A major challenge facing smoked fish processors in Ghana on the international market is the inability of their products to meet international food quality and safety requirements. One factor which needs to be considered seriously when assessing the microbial quality of food is the environment within which processing occurs.
Schistosomiasis still remains one of the most important parasitic diseases in Ghana, especially in communities along the Volta River. The disease is still endemic and highly prevalent in the Volta
Basin, despite several control programmes.
The Weija Lake is an important water resource for agriculture and fishing for the people living around the lake. However, due to increases in agricultural, industrial activities and the general expansion of Accra in terms of urbanization, there has been great demand on both the water and land resources of the Weija Lake and its environs.
The new Weija Lake was formed in 1977, to provide industrial, commercial and domestic water supply to the south-western parts of Accra and also for irrigation and off Lake Fishery. Activities such as the establishment of large farms, use of improper farming methods, improper fishing practices, discharge of domestic
This study was undertaken at the Forest Reserves of West and Dayi Blocks in Kpando District and Abutia Hills Forest Reserve in Ho District, both in the Volta Region of Ghana. The primary objective of the study was to investigate the impact of Buffer zone development activities,
The Sakumo Lagoon is located three km west of Tema. Diverse economic activities such as estate housing development, fishing, fish processing, agriculture, fuelwood harvesting and sand and gravel mining occur in the catchment; activities which are both a source of livelihood for the people and a potential source of catchment degradation if not undertaken on a sustainable basis.