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Local rice farmers struggle to meet demand. Agric minister; Afriyie Akoto

Local rice farmers struggle to meet demand. Agric minister; Afriyie Akoto

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has approached rice makers to increase production of the staple to satisfy the rising need.

Dr. Akoto settled on the decision when he paid a functioning visit to Global Agricultural Development Company Ghana Limited (GADCO) rice homestead and factory at Fiavi, close to Sogakope in the Volta Region.

He emphasized Government’s obligation to make the nation’s rice production independent by 2023-2024 and called for help from all partners to increment, particularly, the processing limit.

The Minister urged the residents to keep on patronizing more locally produced rice in light of the fact that “our local rice is new and nutritious.”

Dr. Akoto praised GADCO for the top-notch and all-around bundled rice and the commitment to the government’s “Planting for Food and Job” program.

Mr. Joel Tsatsu, the General Manager of GADCO, said: “We will get a kick out of the chance to utilize this chance to emphasize our obligation to help the creation of huge loads of nearby rice where Ghana will become independent soon.”

He said the organization accepted that the public authority’s objective of accomplishing independence in rice creation by 2023 was reachable, adding: “we will all attempt to help this objective.”

The organization works with smallholder ranchers and gives them specialized help and showcasing openings with a processing limit of three metric tons each hour.

“At present, we uphold around 600 smallholder rice ranchers with an aggregate of 1,400 hectares of land in seven areas inside the Volta and Greater Accra districts,” Mr. Tsatsu said.

GADCO is important for the RMG Concept Group and spent significant time in creating rice and fostering a broad smallholder ranchers’ program in the Volta Region.

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