Smallholder farmers drawn from Central and Western regions and other parts of the country have taken part in a short training course in tractor operation, maintenance, and management.
    
Organised under the auspices of the School of Agriculture, the training workshop forms part of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences' extension activities to communities around the University and beyond.

Mary Mcbride, Director, Applied Segment Markets, Sponsored A Request For The Agilent Foundation To Fund This Initiative. A Grant Was Awarded.

Half of the world’s population depends upon rice as their premium staple food. In recent history, rice consumption has travelled far beyond Asian countries to become the fastestgrowing food staple in Africa – and unscrupulous people are taking advantage of this massive business opportunity.

The NationalVarietal Release and Registration Committee (NVRRC) of the Ministry of Agriculture has recommended five proposed varieties of cassava developed by the Department of Crop Science in collaboration with the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agricultural Research Institute (BNARI) of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission(GAEC).
 
The five recommended varieties are resistant to mosaic disease which mostly affects cassava production in Ghana and also contain  beta carotine - a precursor of Vitamin A. 

The Department of Animal Science, School of Agriculture, has organised a one-day training on “Rabbit Farming as a Business” for members of the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organisation.

The trainer of trainee programme is aimed at equipping the participants to train other farmers in the Upper East Region.

Participants were taken through “Management of Breeding Stock, Feeding, Disease Control and Prevention, Processing of Rabbit Meat and Rabbit Rearing as a Business.”

Past students of the School of Agriculture, affectionately called AGRICOLAE, have held a three-day homecoming to map out strategies to make their association vibrant.

The homecoming was also aimed at mobilising alumni to support the development of the School of Agriculture.

The event, themed: “Repositioning School of Agriculture as a Centre of Excellence for Education: Agricolae, served as a networking and socialisation platform which afforded members to relive memories of their school days.

The School of Agriculture has launched its alumni association at a ceremony on campus with a call on past students to help reposition the School as a “Centre of Excellence”.

Launching the alumni association known as “Agricolae”, the Provost of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Prof. L. K. Sam-Amoah, made a clarion call on past students to contribute towards the development of the School.  He said the formation of Agricolae was long overdue, and therefore, all alumni must come on board to achieve the mandate of the School.

The exchange pupils and headteachers of the University Basic Schools with the Central Regional Minister, Mr. Kwamina Duncan

A senior lecturer at the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Ing. Dr. Samuel Tulashie, was adjudged the winner at the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) the 4th Engineering Excellence Awards held on February,2018 in Accra.

Dr. Tulashie was honoured for producing bioethanol from liquid waste of cassava dough.

A citation that accompanied the award acknowledged his outstanding contribution to society, industry and the national economy through the production of bioethanol.

 The Provost of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, Prof. Livingstone K. Sam-Amoah, has observed that any country that depends on agricultural production as basis for industrial development is most likely to fail if irrigation is not part of the development plan.

“Indeed  in some parts of the world, irrigation remains the dividing line between abundant food and no food at all. Irrigated agriculture represents 20 percent of the total cultivated land, but contributes 40 percent of the total produced worldwide,” he noted.