Posted by Ken Erdelt on Apr 22, 2019
Claire Kincaid spoke to the Club about her experiences with a project known as the Queen Tech Initiative in Ghana. Claire explained that the initiative was begun several years ago to improve and commercialize the production of a staple food crop that is essential to the people’s diets in both South America and Africa. The crop (a large tuber) requires a long, manual process to harvest and process into an edible food. The tuber contains a high degree of cyanide that dissipates in the production process to make it safe. Although the Initiative has made strides in its goal to improve and commercialize production, it has not achieved the level needed so work continues.