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Bernard Dafour . . .Increasing Food Security in Ghana Through Improving Post-Harvest Storage

April 29, 2016

Before Bernard Darfour came to Iowa State University (ISU) for his PhD in Industrial and Agricultural Technology, he was working toward a Master’s degree in Radiation Processing at the University of Ghana and researching gamma rays.  Gamma rays are produced by the most energy-intensive phenomena in our universe like supernova explosions and black holes.  Gamma rays are Read more about Bernard Dafour . . .Increasing Food Security in Ghana Through Improving Post-Harvest Storage

An Approtech Solution for the Farmers of Ghana

In Ghana, the popularity of rice is growing.  It has become the second most important cereal grain for the population and since 2000, the amount of rice grown in Ghana has doubled.  Ghana, however, does not produce enough rice to meet the rising demand.  In fact, over half of the rice consumed in Ghana is imported from other countries.  The high price tag of these imports has encouraged the government to invest in expanding access to home-grown rice by increasing the yields of local producers.

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