New rice variety to be cultivated in Ghana's north

Mr Salifu Saeed, the Northern Regional Minister has given the assurance that government was ready to support the introduction of a new rice variety and its cultivation in the Northern Region for export. Mr Saeed said government was also ready to provide the Jiangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences from China the necessary requirement such as land, and water bodies to help in the effective conduct of the new rice variety in the region. Mr Saeed gave the assurance when the management of the Jiangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences, a Chinese investment group working in the area of agriculture paid a courtesy call on him to announce their presence and mission in the region. The aim was also to consolidate the relationship between the governments of Ghana and China and to discuss the role up plans of the memorandum of understanding that was signed between the two countries last year.



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