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EU Releases GH¢28million To Promote Bamboo

ACCRA, Ghana, Feb. 19 (GNA) - The European Union (EU) has released 28 million Ghana cedis to support a project that seeks to promote bamboo as a new source of energy in Ghana and Ethiopia. The project dubbed: "Bamboo as a Sustainable Biomass Energy: A suitable Alternative for Charcoal and Firewood Production in Africa," aim’s at increasing the use of bamboo as a source of energy for the poor while providing a more sustainable, environmental friendly and economical option to firewood and charcoal.

Read more... Saturday, 20 February 2010 13:59
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Banana Producers Turn To Regional Markets

By Salif D. Cheickna in Abidjan

Cote d'Ivoire, Feb 18 (IPS) - Twelve thousand people working on Côte d'Ivoire's banana plantations face uncertainty as the European Union begins implementing a new agreement governing tariffs on bananas.

Read more... Friday, 19 February 2010 12:13
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Is Africa Selling Out Its Farmers?

By Barry Malone and Ed Cropley

BAKO, Ethiopia/ JOHANNESBURG, Nov 10 (Reuters) – For centuries, farmers like Berhanu Gudina have eked out a living in Ethiopia's central lowlands, tending tiny plots of maize, wheat or barley amid the vastness of the lush green plains.

Read more... Sunday, 15 November 2009 10:02
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Boost for Parliamentary Action in Support of Agricultural Development

ACCRA, Ghana, October 5 (Public Agenda) — The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa (AWEPA) announced a new partnership to support African parliamentarians as they promote policies to help smallholder farmers make the transition' from subsistence to market-oriented agriculture, a change that will require a comprehensive transformation of Africa's agricultural system.

Read more... Tuesday, 06 October 2009 12:00
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World Habitat Day: Governments In Africa Must End Forced Evictions

LONDON, October 5, (Amnesty International) - Governments in Africa must end the practice of forced evictions that leave hundreds of thousands homeless every year, Amnesty International has said ahead of World Habitat Day on 5 October 2009.

Read more... Monday, 05 October 2009 12:29
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Cocoa By-Products Are Indusrially Useful

ACCRA, Ghana, Sept 25 (GNA) - Florence Yeboah Asuamah, Principal Public Affairs Officer of the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), has urged industrialists to invest in the by-products of cocoa since almost all the parts of the plant could be developed into various products.

Read more... Saturday, 26 September 2009 13:01

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