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Lome, Togo - Togo plans to double its rice production by 2018 through the implementation of the National Strategy of Development of Rice Growing (SNDR), whose document has been submitted for validation at a workshop organised for the purpose.

Although the national rice production of paddy rice almost doubled from 27,000 tonnes to 52,000 tonnes in 2009, this did not meet the needs of a soaring local consumption, the Minister of Agriculture, Breeding and Fishing, Kossi Messan Ewovor said.

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Courtesy: afriquejet

Date: 1st November 2010