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Title: Root and tuber crops in Ghana -an overview
Authors: Aidoo, Robert
Boakye-Achampong, Stanley
Wie, Prosper
Appiah, Boakye Gifty
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Abstract: Roots and tubers belong to the class of foods that provide energy in the human diet in the form of carbohydrates. The terms refer to any growing plant that stores edible material in subterranean root, corm or tuber. The common root and tuber crops in Ghana are yam, cassava, cocoyam and sweetpotato. Until recently, policy makers and researchers had paid very little attention to these crops, as most of their efforts were concentrated on cash crops and the more familiar grains (Aidoo, 2009). This was so because, root and tuber crops were previously regarded as food mainly for the poor. This misconception lingered for so long because of the initial lack of appreciation of the number of people who depended on these crops, and the number of lives they have saved during famine and periods of natural disasters.
Description: An article published by College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12799
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