Rice Consumption Reaches Record Levels in Ghana

Ghana switching more to rice than traditional staples
Workshop held by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)-founded Africa Rice Project. About 70 percent of rice consumed in Ghana was imported and these importations had been consistently high since 2001. She said despite the efforts made in local rice production the cost of production was high and uncompetitive in the domestic market due to relatively cheaper imported rice. She stressed the need for urgent intervention in the rice industry to ensure proper post harvest handling and marketing. He said creating sustainable market channels through stakeholder’s dialogue and the development of national rice standards was key to addressing the marketing challenges faced by local rice farmers.


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