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There’s No Land Rights Without Women

There’s No Land Rights Without Women

Successful farming is a question of amassing and applying knowledge, adapting your approach to the ecological systems that confront you, and persevering in the face of new obstacles. For women farmers in Ghana and elsewhere in many other parts of Africa, this reality is mirrored in their struggle to secure their rights to the land […]

Ghana Risks the Anger of 800,000 Cocoa Farmers

Ghana Risks the Anger of 800,000 Cocoa Farmers

The government of President Nana Akufo-Addo in Ghana will struggle to sidestep one of its most difficult decisions since coming to power a year ago: telling a crucial constituency to accept a pay cut. The New Patriotic Party-led government has little choice but to end subsidies for its 800,000 farmers that will likely cost almost […]

FG Launches Agro Rangers To Forestall Herders-Farmers’ Clashes

FG Launches Agro Rangers To Forestall Herders-Farmers’ Clashes

Following the escalation in farmers-herders’ clashes across the country, which have resulted in the loss of lives and property and also heighten tension, the federal government has launched what it calls “Agro rangers” to help contain the trend. The agro rangers are made up primarily of operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps […]

Farmer Feeds Vulnerable Pupils At Otjivero School

Farmer Feeds Vulnerable Pupils At Otjivero School

Omaheke region farmer Marina Lamprecht donated 240 kilograms of maize meal to the Otjivero Primary School last Friday after food for the government’s school-feeding program did not arrive. Lamprecht said she was on standby to deliver more should the ministry of education’s much-anticipated supply not arrive during this week too. She said although it is […]

We Have Been Isolated, Kano Female Farmers Cry Out

We Have Been Isolated, Kano Female Farmers Cry Out

The women wing of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Kano state chapter, has said that women are being excluded in various agricultural interventions and empowerment programmes, especially those anchored by the state government. Kano state chairperson of AFAN, Hajiya Fatima Sharif, told journalists in Kano that female farmers in the state were left to […]

Dbo Donates 130 Bags of Recycle Compost Fertilizer To Sukuta Women Garden

Dbo Donates 130 Bags of Recycle Compost Fertilizer To Sukuta Women Garden

Banjul Organization (DBO) recently donated 130 bags of recycle compost fertilizer to Sukuta Women Garden as part of their trash project in control of waste management. Aaron Leng said the trash project began some 5 years ago to complement Gambia’s former government’s Operation Clean the Nation (OCN) initiative. The Organization initiated the idea to support […]

Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Each time Patrick Okello goes to tend his crops, he has to tell the soldiers or face 50 lashes with a whip when he returns. They’re “always watching and very suspicious,” said the 43-year-old who grows cassava and corn on the outskirts of Pajok, his hometown in South Sudan’s Greater Equatoria region. This vast and now […]

Marginalization, Limited Skills Shackle Women Farmers In Liberia

Marginalization, Limited Skills Shackle Women Farmers In Liberia

Liberia’s agriculture sector employs 60% of the country’s population; with women making up 50% of the workforce. Over the decades, women in Liberia have been key players in the production, processing and marketing of vegetables and other crops. The good Women do not just grow crops with peculiar tastes, they grow vegetables that provide consumers […]

Gbehlay-Geh Rural Women’s Group Empowers Farmers In Liberia

Gbehlay-Geh Rural Women’s Group Empowers Farmers In Liberia

The creation of a market for smallholder farmers to sell paddy rice is critical for the development of Liberia’s rice value chain. Access to markets for this commodity can empower smallholder farmers to generate more income and expand production. The Gbehlay-Geh Rural Women’s Multi-purpose Cooperative, located in Karnplay, Nimba County recently bought 53.55 metric tons […]

Mauritania to Benefit From U.S.$21 Million IFAD Grant

Mauritania to Benefit From U.S.$21 Million IFAD Grant

A total of 285,600 farmers, particularly women and young people in six regions in southern Mauritania will benefit from a financial agreement signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Mauritania to improve their incomes, nutrition and food security. The agreement for the Inclusive Value Chain Development Project (PRODEFI) was signed in […]

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