ECOWAS targets 24 million tons rice production with new ‘Rice Offensive’ action plan


ECOWAS Commission and partners have announced a new Regional Action Plan to implement its rice policy, commonly known as the “Rice Offensive”. An ECOWAP donor round table would follow to mobilize the required resources to implement the action plan.

 “Producing enough rice to feed the region would require concerted effort and an effectively coordinated synergy of actions from all rice stakeholders in the region to successfully achieve this desired outcome,” says the ECOWAS Commissioner of Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, Mr Sekou Sangare.

 ECOWAS said the region remains at 60 per cent self-sufficiency in rice production. While the total rice production in the 15…

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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