The issue of food security is not only at the top of the world’s agenda, but is also an issue that is widely debated. In a recent letter by more than 150 scientists in India to the government on the issue of genetically modified (GM) crops the scientists stated that “Food security is not just …
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It is a well known fact that Ghana has been dependent on importation of rice for 70% of local demand for a considerable time. The quest to make Ghana self-sufficient with regards to rice supply is however proving more difficult than expected.
World-wide, nearly one in seven people is undernourished. Clearly, as population growth continues, we must find ways to grow more food.
Kenyan rice farmers are switching to a new technology that is set to double production and help bridge supply deficit for the country’s domestic consumption.
With the world’s population expected to reach 7 billion by the end of October according to the United Nations, farmers and researchers are scrambling to figure out how to prevent a global food crisis.
LONDON (AlertNet) – Food production in Africa could be substantially expanded if financial backing for research and for small farmers can be improved, according to former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
The Ghana Armed Forces has re-launched agriculture into all its units. This was announced by the Director of Public Relations at the Ghana Armed Forces Col. Mbawine Atintande in an interview with Emefa Apawu, host of the big bite on Xfm 95.1, a privately owned commercial radio station.
ROME — West African farmers have managed to cut toxic pesticides use while increasing production as part of an international project promoting sustainable farming practices, the UN food agency FAO said Monday.
The gap between Europe’s bold rhetoric pledging billions to aid African agriculture, a reality that has failed to channel new investments to promising projects, risks squandering a rare opportunity to transform food production across the continent.
The prospects for agriculture In the first half of this century, as the world’s population grows to around 9 billion, global demand for food, feed and fibre will nearly double while, increasingly, crops may also be used for bioenergy and other industrial purposes. New and traditional demand for agricultural produce will thus put growing pressure …