WFP buys local rice from Ghanaian farmers

Published on 26 March 2010

The UN WFP on Wednesday said it had purchased 1,433 metric tons of Ghanaian rice worth 780,000 dollars as part of its growing trend of purchasing locally to benefit farmers. A statement from WFP said the rice would be distributed through the School Feeding Programme in the three Northern Regions where WFP, the Programme and the Ghana Education Service (GES) work together to provide meals to over 100,000 children in 304 schools.

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