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					Dr. George. Oduro Nkansah.                                                     Curriculum Vitae - Confidential

                                 CURRICULUM VITAE

A.
PERSONAL HISTORY
Full Name:                          George Oduro Nkansah
Date of birth:                      October 28, 1961
Present age:                        51 years
Place of Birth;                     Accra, Ghana
Nationality:                        Ghanaian
Marital Status:                     Married with four children
Spoken Languages                    English & Japanese
Postal Address:                     Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre, Kade
                                    College of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences
                                    University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
E-mail address:                     gnkansah@ug.edu.gh; gonkansah@yahoo.com
Telephone:                          +233-243-831 261; +233-266-839 593


B.
EDUCATION

April, 1991 to March, 1994    Graduate School of Science and Technology           Ph.D. in Plant Science
                              Chiba University, Chiba, Japan                      (Plant Physiology)
April, 1989 to March, 1991   Graduate School of Horticulture                      M.Sc. in Agriculture
                             Chiba University, Matsudo, Japan                     (Horticulture)
Oct., 1988 to March, 1989    Chiba University, Matsudo, Japan                     Research Student
Oct., 1982 to June, 1986     University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana             B.Sc. in Agriculture
                                                                                  (Crop Science)
Sept., 1980 to June 1982     St. John’s School, Sekondi, Ghana                    G.C.E. Advanced (A) level
Sept., 1975 to June 1980     Ofori Panin Secondary School, Tafo, Ghana            G.C.E.Ordinary (O) level

C. WORK/PROFESSIONL EXPERIENCE

Year                         Position/Institution                     Responsibility
August 2009 to date          Head of Centre, Forest and Horticultural Running/managing of the day to
                             Crops Research Centre-Kade, University day activities of the research
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                         of Ghana                              centre
September 3 – December Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Shizuoka Research on physiological and
7, 2004                  University                            biochemical activities of heat
                                                               tolerant tomatoes
June 2003 to date        Senior Research Fellow, Forest and Research on agronomy and
                         Horticultural Crops Research Centre- physiology of horticultural crops
                         Kade, University of Ghana
March, 2001 to June 2005 Research      Fellow,     Forest  and Research on agronomy and
                         Horticultural Crops Research Centre- physiology of horticultural crops
                         Kade, University of Ghana
March, 1994 to March, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Chiba Physiological Studies on heat-
1996                     University, Matsudo, Japan            tolerant tomatoes and
                                                               watermenlons.
                                                               Production of vegetables using
                                                               hydroponics

Mar 1996 – Feb 2001          Scientific Officer, Council for Scientific   Research on      vegetable      crops
                             and Scientific Officer                       agronomy
                             Industrial Research (CSIR)
                             Crops Research Institute,
                             Kwadaso, Kumasi
Nov., 1986 – Sept., 1988     Research      Assistant,   Forest    and     Research on cocoyam, cocoa and
                             Horticultural Crops Research Centre-         citrus
                             Kade, University of Ghana



                                       TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2006 to date                  Snr. Research Fellow/Snr. Lecturer,          2 semester
                              Crop Science Department. College of          Crop 601- Advanced Agronomy
                              Agriculture and Consumer Sciences,
                              University of Ghana.                         Hort. 022 - Vegetable Crops.

2002 – 2003                   Snr. Research Fellow/Snr. Lecturer,   1 semester
                                                                    Level 300 - Tropical Crop
                                                                    Production
2001-2002                     Research      Fellow/Lecturer,  Crop 1 semester
                              Science Department. College           Level 200 - Principles of
                              of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, Horticulture
                              University of Ghana
2001-2002                     Research      Fellow/Lecturer,  Crop 1 semester
                              Science Department. College           Level 400 - Vegetable and Spice
                              of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, Crops
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                             University of Ghana
2001 – date                  Research Fellow/Lecturer, Forest and Vacation Training practicals in
                             Horticultural Crops Research Centre – Avocado and Mango production
                             Kade, Institute of Agricultural Research, Teaching/training of students
                             University of Ghana                       from:
                                                                          - Crop Science Department,
                                                                              University of Ghana (Level
                                                                              200)
                                                                          - Central University, Accra
                                                                          - University               for
                                                                              Development       Studies,
                                                                              Tamale
                                                                          - University of Cape Coast,
                                                                              Cape Coast
2001 to date                 Research Fellow &Senior Research Leventis Foundation Farmers
                             Fellow, Forest and Horticultural Crops Training Programme
                             Research Centre –Kade, Institute of 10 months Training Programme in
                             Agricultural Research, University of vegetable crops, mango and
                             Ghana                                     avocado production to Leventis
                                                                       students/farmers




