New sweet potato variety to be named after Kofi Annan

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The Crops Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is set to release the first batch of 10 new varieties of sweet potato developed under its partnership with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, AGRA. One of the improved Sweet Potato varieties will be named after the late former United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan in recognition of his role in the CRI-AGRA Potato research project. GBC24 has visited the project site at the CRI at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

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