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KOICA to foster thousands of agricultural leaders in Ghana

All Headlines 14:50 March 14, 2018

SEONGNAM, South Korea, March 14 (Yonhap) -- The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) said Wednesday it has kicked off a project to foster thousands of agricultural leaders in Ghana in the coming years.

A ceremony to launch the project was held in the African nation's northern city of Tamale on Tuesday, with the South Korean ambassador to Ghana as well as KOICA and local officials on hand, KOICA said.

The US$6.18 million aid program is designed to cultivate some 5,200 agricultural, youth and female leaders by 2019, targeting 210 farmers' cooperatives in the country's northern areas, according to the agency headquartered in Seongnam, south of Seoul.

"We (KOICA) will be able to contribute to Ghana's rural and economic development via this project. We'll hand down our experiences and know-how (to the leaders)," KOICA executive Choi Sung-ho was cited as saying at the ceremony.

The aid agency has focused its activities in Ghana on rural development since 2011, when it began a three-year project in the rural town of Dawhenya.

A ceremony to start a project aimed at fostering thousands of agricultural leaders is held in the Ghanaian city of Tamale on March 13, 2018, in this photo provided by KOICA. (Yonhap)

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