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D.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND PROGRESS OF THE COLLEGE,
INSTITUTE, FOREST AND HORTICULTURAL CROPS RESEARCH CENTRE –KADE AND THE
UNIVERSITY
TYPE OF CONTRIBUTION                               FUNDING AGENCY      AMOUNT                YEAR
Serving as Head of Centre                                                                    2009- date
Won a grant to establish Avocado germplasm         University of Ghana GHC25,000             2010- 2012
museum/genebank with 5 leading world               Research grant
cultivars for conservation and improvement
of avocado in Ghana
Involved in the request for funds for              African Development GH₵541,750            2011-2012
rehabilitation/   construction   of   office       Bank (AfDB)
accommodation, pack house, cold storage
house and agrochemical store and Farm
house at the centre under the Export
Marketing and Quality Awareness Project
(EMQAP) of the Ministry of Food and
Agriculture.

These facilities are serving as office space as
well as for research, teaching and training of
farmers, Agricultural Extension Officers,
students and other stakeholders in the
horticultural industry.
Facilitated in securing funds and the selection    African Development GH₵268,330            2011-2012
of FOHCREC, Kade as a demonstration centre         Bank (AfDB)
for the Export Marketing and Quality
Awareness Project (EMQAP) of the Ministry
of Food and Agriculture to construct a dam
for irrigation in the open field and
greenhouse for all year round vegetable
production.
Helped in the request for funds for the            African Development GH₵110,000            2011-2012
installation    of    irrigation   facility   at   Bank (AfDB)
FOHCREC,Kade
Facilitated in the request for funds for           African Development US$180,000            2011-2012
building of three shade houses or                  Bank (AfDB)         (GHC306,000)
greenhouses for vegetable production as well
as using the greenhouses ad as
demonstration sites
Selected heat tolerant tomato line for             AgSSIP-NARP                               2001

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production in the dry season and high night
temperature environments
Involved in the request for funds for the African Development GH₵332,680                      2011-2012
rehabilitation and surfacing of 3km road from Bank (AfDB)
Nkwantanag to the Centre (in progress)


E.
STUDENTS PROJECT SUPERVISION

M. PHIL PROJECTS - SUPERVISOR
1.    Ahwireng Alex Kwame (2009/2011) . Effects of grafting on the growth, yield, disease resistance and
      fruit quality of tomato (lycopersicon esculentum l.) grafted onto solanum rootstocks
2.    Frederick Effah Adu (2011/2012) . Bioefficacy evaluation of hyt biofertilizers and biochar on
      growth, yield and fruit qaulity of tomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.)
3.    George Mensah Sasu (2011/2012). HYT biofertilizers and Biochar effects on growth, yield
      and fruit qaulity of okra in the forest ecological zone of Ghana
4.    George Buernortey Appah (2011/2012). Evaluation of HYT biofertilizers and biochar on
      growth characters and yield of hot Pepper

M. PHIL THESIS - CO-SUPERVISOR
1.    Otiwaa, Osei Mary (2008 – 2010/11) – Effect of shade and nutrient management on cocoyam
      growth and yield. Crop Science Department, University of Ghana.
2.    Ivy Ablorh Atswei (2012) – Effect of organic waste on the growth and yield of garden eggs
      (Solanum gilo). Crop Science Department, University of Ghana.
3.    Akuamoah Osei Francis (2012) - Effect of inorganic fertilizer and organomineral fertilizer on the
      growth, yield and fruit quality of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L).

