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Nyankpala (N/R) July 16, GNA – Dr Wilson Dogbe, the Project Manager of the Savannah Agriculture Research Institute (SARI) has indicated that SARI was now ready for business to support all initiatives that could help expand the institute and agricultural production.

 

He said the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released a Direct Initiative Fund of $5.5 million US dollars in 2015 to support a three year project in SARI but was not sufficient to bring out the ultimate and expected outcomes hence, the need to raise funds to support the project through other accepted means.

Dr Dogbe said this at the launch of the “Core of Excellence Project” organized by SARI in collaboration with USAID, Agricultural Technology Transfer (ATT) and the Iowa State University (ISU) in Nyankpala in the Tolon District at the weekend.

The main focus of the launch was to create a platform to announce the readiness of SARI to collaborate with developers and especially the private sector to do business with them in order to generate extra funds to support their expansion project.

The launch was on the theme: “Innovative seed research for income generation” and was in line with three major thrust to strengthen the management structure and income-generating mechanisms within the institute for improved quality and supply of breeder and foundation seeds.

The main focus of the launch was to create a platform to announce the readiness of SARI to collaborate with developers and especially the private sector to do business with them in order to generate extra funds to support their expansion project.

The launch was on the theme: “Innovative seed research for income generation” and was in line with three major thrust to strengthen the management structure and income-generating mechanisms within the institute for improved quality and supply of breeder and foundation seeds.

al and international levels. They have been conferred special awards and have garnered citations from world–renowned scientific bodies and associations.
The Institute has on staff an array of plant breeders, agronomists, plant protection experts (entomologists, pathologists, and nematologists), soil physicists, soil chemists, soil microbiologists, agricultural economists, sociologists, weed scientists, and agro-meteorologists. Complementing them are experts in socio-economics, agribusiness, communication, and extension.