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‘Agriculture in Ghana Revolves Around Women’

‘Agriculture in Ghana Revolves Around Women’

“Women are considered an important tool around which the progress of agriculture revolves and when left out, affects the general agriculture production of the country, “the Upper ManyaKrobo District Agric Officer In – Charge of Extension, Edward Sawodji has observed. He said “They are major agricultural producers, and often responsible for the production of food […]

Female Smallholder Farmers Plead for Government Support

Female Smallholder Farmers Plead for Government Support

DESPITE their immense contribution to the country’s food security, female smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe practicing agroecology (AE), and growing ‘women seeds’ particularly in rural areas are often discriminated against and not recognised by the government. “Women seeds” are defined as small indigenous grains traditionally grown by female growers. The seeds include millet, sorghum, groundnuts, cowpeas, […]

China Institutes Tough Rules for Avocado Farmers

China Institutes Tough Rules for Avocado Farmers

A logistical nightmare and the high costs of meeting tough conditions required for the export of Kenyan avocados to China are threatening to choke the lucrative deal inked last month. The stringent conditions, which include requiring a farmer to peel and freeze the fruit before export, could lock out thousands of small-scale farmers who are […]

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 […]

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