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Africa’s broken food security value chain: unravelling hidden fortune

Modern Ghana: Despite holding 65 per cent of the world's arable land and ten per cent of internal renewable fresh water sources , Africa's food import bill, excluding fish, was at US$35billion in 2011 and imports of food exceed exports by thirty per cent . In addition, post-harvest losses (PHLs) alone account for food losses worth US$4 billion annually . This is food enough to feed 48 million people annually . It is estimated that the annual PHLs in cereal grains, roots, tubers, fruits, vegetables, meat, milk...

Agric workers brainstorm to minimise effects of climate change

Modern Ghana: Ghana's 0.05 contribution to greenhouse gases (GHG) such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane, has been described as minimal, yet, it is one of the countries to suffer the greatest impact of climate change. This is due to the fact that the effect of the phenomenon on tropical countries was higher. GHG are responsible for the warming of the earth, and scientific evidence indicates that due to the activities of humans, it had greatly increased over the years, impacting negatively on agriculture,...