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A water quality monitoring and assessment index of the major rivers of Ghana from 2013 has established a considerable decrease in the quality of water in most of the river basins due to the activities of illegal miners.

Details: Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor
The Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has released four new yam varieties. They are Afaase Adepa, Afaase Hoodenfoo, Afaase Biri and Afaase Soanyinto.

Maize is the most important cereal in terms of production and use in Ghana. The crop is produced in all the five agro-ecologies, characterised by significant climatic variations with frequent periods of drought and other stresses, resulting in crop losses.

To improve on the health benefit of smoked fish for consumers, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a new oven known as Ahoto to phase out the Chorkor smoker, used by fish processors to smoke fish.

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) is to set up a business development unit to help highlight various technology and innovations of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Lifestyles impact heavily on our health, especially the food we eat, but increasingly, the exploitation of our natural resources for our livelihood poses a major risk to our well-being.

A proposal has been made to the government to rehabilitate existing or abandoned dams in order for it to realise its vision of one village, one dam.

By Kwabia Owusu-Mensah, GNA

The CSIR-College of Science and Technology (CCST) has signalled its readiness to lead efforts at tackling the threat of climate change in the West African sub-region.

By Joyce Danso, GNA
The Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for the first time in history has released five varieties of cowpea through the exploitation of molecular technology simultaneously.

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