Nigeria now partners with the Ghanaian government to extend Agriculture technical know-how to boost rice farming, wheat, soya beans, yellow corn, sunflower production, among others. In exchange, Ghana is to import food commodities solely from Nigeria.
Speaking at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU in Abuja, the Ghanaian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rashid Bawa, represented by his deputy, Eddison Agbenyegah told journalists that the future of Africa lies in cooperation, financial, social, political relationships between African nations.
The remarkable strides of Nigerian farmers in the area of food production have attracted numerous international attention. This time Agriculture experts from Ghana have again commended the great work Nigerian farmers have done in ensuring food on the tables of Nigerians.
The delegates from Ghana have come to understudy the technical know-how of
Nigeria’s food production strategy to replicate same in their country.
The MoU would cover production of agricultural commodities, providing technical know-how, financial and investment cooperation, as well as training and capacity building of the Ghanaians in the agriculture ecosystem. It also covers Ghana importing food commodities solely from Nigeria.
This stride was made possible with the ban on importation of rice, as farmers in Nigeria utilised the opportunity and made remarkable progress in rice production surpassing Egypt with a yearly production of 5.8 million metric tonnes.
(Editor: Terverr Tyav)