UNDERGRADUATES (B.Sc.)
  1. 2009/2010 – One (1) student (Crop Science Department, University of Ghana)
  2. 2008/2009 – Two (2) students (Crop Science Department, University of Ghana)
  3. 2007/2008 – Two (2) students (Crop Science Department, University of Ghana)
  4. 2006/2007 – Two (2) students (Crop Science Department, University of Ghana)

F.
ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC & PROFESSIONAL BODIES
   1.   Ghana Institute of Horticulturist (GhIH)
   2.    International Society for Horticultural (ISHS)
   3.   Japanese Society for Horticultural Science
   4.   New York Academy of Sciences
   5.   Tropical Fruit Network (TFNet)


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G.
AWARDS/GRANTS
2011 to date           Agrinos Norway grant for research on effect of HYT and biochar on growth, yield and
                       quality of some vegetable crops.
2006 to 2010           University of Ghana Research Fund for research on avocado improvement
                       programme in an export oriented Ghanaian economy.
1995 to 1996           Toyota Foundation grant for work on utilization of agroforestry to improve the
                       upland environment of Ghana.
1991-1994              Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (Monbusho) grant for research
                       on effect of air and root temperatures on growth, physiological characters, mineral
                       nutrition and yield of heat-tolerant and non heat-tolerant tomato cultivars
1989 to 1991           Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Culture (Monbusho) grant for research
                       on some physiological characteristics and yield of heat-tolerant and non heat-
                       tolerant tomatoes grown at high temperatures




H.
SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS
H-1. PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS
1.   Nkansah, G. O. and T. Ito. 1994. Relationship between some physiological characters and yield of
     heat-tolerant and non-tolerant and tropical tomato cultivars at high temperatures. Journal Japanese
     Society for Horticultural Science, Vol. 62 (4): 781-788.
2.   Nkansah, G. O. and T. Ito. 1994. Comparative Studies on growth and development of heat-tolerant
     tomato plants grown at different root-zone temperatures. Journal Japanese Society for Horticultural
     Science, Vol. 62(4): 775-780
3.   Nkansah, G. O. and T. Ito. 1995. Effect of air and root-zone temperatures on physiological characters
     and yield of heat-tolerant and non heat-tolerant tomato plants grown at different root-zone
     temperatures. Journal Japanese Society for Horticultural Science, Vol. 64 (2): 315-320.
4.   Nkansah, G. O. and T. Ito. 1995. Comparison of mineral absorption and nutrient composition of
     heat-tolerant and non heat-tolerant tomato plants grown at different root-zone temperatures.
     Journal of Horticultural Science, Vol. 76(3): 453-460.

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5.     Nkansah, G. O., T. Maruo, Y. Shinohara and T. Ito. 1996. Effects of light and temperature on
       photosynthetic parameters, yield and fruit quality of watermelons. Japanese Journal of Tropical
       Agriculture, Vol. 40(3): 118-122.
6.     Nkansah, G. O. 2000. Plastic mulch and 4-CPA (4-chlorophynoxy acetic acid) interaction on growth
       and yield of eggplant, Solanum aethiopicum. Ghana Journal of Science Vol. 40. 75-80.
7.     Owusu. E. O., Nkansah, G. O., Dennis, E. A. 2000. Effect of sources of nitrogen on growth and yield of
       hot pepper (Capsicum frutescens). Tropical Science 2000. 40, 1-5.
8.     Nkansah, G. O. 2001. Some physiological features of the African eggplant, Solanum aethiopicum
       group ‘Gilo’. Scientia Horticulturae (90) 181-186.
9.     Nkansah, G. O., E. O. Owusu and K. O. Bonsu. 2002. Effect of some foliar nutrients on growth, yield,
       fruit quality, and agronomic indicators of tomatoes. Ghana Journal of Horticulture. Vol. 1: 24-29.
10.    Nkansah, G. O., R. R. Schippers., J. E. Orchard., K. Biney., K. O. Bonsu and E. O. Owusu. 2002.
       Developing garden egg cultivars in Ghana. Ghana J. of Horticulture. Vol. 1: 45-49.
11.    K. O. Bonsu, D. A. Fontem, G. O. Nkansah, R. N. Iroume., E. O. Owusu and R. R. Schippers. 2002.
       Diversity within the gboma eggplant (Solanum macrocarpon), an indigenous vegetable from West
       Africa. Ghana Journal of Horticulture. Vol. 1: 50- 58.
12*.   K. O. Bonsu, E. O. Owusu, G. O. Nkansah, E. Oppong-KONADU, and H. adu-Dapaah. 2003.
       Morphological characterization of hot pepper (Capsicum spp) germplasm in Ghana. Ghana Journal of
       Horticulture. Vol. 2: 17-23.
13*.   Nkansah, G. O., E. O, Owusu., K. O. Bonsu and Dennis, E. A. 2003. Effect of mulch types on growth,
       yield and fruit quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill). Ghana J. of Horticulture. Vol. 2: 55-
       64.
14*.   Nkansah, G. O., K. O. Bonsu., A. Nukaya., A. Kiriiwa and K. G. Ofosu-Budu. 2006. Breeding for heat
       tolerance in tomatoes in Ghana: Physiological mechanisms and yield attributes of some heat tolerant
       and non-heat tolerant tomatoes. Ghana J. of Horticulture. Vol. 5: 11-16.
15*    Nkansah, G. O., P. Okyere, R. Coffie and J. M. Voisard. 2007. Evaluation of four exportable hybrid
       okra varieties in three different ecological zones of Ghana. ( Ghana J. of Horticulture Vol. 6:25-31).
16*.   K. G Ofosu-Budu, A. Quaye and G. O. Nkansah 2009. Effect of rootstock on growth, yield and fruit
       quality of Late Valencia sweet orange . Ghana Journal of Hort. Vol. 7: 1 – 10.
17*.   Nkansah, G. O., A. Alex and T. J. Gbokie. 2011. Morphological and Yield evaluation of some Capsicum
       pepper lines in two agro-ecological zones of Ghana. Journal of Agronomy Vol 10 (3): 84-91.
28*    Nkansah G. O. Ofosu-Budu K. G. and A. W. Ayarna 2011. Growth and yield performance of Bird Eye
       pepper in the forest ecological zone of Ghana. Journal of Applied Biosciences 47: 3235 – 3241.
19*    Adamafio, N. A., Annan, D. A., Amarh, V., Nkansah, G. O. and M. Obodai 2011. An in vito evaluation
       of Pleurotus ostreatus EM-1-modified Maize (Zea mays) Cob as a non-conventional energy source for
       livestock in Ghana. Journal of Biological Sciences 11 (7): 442 - 447.
20*    Nkansah G. O., K. G. Ofosu-Budu and A. W. Ayarna 2011. Avocado germplasm conservation and
       improvement in Ghana. VII World Avocado Congress Proceedings, pp 632-640

