UPPER EAST REGION FARMING SYSTEMS RESEARCH GROUP (UER-FSRG)

General introduction:

The Upper East Region farming Systems Research Group (UE-FSRG) was established in May 1993 and is based at the Manga Agricultural Research Station about 4 km South-East of the Bawku Municipal. The Team currently has a membership of Seven Research Scientists led by Dr. Francis Kusi (Ph.D. in Entomology) two Agronomists, Dr. Roger A. L. Kanton and Dr. Julius Yirzagla, a Post-harvest specialist, Dr. Issa Sugri and a Socio-economist, Dr. John Kanburi Bidzakin a Plant breeder Dr. Peter Asungre. The Team also has a Research Scientists pursuing Ph.D. programme in Plant Pathology, Mr. Salim Lamini.

The Team has oversight responsibility for the Co-ordination of Research, Extension, and Farmer Linkage Committees (RELC) activities in the Upper East Region. The Team also coordinates a number of projects jointly with colleagues at Nyankpala. such as the USAID Feed the Future Project.   The Team also provides backstopping to technical staff of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as the CARE International Climate Change Project; NORTHFIN Foundation onion bulb size improvement Project in the Bawku West District, Garu Presbyterian Agriculture Station; Bawku East Women Development Association (BEWDA) and Action-Aid Ghana are just some of the partner NGOs we work with towards the improvement in Food Security in the Upper East Region.

                                                                                  

List of Senior Members and Senior Staff

 

Name Qualification Area of Specialization Rank
Francis Kusi MSc

PhD

Entomology

Entomology

Senior Research Scientist
R.A.L. Kanton MSc.

PhD

Agronomy Chief Research Scientist
E.Y. Ansoba BSc Agriculture Prin. Tech. Officer
Julius Yirzagla MSc

PhD

Agronomy Research Scientist
Issah Sugri MPhil

PhD

Post Harvest Senior Research Scientist
J.K. Bidzakin BSc

MSc

PhD

Agric Economics

Agric Economics & Marketing

Research Scientist
N.K. Abass HND Accounting Chief Accounting Assistant
Peter A. Asungre BSc

MSc

PhD

Agric

Agronomy

Research Scientist
Zakaria Mukhtaru BSc. Agric

MSc

Agriculture

Entomology

Prin. Tech. Officer
Abdulai Abubakari HND

BSc Admin.

Sec & Mgt.

Human Resource

Chief Admin. Assist.
Salim Lamini BSc

MPhil

Agric Technology

Plant Pathology

Technologist
Albert Alem Dip. Agriculture Prin. Technical Officer
J. N. Azure Certificate Gen. Agriculture Assistant Farm Manager
Musah Alhassan Certificate Gen. Agriculture Assistant Farm Manager