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29 June 2020
The steering team of the Ghana Gold Expo has issued a press briefing that the premiere issue of the Ghana Gold Report 2020 will be released on June 15, 2020. The steering team is led by Dr Steven Blessing Ackah and MP for Takoradi, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah. The Gold Report focuses on key…
2 June 2020
Last year the world lost some 119,000 square kilometers (45,946 square miles) of tree cover – an area the size of Nicaragua – according to satellite data collated by the University of Maryland (UMD) released today by World Resources Institute (WRI). Almost a third of that loss – or an area the size…
25 May 2020
The LAND-at-scale programme got a great response to the second call for ideas. The programme received 25 new ideas from 19 different countries. Support continues for enhancing land governance and tenure security. This is evident in the response and effort from embassies, NGOs and knowledge…
12 May 2020
The Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, is appealing to the security agencies to intensify the fight against illegal miners whose activities are destroying acres of cocoa farms. Mr Boahen Aidoo said, “[When] they come [and] farmers are not interested in giving their lands, then…
29 April 2020
Open Letter to Socfin, 29th April 2020:  We demand justice and safety for workers on Socfin’s rubber/oil palm plantations  during the Covid-19 pandemic   Dear board members and shareholders,   We, the undersigned, are writing you in regards to the conditions of workers on the Socfin plantations as…
26 April 2020
Estão abertas inscrições para o Prêmio GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize, que é uma competição pan-africana de jovens empreendedores (as) inovadores (as) que buscam a oportunidade de financiamento de projetos no setor agroalimentar no continente Africano.   As inscrições serão julgadas para premiar dois…
25 April 2020
This year, as the world celebrates World Earth Day on the 22nd April 2020, Fairtrade Africa is highlighting its stakeholder collaboration towards climate action. Environmental degradation and climate change in the last couple of decades have reached alarming levels and global action is urgently…
25 April 2020
In a bid to create avenues of job creation for Ghana’s teeming unemployed youth, the government through its numerous policies, programmes and initiatives instituted the ‘one district, one factory’ programme to be implemented in the various districts of the Volta Region. The programme is also…
27 February 2020
The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) has begun taking inventory of all excavators that have been seized from illegal mining sites since the fight against illegal mining (galamsey) began in 2017. The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, explained…
12 February 2020
The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, has launched a project which will ensure the reforestation of 300 hectares of degraded land for sustainable energy wood production and rehabilitation of 700 hectares of degraded natural forest in the Kintampo Municipality of…
5 November 2019
As advocates for women’s land rights, isn’t it time we support the establishment of land-rights-specific grievance mechanisms? From farms to towns, women are a major provider of food and food security for their families, but women in half of the world still struggle to access their equal land and…
19 August 2019
The unending, sometimes deadly clashes involving Keta Lagoon indigenes and Seven Seas Salt Company located at Adina, in the Ketu South Municipality, has attracted international attention. The University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa, is currently hosting a short course on “The Political…