Japan contributes additional 3.65 million USD to a UNIDO project in Ghana for development of the rice value chain

The Government of Japan extends its grant assistance to the Republic of Ghana. UNIDO will cooperate with Japan and Ghana on implementing the project “Improving Technology and Quality Control System for Higher Value Addition in the Post-harvest Processes of Rice Value Chain” with funding from Japan amounting to 402,000,000 Japanese Yen (approx. 3.65 million USD).


H.E. Mr. MOCHIZUKI Hisanobu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Ghana, and Mr. Fakhruddin Azizi, UNIDO Representative, Country Office in Ghana, signed and exchanged Notes regarding implementation of the project on 18 February 2022 in Accra.
The project aims at further developing the rice value chain by providing equipment and conducting technical trainings. The expected outcome is a sustainable and consistent economic growth of the agricultural sector of Ghana.
In 2019 the Government of Japan announced its target to double the output of rice production through Phase 2 of the“Coalition for African Rice Development: CARD” at TICAD 7. The new project in Ghana is fully in line with this initiative.
Japan expects steady implementation of the project making use of UNIDO's expertise and experience in technical cooperation. Japan and UNIDO will continue to cooperate closely in promoting the achievement of the SDGs.

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UNIDO Press Release: “Improving the quality of post-harvest processes in Ghana’s rice value chain”