UN Reports Disasters Cost Billions In Agricultural Losses

“The agriculture sectors – which includes crop and livestock production as well as forestry, fisheries and aquaculture – face many risks, such as climate and market volatility, pests and diseases, extreme weather events, and an ever-increasing number of protracted crises and conflicts,” said José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The …

World Bank Says Agricultural Sector Can Transform Economy With Right Reforms

The World Bank says with the right reforms in Ghana, the agricultural sector has the potential to be one of the leading sectors for a more diverse economy, which can be transformed to become an engine of growth and job creation. The bank said agriculture had a very large multiplier effect on employment, creating more …

EU Promotes Agricultural Sustainability Using Algae

Algae are being used to develop new technology to clean up waste. Scientists at Swansea University are leading on a €5.5 Million eco-innovative project. The ALG-AD project could potentially result in a circular economy solution whereby excess waste nutrients produced from anaerobic digestion of food and farm waste are used to cultivate algal biomass for animal …

Nigeria Reveal Thailand’s Intrest To Boost Rice Production

Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed made the announcement during a tour of some rice farms in Kebbi state that the Federal Government has announced plans by Thailand to establish rice mills in Nigeria so as boost rice production and create more job opportunities in Nigeria The Minister says this was made possible …