Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child health in Ghana

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Maternal and Child Health Ghana

Ghana continues to be burdened by high rates of maternal mortality, obesity and prevalence of anaemia due to low utilization and accessibility of family planning services, socio-cultural practices and belief systems. Maternal and Child Health Status Studies on reproductive, health and nutrition in mothers, newborns, children and adolescents revealed high maternal mortality, prevalence of anemia among pregnant women and adolescent […]

Agribusiness management

Career as a Farm Manager

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Career Farm Manager

The farm manager is employed by a farmer to manage a farm or group of farms. Farm managers are responsible for obtaining better yield and profitability by deciding on the crops, livestock management and production, plan farming activities, supervise other staff, planting, spraying crop protection chemicals, harvesting the crops, marketing and selling crops, documentation of all details including financial aspects […]

Pharmacovigilance

Pharmacovigilance System in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Pharmacovigialnce Sub Saharan Africa

A comprehensive system can address the need for passive and active identification approaches to medicines-related problems, communicate effectively safety information of medicine to the public, collaborate among various organizations and partners to incorporate pharmacovigilance activities at all health levels. Pharmacovigilance System The pharmacovigilance system efficiently identifies, collects, assesses and communicates medicine-related adverse events to the public in a timely manner. […]

Agribusiness management

Importance of Macro and Micro Nutrients for Crops

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Macro & Micro Nutrients

Plant nutrition It is well known that the growth and development of the plant are majorly dependent on the availability of nutrients in the soil. Plants need a total of 16 elements for completion of a productive life cycle. There are two classes of nutrients based on the quantities they are required for the growth and development-macronutrients and micronutrients. They […]

Agribusiness management

The Importance of Soil Organic Matter

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Soil Organic Matter

Soil organic matter Soil, a living and dynamic ecosystem, is the basis of the food system. Healthy soil produces healthy crops which in turn is responsible for human health. Soils are categorized as mineral soil or organic soil based on their organic content. Mineral soils contain less than 30% organic matter and are cropping soils thus forming most of the […]

Agribusiness management

Types of Irrigation Systems in Agribusiness Management

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Irrigation systems in Agribusiness

There are two basic ways of using water for crop cultivation: rain-fed farming and irrigation. Water is naturally applied to the soil through rainfall in case of rain-fed farming whereas irrigation involves the artificial application of water for agricultural purposes. Effective irrigation is essential for the end-to-end growth process of the plant starting from seedbed preparation, germination, root development, nutrients […]

Tropical Medicine

Cancers in the Tropics

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Cancer In Tropics

Cancer is a broad term that includes damage to the immune system, development of tumours and other fatal impairments. In the tropics, 40% of the worlds population suffer from advanced and incurable stage of many types of cancers. Further improvements are needed to overcome significant deficiencies in the great advancements made pertaining to treatment, prevention and control of cancer progression. […]

Agribusiness management

Value Chain in Agribusiness

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Value chain Agribusiness

Food Supply vs. Demand With increasing income and improving living standards, the world has witnessed a major change in the way of purchasing and consuming food. There is a growing demand for high value commodities like fruits and vegetables, fisheries and livestock, oils etc leading to diversification of production by farmers. The quality and safety of those commodities are also […]

Agriculture

The fall and Rise of Vertical Coordination in Commodity Chains in African Countries

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Vertical Coordination

Vertical Coordination Food and agricultural commodity supply chains have undergone tremendous changes in the past few decades. Lower and middle income countries constitute a major share of the worlds agricultural areas and farmers and are characterised by state controlled supply chain. In 1980s to 1990s, there was a decline in the state controlled vertical coordination in commodity chains resulting in […]