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Enhancing agric Desert Lion, KNUST partner to boost agric

The collaboration, which is expected to last 10 years, is targeted at boosting the production of cocoa and oil palm.

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Prof. William Otoo Ellis, VC, KNUST (right) & Mr. Kwame Tweneboa Kodua, President & CEO, Desert Lion Group (left) signing the agreement. play

Prof. William Otoo Ellis, VC, KNUST (right) & Mr. Kwame Tweneboa Kodua, President & CEO, Desert Lion Group (left)
signing the agreement.

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Desert Lion International (DLI), a manufacturer and importer farming inputs, and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to boost agriculture in the country.

The collaboration, which is expected to last 10 years, is targeted at boosting the production of cocoa and oil palm.

DLI will manufacture and assemble agricultural machinery in the first two years of the partnership to boost local manufacturing and to build capacity, Kwame Tweneboa Kodua, Chief Executive Officer of DLI said.

DLI will also assist KNUST in the commercialization of research findings.

Tweneboa Kodua observed that he was sowing a seed that will germinate to drive the agricultural sector to bring employment and to help the university showcase its research.

Vice Chancellor of KNUST Professor William Otoo Ellis stated that the agreement will build the capacity of engineers in the manufacturing of agricultural machinery.

As part of the agreement, DLI will manufacture motorized spraying machines such as Desert Lion-Port 500, Desert Lion- Still, Desert Lion Super, manual knapsack sprayers, motorized pruners, generators and solar products for rural farmers and spare parts for various sprayers.

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