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August 31st, 2018 / The Vanguard, Nigeria

Addressing members of the Rice Assured Advocacy Forum (RAAF) in Abuja on Wednesday, Abraham Odoom, Ghanaian MP based his assessment on the gains recorded by the country in its rice value chain.

He spoke at the Second National Congress, Policy Dialogue and Inauguration of the Board of Trustees of the RAAF, which is facilitated by the John A. Kufuor Foundation (JAKF). RAAF is a national dialogue platform aimed at harmonising the rice value chain actors in Nigeria to advocate for better policies towards the development of the country’s rice sector.

It was set up during the first phase of the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) from June 2014 to June 2018, and currently consists of about 17 state platforms in the country. Odoom said if Nigeria got it right in the agricultural sector, the whole of West Africa would get it right. Read more