Nut-working that works
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CTA. 1999. Nut-working that works. Spore 79. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/48313
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In September 1998, the International Bambara Groundnut Network (BAMNET) held its second international workshop in Accra, Ghana
In September 1998, the International Bambara Groundnut Network (BAMNET) held its second international workshop in Accra, Ghana. Hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the meeting reviewed how the network had stimulated research in key areas such as pollination techniques, soil requirements, conservation of genetic resources, nutritional content and economics and marketing. Production levels of the bambara species were reported as encouraging in Nigeria (estimated at 100,000 tonnes), Zimbabwe (20,000 tonnes), and Namibia (750 tonnes), despite falling harvests and consumption in other countries. A demonstration of a new groundnut thresher from South Africa was held, and reports made on new research on crop improvement. The 36 participants (seven of whom were sponsored by CTA) came from 12 countries. They heard promising accounts of interest from the food industry in the United States for food processing tests. With an eye on seizing more such trading opportunities, the network chose processing and marketing as one of its three priority topics, along with breeding, and information and communication. F Begemann, BAMNET Information and Communication, c/o Information Centre for Genetic Resources PO Box 201415, D-53144 Bonn, Germany. Fax: +49 228 954 8220 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.agricta.org/Spore/spore79