Project team: Dr. D. Sekyere, J. Degraft Yartey & N. S. A. Derkyi
Research in Ghana has shown that conversion of cassava into products for food, plywood, paperboard, textile and pharmaceutical industries contributes significantly to rural livelihood. Innovative public-private sector partnerships were used to establish a market chain from producer to end-user, and an institutional framework to support market development and manage uptake of knowledge.
This project supports integration of these concepts into the national system so as to ensure sustainable support for market development, and to influence institutional thinking on the future agro-industrial initiatives.
To generate knowledge and promote national innovation systems to mobilize a sustainable uptake and adoption of cassava post harvest (CPH) knowledge for the benefit of the poor.