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Cocoa and palm oil crop failures linked to pesticidesSCIDEV.NET | 18 May 2012
A primary reason for Ghana's cocoa and oil palm production decline is the killing of pollinating insects by pesticides used on farms, says a study.The research, carried out by entomologists and plant scientists from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), was presented at a...
Sustainable Water Management Brings Economic, Social & Environmental Benefitsfeedproxy.google.com | 07 May 2012
Pre-publication results: UN Survey of 130 Countries Provides In-Depth Status Report on Global Efforts to Improve Water ManagementNew York / Nairobi, 4 May 2012 - Over 80 per cent of countries have reformed their water laws in the past twenty years as a response to growing pressures on water...
L'Afrique de l'Ouest ensevelie sous les déchets électroniquesmediaterre.org | 07 Mar 2012
Dans un rapport intitulé " DEEE ? Où en sommes-nous en Afrique ? ", l'Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) s'alarme de la situation des déchets d'équipements électriques et électroniques (DEEE) en Afrique de l'ouest. Les populations sur place ainsi que l'environnement sont menacés par ce flux de...
Burkina Faso, DRC and Ghana to attend FIP pilot country meetingAfrican Development Bank | 23 Feb 2012
On 2-3 April 2012, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana will join other countries from around the world participating in the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Forest Investment Program (FIP) in Brasilia, Brazil, for their third annual FIP pilot country meeting. As an implementing agent of the CIF, the African Development Bank (AfDB) will also attend.
West African research programme to investigate Buruli ulcerSCIDEV.NET | 10 Jan 2012
African researchers have launched a multidisciplinary programme to find out how Buruli ulcer bacteria are transmitted.The programme, agreed at a workshop of Buruli ulcer experts in Ghana last year (7–9 November), will link agriculture, the environment and health.
Climate Change Killing Womens' Livelihoodsips.org | 05 Dec 2011
By Isaiah Esipisu Nalifu Yussif holds a few Bolga baskets at the ongoing COP 17 in Durban, South Africa. / Isaiah Esipisu/IPSDURBAN, South Africa, Dec 5 (IPS) – Talata Nsor, a 54-year-old woman from Bolgatanga community in Northern Ghana, has been weaving the cultural Bolga baskets, which...
Ghana: donors urged to help prevent corruption in the water sectorwashafrica.wordpress.com | 05 Dec 2011
The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has appealed to donor agencies to introduce anti-corruption policies and tools in all their water sector activities. This was one of the recommendations of Ghanas National Water Supply Integrity Study  undertaken by GII as part of the Transparency and...
Forest communities in Burkina Faso, Ghana and DRC to benefit from dedicated CIF grantAfrican Development Bank | 23 Nov 2011
The USD 50 million mechanism aims to help enhance the capacity of indigenous peoples and local communities to participate fully, effectively and continuously in FIP pilot country REDD+ activities. A global component will focus on knowledge management bringing together indigenous peoples groups and local communities from FIP pilot and other countries to exchange good practices and lessons learned on how to effectively address REDD+.
Awards will go to scientists in Ghana, TanzaniaSCIDEV.NET | 09 Nov 2011
A scheme that provides three-year awards for collaborative research projects between UK and African researchers is to enter a second round.Phase one of the scheme saw 33 researchers in the priority fields of agriculture, water and sanitation, basic health research, biodiversity and energy receive...
GHANA: No Pensions for Majority of Elderly Womenips.org | 03 Nov 2011
Untouched by Ghanas meager social support system and beyond the reach of its tatty pension scheme, she is a composite of this West African countrys elderly women: poor, struggling, and often forgotten.Gender activists say the situation of women like Sayitou is caused by a confluence of...
GHANA: Toxic Electronic Waste Contaminates Surrounding Areaips.org | 01 Nov 2011
Mountains of hazardous waste grow by about 40 million tons every year. This waste, mostly from Europe and North America, is burned in developing countries like Ghana in a hazardous effort to recover valuable metals.A children's school in Accra, Ghana's capital, was recently found to be contaminated by lead, cadmium and other health-threatening pollutants at levels over 50 times higher than risk-free levels. The school is located directly beside an informal electronic waste salvage site.
GHANA: The Woes of Women Amid Climate Changeips.org | 19 Oct 2011
ACCRA, Oct 19 (IPS) – As streams dry out, groundwater levels dwindle, and forests and other vegetation yield to droughts or sever storms, women who live their lives in the rural areas of Ghana have to spend more time and energy finding water and food for their families.
AFRICA: Mobile phones for healthplusnews.org | 04 May 2011
Some 80 health professionals and telecom operators are meeting in the Ghanaian capital Accra to explore ways to use mobile phones for better healthcare delivery. What we are trying to do here is to find out what mobile technology applications will help us fix some of Africas health problems, said Fiemu Nwariaku, professor of surgery in Ghana and a moderator at the 2-3 December Mobile Health Africa Summit. The efforts are aimed particularly at improving healthcare for underserved populations.
GHANA: Doctors fear coming rains will fuel choleraIRIN News | 01 Apr 2011
Health officials in Ghana are worried the rainy season, due to start in April, will fuel the spread of cholera, which has killed at least 69 people and stricken more than 5,000 in the past few months. Five of Ghanas 10 regions are affected, with Accra seeing the highest number of deaths to date - 36.
Ghana: Government under pressure to adopt genetically modified cropsAfricaFiles | 30 Mar 2011
The latest call on Ghana to accept GM crops was made last week by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa, the technical arm of the African Union in matters of agricultural research. However, a rights-based advocacy NGO has kicked back against the report, arguing that GM crops are a threat to the survival of the country's agriculture.