Liberian government provides funds to enhance local rice production, processing

LIBERIA – Liberia’s Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Samuel D. Tweah Jr., and Agriculture Minister, Madam Jeanine Cooper have signed a Cash Collateral Guarantee agreement with the Afriland Bank to enhance rice production […]

Japan donates rice mill to Nigeria’s Edo state to boost rice production

NIGERIA – The Japanese Government has donated a rice mill worth over N26m (US$70,650) to the Edo State Government, as part of efforts to facilitate rice production in the state. According to the Japanese Ambassador […]

World’s first sustainable rice partnership shortlisted for US$100m grant

ASIA – The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), a multi-stakeholder platform that seeks to promote efficiency and sustainability in the in the global rice sector, has been shortlisted for a US$100 million grant from the MacArthur […]

Ghana to add rice on local commodity exchange in efforts towards becoming self sufficient

GHANA – The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) is set to list rice to its trading platform by December this year after clearance and certification from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). After clearance from SEC, […]

Nigerian Rice Mill injects US$13.4m to boost production capacity

NIGERIA – Tiamin Rice Mill Limited has invested a total of US$13.37M to boost its production capacity from the current 320 tonnes to 1,520 tonnes per day in line with the Federal Government’s rice sufficiency […]

Popular Farms invests US$70m to make Nigeria self-sufficient in rice and sesame production

NIGERIA – Popular Farms and Mills Limited, a subsidiary of Stallion group has invested over US$70 million to boost production of paddy rice and sesame in Nigeria to enhance economic fortune of the country. The […]

Ghana Commodity Exchange to launch rice trading on its platform

GHANA – The Ghana Commodity Exchange revealed that it has completed feasibility studies into the local rice market ahead of the listing of the commodity on the exchange later this year. The move, which seeks […]

Ghanaian varsity develops technology to detect substandard rice

GHANA – The school of Agriculture at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana in collaboration with Queen’s University of the UK has developed a technology that detects substandard rice. The technology seeks to among […]