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University of Energy and Natural Resources Projects to Improve Agriculture

The University of Energy and Natural Resources’ Center for Innovation and Technology Dissemination has introduced a project on strengthening Innovation and Technology Dissemination for Sustainable Development in cereals, cocoa, and coffee value chains in Western and Eastern Africa. Briefing the media about the project, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Prof Daniel Obeng-Ofori called on the media, researchers, interested groups and individuals as well as post-graduate students of the African Universities to take part in the project. The initiative will contribute to build and to strengthen science, technology and innovation capacities in the agricultural sector in Western and Eastern Africa to boost food security and socio-economic development, He revealed that the project is under the ACP-European Union cooperation programme in science and technology and is being implemented in Ghana, Ethiopia and Uganda by the University of Molise in Italy. He noted that the project has been running for the past one year and expected to run for three years. Prof Obeng-Ofori mentioned Techiman, Wenchi, Nkoranza, Atebubu and Goaso in the Brong-Ahafo Region and Ejura, Maaban and Tepa in the Ashanti Region as some of the locations that will benefit from the project in Ghana. He added that the beneficiaries of the project are the key stakeholders of maize, rice, cocoa and coffee sectors including traders, poor and disadvantage people living in rural areas of Ghana, Ethiopia and Uganda. Prof Obeng-Ofori was optimistic that the project will improved knowledge, skills and attitude about various appropriate technology that will help to improve productivity and food security among the 40-member of target groups.
Source: Biiya Mukusah Ali/newspaper.developghana.com 
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