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Economic appraisal of an improved yam storage barn

Economic appraisal of an improved yam storage barn

Tropical Science 32(1): 27-32

The barn is a rectangular building with walls made of wire mesh and supported by timber pillars; dimensions are 10.2m x 10.2m x 3.0m with 2 rooms of equal size. The floor is cement and the roof made of corrugated aluminium sheets; the ceiling is constructed with bamboo sticks and raffia mats. Sixteen wooden shelves (3.7 x 0.7 x 2.2 m) have 40 compartments where 20 ware yams, 32 seed yams or 300 mini-seed yams can be stored in each compartment.

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