June 30, 2022
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Management of CSIR has awarded three institutes for their efforts in increasing their internally generated funds (IGF) to support research and operational activities.

The awards dubbed “CSIR CHAIRMAN’S TROPHY AWARDS” were received by the CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute (CSIR-BRRI), CSIR-Oil Palm Research Institute (CSIR-OPRI) and CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI).

In order to promote demand-driven research, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s Institute for Scientific and Technological Information (CSIR-INSTI) has designed four digital outputs to support and provide alternative methods of extension delivery.

The four outputs, namely; the CSIR Technologies; CSIR Space; Kuafo Market Place; and Agritech Mobile Advisor, designed to be hosted on the Digital Agriculture Innovation Hub (DAIH), set up by the CSIR-INSTI, as part of the Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana (MAG) programme.

The MAG programme, is a five-year Ministry of Food and Agriculture project, being funded by the Canadian Government through Global Affairs Canada, focusing attention on demand-driven research and alternative methods of extension delivery, with the objective of increasing productivity through intensive farming.

Dr Manfred B. Ewool, a Senior Research Scientist and Maize Breeder at the Council for Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR), Crops Research Institute (CRI) in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Asuoyeboah in the Ashanti Region, said since maize was a staple food in Ghana, enhancing it with Vitamin A was a long- term approach to minimize Vitamin 'A' Deficiency (VAD) in the country.

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, one of Africa’s renowned scientists, has underscored the need for the continent “to be determined, aggressive, ambitious, and passionate about her affairs.

“As a people, we should not be afraid of breaking new ground. The world may want to intimidate us; that we are so far behind, that we cannot catch up.

“No! We don’t have to run after them. However, we can learn from the achievements and mistakes of others whilst charting our path and preserving our cultural heritage and our time-tested value systems,” he said.

Prof. Frimpong-Boateng, in a speech delivered at the investiture of Prof. Mark Appiah as President of the CSIR College of Science and Technology (CCST), during a ceremony at Fumesua near Kumasi, indicated that “Africa’s poverty gap was a technological gap.”

The Minister for Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI), Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has commended the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for its innovative ways of adding value to food crops.

He said such measures were helping to protect and promote good nutrition in the country in support of government efforts in ensuring a healthy population.

The minister stated this in a press statement to mark the Day of Scientific Renaissance of Africa (DSRA) today (June 30).

A team of research scientists from the Crops Research Institute (CSIR) have established that a supposed apple tree planted five years ago at Wiamoase in the Ashanti Region is a specie of fig.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Lakehead University, Canada has signed a five-year agreement to strengthen research and co-operation in sustainable forest management in Accra.

"Wherever you go, your presence should be felt," Dr. Gloria Djagbletey's mother told her more than 40 years ago. Pondering her mother's wise words, the doctor began to think about the strides she's made in protecting the earth.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the commencement of work on the upgrading and modernisation of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system at the CSIR – Institute of Industrial Research in Accra.

A 2017-2018 annual analysis on the agricultural value chain in 10 regions, has identified issues of inadequate storage facilities, poor road network and high cost of inputs as major constraints that confront Ghanaian farmers.

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