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WAVE Project: CRI-Kumasi Trains Agric Officers To Track Cassava Disease

Officials of Crop Research Institute (CRI)-Kumasi have organised a day’s training for Agric extension officers and elite farmers drawn from four districts in Ghana. The capacity building event which forms part of a one-year project called “Central West Africa Virus Epidemiology (WAVE)”, focused on equipping them with a technical know-how vis-à-vis the usage of a

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Fairtrade Cocoa Programme Delivers Strong Results, Says New Study

BONN, Germany – Small-scale cocoa producer organizations across Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana are more resilient as businesses and better attuned to their members’ needs as a result of Fairtrade’s West Africa Cocoa Programme (WACP), a new report released today has found. According to the West Africa Cocoa Programme Evaluation, commissioned by Fairtrade International and Fairtrade

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CO-OP COMMITS INTERNATIONAL AID INVESTMENT AND LAUNCHES CLIMATE CHANGE COMMITMENTS FOR FAIRTRADE PRODUCERS 

Co-op has announced a commitment to continue to spend more than 0.7%* of its pre-tax profit to international aid and has joined forces with Fairtrade Africa and Fairtrade Foundation to support producers combating the effects of climate change. The convenience retailer makes the announcement as it launches its latest report – Climate Justice for People

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New Research Shows Fairtrade Africa Raises Living Standards For The Poorest Cocoa Farmers

New research into the living standards of cocoa farming families shows that on average, Fairtrade boosts farmers’ spending on household essentials beyond the need for food by 9%. For households living below the international poverty line of $3.20 a day[i], this figure jumps up to 14%, meaning more money in the pockets of poorer Fairtrade

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US Ambassador Commends Ministry of Food and Agriculture for Efforts Towards Poverty Reduction

In his quests for greater, better partnerships, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture held fruitful deliberations with the US Ambassador to Ghana, Ms. Stephanie Sullivan, and her team who paid a courtesy call on the Minister in his office. The deliberations centered largely on food security in the West African sub-region, developments

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Fairtrade Africa Supports Climate Action To Protect Farmer Livelihoods

Fairtrade has been implementing projects relating to climate change and environmental sustainability in West Africa through partnership initiatives such as Alliances for Sankofa and Dignity for All Programme. Working with over 318 certified cooperatives representing over 300,000 farmers and workers across West Africa, Fairtrade Africa builds farmers’ capacity in climate resilience, livelihood enhancement and improving

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Kumasi City Mayor Champions Urban Afforestation, Starts Planting 2000 Trees Within 187 Public Schools

Mayor for Kumasi Metropolis Hon Osei Assibey has amplified the much talked about flagship program “Operation Keep Kumasi Clean and Green” by entering into a partnership with officials of the Central Sector Cadet Corps. By virtue of his visionary leadership, the assembly and the later organization on Friday 19th March 2021 kick-started a project aimed

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Fairtrade International pays courtesy call on Pope Francis

A Fairtrade International delegation met with Pope Francis on Monday, 23. November, to present the work Fairtrade is doing around the world to promote fairer trading conditions for more than 5 million farmers, agricultural workers, their families and communities. The delegation of five Fairtrade representatives fromGermany, Luxembourg, Italy, Kenya and Mexico presented Fairtrade’s new, five-year

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36th farmers’ Day: Bantama traders receive award, named Metro Best Marketing Group

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture through officials of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has named “Hw3 De3 Awurade Ay3 Kroy3 Kuo”; an association which comprises traders located at Bantama and Suame as the Metro Best Marketing Group (2020). The group was awarded at the just ended 36th National Farmers’ Day celebration (Kumasi’s version) which was

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