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08.11.2019 Agriculture

2019 Ghana Rice Festival Takes Off

By Nana Yaw Reuben Jnr. || Freelance Journalist
2019 Ghana Rice Festival Takes Off

The Ghana Rice Inter-Professional Body (GRIB) supported by the John A. Kufuor Foundation, is inviting the general public to participate in the 2019 Ghana Rice Festival being held at the Efua Sutherland Park in Accra today Friday, 8th November 2019.

The festival aims to celebrate Ghana’s burgeoning local rice industry that has seen a massive turn around over the last few years and continues to grow stronger by the day. It will also be an occasion to showcase the various ‘high quality produced in Ghana’ rice that has better taste than a lot of the imported varieties and has been approved by regulators.

Through the work of our initiative; “the Public-Private Partnership for Competitive and Inclusive Rice Value Chain Development: Planting for Food and Jobs – Rice chapter,” the rice sector continues to grow stronger every day.

The initiative which is co implemented by MOFA, Intervalle, Hopeline Institute, Sparx farms, and Volta City Farms has chalked some success since commencing in November 2018 which is making the rice industry better. CALLIGHANA is also supporting the initiative.

We will want to take advantage of the excitement that comes with this festive occasion of the Ghana Rice Festival to encourage all Ghanaians to eat ‘Ghana rice’ to support the local industry to grow stronger. We look forward to seeing you all at the Ghana Rice Festival 2019 as we seek to promote a sustainable local rice supply chain.

Minister for Food and Agriculture Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Officials from the Alliance for Green Revolution (AGRA) as well as German Development Corporation (GIZ) will be there. There will be networking and business interactions as well as a gathering of members of GRIB.

Thank you

Signed

Prof. Baffour Agyeman – Duah

CEO, John A. Kufuor Foundation

Nana Adjei Ayeh

President, Ghana Rice Inter-Professional Body (GRIB)

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