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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.


The Soil Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SRI) has asked government to factor its research findings into the “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme to ensure that the right plants were planted on the right soil to produce the desired yield.

Source: | Abubakar Ibrahim

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has suspended trials of GMO cotton in the country after US Company Monsanto withdrew funding.

A former Deputy Agriculture Minister is calling for an end to the bastardisation of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) technology as a bad science for food production.

Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), a UK-based inter-governmental not-for-profit organisation, has pledged support for the “Planting for Food and Jobs” initiative being implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA).


A water quality monitoring and assessment index of the major rivers of Ghana from 2013 has established a considerable decrease in the quality of water in most of the river basins due to the activities of illegal miners.

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