Month: July 2019

STOLEN AT SEA

How illegal ‘saiko’ fishing is fuelling the collapse of Ghana’s fisheries Along Ghana’s 330 mile coastline, the ocean provides food and income for millions of people. In the last half-century, industrial vessels have flocked to these waters, trawling the sea for fish to export overseas. Now an illegal practice, known locally as saiko, is pushing …

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Dutch Government determines to make Ghana’s poultry industry robust

The world’s giant in the poultry production, the Netherlands, says, it is determined to make Ghana’s poultry production more robust and competitive in no time. Through this, the Dutch embassy in Ghana is partnering with poultry farmers and actors in the sector to explore the numerous business opportunities that exist in the poultry value chain …

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Paradox at sea: More trawlers on Ghana’s waters against dwindling stocks

Apam, a community in the Central Region, has gained prominence in Ghanaian society as a result of its fishing activities. Fishers in this part of Ghana have enjoyed bumper harvests for many years. But now, they say the stocks are fast depleting. The sea that once gave them value for their sweat, appears to be …

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Ruminant Livestock Production as a Business Enterprise in the Upper East Region

The Northern Savanna Ecological Zone (NSEZ) made up of northern, upper east and upper west regions of Ghana offers an ideal and conducive environment for ruminant livestock production. Ruminant livestock are animals with a four-chambered stomach, capable of converting roughages, forages, and agro-by products into products such as meat and milk for human consumption. These …

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GHANA CATTLE RANCHING PROJECT LAUNCHED IN ACCRA

The Ghana Cattle Ranching Project committee, which was jointly set up in March this year by the Ministries of Food and Agriculture and the National Security, has been launched in Accra. The ’Ghana cattle Ranching Project’ is tasked to find a lasting solution to the perennial challenges of herdsmen-crop farmers’ conflict that has persisted for several years …

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The Role of Livestock Breeding Stations in the Implementation of Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ)

The Case of the Pong Tamale Breeding Station in Northern Region Ghana has basically five agro ecological zone (Rain Forest, Deciduous Forest, Transitional Zone, Coastal Savannah and Northern Savannah (Guinea and Sudan Savannah). The zones classification are based on climate, which determine the natural vegetation and influenced by the soils (Ghana Agriculture facts and figures, …

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