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.
Developed vaccination schedules against the Gumboro (Infectious Bursal Disease-IBD) disease to protect both exotic and local poultry.


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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.

A qualified, self-motivated, and achievement-oriented Food Technologist with over twenty (20) years’ experience in research and development, as well as in project planning and management. Dr. Dziedzoave is also licensed to practice as a Chartered Management Consultant (CMC) by the Chartered Institute of Administration and Management Consultants (CIAMC), Ghana.

Dr. (Mrs.) Marian D. Quain holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Botany with Zoology, M.Phil (Botany – Plant Physiology) and PhD (Botany-Plant Physiology) from the University of Ghana, Legon. Her research interest is biased towards Biotechnology. She has expertise in tissue culture, cryopreservation, genetic transformation, plant physiology, molecular biology, Biosafety and Biotechnology stewardship.

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. He continued pursuing higher education by obtaining LLB (Law degree) from KNUST, and a Qualifying Certificate/Barrister-at-Law (QC/BL) from the Ghana School of Law in 2012.

Currently the Director of CSIR Savannah Agricultural Research Institute and a chief research scientist. He has conducted research in plant pathology, disease diagnosis, field varietal screening for disease resistance in sorghum, millet, rice, cowpea, groundnut, vegetable crops, cassava and yam, Zonal coordinator of fruit trees in northern Ghana and served as a resource person in capacity building of agricultural extension agents and farmers in integrated disease management. He developed and maintained plant pathology laboratory and a unit for the provision of services and technical assistance in the field of plant diseases to farmers and institutions in Northern Ghana. Built capacity of Plant Pathology staff and agricultural extension staff in integrated pest management (IPM) technologies for control of pests and diseases.

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, technology dissemination and consultancy services and has contributed significantly to improvements in household and national food and nutrition security.

Prof. Daniel Aninagyei Ofori

Chief Research Scientist (Plant Geneticist)

Dr. Nanam Tay Dziedzoave

Chief Research Scientist (Food Technologist)

Dr. (Mrs.) Marian D. Quain

Senior Research Scientist (Biotechnologist)

Prof. Victor Kwame Agyeman

Director - General (Chief Research Scientist)

Dr. Stephen K. Nutsugah

Chief Research Scientist (Plant Pathologist)

Prof. (Mrs) Mary Obodai

Principal Research Scientist (Food Scientist)



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