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Climate change is perhaps the most serious environmental threat to the fight against hunger, malnutrition, disease and poverty in Africa, mainly through its impact on agricultural productivity. This post contains pointers shared during the just ended Africa Climate Week in Accra – Ghana. This presentation focuses on farmers’ climate smart/ resilient good practices (including pastoralists, fishers, aquaculture, and tree dependent communities’ adaptation to climate change by smallholder farmers. Taking actions to reduce their vulnerabilities and…

Women play an important role in all aspects of the society and industry, focusing on agriculture however, women across the world and in Africa do about 70% of the work in agriculture. Research has however found that yields on farms run by women are approximately 20 to 40 percent lower than yields on farms run by men, and therefore, “gender aware” programs that specifically seek to increase the work of women on farms are vital.…

Agribusiness in Ghana has recently seen some innovation from new players. The potential of farmers and other business providers in the agricultural value chain is huge. With its related benefits for all players, the benefits of agriculture is not only limited to the change in livelihoods of farmers but also for the provision of ecosystem services and a good revenue generation avenue. People need food, people need energy to work and carry out various activities…

For this post, we invited the the folks at Locagro, an agribusiness located in Nsawam – Ghana that is focused on market facilitation for farmers. Enjoy! You have always dreamt of becoming a farmer, growing food not just for yourself but for your greater community. You yearn to work with the soil, and are prepared for a life in the country side with intellectual challenges and uncertain finances. Your day begins before the sun is…

The rate at which subsistence or smallholder farmers develop all over the world is meager because they lack access to sufficient capitals. This keeps them at constant stage without any remarkable development. Over the years, subsistence have contributed to the economy immensely. And yet, only a few of these farmers have been able to benefit or access lending from financial institutions; this has incapacitated smallholder farmers leaving them with no other option but to run…

The agricultural sector of a nation is efficient enough to create job opportunities and would undoubtedly be a springboard for youth empowerment for the sustainable socio-economic development of every country. The problem of youth unemployment is a socio-economic problem that challenges the African continent at large. A higher percentage of the working class age group between 15 and 64 (OECD) that are unemployed in Africa are mainly youths. A focus on youth empowerment through other…

Pig farming, a branch of animal husbandry, involves the breeding of domestic swine for subsistence or commercial use on a pig farm. Pigs belong to the genus Sus, a part of the even-toed ungulate Suidae family and are indigenous to Africa. Pig meat (pork) is consumed in many parts of the world especially in Africa, and its high demand makes it very lucrative to startup as a business. As demand exceeds supply, selecting the appropriate…