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Ghana to roll out GIS mapping of food crops

Accra, Ghana: Ghana is considering carrying out a GIS mapping exercise of rice, soya and maize fields in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions under the Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement (ADVANCE) Program.
The programme funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is scheduled to begin from July 11 to August 11, 2011. It aims to enhance the competitiveness of the food crops through better use of improved technologies.
According to Adwoa Mensima Sey, Public Relations and Communications Specialist of ADVANCE, it also sought to help farmers to calculate their plot sizes for production planning and resource allocation. The exercise will involve 53 students, trained as GIS surveyors, from the University of Ghana, Cape Coast University, University of Development Studies and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.” 
Source: GNA