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In the late 1970s, the government opened the sluice gate for private participation in tertiary education. Since then, private and some parastatal institutions have established tertiary institutions.

Thirty agricultural technologies, including the release of high-yielding varieties of crops to ensure increased food production in the country, have been developed through the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP).The programme completes the first phase of the 10-year adaptability initiative by the WAAPP. The second phase ends next year.

Six new improved cassava varieties developed by the Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to boost the nation’s food security and meet emerging industry demands, had officially been introduced.

CSIR-SARI RELEASE HYBRIDS MAIZE THROUGH MAIZE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME : The Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is mandated to provide farmers in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions with appropriate technologies to increase their food and fibre crop production based on a sustainable production system which maintains and/or increases soil fertility.

PROJECT TO CONVERT WASTE INTO RENEWABLE ENERGY IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS : The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), will this year, roll out a national programme that seeks to convert human waste of 800 senior high schools into renewable energy sources.

COTVET SUPPORTS CSIR TO TRANSFER MODERN PLANT EXTRACTION : The relevance of science research and technology to national development cannot be taken lightly.   There is a general consensus that science research is paramount to promoting environmental sustainability, wealth creation, better human health, food security and overall good governance.

The Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr Victor Agyeman, has spoken against the notion that many of the country’s research findings are gathering dust on shelves.While it is the generally held belief that development efforts are being held back by the lack of appreciation for the work done by the country’s research institutions, Dr Agyeman said the lack of connection between research and development was due to the weaknesses of the private sector.

Management members of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Monday paid a courtesy call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to discuss areas where they could collaborate.

The CSIR Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) Kumasi held its annual In-House Review, from 9th- 12th March 2015 at the institute’s conference room, Fumesua Kumasi. The main objective of this exercise is to provide a platform for researchers to showcase their achievement so far with regards to set targets in research activities and to present plan of activities for the year.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is pushing for greater commercialisation for its agricultural products and technologies, to impact on production levels of farmers and agro processors in the country and beyond.

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