Agric Minister Encourages Rice Investors In Thailand To Ghana

Yaw Addo Frimpong has asked investors in Ghana to come and make investments in the Thai rice value chain.

According to him, such an investment will benefit both Ghana and Thailand, and the former possesses the know-how to help Ghana become self-sufficient in rice production.

“Ghana-Thailand Business Forum; Collaboration for Sustainable Rice Production in Ghana,” was the focus of Joseph Siaw Agyepong’s presentation.

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The University of Ghana, Legon, the University of Cape Coast, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research-Crop Research Institute (CSIR-CRI), the Competitive African Rice Platform, traditional rulers, metropolitan, municipal and district chief executives (MMDCEs), and private entrepreneurs were among the members of the Ghana delegation (JGC).

The deputy agriculture minister claims that Thailand, a global leader in rice production, can assist Ghana in its efforts to reduce the gap between its supply and demand for the grain while also producing extra to export to other West African nations.

Addo Frimpong praised the JGC-led private sector initiative to start a large-scale rice farming operation in Ghana and added that the Ghanaian government has given the project its full support.

Siaw Agyepong emphasized the necessity for a team effort to realize the President’s goal of increasing rice production in Ghana.

Siaw Agyepong joined the call for leaders in the Thai rice industry to come and invest in Ghana made by the deputy minister of food and agriculture.

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