Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has condemned the importation of substandard rice, particularly from Asia into African markets.
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Rice has become one of the main diets in most Ghanaian homes due to its easy preparation and unique taste, but only 20 per cent of locally–grown rice is consumed in urban areas.
Freetown — The recent Guinean Government of President Alpha Conde’s gesture of donating a consignment of rice to the government and people of Sierra Leone will go a long way in strengthening the deteriorating relations between the peoples of the two Mano River Union sister countries, especially at this point in time when the Sierra …
Ghana is the largest commercial market for US rice in West Africa. US producers maintain about a third of the Ghanaian rice market over the last several years, a US Embassy cable released by WikiLeaks August 26, 2011 says.
The country’s rice imports will increase to 330,000 metric tonnes in the 2011/2012 market year, up from an estimated 320,000 metric tonnes for the 2010/11 market year, the latest report says.
MANILA, Philippines—Rising costs of basic commodities and services in the country and a shrinking rice supply have become a national security concern, according to a report by the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA).
Over 3,000 rice importers who operate from the Ivory Coast are worried about the likely impact the brewing election conflict could have on their business.
Accra, Dec 2, GNA- Members of the Food and Beverages Association of Ghana on Thursday commended Vice President John Dramani Mahama for pledging the Government’s support to review the proposed abolition of the bonded warehouse system for rice and sugar.
As part of Food Security Ghana’s ongoing research we stumbled upon this article that is worth republishing, especially given the debate of rice smuggling, high import differentials fuelling the smuggling and increased cost of basic foodstuff to the consumers due to government inaction. The article was originally published on Ghanaweb on 7 September 2006 by …