August 18, 2022
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hosted a national capacity-building workshop in Ghana to support the country in developing policies that are SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) to ensure that Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) are reflected across all sectors of the economy.

The two-day hybrid workshop held at the Oak Plaza Hotel in Accra forms part of an ongoing project in six African countries (Congo, Ghana, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe) funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to strengthen national and regional STI policies and governance, and institutions in research and innovation in line with the UNESCO Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers (RS|SR).

Farmers in four districts of the Volta Region have doubled their revenue and increased productivity by 61% from the cultivation of improved cassava in three years, a study has revealed.

Each of 187 farmers in the districts of Ho West, Adaklu, Central Tongu, and Ho Municipal who had adopted the improved cassava variety under the “Modernising Agriculture in Ghana project” (MAG), increased their revenue from GH5,040 in 2017 to 10,662 in 2020 averagely.

The study was conducted by the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and disclosed in a MAG dissemination workshop held on December 21, in Accra.

Meanwhile, the non-adopters on average had increased revenue from GH 3,405 in 2017 to 4,702 in 2020.

The MAG project was a five-year initiative introduced in 2017 to provide budgetary and technical support in response to the objectives of food and agricultural sector development policies, productivity, and value chain management issues to increase farmers’ incomes and livelihoods.

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