At the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), crop improvement takes center stage in their mission to empower farmers and promote sustainable agriculture in Northern Ghana. With a vision to become a lead research and development institution, SARI’s dedication to crop improvement is driving positive change in the region’s farming practices.

Through extensive Farming System Research (FSR), SARI diligently investigates the needs and circumstances of farm households. This bottom-up approach enables them to identify and develop improved technologies tailored to the unique challenges faced by farmers in the Northern, Upper East, and Upper West Regions.

By collaborating with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and NGOs on the field, SARI ensures that their research is practically implemented on farms. This hands-on approach not only fosters a strong relationship with the farming community but also enhances the relevance and effectiveness of their crop improvement efforts.

With a keen focus on maintaining and increasing soil fertility, SARI’s crop improvement initiatives aim to optimize crop yie