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Ghana groundnut group plans July meeting

The Ghana Groundnut Working Group (GGWG) has set a date for its third annual meeting, a slightly delayed gathering that will address the theme of strengthening the peanut value chain in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The GGWG was created to help people and organizations share information and build stronger partnerships that will enhance the groundnut value chain in Ghana. 

The tentative program for the 2021 meeting, which will be held July 27 and 28, will include introductions by representatives of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), USAID, and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut. 

Experts will discuss the role nutrition plays in boosting immune systems against infections such as Covid-19, standards and food safety concerns associated with groundnuts, and the status of aflatoxin policies in Ghana. Other presentations will provide an overview of groundnut seed systems; examine tools that will help groundnut farmers minimize production risk; and provide the latest information on postharvest management, nutrition, and economics of the groundnut value chain. 

The program will promote open discussions on strategies to overcome challenges that currently limit the potential of the groundnut industry and supply chain in Ghana.  Presentations by graduate students from universities in Ghana will demonstrate some of the research projects designed to provide solutions to these challenges.

For more information on the 3rd Annual Meeting of the GGWG, please contact Jerry Nboyine at CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute at: nboyinejerry@gmail.com or + 233 55 758 4561 by June 2 to attend.