In Ghana, the popularity of rice is growing. It has become the second most important cereal grain for the population and since 2000, the amount of rice grown in Ghana has doubled. Ghana, however, does not produce enough rice to meet the rising demand. In fact, over half of the rice consumed in Ghana is imported from other countries. The high price tag of these imports has encouraged the government to invest in expanding access to home-grown rice by increasing the yields of local producers.