CIP partners SARI, Global Affairs Canada to launch Growing Project

Media: My Joy Online

CIP is partnering with the Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) with funding from Global Affairs Canada to conduct research into the orange white potato with particular emphasis on the pro-vitamin A-rich type in the Northern Belt.

Speaking at the launch of the project, the Project Manager at International Potato Center in charge of the Growth project, Birhanu Temesgen said the Northern Belt of Ghana; the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency among children under five years of age is estimated at 30.5% the highest among all regions of the country.