The future of rice farming in Ghana
15 January 2022 | 4:50 pm
Rice is a major priority crop in West Africa. Nearly 16 million tons are consumed annually. The region wants to become independent of rice imports, but many farmers lack the right tools to achieve that goal.
20 Jun 2022
The maiden edition of the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) Awards treated winners and guests to a delightful evening on the 9th of June at NOK by Alara, Lagos. The awards celebrated and recognised people who have contributed massively to the healthcare sector in Nigeria and revealed the continued efforts of the NSSF to provide better healthcare in Nigeria.
16 Jun 2022
Ghana's gourmet chef Elijah Addo is reducing food waste and feeding those in need. Once employed by high-end restaurants, Addo today runs West Africa's largest foodbank, and organizing mobile feeding campaigns has become his full-time job.
19 Jun 2022
Locals in Ghana's Paga region revere crocodiles as sacred. It's forbidden to harm or kill them. But plastic waste is posing a new threat to the reptiles.
9 Jul 2022
Nigerian IT specialist Rebecca Amoo has developed an app that makes organic farming easier than ever, all from your smartphone. It's a part of a growing movement known as Crowd-farming.
16 Jul 2022
While a ban on pesticides is being discussed in the Kenyan parliament, more and more farmers are already switching to organic farming. This is not only good news for the farmers themselves, but for their customers, too.
23 Jul 2022
Ghana has officially confirmed two cases of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious disease similar to Ebola, its health service said on Sunday, after two people who later died tested positive for the virus earlier this month.
21 Jul 2022
Ghana's inflation has hit nearly 30% — the highest in the last two decades — as citizens lament the skyrocketing cost of living. Could the International Monetary Fund provide a solution for the West African nation?
31 Jul 2022
Many farmers in the north are on the brink of financial ruin as the region suffers from the worst drought in 70 years. Italy's so-called "golden rice triangle" accounts for half of Europe's rice production. DW's Max Zander reports.
4 Aug 2022
A child has become the latest victim of Ghana's first ever outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus, the World Health Organization has said.
22 Aug 2022
Ghana's central bank has announced the West African country's biggest ever hike in its main lending rate after an emergency meeting to tackle the deteriorating economy.
1 Sep 2022
A lion at Ghana's Accra Zoo mauled a man to death after he entered its enclosure, the government said in a statement. A security official on routine patrol noticed a middle-aged man had climbed over the tall mesh fence enclosing a lion, a lioness and two cubs around noon on Sunday.
Conflict in Burkina Faso has displaced more than 2 million people, with many of them now fleeing south into Ghana as jihadi attacks continue. DW's Maxwell Suuk visited a camp hosting refugees from Burkina Faso close to the border.
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