21* Nkansah. G. O., J. Ofosu-Anim, A. Mawuli. 2012. Gibbellic acid (GA3) and Naphthalene acetic acid
    (NAA) affect fruit retention, yield and quality of Keitt mangoes in the Coastal Savanna Ecological zone
    of Ghana. American Journal of Plant Physiology (DOI:10.3923/ajpp 2012)

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22* Nkansah, G. O., Kanton, R. A. L., Ametefe, C., Quaye, E. B. and A. Mawuli. 2012. Agronomic
    Performance of Eight Sweet Melon Cultivars in Three Ecological Zones of Ghana. Journal of
    Agronomy. DOI:10.3923/ja 2012.

23* Nkansah, G. O., A. K. Ahwireng, C. Amoatey and A. W. Ayarna. 2012 Grafting onto African Eggplant
     Enhances Growth, Yield and Fruit Quality of Tomatoes in Tropical Forest Ecozones. Journal of Applied
     Horticulture (In Press- Acceptance letter attached).



H-2. BOOKS (BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS AND BOOK CHAPTERS)
24*. Nkansah, G. O. 2004. Solenostemun rotundifolius (Poir). In: Grubben, G. J. H. & Denton, O. A.
     (Editors). Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 2. Vegetables. PROTA Foundation, Wageningen,
     Netherlands/Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands/CTA, Wageningen, Netherlands.pp. 508 –
     511.
25* Cudjoe A. R., Kyofa-Boamah, M., Nkansah, G. O., Braun, M., Owusu, S., Adams, E., Monney, E.,
     Attasi, R., Owusu, P and Sarpong, S. 2005. Good Agricultural Practices and Crop Protection
     Recommendations for Selected Vegetables (cabbage, cucumber, garden eggs, chili pepper and
     tomato): In: M, Kyofa-Boamah, E. Blay and M. Braun/A. Kuehn. (Editors). Handbook of Crop
     Protection Recommendations in Ghana, 2005 Vol. pp. 7-156.

