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Demand For Local Poultry Up As COVID-19 Slows Down Influx Of Imported Chicken

As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on businesses that largely rely on imported products due to disruptions in the global supply chain, some local businesses usually overwhelmed by competition from imported products are making some gains. Players in Ghana’s poultry industry, which is struggling for attention due to over-reliance on imported chicken, say they’ve …

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Accelerating The Implementation Of The ECOWAS Veterinary Pharmacy Protocol In Ghana

Globalization has resulted in the unparalleled movement of people, animals, and goods across national borders. The flip side is the increasing threat of the spread of zoonotic infections internationally. Zoonotic diseases are naturally transmitted between people and animals, and it is estimated that, globally, about one billion cases of illness and millions of deaths occur …

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Implement ECOWAS Veterinary Pharmaceutical Protocol In Livestock Sector

The Women in Poultry Value Chain (WIPVaC) has called for the speedy implementation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Veterinary Pharmacy Protocol in the country. The group, which is an umbrella organization of women poultry value chain actors, believes that supporting the implementation of the ECOWAS Veterinary Pharmaceutical Protocol will allow Ghana’s …

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TRAWLERS CHARGED WITH ILLEGAL FISHING CONTINUE TO DODGE FINES IN GHANA

Last year, the vessel Lu Rong Yuan Yu 956 was caught in Ghanaian waters with illegal nets and undersized ‘small pelagic’ fish on board – the staple catch of local canoe fishers. The US$1 million fine originally imposed is the statutory minimum under Ghanaian law. However, the owners have refused to pay. This is a systemic problem …

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GHANA’S LAW IS CLEAR: SAIKO FISHING IS ILLEGAL

‘Saiko trans-shipments’ – where industrial trawlers transfer fish at sea to specially adapted canoes to be landed – are very clearly illegal under Ghanaian law, an analysis carried out by the Taylor Crabbe legal consultancy shows. EJF commissioned the analysis to put the matter definitively to rest. The real issue is enforcing the law to bring an …

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GHANA’S FISHERIES COLLAPSING AS TRAWLERS TAKE YOUNG FISH, EJF REPORT REVEALS

Ghana’s sardinella fishery provides food and livelihoods for coastal communities and is more important than ever as coronavirus spreads. It is under severe threat from illegal targeting by industrial trawlers in a trade known as ‘saiko’. Now a report from the Environmental Justice Foundation has revealed that the samples of saiko sardinella it obtained were 99% juveniles. This …

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CANOE FISHERS AND NGOS URGE GHANA’S PRESIDENT TO CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL ‘SAIKO’ FISHING

An open letter from the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen’s Council and eight NGOs has called on Ghana’s President to intervene to end the damaging illegal fishing practice known as ‘saiko’. This practice is driving crucial fish stocks to the point of collapse and endangering Ghanaian livelihoods, nutrition and national security. Saiko is a severely destructive form of illegal fishing, where …

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ADB to support agribusinesses and farmers to mitigate COVID-19 impact

The Managing Director of ADB, Dr. John Kofi Mensah, has announced that the bank will by the end of this week announce a support package for agribusinesses and farmers in the country due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says players in the agriculture sector are a critical component of the bank’s operations, …

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The Fulani People

Fulani people are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Sahel and West Africa: Ghana included. Fulani does not mean crime Fulani is not an illegality Fulani is not a lessor human Fulani is more than a cattle herder Fulani is human Fulani is beautiful Fulani is productivity Fulani is wealth Fulani is survival …

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Rwanda Announces Import Ban On Tilapia Fingerlings

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources has announced a temporary ban on the importation of tilapia fingerlings as a preventive measure against the Tilapia Lake Virus, a disease that is already killing tilapia in Tanzania, Egypt, Ecuador, and Colombia. The virus infects both wild and aquaculture populations of tilapia and presents symptoms of skin …

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