to the National Food Buffer Stock Company (NAFCO) for distribution to mitigate the effect of lockdown on residents of Accra. The first consignment of 20,000 kgs of fresh...
This year, as the world celebrates World Earth Day on the April 22, 2020, Fairtrade Africa highlights its stakeholder collaboration towards climate action. Environmental degradation and climate change in the last couple of decades have reached alarming levels and global action is urgently needed to mininise the impact on...
The world is at risk of widespread famines "of biblical proportions" caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the UN has warned. David Beasley, head of the World Food Programme (WFP), said urgent action was needed to avoid a catastrophe. A report estimates that the number suffering from hunger could go from 135...
The Alliance for Development and Industrialisation, (ADI) is asking the Ministry of Finance to make all needed resources available for the growth of agriculture. These resources would strengthen the operations and output of farmers under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme so the country can be assured of...
The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) is anticipating an export boom post COVID-19, and is therefore stocking its website with export educational materials aimed at training interested persons to understand the nuances of export. According to the authority, the lockdown provides it with a great opportunity to empower many people...
The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa are fuelling anxiety about negative economic growth, failing healthcare and collapsing food systems We are facing great uncertainty on the African continent. The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa...
As health workers across the globe battle to slow down spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all measures must be taken to ensure that people have food now, in the recovery period, and beyond to ensure that the pandemic will not spawn food crises which affect poor people...
Ever since the outbreak of coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, in Wuhan China in December 2019, the global economy has never been the same. The novel coronavirus has caused so many deaths around the world, with Europe currently being the epicentre of the disease. The World Health Organisation (WHO)...
A  vegetable farmer sits on his land. Vrinda Khushu/Wikimedia Commons The Green Revolution – the introduction of new higher yielding seed varieties, increased use of fertiliser, irrigation and other mechanisation introduced since the 1960s – brought about a great increase in crop yields in some countries in the Global...
The use of child labour on cocoa farms in top producers Ivory Coast and Ghana has risen over the past decade despite industry promises to reduce it, according to a draft of a U.S. government-sponsored report seen by Reuters. More than 2 million children worked in the sector last season...

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