H-3. CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS/PAPERS
1.   Nkansah, G. O., T. Maruo, Y. Shinohara and T. Ito. 1996. Effect of light intensity and temperature on
     physiological characters, yield and fruit quality of watermelons. Abstracts, Japanese Journal of
     Tropical Agriculture, Vol. 38 Extra issue 1:67-68. Chiba University, Japan.
2.   Nkansah, G. O., E. O. Owusu and K. O. Bonsu. 1998. Indigenous vegetables of Ghana with special
     reference to the African eggplant, Solanum aethiopicum L. Abstracts. International Horticultural
     Congress, Brussels, Belgium. Science; Interactions and interfaces. Pp. 263-264.
3.   Nkansah, G. O., E. O. Owusu, K. O. Bonsu, J. Orchard, V. Suglo and K. Biney. 1998. Seed
     multiplication, evaluation, selection and post-harvest characters of some tomato lines. In workshop
     proceedings IFCS Project, Sunyani, September 10-11. An NRI Report.
4.   Nkansah, G. O., E. O. Owusu, K. O. Bonsu, R. Schippers, V. Suglo and K. Biney. 1998. Enhancement of
     the African Eggplant: Characterization, evaluation and selection of African eggplant, Solanum
     aethiopicum. In workshop proceedings IFCS Project, Sunyani, September 10-11. An NRI Report.
5.   Bonsu, K. O., Nkansah, G. O., E. O. Owusu, R. Schippers, V. Suglo and K. Biney. 1998. Characterization
     of Solanum macrocarpon. In workshop proceedings IFCS Project, Sunyani, September 10-11. An NRI
     Report.
6.   Bonsu, K. O., Owusu, E. O. Nkansah, G. O., Schippers, R. 1998. Preliminary characterization of
     Solanum macrocarpon germplasm from different ecological zones of Ghana. In workshop proceedings
     IFCS Project, Sunyani, 10-11 September. An NRI Report
7.   Bonsu, K. O., Abbey, L., Owusu, E. O. and Nkansah, G. O. 1998. Integration of indigenous leafy
     vegetables into farming systems of Ghana. In workshop proceedings IFCS Project, Sunyani, September
     10-11. An NRI Report.


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8.    Bonsu, K. O., Owusu, E. O., Nkansah, G. O., Oppong-Konadu, E and Adu-Dapaah, H. 1998.
      Characterization of hot pepper (Capsicum spp) germplasm in Ghana. First Biennial Agricultural
      Research Workshop 16-20 November, 1998 Accra International Conference Centre. Ghana. Book of
      Abstracts pp29.
9.    Owusu. E. O., Nkansah, G. O., Bonsu K. O. 1998. West African Okra (Abelmoschus callii) the need for
      research. In workshop proceedings IFCS Project, Sunyani, September 10-11. An NRI Report.
10.   Owusu. E. O., Nkansah, G. O., Bonsu K. O, 1998. Influence of planting density and nitrogen on growth
      and yield of hot pepper (Capsicum spp.) cultivars ‘Legon 18’ and Scotch Bonnet – ‘Mako hwam’. First
      Biennial Agricultural Research Workshop, 16-20 November, 1998. Accra International Conference
      Centre, Ghana. Book of Abstracts pp31.
11.   Asiedu, E. A., Boah K., Nkansah, G. O., Mintah P., Blay, E., Abbey, L., Bonsu, K. O., Owusu E., and
      Olympio N. S. 1998. Vegetable seed research in Ghana. Paper presented at Workshop for vegetable
      seed production in Ghana. Workshop organized by the Integrated Food Crops Programme (IFCP) and
      the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) 13 November, Aburi, Ghana.
12.   Owusu. E. O., Nkansah, G. O., Bonsu K. O. 1999. Possibilities of growing Paprika (Capsicum annum L)
      in Ghana. Abstracts, 1st International Conference on Alternative and Traditional Use of Paprika (8-11
      September, 1999) Szeged, Hungary.
13.   Nkansah, G. O, E. O. Owusu and K. O. Bonsu. 2001. Effect of some foliar nutrients on growth, yield
      and fruit quality of tomatoes. Paper presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Ghana Institute
      of Horticulturists, 5-6 September 2001. STEPPRI Conference Center, Accra, Ghana.
14.   Nkansah, G. O., Owusu. E. O., and Dennis, E. A. 2002. Effect of mulch types on growth, yield and fruit
      quality of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill). First Biennial Agricultural Research Workshop 16-
      20November, 1998 Accra International Conference Center. Ghana. Book of Abstracts. pp. 29.
15.   Bonsu K. O., Shippers R. R., Nkansah G. O., Owusu E. O. and J. E. Orchard, 2000. Gboma eggplant a
      potential new export crop for Ghana. Abstracts, Vth International Solanaceae Conference at the
      Netherlands. Eggplant Information bulletin for research on eggplant and relatives. Gerard M. Van
      Weerden and Jair Haanstra Edn.
16.   Rivano, F, Ofosu-Budu K. G., Nkansah, G. O. and Afreh-Nuamah K 2010. Current Challenges in
      Research for Outgrower Rubber Plantation in Ghana. Paper presented at the International Rubber
      Conference. 30th November 2010. Accra-Ghana.

