Yam exporters cut losses and build profits. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

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.

Published 1 January 2007