August 11, 2020
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CSIR HONOURS OVER 30 DISTINGUISHED SCIENTISTS AND INDUSTRY PLAYERS FOR THEIR IMMENSE CONTRIBUTION TO THE CSIR SUCCESS STORY AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is developing products and services critical to jump-starting Ghana's industrialisation.

Ghanaian farmers will be able to save money and increase their profits if the country adopts Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), scientist Dr. Richard Ampadu-Ameyaw has said.

Prof. Walter Sandow Alhassan, former Director-General at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, Ghana and OFAB Ghana Chapter Programming Committee member, has said Ghana’s agriculture has good moments in relation to the seed sector in recognising its importance for a vibrant agricultural sector.

A Senior Scientist at the council for scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr. Richard Ampadu Ameyaw, has appealed to Ghanaian journalists to show more interest in agriculture, science and biotechnology reporting in order to promote credible, evidence-based science information delivery on agriculture bio-technology to the public.

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Environment, Science and Technology has recommended to Parliament to re-introduce and pass the Plant Breeders Bill to protect the intellectual rights of seed producers in the country.

The Governing Council of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has said it will pursue the commercialisation of the CSIR as one of the measures to make it more effective and boost its contribution to national development.

The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, has given an assurance to researchers that the proposed increment in scientific research fund from 0.25 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to two per cent will take effect in 2018.

The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in the Northern Region has engaged some farmers in the Tolon District on impending dangers with regard to the fall armyworm infestation in Ghana as they prepare to begin the 2017 cropping season.

Ghana and India are collaborating under a Pilot Research Project on Tomato Production, which would ensure that there is abundance production and supply of the crop in the country all year through.

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