H-4 OTHER TECHNICAL REPORTS
1.    Nkansah, G. O. 1993. Photosynthesis, transpiration and stomatal conductance of watermelons (In
      Japanese). Asahi Newspaper, pp. 25
2.    Nkansah,G. O. 1996. Utilization of agroforestry to improve the upland environment of Ghana.
      Report presented to Toyota Foundation, Japan.
3.    Nkansah,G. O 2006. Effect of Kalachi Extra on Weed management and Maize Production in the
      Forest Zone of Ghana.
4.    Nkansah, G. O. 2007. Establishment of systems and processes for cultivar testing and production trial
      programme for the horticultural Industry Initiative (HEII) under Agssip of the Ministry of Food and
      Agriculture. Report presented to Ministry of Food and Agriculture

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I.
ON-GOING RESEARCH PROJECTS
        Agronomy and physiology of horticultural crops.
        Post-harvest technology in fruits and vegetables
        Grafting techniques of tomatoes on eggplant, chilli etc
        The use of carbonated rice husk and forest soil mixtures on growth and yield of onions and carrots.
         2002.
        Evaluation of 10 mango varieties on two mango rootstocks.
        Evaluation, characterization and nutritional trials of different avocado pear lines in the forest
         ecological zone of Ghana.
        Breeding for heat tolerance in tomatoes in Ghana.
        Evaluation of different pepper lines in the forest ecological zone of Ghana
        Agronomic characteristics of three cocoa varieties in the forest zone
        Avocado improvement programme in an export oriented Ghanaian economy.
        Nutrient management (fertilizer) trials in avocado and mango
        Evaluation of different vegetable crops for both local and export markets

J.
CONSULTANCIES
1.     Consultant, Trade and Investment Programme for a Competitive Export Economy (TIPCEE-USAID).
       2005 – 2007: Development of a technical but systematic framework for ‘Seed development
       suitable and adaptable to the Ghanaian environment and to conduct okra trials and
       demonstrations that will benefit the stakeholders in the vegetable industry. Training in Good
       Agricultural Practices and Integrated Pest Management in Okra cultivation. Over 1000 farmers
       trained in cultivation, good cultural/ agricultural practices, harvesting and post harvest handling of
       fruits and IPM practices to supply fresh okra to vegetable exporters to Europe and the local market.
 2.    Consultant, Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA). 2005: Establishment of systems and
        processes for cultivar testing and production trial programme for Horticultural Export Industry
        Initiative (HEII) under Agssip.
       2004 – Sept. 2007        Training in nursery management, agronomy, post harvest handling, safe and
       effective use of pesticides to nursery operators, producers and exporters of fruits ( mangoes) and
       vegetables (chillies, aubergines, sweet potato, okra, turia, dhudi, watermelon, and sweet melons).
       Over 650 nursery operators have been trained in fruit tree (mango) nursery management to
       produce healthy seedlings for mango growers and exporters.
    3. Consultant, Mankwadaf Farms             Client: K. Dabanka Frimpong. 1997. Provided technical
       assistance in the rapid multiplication of Yams (Minisett technique). Provided technical assistance in
       the growing of paprika, hot pepper, water melons & Sweet Melons for export.
    4. Consultant, Boon Vanit International, Thailand 1998. Investigated the efficacy of ‘Vegimax’ a liquid
       biological fertilizer on vegetables (cabbage, egg plant, okra, pepper and tomato).


