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Title: The impacts of post-harvest crop research on poverty alleviation: Two case studies from Northern Ghana

Date Published: 2000
Author/s: Helen J. Altshul
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Affiliation: Rwebitaba Zonal Agricultural Research Development Institute - RwebiZARDI, University of Greenwich Research Fellow
Natural Resources International Limited


This paper is based on an interim evaluation exercise carried out in 1998 for research
projects funded by the Department for International Development Crop Post-Harvest
Research Programme. Field visits were made to applied research projects on cowpeas
and cassava in the Northern Region of Ghana and informal discussions were held with
a range of stakeholders. The cowpea project has developed safer, more effective
methods of fumigating stored grain than those previously practised by farmers and