Increasing investments in agricultural research for development (R4D) could bring the much-awaited agricultural transformation to Africa and help address the rising wave of youth unemployment and its attendant poverty, according to the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Dr Kanayo Nwanze. Delivering a talk at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), …
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Ignoring the gender gap in agriculture has huge economic dimensions. If we want the situation to improve for female farmers we have to make it all about economics! This was the advice given by Ann Tutwiler (FAO) in the learning event ‘How can agricultural innovation better empower women and their key roles in food and …
Intensified droughts, desertification and other extreme weather events accelerated by climate change will continue to wreak havoc on West Africa’s Sahel and other vulnerable African regions unless massive new investments are made into re-invigorating farm research, getting resilient crops and livestock to farmers, and advising farmers on climate-smart practices, according to leading experts and policymakers …
Rome, 12 April 2012 – A new study by the International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD and the International Labour Office ILO shows that decent and productive employment for millions of young women and men who live in rural areas can be achieved.
Ghana and Tanzania are to benefit from a grant of 3.4 million pounds to continue capacity building scheme for African science.
Ghana’s Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr Kwesi Ahwoi on Monday said making agriculture attractive to the youth, through modernisation remained a top priority of the Government.
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has proposed increased investment in the agricultural sectors of various countries in the sub-region to ensure food security.
Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Agriculture has expressed confidence that Ghana’s non-traditional exports would increase if gains made in establishing quality post-harvest infrastructure, under the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) programme, would be sustained. Speaking at the inauguration of a public pack house, an infrastructure for cooling and storing pineapples, at Mariakrom in the Akuapem-South Municipality …
When it comes to solving the challenges of developing countries, Bill Gates believes agriculture has a vital role to play.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has called on African governments to adopt policies to modernise agriculture and make it attractive for the youth and the educated.