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     5. Consultant, University of Greenwich (NRI), UK Client: NRI 1998. Conducted research on the African
        egg-plant (Solanum aethiopicum & S. macrocarpon) 1997 – 1998 Evaluated,           selected     and
        multiplied some tomato lines for release to farmers
     6. NASEK PRODUCE EXPORTS LTD. LEAD FIRM OF AMEX INTERNATIONAL-USAID.
        2000 -2001. Testing of Paprika in various ecological zones of Ghana. 2000-2001. Over 300
        farmers/outgrowers trained in paprika cultivation. 2002. Production of Paprika for Export.
     7. Technical Trainer, PAP Development Consultants Ltd./MIDA/MCA Contractor.
        Production capacity building for Commercial Development of FBO’s On-farm Good Agricultural
        Practices training in fruits and vegetables to meet export specification for GlobalGAP, Beneficiary
        FBO’s include Mprumem/Bewadze Vegetable Growers Association, Gomoa Ankamu Vegetable
        Farmers Society, Gomoa Okyereko Pineapple Farmers Association, Nyanyano Crop Farming and
        Marketing Society , Otsew Vegetable Growers Association, Abonko Farmers Association



K.
SPECIAL TRAINING
2006           Study tour of the South African mango industry covering research, estate development,
               harvesting and post harvest handling, and fruit processing; February 2006. Sponsored by
               Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA).
2006           Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) Train the trainer: Training workshop on proper
               pruning practices in mango for the hot and humid tropics. Shail Hills near Accra. 2006.
2007           Trade and Investment Promotion for a Competitive Export Economy (TIPCEE), Training
               workshop in Geographic information Systems (GIS) at University of Ghana Agricultural
               Research Centre, Kade. 2007
2008           Short course on Commercial Development of Farmer-Based Organizations, by the
               Millennium Development Authority, Villa Cisneros, Sogakope, Ghana.
2009           Short course on Principles for the Implementation of GLOBAL GAP V3.0, by CMi Certification
               Africa (pty) Ltd. Accra, Ghana
2009           Internal Auditing Training course, by CMi Certification Africa (pty) Ltd. Accra, Ghana



L.      BAORDS/COMMITTEES/ASIGNMENTS
University of Ghana
    POSITION                          INSTITUTION                        PERIOD
Head of Centre      Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre, 2009 - to date
                    Kade
Member              Executive Committee, College of Agriculture & 2010 – to date
                    Consumer Science, UG, Legon




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Member                Fund Raising Committee, College of Agriculture & 2010 – to date
                      Consumer Science, UG, Legon


Member                Academic Board, College of Agriculture & Consumer 2009 – to date
                      Science, UG, Legon

Member                University of Ghana, Academic Board                2006 – to date

Member            Board, Institute of Agricultural Research, CACS, UG,   2009 – to date
                  Legon
Member            Board, Leventis Farmers’ Foundation, Institute         2009 – to date
                  of Agricultural Research, CACS, UG, Legon
Chairman          Management Committee, Forest and Horticultural         2009 – to date
                  Crops Research Centre, Kade
Member            Institute of Agricultural Research Committee, CACS     2009 – to date
Chairman          School Management Committee, Forest and                2004 to date
                  Horticultural Crops Research Centre, Kade
National Committees
    POSITION                       INSTITUTION/BODY                           PERIOD
Member            Public-Private Research Committee,            Export   2007 – to date
                  Marketing and Quality Awareness Project (EMQAP),
                  Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Member            Public-Private Research Committee, Horticulture        2004-2007
                  Export Industry Initiative (HEII), Ministry of Food
                  and Agriculture
Hon. Secretary    Ghana Institute of Horticulturists (GhIH)              2002 - 2006
Leader            National Best Farmer Selection Committee               2002
Member            National Best Farmer Selection Committee               2001



M.       OTHER EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
Training Courses (RESOURCE PERSON)
14th – 16th Feb. 2006      Training in Mango Nursery Management. In Collaboration with Ministry of
                           Food and Agriculture. Trained 35 mango nursery operators from Dodowa
                           Shai Hills.
      th
10-12 May 2006             Training in Mango Nursery Management. In Collaboration with Ministry
                           of Food and Agriculture. Trained 33 mango nursery operators from Somanya.
                           10-12th May 2006, Shai Hills

14-16th May 2006              Training in Mango Nursery Management. In Collaboration with Ministry of
                              Food and Agriculture. Trained 30 mango nursery operators from Wenchi
                              District. 14- 16th
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8-110th August 2007          Training in Mango Nursery Management. In Collaboration with Ministry of
                             Food and Agriculture. Trained 35 mango nursery operators from Tamale.
                             August 2007.




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