Ghana

Ghana (/ˈɡɑːnə/), officially the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2, Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. The word Ghana means "Warrior King" in the Soninke language. The territory of present-day Ghana has been inhabited for millennia, with the first permanent state dating back to the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti. Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century. Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana's current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. In 1957, it became the first sub-saharan African nation to declare independence from European colonisation. A multicultural nation, Ghana has a population of approximately 27 million, spanning a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups. Five percent of the population practices traditional faiths, 71.2% adhere to Christianity and 17.6% are Muslim. Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles. Ghana is a democratic country led by a president who is both head of state and head of the government. Ghana's economy is one of the strongest and most diversified in Africa, following a quarter century of relative stability and good governance. Ghana's growing economic prosperity and democratic political system has made it a regional power in West Africa. It is a member of the Non-Aligned Movement, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Group of 24 (G24).

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JIRCAS researcher receives “Best Paper Award” from the Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture

Dr. Satoshi Nakamura, researcher of the Crop, Livestock and Environment Division, received the “Best Paper Award” from the Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture for his paper entitled “Soil Fertility Management for Sustainable Lowland Rice Production in Ghana - Farmer's Perspectives and Soil Physicochemical Properties - ” published in the journal Tropical Agriculture and Development.

Directors of Agricultural Research Institutes in Africa Visit JIRCAS

The heads of 5 agricultural research institutes from Africa, namely, Dr. Famoï Béavogui, Director of Agricultural Research Institute of Guinea (IRAG); Dr. Alioune Fall, Director of Senegal Agricultural Research Institute (ISRA); Dr. Joseph G. Mureithi, Deputy Director of Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO); and Dr. Robert B. Zougmore, African Regional Leader of the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), together with Dr. Regina Sagoe West, Senior Researcher at Crop Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) and Coordinator of West African Agricultural Production Program (WAAPP) of the International Research Center for Semiarid Tropical Crops (ICRISAT), visited JIRCAS on August 28, 2017.

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国立研究開発法人国際農林水産業研究センター, JIRCAS News. 87 ( )

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JIRCAS Newsletter(87)

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, JIRCAS Newsletter. 87 ( )

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Soil Fertility Improvement with Indigenous Resources in Lowland Rice Ecologies in Ghana

Satoshi Tobita, Satoshi Nakamura, JIRCAS working report. 86 ( )

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小規模ため池を利用した補給かんがい稲作マニュアル

Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Manual and Guideline. ( )

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Supplementary Irrigation Manual for Rice Production Using Small Reservoirs

Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Manual and Guideline. ( )

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