Brief Description

Mr. Prince Addai works with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Soil Research Institute as a Principal Technologist.  He obtained his Mphil degree in Soil Health and Environmental Resources Management   from the CSIR College of Science and Technology-Ghana, (2018–2021) and BSc degree in Forest Resources Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana from 2008 to 2012. He also holds Diploma in Education from the University of Education in Winneba, Ghana (2014 -2015). From September 2012 to August 2013, he had his National Service at the CSIR-Soil Research Institute (SRI)

At the moment, Prince Addai is with the Soil and Water Management Division of the Institute. He was formerly employed by Ghana Education as a science tutor at Kumasi Secondary Technical School (KSTS)-Kumasi. He has also held internships at the Forestry Commission of Ghana and Environmental Protection Agency in Tarkwa.

He is a member of the CSIR-SRI research team, which oversees the field implementation of projects in accordance with project guidelines. He takes pleasure in conducting thorough and rigorous research on soil remediation and conservation, trace elements studies, Infiltration, soil sampling, bulk density measurement and smart agriculture.


He holds MPhil degree in Soil Health and Environmental Resources Management (2018-2021) and BSc. Forest Resources Technology from CSIR college of Science and Technology (2008-2012) and Kwame Nkrumah University repetitively. He also holds a Diploma in Education from University of Education Winneba. (2014-2015).

Work Experience

He has over 5 years working experience which span across different institutions including, Forest Services Division, Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana Education Service (Kumasi Secondary Technical School) and currently CSIR -Soil Research Institute

Project implementation he was involved

  • Member: York Potash:  Poly-4 maize trials at Techiman and Manga:

  • Member: Biodeposit maize trial at Kwadaso and Techiman

  • Member: Land evaluation survey for Komenda Sugar Development Project

  • Member: Soils for Africa (S4A) Nationwide soil sampling

Research Overview / Interest

Qualification: B.Sc., MPhil.

Research Interest/ Specialization area

  • Soil conservation and remediation

  • Trace elements studies

  • Restoration and Reclamation of degraded lands

  • Environmental Management

  • Climate Smart Agriculture


Addai P, Mensah A. K, Sekyi-Annan E. and Owusu A. E. (2022). Biochar, compost and/or NPK fertilizer affected the uptake of potentially toxic elements and promoted the yield of lettuce grown in an abandoned gold mine tailing. Journal of Trace Elements and Minerals (Under review)


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