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September 12, 2011

Ghanaian irrigation project gets Korean grant

Ghana's Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Korean Rural Community Corporation on August 24 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a $2.173 million dollar grant to help expand the Akomadan Project in the Ashanti Region.

The grant will enable the ministry to expand the irrigable land area in the Akomadan Irrigation Project by 100 hectares, and also provide technical assistance in improving productivity in vegetables.

The potential irrigable area of the Akomadan Irrigation project is 1,000 hectares, but the current area under usage is 65 hectares. This is expected to increase to 165 hectares with the coming on board of this project.

The project is also expected to make farm lands available to more farmers to produce commercial vegetables for both the local and export markets and increase volumes, especially for tomato to meet the raw material needs of tomato processing factories within the catchment area.

Government of Ghana

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