The Director of the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Savanna Agriculture Research Institute (SARI), Dr S.K Nutsugah, has revealed that Ghana is set begin the exportation of variety of groundnuts to the international market. This follows a bumper harvest recorded by the boost in groundnuts production in the 2018 farming season. The Director of CSIR-SARI announced this during the CSIR-SARI open day event to interact with the public and showcase the various crop varieties introduced by the Institute to boost crop production. “The farmers who adapted to use the improved groundnut varieties of the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI) and the best agronomic practices followed have increased their crop yields. “In the Northern Region, about 90% of the 160,000 hectares of groundnut was made up of varieties developed by CSIR-SARI which saw bumper harvest that received demand from the export market,” Dr. Nutsugah noted. Agriculture-led development is fundamental to reducing hunger and poverty, generating economic growth and employment, while reducing the burden of food imports, and opening the way to an expansion of exports. Being cognizant of the essence of agriculture research in meeting demands to improve agriculture and ensure food security, (CSIR-SARI) has for the past sixty years (60) produced eighty three (83) improved varieties of crops to Ghanaian farmers for cultivation. These improved crop varieties according to Dr S. K Nutsugah are suitable for Ghana’s climatic conditions and have all the potential to address the production problems. This year, the CSIR is celebrating 60 years of research with impact for sustainable development, and the contribution of CSIR-SARI to the council.District Chief Executive for Tolon Balchisu Yakubu commended SARI for their contribution towards the enhancement of agriculture. She said the assembly through the Government flagship programme is supporting farmers with the input devices to boost the agricultural sector. “We used to cultivate three crop varieties yearly which was not enough, but the intervention of SARI has helped to cultivate varieties of crops which has increased our crop yields and revenue generation,” a farmer, Alhaji Issahaku Mahama, said.