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September 17th, 2018 / The Graphic, Ghana

The Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (SARI-CSIR) at Nyankpala in the Northern Region has introduced a new technology to boost yam production in the country.

The seed yam technology, known as Aeroponics System (AS), is to address the inadequate seed yam production for farmers in the country.

It was developed by SARI-CSIR, in collaboration with the Crop Research Institute (CRI) in Kumasi and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The yam improvement project is aimed at making adequate quantities of high quality improved seed yam tubers available on a commercial basis for smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana and the country as a whole.
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