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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11778

Authors: College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, KNUST
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: KNUST
Citation: Edited by Robert Aidoo ,Jacob K. Agbenorhevi, Faustina D. Wireko-Manu, Arne Wangel, 2019
Abstract: Root and tuber crops (yam, cassava, cocoyam and sweetpotato) provide the greatest opportunity for long-term poverty alleviation and food security in Ghana than any other group of staple foods produced in the country. Markets for these staple food crops are rapidly changing due to new consumption patterns and dynamism in their production and distribution systems. Value chains of these root and tuber crops present opportunities for employment generation and improved livelihoods, especially for women and youth, in Ghana and other producing regions in West Africa. Scientific investigations into various aspects of primary production, marketing, extension, processing, value chains and value addition, as well as consumption of root and tuber crops have been undertaken by different experts at different places across different time horizon. In spite of this, a huge body of scientific knowledge on roots and tubers remains largely unpublished and inaccessible to the scientific community and players in the policy arena. Those research outputs that have been published are also scattered in different journals, institutional libraries and online portals. Currently, there exists no single published book that contains information exclusively focusing on root and tuber research works in Ghana. The DANIDA Root and Tuber Value Chain Project in Ghana (2013-2017) decided to compile and publish this book as its contribution towards bridging this information gap in Ghana. The book provides a broad overview on root and tubers in Ghana and presents specific research papers that focus on primary production, marketing, value chains, extension, processing, value addition and new product development, as well as consumption of different root and tuber crops. With contributions from seasoned researchers and academics from universities and research institutes in Ghana and beyond, this book takes a holistic value chain approach and touches on key aspects of all the roots and tuber crops in Ghana. It is aimed at providing information on the current state of the art as far as root and tuber research in Ghana is concerned.
Description: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission of the copyright owners Printed in Ghana At KNUST Printing Press KNUST, PMB, Kumasi
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11778
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