November 28, 2021
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  • CSIR-RSA 32nd Annual General Meeting and 3rd scientific conference have been held with a call on research scientists to think about innovation.
  • The adoption of drone technology has been recommended as an intervention to reduce manual application of dangerous chemicals on farms.
  • Long periods spent in piloting technologies have been strongly discouraged.
  • Research Scientists have been challenged to prioritize living legacies.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Research Staff Association (RSA) has held its 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and 3rd scientific conference with a call on research scientists to consider innovation as a significant step to advance development of science and technology in the country.

  • A delegation from GNCCI has paid a courtesy call on the Director-General (D-G) of the CSIR to discuss business opportunities and strengthen relationship.
  • One of the key functions of the CSIR is to transfer its technologies and innovations to support the private sector for industrial growth.
  • GNCCI is established by a Legislative instrument with the mandate to ensure the growth and profitability of businesses in Ghana

Executives of the Accra Branch of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) has paid a courtesy call on the Director-General (D-G) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

  • The Deputy Director- General of CSIR is advising the youth to venture into snail farming since the business is profitable.
  • There is a market for snails both locally and internationally due to its delicacy and medicinal benefits.
  • Forty participants including staff of the National Youth Authority, Agricultural Extension Agents and farmers have benefitted from a day’s training in snail farming.

Prof Paul Bosu, the Deputy Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has urged the youth to consider snail farming as an avenue for generating income.

  • A number of local plant breeders and research scientists have had to deal with ownership rights of their breeds from people who ‘steal’ their works without acknowledgment.
  • Local Plant Breeders will soon have no cause to worry as CSIR has commenced advocacy for the implementation of the PVP system.
  • The PVP system is a law that seeks to protect the intellectual property rights of breeders of new varieties of plants. 

CSIR-SARI Signs MoU with Tamale Technical University to collaborate in training students

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR-SARI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday 6th September, 2021 with the Tamale Technical University (TaTU) to commence among other activities, the provision of practical training to students of the tertiary institution.

‘Tolerate customers when they express frustrations at your product’

  • Responding to customer frustrations is critical in sustaining a business
  • Honey traders should consider their responses to frustrations and make amends if there is the need

Honey traders have been urged by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to be tolerant and ready to answer their customers’ frustrations if they want to sustain the consumption of their products.

  • Checking your COVID-19 status is very important to help you know how to manage the spread.
  • The Director-General and the staff of the CSIR Head Office undergo COVID-19 testing to know their status.

Prof. Victor Agyeman, the Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has led the entire staff at the Head Office to undergo COVID-19 testing on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Don’t fear atomic energy - Dr. Afriyie urges Ghanaians

  • It is high time we turned our attention to atomic energy as another way of generating electricity.
  • There is no need to fear atomic energy since it has lots of benefits as compared with the usage of gas energy.

Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI) has urged Ghanaians to disabuse their minds about the fear of atomic energy as an alternative source of power generation.

  • Being visible as an organisation causes people to know what an organisation does and calls for products and services when needed.
  • The MESTI Minister urges CSIR to consciously improve its visibility to let the public know more about their exploits.

Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has urged the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to come out of their shells and make themselves more visible to the public.

Mr. Emmanuel Deteah, the Head of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) in the Central Region is urging agribusiness players to adopt digital marketing platforms to promote their Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes (OFSP) businesses.

At a two-day workshop organised for agribusiness players in the Central Region on OFSP, Mr. Deteah, urged the need to embrace the new way of marketing on the internet and expand knowledge on the usage of smartphones to do marketing.

According to him, “Now, facebook has a number of features beyond just posting pictures and receiving many likes from your relations at the expense of your OFSP business. Nobody pays anybody to advertise on facebook”.

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