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Yendi (NR) Oct. 6, GNA - A stakeholders meeting on the final selection of lowlands for the Rice Sector Support Project (RSSP) has taken place in Yendi in the Northern Region.It was organised by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, staff of the ministry, farmers and representatives of the Municipal Assembly.Mr Joseph Yeng Faalong, Regional Director of Food and Agriculture said the RSSP has a goal to improve the livelihood of poor families in Northern Ghana.

He said the project aims at strengthening major stakeholders in the rice industry in Northern Ghana for increase crop production, processing and marketing. Mr Faalong said Agence Francaise de Development is sponsoring the project with a lifespan of five years.The 17.3 million- Euro project would span Northern Region, Upper East, Upper West and Volta regions.

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Courtesy: Ghana News Agency

Date: 6th October 2010