VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CSIR DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL

The Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL (RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT) THE ORGANIZATION The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana is the leading Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) organisation mandated to carry out research for national development. The CSIR…

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Extension officers trained in Climate-smart Agriculture

The Upper East Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in collaboration with the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI) has trained its extension staff in Bolgatanga on Climate-smart Agriculture (CSA). The training was based on minimising climate-related risks for sustainable crop production and enhancing the…

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A defining moment in Ghana’s GMO journey

About four months ago, Ghana’s National Biosafety Authority (NBA), an authority under the ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, published a notice inviting public comments on whether it should approve the country’s first genetically modified crop, the Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) cowpea or black-eyed bean. The gazette notification from February this year says the…

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National Varietal Release and Registration Committee Approve the release of 5 Yam Varieties

The National Varietal Release and Registration Committee (NVRRC) of the Ministry of Agriculture have approved five new varieties of yam developed by a team of researchers from the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI), Ghana. This took place at the CSIR-SARI head office located in Nyankpala on the…

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