We are working to reduce rice importation – Agric Minister

The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto says the government was working to reduce rice importation in the next two to three years.

Consequently, he says the government has been communicating with the big importers of rice for them to invest in local rice farming as the government continues to build the capacity of local rice farmers.

In a radio interview with Accra based Citi FM, Dr Akoto said the local rice farmers were ‘sleeping’ because they had no support in addition to Ghanaians’ appetite for imported rice which had a negative effect on the national economy.


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