Ghana Seeks World Bank Support for Farming

Ghana is negotiating a deal with the World Bank for funding of programs that would boost rice yield of farmers through improved irrigation infrastructure, Peace FM Online reports. Ghana Vice President John Dramani Mahama said the project, if financed through the pending agreement, would bring irrigation to farmlands in the plains of Accra. Rice is a staple in Ghanaian households, and the government imports some USD500 million worth of rice to fulfill the demand annually.

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