Author: Dennis Kweku Moore || Contributor
A press Tour has been organized by the Japan Embassy of Ghana to cover the progress of the Phase II Project for sustainable Development of Rain- fed Lowland Rice Production in the Northern Region.
The media interacted with local staff of the Ministry of Food & Agriculture in the Northern Region as well as the native women who are under training on lowland Rice Production.
The Team was taken through the rice par boiling process to the finished product.
Coordinator for the project and Regional Crop Officer, Dauda A. Salam, was appreciative to JICA for their continued assistance in sustaining the rice production initiative in the Northern Region, adding ” this mainly serves as the livelihood for the rural folks and also as a source of employment for especially widows”.
The sustainable Development Rain- fed Lowland Rice Production Phase II project ( TENSUI) was a bilateral Technical Cooperation Project jointly implemented by Ghana’s Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) from 2016-2021.
The beneficiaries of this project includes the Metropolitan and District Assemblies, Regional Agricultural Department and District Agriculture Department Staff and small scale rice farmers in the target area of the project.
The overall objective of this project is to increase domestic rice production based on the guidelines developed in Phase I in 35 Metropolitan, Municipal District Assemblies of Ashanti and Northern Regions.