Problem with plantations
lantations are not forests” is a phrase that has been around for many years, but that does not mean that tree plantations are neither good nor bad in them.
Innoculations(commonly using attenuated forms of disease pathogens) describe a mild form of the ailment before conferring the desired immunity and with the carbon footprint the expectation of reversal without gestation(and its accompanying disagreeablenesses) might have been too optimistic…..
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Exactly, with the addition that on a farming programme, the radiating filaments also determine when hectarage is rolled back or added on and the hub assembles, packs and dispatches produce. It’s actually two hubs-and-spokes super-imposed on each other, the production and concentration and the planning and marketing.
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SADA mango plantations wither due to lack of water GhanaWeb Joy News’ Manasseh Azure Awuni, who spent weeks touring the project sites reports that on a hot afternoon, farmers in Kadentwe community in the Krachi West District poured out their…
It could have worked, it should have worked. Lesson for the future- implementation is too important to be left in the hands of project co-ordinators alone, the beneficiary landed proprietors must be in a position to act to protect their livelihoods, to avert disaster whilst it is still possible to.
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Ghana looks to plantations to create jobs
Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has announced plans by government to create many jobs through the establishment of plantations across the country.
No industry can claim the distinction of being totally eco-friendly and plantations, which it’s claimed shrink bio-diversity, have the advantage of reducing the carbon footprint. Ghana, in particular, has been here before the large state plantations of the Nkrumah era attesting, and if for nothing at all they exhibited a boundless capacity to absorb labour and provide livelihoods.
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The Federal Government has indicated its preparedness to support Plantations Owners’ Forum of Nigeria (POFON), to stop further importation to save the nation’s palm oil industry from extinction. Speaking at the panel review …
Our grip on traditional institutions must be strenghtened- the pioneers of the palm oil trade had West Africa as the base of their operations and this spawned giant conglomerates, now South-East Asia is the focus of this trade and the originating region is a net importer, the ‘descendants’ coming back to organise their ‘sires’. To be competitive in a diminished traditional industry do we adopt the much-maligned practices of our inheritors, to wit, massive plantation development with processing units,which have ecological consequences? After all, oil palm is native to West Africa and can be regarded as its natural habitat- by plantations we are only giving it a helping hand.
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Asia eyes food exports
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Mr Talbot said producers and small food businesses should look at implementing a “hub and spoke” model to provide the technology and knowledge to sell into overseas markets.
Taking the battle to the ‘enemy’- frontiers are elatic these days, so much so that a ‘spoke’ can radiate into ‘hubs’ sited at what would have been regarded as immeasurable distances away. Now dispersion is not a constraint and the food value chain has very interesting ramifications, destinations at ‘astronomical’ distances…
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Sudan Tribune Sudan seeks to boost wheat plantations to cut imports Sudan Tribune The deputy director of Sudan’s agricultural bank, Salah Hassan, said that wheat plantation project will kick off in the winter season adding that fertilizers and…
This is an approach that has been tried and did not work- it amounts to thinking inside the box. Why does the planner seek to impose an involuntary restraint on the producers, when the market for the commodity is dynamic, not respecting national boundaries? The farmers should have an export marketing outlet that keys into the global market, so that the mechanisms which determine flows would work to mop up all their output. The bane of this approach is that after the first few harvests, the local farmers are no longer competitive even on the domestic market and large-scale imports resume, whereas left connected to international markets, there would have been that peculiar somebody somewhere, who would have found a use for their production, when brought to his attention. The name of the game is "Leave Your Options Open"..
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Midwest farmers extend operations to Africa Minnesota Public Radio The plan is to expand to two additional operations, another in Mozambique and one in neighboring Tanzania and establish a “hub and spoke” operation to encourage residents to start…
The basis of the investment- the private proprietor on his own acres- seeking to extend a helping hand to those who can feed five times their current population but at present import two-thirds of their food, chose the hub-and- spoke as the vehicle of investment. Yes, "the centre holding" is half the battle as this exporter of success has recognized…..
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President Kikwete to open youth agricultural camp
RUBADA is rolling out this initiative by using a “Hub and Spoke” modal where a big local or foreign investor will be a “Hub” while small holder farmers will be “Spoke”.
Classical use of the ‘Colossus’ as a locomotive to the mutual benefit of all, conferring a species of economies-of-scale on the whole by bulk sourcing of inputs, combined releases of produce and co-ordinated production. Market penetration can be and is often assured….
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