State of the art of yam production

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Abukari Wumbei, Sopkoutie Kengni Nerlus Gautier, Joseph Kwowura Kwodaga, Djeugap Fovo Joseph and Yamdeu Joseph Hubert Galani 2022. State of the art of yam production. in: Prashant Kaushik (ed.) Root Vegetables [Working Title] London Intech Open.
AuthorsAbukari Wumbei, Sopkoutie Kengni Nerlus Gautier, Joseph Kwowura Kwodaga, Djeugap Fovo Joseph and Yamdeu Joseph Hubert Galani
EditorsPrashant Kaushik
Abstract

Yam is a labor-intensive and weed-sensitive food crop. The labor-intensive nature of the yam means that the production process requires the attention of the farmer all year round. However, the dwindling labor situation and the proliferation of weeds have forced farmers to think of modern ways of controlling weeds on their farms, that is, the adoption of chemical (herbicides) weed control. Even though the adoption of these chemicals has no doubt brought relief to the farmers and has resulted in increased yam production over the years, it has also brought in its wake, negative externalities of environmental pollution, human health effects, and food quality issues. The study was thus designed to investigate how yam is produced, the human and environmental health effects of how yam is produced, and food quality effects of how yam is produced. This was done through literature review, and field and laboratory experiments. It was revealed that, in recent years, new innovations have been introduced in yam production, the manner in which farmers handle herbicides in their yam production process exposes them to high doses of pesticides, thereby endangering their lives. The study findings also suggest that the use of herbicides in yam production does not affect the quality of the yam.

KeywordsYam production; Food security; Chemical herbicides; Ghana; West Africa
Year2022
Book titleRoot Vegetables [Working Title]
PublisherIntech Open
Output statusPublished
Place of publicationLondon
Publication dates
Online19 Aug 2022
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Accepted12 Jul 2022
Deposited25 Aug 2022
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.106504
Official URLhttps://www.intechopen.com/online-first/83160
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