Dr. Edward Yeboah
Dr. Edward Yeboah is a Principal Research Scientist and Deputy Director of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Soil Research Institute, Kumasi, Ghana. Dr Yeboah is a Member of the International Biochar Initiative and a Steering Committee Member of African Biochar Partnership as well a Steering Committee member of the SIANI African Biochar Expert Group. Dr. Yeboah is the President of the International Foundation for Science-Ghana Alumni (IFS-Alumni, Ghana).
Dr. Yeboah is a product of the University of Ghana, Legon where he studied for his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. He obtained his PhD in Soil Science in 2010 and has since been working with CSIR-Soil Research Institute.
Dr. Yeboah has worked at CSIR-Soil Research Institute since explored in October 1998. In 2005, he spent six months working with Prof Johannes Lehmann Lab Group in Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. In 2006, he obtained the prestigious Rothamsted Research African Fellowship to become a Visiting Scientist at Rothamsted Research, UK. In 2010 he received the Best Researcher Award from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. In 2012, he obtained Commonwealth Saltire Award to study as Common Professional Fellow in Edinburgh University, UK. In 2012 he further obtained the Australian Leadership Award fellowship to study at the University of Sydney, Australia where he studied on mining West African legacy agricultural research to enhance agricultural productivity.
The skills of Dr. Edward Yeboah includes:
- Technical skills in relation to sustainable soil management
- Field work related to demonstration of technologies
- Project development and grant writing skills
- Publication and collaboration with partners
- Organizational skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Human resource management
- Data science and statistical analysis
- Project management skills
- Have strong communication, research, problem, solving and critical thinking skills
Research Overview / Output / Interest
Dr Yeboah’s research experience has focused on “Managing soils within the context of water, energy and food security, in order to achieve sustainable development.” He has a strong interest in unraveling the mechanisms underlying nutrient and soil organic matter dynamics in tropical agroecosystems. He works extensively with farmer groups, input suppliers, and other stakeholders in agricultural research and development to develop innovations, build capacity, and promote information exchange on soil fertility management practices for enhancing productivity of agriculture in Africa. He has successfully managed several donor funded projects, mentored scientists and is a Faculty member of the CSIR-College of Science and Technology. He currently has 30 publications in high impact journals.
- Chinyere B. Okebalama, Ebenezer Y. Safo, Edward Yeboah, Robert C. Abaidoo and Vincent Logah. (2019). Vegetative and reproductive performance of maize to nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers in Plinthic Acrisol and Gleyic Plinthic Acrisol. Journal of Plant Nutrition. Doi. 10.1080/019041672019.1567775.
- Edward Calys-Tagoe, Sadick Adams, Edward Yeboah and Ben Amoah. (2019). Biochar Effect on Maize Yield in Selected Farmers Fields in the Northern and Upper East Regions of Ghana. Journal of Experimental Agriculture International. (6): 1-9. doi.10.9734/JEAI/2019/44168.
- Blaser Wilma Judith, James Oppong, Simon Paul Hart, Jonas Landolt, Edward Yeboah and Johan Six. (2018). Climate–smart sustainable agriculture in low-to-intermediate shade agroforests, Nature Sustainability 1, 234-239. doi:10.1038/s41893-018-0062-8.
- J. Blaser, J. Oppong, E. Yeboah, J. Six. (2017). Shade trees have limited benefits for soil fertility in cocoa agroforests. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 243 (83-91).
- Okebalama C. Blessing, Ali Ibrahim, Ebenezer Y. Safo, Edward Yeboah, Robert C. Abaidoo, Vincent Logah and Uzoh Ifeyinwa Monica. (2017) Fertilizer micro-dosing in West African low-input cereals cropping: benefits, challenges and risk aversion measures. African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol.12 (14) pp 1169-1176
- Yeboah, E., Ofori, D.A., Peprah, T., Jamnadass, R.H. and Tsobeng, A. (2016) The Effect of Indigenous Growth Media on Allanblackia parviflora A. Chev in Ghana. Open Journal of Soil Science, 6, 89-97.http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojss.2016.65010
- Edward Yeboah, Gideon Asamoah, Boafo Kofi and Akwasi Adutwum Abunyewa, 2016. Effect of biochar type and rate of application on maize yield indices and water use efficiency on an Ultisol in Ghana. Energy Procedia 93, 14-18.
- Edward Yeboah, Frederick P. Baijukya, Joseph O. Fening, Zacharia Zida, Ekow Gaisie, Stevevn Merumba and Gudata W. Sileshi. (2016). Scaling out Cassava-based production Systems in West and East Africa. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (2016). Going Beyond Demos to Transform African Agriculture: The Journey of AGRA’s Soil Health Program, Nairobi, Kenya. Editor, Tiff Harris, TH Consulting Ltd, Nairobi, Kenya. pp 55-64.
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