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October 4th, 2018 / Daily Guide, Ghana

Scientists from the Savannah Agriculture Research Institute (SARI) under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have introduced and exposed close to 300 farmers to two improved varieties of cowpea in the Binduri and Bawku West Districts of the Upper East Region.

The beneficiary farmers are those who farm along the White Volta during the dry season as well as other farmers who lost their farm produce due to the overflow of the Black and White Volta following the recent heavy downpour and the spillage of excess water from the Bagre Dam in the Republic of Burkina Faso.

The introduction of the improved cowpea varieties namely Wan-kae and Kirkhouse Benga by SARI this season is to encourage more farmers to cultivate cowpea in the coming dry season and also to help improve food security in the two districts, especially households that lost their farm produce due to the overflow of the White and Black Volta. Read more