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COMMON BEAN PRODUCTION TRAINING WORKSHOP BY CSIR IN COLLABORATION WITH PABRA & AGRA

COMMON BEAN PRODUCTION TRAINING WORKSHOP BY CSIR IN COLLABORATION WITH PABRA & AGRA

INTRODUCTION

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Crop Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) Kumasi in collaboration with Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) and Growing Africa’s Agriculture (AGRA) organized a training workshop for some selected farmers and all Agricultural officers within the Municipality on common bean production.

The CSIR brought a variety of bean to the municipality named Se manhyia for a trial demonstration and it thrived well than the others sent to other districts for the same trial demonstration during the minor season of 2023. This made Offinso Municipal to be on the comparative advantage for production of the bean in large quantities as seeds for production in other places and also for sale in other various production needs.

The workshop was organized to train farmers in recommended practices for producing bean seed.

The training was held on 18th March, 2024 in the Offinso Municipal Hall.

TRAINING

Common bean is among the major industrial and food crops grown worldwide i.e.

Food/Nutrition: protein, calories, vitamins and minerals, mainly iron and zinc.

Economic:

Feed for common bean meal

Job creation:

The market for common bean in Ghana is growing fast through importation ($2million)

Consumption among the middle class is increasing.

CONCLUSION: Participants understood what was being taught since the training was participatory

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