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FDA trains Akuse rice producers on product registration, licensing
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FDA trains Akuse rice producers on product registration, licensing

The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) in the Eastern Region has conducted a comprehensive training for rice producers in Akuse, aimed at enhancing their understanding of product registration and licensing procedures. The initiative is a component of the authority's ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and quality of food products available in a hygienic market environment. Over 22 individuals, including farmers, dryers, millers, aggregators, and processors, took part in the educational and training initiative as part of an environmental health programme, which emphasises the importance of food safety and medical examinations. Addressing the participants, Ms Anita Owusu Kuffour, Eastern Regional Manager of FDA, highlighted the importance of honing the knowledge and skills of rice farm...
‘It’s criminal for Ghana to continue to import rice despite arable lands, water’ – Ofori-Atta
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‘It’s criminal for Ghana to continue to import rice despite arable lands, water’ – Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has bemoaned the rate at which rice is imported into Ghana despite being endowed with arable lands, water, and favorable conditions to produce the grains domestically. According to him, Ghana annually imports rice in excess of US$2 billion although the country is well positioned to grow and produce rice for consumption and export purposes.“It’s actually quite criminal for the country to continue to import rice while we’re endowed with arable lands, water, and favorable weather conditions for growing crops to mitigate any possible food crisis.”“Since 2017, we’ve spent over a million dollars importing rice. What’s more embarrassing is that a country like Ukraine exports about 74 million tons of grains despite cur...
Investors will choose Nigeria over Ghana to produce rice due to clear policy to protect local farmers – AGI
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Investors will choose Nigeria over Ghana to produce rice due to clear policy to protect local farmers – AGI

President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (left) and President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari The solution to the challenges facing the Ghanaian economy is local production, Chairman of the Greater Accra Regional branch of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Mr Tsonam Akpeloo, has said. In Ghana, he stated, the environment does not make it easier for local production as result of lack of clear policies to protect indigenous producers and also high taxes. Speaking at the 3businesscolloquium organized by Media General on Wednesday July 6, Mr Tsonam said “If you are an investor in New York and you want to invest in rice farming, you go to Nigeria, you don’t come to Ghana. Because Nigeria has clear policy protecting the rice farmer in Nigeria. ” In fact they hav...
Government commits to reducing annual rice import bill
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Government commits to reducing annual rice import bill

Mr. Richard Twumasi-Ankrah, Director at the Planting for Food and Jobs Secretariat at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture says the Ministry is fully committed to reducing the annual rice import bill. He said rice imports were high because the local rice industry in the past was plagued with challenges, which necessitated the importation of substantial quantities to supplement national demand. Mr Twumasi-Ankrah was speaking at the launch of Mama Gold local jasmine rice introduced by Olam Ghana. Olam Ghana is leveraging its established operational infrastructure and wide sourcing network to collaborate with rice growers and millers in the Volta, Ashanti and Eastern Regions to produce and stock the rice. Mr Twumasi-Ankrah said rice was one of the priority crops being promote...