STREC-Ghana is looking for a suitably qualified person to fill the vacant position of a Research Assistant. READ MORE
CALL FOR PAPERS On
Climate Smart, Innovative Food Preservation and Processing Technologies Applied By Women in Rural Areas in the Sub-Saharan. READ MORE
AWARD WEB CONSULTANCY African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) seeks to catalyse transformative change in African agricultural research institutions and scientists by enabling them to conduct more inclusive and gender responsive agricultural research for development.
CSIR COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 2020/2021 ADMISSIONS OPENED.
TECHNOLOGIES / INNOVATION
Developed vaccination schedules against the Gumboro (Infectious Bursal Disease-IBD) disease to protect both exotic and local poultry.
A highly active cementitious material, made from local clay and a good substitute for clinker which is used for Portland cement production, has been developed and transferred to an Entrepreneur for commercial production. Pozzolana has been tested and proven internationally to be very durable. It has the potential to replace Portland cement by 40% and save the country at least $30 million dollars per year on clinker imports.
Two new cowpea varieties, Nhyira and Tona, which are rich in Iron and Calcium have also been developed by the CSIR for release to farmers. It is expected that these new varieties of maize and cowpea will be used extensively to support the poultry industry in the country and the Public School Feeding Programme.
Currently the Director of the CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) and a Chief Research Scientist. He is a known tree domestication specialist at the World Agroforestry Centre, International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) and served as the coordinator of the Allanblackia domestication project in Eastern, Western and Central African Regions.
Prof. Victor Kwame Agyeman is the Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), since January 2015. He is a Chief Research Scientist and also regarded as one of the leading authorities on Tropical Forest Ecology in Africa.Prof. Agyeman holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Natural Resources Management in 1985 from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. Subsequently, he undertook his M.Phil research work at KNUST under a ‘Sigma (ø)’ Research Grant for Young Scientists’. In 1990, he did his Ph.D at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, U.K
Prof. Mary Obodai is a Food Scientist majoring in Food Microbiology. She holds a certificate in Business Administration from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana. Her research interest include among others molecular characterization of microorganisms in fermented African foods and Mushroom Biotechnology. In mushroom biotechnology, she has worked on various aspects such as taxonomy, production of secondary metabolites, utilization and processing, mushroom preservation and food product development. She has over twenty years of research and development experience in technology development.
Caleb Ofori-Boateng holds a PhD degree in Wildlife Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Management from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is the first formally trained amphibian biologist in Ghana and among very few in West Africa. His pioneering research on Ghanaian frogs has contributed to the discovery and description of three new amphibian species and over 20 scientific publications.