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Research Support

The Faculty’s various grants to support academic and research activities includes the following:

  • A third Cohort to train 10 students has also been approved for funding by AGRA at a cost of US$383,200. Five (5) students each from Liberia and Sierra Leone are benefiting on this Cohort and are being trained in Plant Breeding and Seed Science. A special PhD in Soil Science degree for 20 foreign and local students has also begun in the Department, funded by AGRA at a cost of US$2,100,000 (on-going).
  • A GH¢34,000 for Soil Fertility Management Technologies for Efficient and Profitable Production of cocoyam comels and leaves from the Root and Tuber Crops Improvement and Marketing Project (a GoG/IFAD-sponsored project).
  • A US$21,000 integrated management of onion leaf browning disease project from the Food and Agriculture Budgetary Support (FABS) implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana.
  • A US$36,000 collaborative research in soil health with Michigan State University, USA for capacity building.
  • Dr. J.A. Hamidu has received a grant of $122,000 CAN under the Grand Challenge Canada programme to conduct research on the theme: “Promoting nutritious egg consumption in rural Ghana: A new paradigm in healthy childhood (KNUST-Kumasi, 2014)”.
  • The Department, through the initiative of Dr. Francis Appiah, secured a $23,000.00 student project sponsorship from the World Vegetable Centre.
  • Sponsorship was obtained for AGRA Seed Science students to pursue MPhil seed science and Technology
  • The Department in collaboration with the AGRIMPACT Consult Ltd constructed a 390m2 tunnel (greenhouse) for commercial vegetable production.