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In every corner of the globe there are passionate people who solve the world’s toughest problems thanks to entrepreneurial solutions. We call these people social entrepreneurs. Their ventures create jobs, alleviate poverty and make the world a better place.
Agriculture is the backbone of the African economy and in recent times, more youth in Africa are using innovations to boost the agricultural supply chain in Africa, although there are existing challenges facing many young farmers across the continenet. Recently, one the common and famous plantations you find across West Africa is Palm. The palm tree serves several purposes and its farming and trading, has grown rapidly in other parts of the world including Malaysia. In Ghana, the palm tree farming and trading is being practiced by many farmers on a small scale and few on large scale.
They say I am “Red-crop “some: the “Green crop”, others: the “numerous rooted crop”. All been said, it is factual that I do produce “red oil”,have a lot more green leaves than other crops and I am amongst the strongest rooted crops in the World (resistant to storms and droughts) and remains the main source of “red fruits” from which most of the World’s vegetable oils are derived. I am been used as a symbol of wealth by some cultures and tribes of the World. Now it is a pleasure to announce my presence hereas OIL PALM.
Ghana’s own Amma Lartey, took to a global stage to share about the incredible strides made by African social entrepreneurs to solve the continents most pressing challenges.
IMF Executive Board Completes Third ECF Review for Ghana, and Approves US$116.2 Million Disbursement
On September 28, 2016 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of Ghana’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. Completion of the review enables the disbursement of SDR 83.025 million (about US$116.2 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 332.1 million (about US$464.6 million).
Companies across the continent turn to IBM Cloud to drive growth strategies, accelerate digital transformation projects and mitigate the macro-economic challenges of their operating environment
Op-ed by DFID-Ghana Country Director on better regulatory reform
Obama’s administration rolled out the Power Africa Initiative which is delivered through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and aimed at helping reach out to Africa in terms of Energy accessibility. With so many projects under the initiative, USAID will be adding more as it has pledged to support the Ghana Government to develop a comprehensive power sector master plan through the IRRP project. Ghana, the beneficiary country is ranked among Africa’s top energy planning country but the country has been facing power deficits in recent decade and thus, affecting the economic status of the country.
Africa is the only continent where more than half of parents are unable to help their kids with their homework due to illiteracy. A report by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO) indicates that about 38 percent of African adults are illiterate, two thirds of this number is said to be women.
5th West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference – WACEE 2016 on 13 to 15 September in Accra
Firstly, development can simply be defined as a process of growth. Traditional welfare economics had focused on incomes as the main measure of well-being or development. This parameter witnessed countries being seen as developed or underdeveloped (poor) with respect to the income levels of its citizenry. Later works of renowned economist Amartya Sen included other parameters in the broader sense. His extensive works showed that poverty involved a wider range of deprivations in health, education and living standards which were not captured by income alone. Sen’s view is now widely accepted: development must be judged by its impact on people, not only by changes in their income but more generally in terms of their choices, capabilities and freedoms; and we should be concerned about the distribution of these improvements, not just the simple average for a society.
International Day of Youth: Reach for Change Africa calls for strengthened social entrepreneurship sector to increase opportunities for innovative youth
Reach for Change Africa is calling on social entrepreneurs, NGOs and government to play their role in strengthening the social entrepreneurship sector in Africa on International Day of Youth 2016. Reach for Change Africa, which runs innovation competitions, incubators and accelerators to support innovative African social entrepreneurs, affirmed that the best way to empower youth to create positive change in Africa is by building a strong social entrepreneurship ecosystem that attracts the most talented, innovative young people to the field.
The economy of Ghana is losing some GHC4.6 billion (US$2.6 billion, or 6.4 percent of GDP) a year to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study launched today in the capital.
British High Commissioner Accra, Jon Benjamin speaks about BREXIT at the World Trade Centre Accra Business Breakfast
A diversification of exports to Ghana and exports from Ghana to the UK benefits both of our countries
Neoliberal reforms in Africa, increasing global commodity prices and rising global resource demands have led to significant economic turnovers within the recent past decade for some African nations – Libya, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Egypt, among the rest . In accordance, there has been a substantive growth in the extractive industry investment, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. A surge of investment within extractive industry has brought about a diverse number of feedback in mineral-rich countries. In Ghana, there has been a boom investment towards artisanal mining while violating national mining principles and regulations and also neglecting Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR), main focus is trade! The situation is similar in most mineral-rich countries— varied concerns from society including rejection of the extractive industry or acceptance with high expectation of increased economic status of the society arising from gainful employment, and protest over labour conditions.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Promotes Discussion to Advance Ghana Food Exports
On July 21, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) convened local stakeholders at the Alisa Hotel to discuss Ghana’s sanitary and phytosanitary export certification system. USAID/Ghana Acting Mission Director Steven E. Hendrix and the Honorable Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Crops), Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, opened the discussion with 25 stakeholders.
Ghana Receives 11.9 Million Euros (GHC 52 Million) from the European Union to Support Decentralisation
The European Union (EU) has this month paid 11.9 million Euros (GHC 52 million) to support decentralization in Ghana. The grant supports the decentralization reform process of the country that aims to improve service delivery at the district level.