As part of government?s efforts to reduce importation of rice into the country, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) through the Japanese government grant assistance has purchased machinery and equipments worth GH?6.4 million to assist underprivileged rice farmers in the country.
The machines and equipment purchased include 70 agricultural tractors with matching implements, 43 power tillers with attachments, 35 rice threshers, 20 rice reapers and 5 rice mills all to be distributed to rice farmers on hire purchase.
The sector minister, Hon. Clement Humado, said in line with government?s vision of reducing the importation of rice into the country.
It is therefore important that Ghanaians who are into rice production are empowered to grow more for consumption and export.
It is in this regard that the machinery was acquired to assist farmers to achieve timely filed cultivation on a high level field bed that would help them achieve high yields.
Source: Andrew Nettey