The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) provided farming equipment worth $50,000 to 20 farmer cooperatives and farmer-based organizations in northern Ghana. The equipment included 17 motorking tricycles, grinding mills, irrigation systems and a tractor.

The support was part of KOICA’s FBCs/FBOs project being implement in the five northern regions of Ghana in collaboration with the government of Ghana. The Government of the Republic of Korea is funding the larger project with a grant aid of $6.2m to be disbursed over 42 months.

Mr. Francis Akakpo, the Program Officer for KOICA Ghana urged beneficiaries to use the implements to increase their productivity for the benefit their families and the country as a whole.

Registrar of the Department of Cooperatives Mr. Charles Yaw Ofei received the farm equipment on behalf of the farmers and thanked KOICA for the support. Ms. Mahama Sabratu, a beneficiary, thanked KOICA and ACDEP (the Project’s Implementing Partner) for the support. She noted that the motorking tricycles would be useful in the timely transporting of farm produce to market centers to minimize post-harvest losses.

Credits: | Eric Kombat