Chinese team tells Ghana to consider technology transfer to boost agric output

women-farmingA delegation from China has called on Mr Clement Kofi Humado, Minister of Food and Agriculture to consider technological transfer to Ghana to boost agricultural development to make the country self-sufficient in food production.

The delegation led by Mr Li Xueming, Vice Director of Ninguia State Farm said they are in the country based on a mutual sister agreement signed between the Farm and the Volta Regional Development Agency.

The sister agreement is to enable the Ninguia State Farms to expose the use of modern technology into the agricultural sector in the Volta Region.

Mr Humado lauded the contribution of China over the past years to the development of the country stressing: “China has played significant role in Ghana’s development.”

He commended the Ninguia State Farms for its bold step to partner the Region to facilitate development.

He said the Afife Rice Farm in the Volta Region needs injection of technology to expand production on a large scale.

Mr Humado urged the delegation to include livestock production and to the Krachi area.

“Ghana is rich with water resources, land, and labour but with technological gains the country will feed itself and export some of its produce in self-sufficiency, this is why we are happy to partner with China,” he said.

Mr Humado said Ghana is seeking to partner with foreign counter parts with the right technology in line with the “Better Ghana Agenda.”

Mr Li expressed the hope relations between Ghana and China would be strengthened.

He said they are willing to work and collaborate for the development of the Region.

Source: GNA

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