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Development of Gocing Storage Method for Cocoyam

Chukwu, G.O and Nwosu, K.I and Madu, T.U and Chinaka, C and Okoye, B.C (2008): Development of Gocing Storage Method for Cocoyam. Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria No. 43 (October 2009)

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Abstract

Lack of good storage reduces the shelf life of harvested cocoyam (Colocasia spp and Xanthosoma spp) corms and cormels. This is a major challenge facing cocoyam farmers, processors, and marketers in Nigeria. The National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, Nigeria, which has a national mandate to research into root and tubers crops of economic importance, has developed the ‘Gocing Storage’ for improved storage of cocoyam. The paper highlights this improved method of storing cocoyam as an advancement in cocoyam research, to reduce loss of cocoyam in storage, and make highly quality cocoyam available to consumers, processors and marketers throughout the year.

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