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Lack of data hampers Africa’s fight against malnutrition

NAIROBI – Lack of data on nutrition is a major challenge to the fight against malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa, an expert says.

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If you love me, help me grow Ghana

In Adum, in the center of Kumasi – Ghana’s second-largest city – an old warehouse stands as a beautiful letdown. It has been over ten years since the loco shed was used to full capacity. It is neglected and yet somehow humming with life.

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Project uses drones to monitor coastal erosion in Ghana

Accra – Scientists using drones to assess a project for preventing coastal erosion in Ghana have identified a need for investing in monitoring to ensure such projects effectiveness and sustainability. Scientists from Germany and Ghana who are studying the US$90 million Keta Sea Defence project (KSDP) — completed in 2004 — in the Volta delta in Ghana say that deltas are economic hotspots that are vulnerable to climate change.

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Ghanaian Facebook Proverbs

Surely the American actress Marilyn Monroe never quoted the Akan proverb: “Never laugh at the sloppiness of your mother-in-law’s breast; your wife’s may turn out to be just like that when she grows older”.

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Reflections From Ghana’s Benpaali Film Festival

Heritage inspires content and art conjures thought. It is with this ethos in mind that Rebecca Oheneasah Hesse and I launched Bεnpaali Young Filmmakers Festival in Accra as a forum for young artists.

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Urbanisation reducing Ghanaian smallholders’ lands

Fertile farmlands are rapidly declining in Ghana due to pressure from population growth and urbanisation, threatening rural livelihoods and food security, according to a new report.     The report says Ghana’s urban areas are expanding at a rate of 3.5 per cent annually as a result of a rising population.

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