Friday, April 27, 2012

E-Waste Hell

How are the west's 'recycled' TVs and computers ending up in a toxic dump in Ghana? Dateline investigates the trade in e-waste which is poisoning a once picturesque part of Africa. For more on Giovana Vitola's story, go to the SBS Dateline website...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ghana to launch two vaccines at once

On 26 April 2012, Ghana plans to launch two new vaccines at once. One will protect children against pneumonia and the other against severe infant diarrhoea -- the two biggest killers of Ghanaian children.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Building capacity for competitive agricultural systems and enterprises in West Africa

This film (45 minutes) presents four examples of Agri-Business Clusters in Ghana and Togo. They illustrate the experience of entrepeneurial individuals in building small to medium scale businesses through new relationships with colleagues and so-called Agri-Business Cluster and Value Chain partners.

United through markets - Africa by moovon

The businesses, either producer cooperatives or agriculturally-linked enterprises, were supported by a project entitled ‘From thousands to millions: accelerating sustainable economic growth in West Africa’ (The 1000s+ project), coordinated by the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC). The project utilised a grassroots approach known as "Competitive Agricultural Systems and Enterprises” (CASE) and focused on agribusiness clusters consisting of the farmers, entrepreneurs, technical, financial and business development services that are involved in a particular commodity within a well-defined target region. To date, the CASE approach has been piloted in several West African countries, to the benefit of some 60,000 farmers, including many women.