Sorry Mona I forgot to address your organic question. As you know, Aeroponic systems thrive in fertigation, and to the extent that it reuses and recycles inputs, the system should be a welcome member of the organic society. Most of Yams and all food crops produced in West Africa are organic actually. Although not the focus of our submission, my understanding is that we support organic farming in our approaches all the way.
Dear Mona, I am indeed glad to read your comments and appreciate the depths of your understanding. Many of our tropical crops need science to keep them relevant into the future. What we bring in addition to the science are innovations regarding the source of seeds, formalizing the source and supply of seeds-in support of extant national and International seed legislations, creation and formalisation of a hub around our improvement efforts and finally entrenching a recognisable value chain. No doubt all these need bold and audacious steps to be taken. These are the imperatives behind the project. JOT