This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project titles: R6505:Relieving post-harvest constraints and
identifying opportunities for improving the marketing of fresh yam in
Ghana and R7582: Development of integrated protocols to safeguard the
quality of fresh yams.
A series of recommendations are helping exporters and market agents in
Ghana to realize the full income generation and market potential of
yams. Previously, biological and economic losses took a high toll on
crops destined for local and overseas markets. Now, thanks to improved
yam quality and new training and promotional material, exports to Europe
and the US are growing. The strengthening of links between yam producers
and exporters has improved the quality and quantity of yams provided,
eliminating the need for intermediaries and ensuring that advance orders
and better market information are available to growers.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (9
pp.) taken from the CD.
CPH47, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 94.