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The Northern Region has been identified to have the potential for mass cultivation of sugar cane for local consumption and export. Two investors from South Africa and Cuba are already in the region to undertake feasibility studies to commence its cultivation this year.
Mr Sylvester Adongo, Northern Regional Director of Food and Agriculture who disclosed this to GNA in Tamale said: "The region has been identified for mass production of sugar cane for local consumption and export".
He said land preparation for the project would take off after the feasibility studies.
Mr Yakubu Iddriss Sheref, Northern Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, said irrigation dams would be constructed to ensure all season cultivation of the crop to meet the needs of consumers.
He commended efforts of stakeholders in agriculture to ensure increased food production last year.