The purpose of this project was to generate and promote new knowledge into how national innovation systems can be mobilised to sustain uptake and adoption of crop post harvest knowledge for the benefit of the poor. Key activities included the development of a data base, the development of a community-owned professionally managed system of management, a public relations strategy, an agribusiness development group and the holding of an exhibition/seminar. The implementation of these activities have led to the establishment of an effective business-oriented management system for a community-owned processing plant at Watro in Ghana, with a resultant increase in it’s credibility, rate of attraction of support, increase in processing activities and income generation capacity.
Dziedzoave, N.; Graffham, A.; Oware, K.; Pessey, D.; Sekyere, D.; Krampah, L.; Boateng, E.; Ayernor, G.; Asare-Bediako, B. Cassava as an industrial commodity - improving access to knowledge on approaches and options for expanding markets for cassava. Project Final Report. (2006) 22 pp.