CSIR –Soil Research Institute at Kwadaso, Kumasi has developed 3 manuals for selected Cereals, Legumes and Vegetables as part of its project under the Savannah Zone Agricultural Improvement Project (SAPIP). The project seeks to increase farmer’s food and nutrition and incomes through increased agricultural productivity and diversification, and enhance the creation and strengthening of agribusiness to increase incomes of actors along selected value chains on a sustainable basis.
These 3 manuals will provide the relevant information on not only soil management practices for sustainable crop production, but also offer agronomic practices to ensure quality, safe and nutritious fruits for consumers.
Again, the manuals are part of SAPIP’s effort to provide an easy reference tool that can be used to promote sustainable intensification of smallholder crop production in specific areas, especially the savannah agro ecological zones of Ghana. These crops include Rice, Maize, Sorghum, Soyabean, Tomatoes, Pepper, Onion and Garden Egg.
The Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Improved Project (SAPIP) aims at transforming Agricultural value chains for food security as well Job and wealth creation in the Northern Savannah Zone of Ghana.
Participants at the 2-day workshop in Tamale were MOFA Regional and District Directors in the Northern Region, Director of Crop Services, Mr. Seth Osei Akoto, Soil/Crop Research Institute staff, the media etc.