Ghana- Why OIL PALM?

Ghana- Why OIL PALM?

The OIL PALM: The oil palm tree is a tropical perennial crop with excellent benefits. Per hectare, it is the most productive oil crop in the world, being 10 times more productive than soybean and other oil bearing seeds. Of the 17 major vegetable oils traded on the international market, palm oil is the most important and accounts for more than half of the global import and export trade of all vegetable oils. Oil palm plantations are as effective as rain forests in reducing carbon dioxide, a critical contributor to global warming. Hence oil palm plantations ensure better climatic conditions...

Ghana’s Agriculture bleeds, where is the Good Samaritan?

Ghana’s Agriculture bleeds, where is the Good Samaritan?

Meet JAMES – a Junior high school student from Apiadu JHS- Kumasi-Ghana, West Africa. James undertakes this task almost every day within the week. The Green Afro-Palms (GAP) team saw him one day performing his task and interrogated him: James stated, after school hours every day he comes to this site “a very popular place in Kumasi-Ghana, West Africa” to detach these fruits, supplied to his grandmother by an undisclosed Farmer, from their bunches. He is able to detach One (1) bunch every day. James and his Grandmum purchase the fruits which are stored under sprinkles of water for 2...

PALM OIL Agribusiness Needs A Bit More ATTENTION?

PALM OIL Agribusiness Needs A Bit More ATTENTION?

The oil palm tree is a tropical perennial crop native to Africa with excellent benefits. Per hectare, it is the most productive oil crop in the world, being 10 times more productive than soybean and other oil bearing seeds. Of the 17 major vegetable oils traded on the international market, palm oil is the most important and accounts for more than half of global import and export trade. Oil palm plantations on the other hand are as effective as rain forests in reducing carbon dioxide, a critical contributor to global warming. An oil palm plantation ensures better climatic conditions and...

Why I must do Agric. An AFRICAN YOUTH

Why I must do Agric. An AFRICAN YOUTH

I am aware the importance of agriculture is well known as well as its benefits, so just to state but a few: 1. Agriculture is the world’s largest industry. It employs more than one billion people and generates over US$1.3 trillion dollars’ worth of food annually. 2. Source of Livelihood: 70% of the people in the world directly rely on agriculture as a means of living. 3. Source of Raw Material: The main source of raw materials to major industries such as cotton, jute fabric, sugar and tobacco, edible and non-edible oils is agriculture.   Processing of fruits as well as...

Youth In Africa’s Agriculture: Young Ghanaian Setting The Pace

Youth In Africa’s Agriculture: Young Ghanaian Setting The Pace

Kwame Ababio of Green Afro-Palms (GAP)–Ghana, is to speak at The 7th African Green Revolution Forum 2017 (AGRF2017) on 4th – 8th September, 2017-Abidjan, under the theme “AGRF Mechanization TWG”. The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) was established in 2010, following a three-year series of African Green Revolution Conferences (AGRC) held in Oslo, Norway (2006–2008). Today, the Forum has emerged as Africa’s leading “platform of agriculture platforms” that brings together critical stakeholders in the African agriculture including African heads of state, ministers, farmers, private agribusiness firms, financial institutions, NGOs, civil society, scientists, as well as international development and technical partners...

Ghana’s Kwame Ababio Wins Big At Agric Show ‘African Youth’s Got Talent’

Ghana’s Kwame Ababio Wins Big At Agric Show ‘African Youth’s Got Talent’

Ghanaian Kwame Ababio of Green Afro-Palms has made Ghana proud with tremendous strides at this year’s African Youth Got Talent which featured 10 young agripreneurs making money from Agriculture and Agribusiness in Africa. In a talent show style, ten presenters showcased brilliant ideas that have been turned into innovative solutions to address community needs across Africa. The 10 were chosen from among hundreds of proposals to compete during the AgriPitch segment at the end of the African Youth Agripreneurs Forum, held in Ibadan, Nigeria, from 25-26 April 2017. The three winners were Kwame Ababio of Ghana, Mahmud Johnson of Liberia...