In an article published by the Financial Times on 22 March 2011 titled “How to avoid a global food price crisis “Tom Vilsack, US agriculture secretary, offers both long term and short term solutions.
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Kwesi Pratt Jnr., Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, recently stated that the masses are reeling under harsh living conditions and that it appears that the government has become insensitive to the plight of its people.
Accra, Dec 2, GNA – The Food and Beverages Association of Ghana (FABAG) on Thursday appealed to government not to implement the proposed Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) tariff harmonisation until neighbouring countries were ready to do so.
Some large scale rice importers at the Tema Port are threatening to re-route all their consignments through the Elubo border.
Rice, a staple food in Ghana, is enjoyed by many Ghanaian citizens. It is therefore not surprising that the ministry of food and agriculture in collaboration with other stakeholders are supporting our local rice farmers to expand production for domestic consumption.
The news that the nation is losing a whopping $40 million annually mainly as a result of the nefarious activities of smugglers in the rice industry is quite disturbing and irritating.
The story on massive rice smuggling and $40 million loss to the Government of Ghana broke today in the Daily Graphic. Food in Ghana monitored the response on that from Ghanaians: .
Since May 2009 many reports of smuggling to and from Ghana have surfaced and Ghanaians have yet to see what is being done about that. Although there are various reasons for the smuggling, one aspect that can be addressed is government policy with regards to import duties.