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Technology emboldens Kenyans overseas to farm back home

Fred Njuguna, a Kenyan, has been living in Sydney and working for a pharmaceutical company for the last five years. But despite...

Farm is a factory with inputs and output – Research specialist

Dr Julius Kotir, a Research Fellow with the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, has said researchers need to develop new technologies and...

Forgiveness By Stacy M. Amewoyi

Once lived a husband and wife in a small town called Ampekrom in Ghana. They were the happiest couple in the town. The wife...
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Fiji Authorities Urge Youths to Take Up Farming

Aging farmers in Fiji's rural communities involved in the agriculture sector continues to be a worrying trend for the Fijian government which wants more...

NDC celebrate Ghanaian farmers

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has extended its felicitation to farmers in Ghana on the occasion of the 33rd National Famers’ Day celebration. “We join...

16.5 hectares of farm in Nadowli/Kaleo completely destroyed by Armyworms

Mr Cephas Eremong, the Nadowli/Kaleo District Director of Agriculture, has said about 16.5 hectares of farms in the District had been destroyed by fall...

Farm in Koo untouched by army worm infestation

The farm of Mr Gregory Kelle, an agro-ecology practitioner from Koo in the Nandom District of the Upper West Region, has miraculously survived the...
The picture shows the barns and modern machines of the Kimberly farm. (Photo by Gao Shi from People’s Daily)

Chinese think tank specialists visit US farmland for agricultural interactions

A Chinese think tank delegation on Sunday paid a visit to Kimberly farm in Iowa State, whose name became popular among Chinese people after...

Agro Chemical Dealers Applaud Planting for Food and Jobs Campaign

Dealers in agro chemicals, farm inputs and foodstuffs in the Sunyani Municipality have hailed the government’s ‘Planting for Food and Jobs” campaign. They told the...
Agriculture tractor plowing field

Ghana’s President Asked To Fulfil Vision On Agriculture

Mr Michael Borboyoe Nartey, Ningo-Prampram District Best Farmer for 2016 has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to diligently implement promises he made on...

Five survived as light plane lands on farm in Northern Tanzania

Bashiru Juma, Acting manager of Arusha Airport, said that the accident occurred at around 1:00 p.m. local time. The plane had four...
Ministers Tour farm

Govt to establish farm service centres

Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, who announced this, said Cabinet had approved the programme, which consist of six units...

Queen Mother happy for the availability of childhood development centre

She said many children are often seen following their parents to farm due to the lack of an early childhood development centre in the...
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Couple Arrested Over Death Of Woman They Held Captive In Germany

"The woman died as a result of a blunt instrument," the daily Bild quoted a prosecutor as saying. The couple, aged 46 and 47, who...

South Africa greatly dismayed by farm murders

The latest farm murder in South Africa in which four people were killed raised outrage in the country, prompting renewed calls on the police...

Villagers relocate livestock as drought hits hard on Zimbabwe

by Tichaona Chifamba Only the more resilient goats were left behind in his homestead in rural Midlands province....

Best farmer loses farm through conflict

Speaking to, a tearful Edward Asadu, the owner of the farm could not come to terms with the damage done. Acres of plantain, tomatoes,...
Fire and smoke are seen at Italy?s Fireworks Bruscella Factory following blasts that destroyed the plant, July 24, 2015.

NADMO Advises Farmers To Prepare Fire Belts

He emphasized the need for farmers to prepare fire belts around their farms to protect economic trees like cashew, cocoa, coffee and oil palm...

Improve sustainable green agriculture and forget GMOs

During a recent tour of farms in West Nile, Mr Peter Ambayo, speaking on behalf of farmers in Yumbe District, said: "Genetically modified ...
2014 Central Regional Best Framer, Mr. Robert Crentsil

Central region best farmer appeals for more motivating awards

The 2014 Central Regional Best Framer, Mr. Robert Crentsil has called for a more deserving award to selected best farmers in the future. Speaking...

Police arrest Bengali for buying sheep with counterfeit

Abu Dhabi Police have arrested M. M., a 41-year-old Bengali, for buying two rams from J.S., a 65-year-old Emirati woman, with counterfeit money. The...

54 households receive support from RING

RING Supports 54 Households with Small Ruminants in Tolon District The Tolon District Assembly in collaboration with the Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) project has...

South African opposition rejects farm ceilings

South Africa's opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) on Friday strongly rejected the land reform policies which set ceilings for commercial farms. ...
Ms Tacko Ndiaye, FAO Africa Region Senior Officer for Gender, Equality and Rural Development

Women can increase farm yeilds by 20-30 percent-FAO

Closing the gender gap in agriculture would accelerate significant economic gains in developing countries, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said. Ms Tacko Ndiaye,...
Prototype wind farm

Ghana To Get Utility-Scale Wind Farm

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power, has signed an agreement with Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik, to build and operate Ghana?s...

12 year Old Boy Beheaded On Coconut Plantation Farm

A 12-year old boy, class three pupil of Nsuakyere Methodist Primary school was on Sunday, August 24, found dead without his head on a...