Carbon capture and storage in soil (carbon sequestration)
Climate change mitigation and adaptation;
Dynamics of agricultural land use and farmer adaptations;
Modeling growth and development of crops using DSSAT;
Land and Agro-diversity management.
Emmanuel Dugan doubles up as a Researcher at the CSIR-Soil Research Institute and a Lecturer at CSIR-College of Science and Technology (CCST).
His research focus has been on Soil and Environmental Physics; Sustainable Soil and Water Conservation/Management; Biochar as soil amendment – especially it’s modification to the soil’s physical environment; Soil fertility and plant nutrition and Soil, Water and Nutrient management for Lowland rice production. Before joining SRI in 2008, he was the Research Officer of the United Nations University (UNU) project on People, Land Management and Environmental Change (Later modified to People, Land Management and Ecosystem Conservation) – PLEC. After excelling in this position, he was appointed again as Research Officer on the follow‐on nationwide Global Environmental Facility (GEF) funded project on “Sustainable Land Management for Mitigating Land Degradation, Enhancing Agricultural Biodiversity and Reducing Poverty (SLaM) in Ghana”. He was in‐charge of the project’s GIS and database development. During this period (2004‐2008), he researched into natural resources, agro‐biodiversity and environmental management, dynamics of agricultural land use and farmer adaptations; and land management for food security and rural development. He was a member of the team who researched into ‘Impact of Climate Change on Land Management’ an aspect of Netherland Climate Assistance Programme (NCAP) – https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8828896. He was sponsored by Stockholm Environmental Institute – SEI (USA) to present a paper at the Climate Information for Managing Risk –CIMA conference, in Florida, USA (2008). He was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue PhD degree in Soil Science by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the UK (Sept. 2008). Emmanuel, won sponsorship by the EU to participate in an e‐course on Evaluation of Sustainable Development Projects/Programmes, which was organized by EASY‐ECO and which was also followed by a two‐week hands-on practical in Lund, Sweden (2009). He was invited to make a case study evaluation presentation, using the SLaM experience in Brussels, Belgium (2009). Emmanuel with his team of four (Biochar Research Group) won the best researchers award in Ghana for the year 2010 (http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/2010/12/scholar-wins-best-research-award/). He was a student member of the British Soil Science Society (BSSS) and currently a member of Ghana Soil Science Society (GSSS). Emmanuel has authored and co‐authored papers in international journals and International conference proceedings (Emmanuel Dugan – Google Scholar). He was a visiting fellow for eight months (Oct 2016 to May 2017), at the Soil Research Institute of the University of Reading, through Commonwealth Academic Fellowship award, by the CSC, UK. Since his return to Ghana, Emmanuel is now the SRI Focal Person of the Government of Canada support programme of Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana (MAG), in Ghana’s agricultural sector improvement. His new role involves training and conducting verification demonstrations on sustainable soil fertility management technologies, such as use of biochar, compost and integrated soil fertility management (ISFM); to farmers and key players along the agricultural value chain throughout Ghana. He was part of the team that developed the Soil’s Information Hub (www.csirsoilinfo.org)
PhD Soil Science (Soil and Environmental Physics), Reading University, Reading UK. June 2012
MPhil Soil Science (Soil and Water Conservation), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. Dec. 2004
BSc (Hons) Agriculture (Soil and Water Management), Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India. June 2000
Dugan; S. O. Frimpong; A. Owusu-Ansah. (2020) Technical Report on Suitability Assessment of Five (5) Acre Land Earmarked for Coconut Production at Bunuso, Mampong District, SIR/SRI/TR/ED/2020/1
Dugan; M. M. Buri E. O Adjei L. Arhin and J. Gyimah (2018) Report on Fertility Status of Some Agricultural Soils in the Western Region of Ghana, CSIR-SRI/TR/ED/2018/01
Obiri, D. B., Dugan, E., Peprah, T., Yeboah, E., Obeng, E.A., Nutakor, E. Acquah S.B., Amevenku, F. and Sarpong, N. D. (2014). Sustainable soil and water conservation and environmental friendly agriculture in the Lake Bosomtwe basin. Project Final Report. UNESCO, Ghana.
Obiri, D. B., Dugan, E., Yeboah, E., Peprah, T., Obeng, E.A., Nutakor, E., Acquah S.B., Amevenku, F. and Sarpong, N. D. (2013). Sustainable soil and water conservation and environmental friendly agriculture in the Lake Bosomtwe basin. Project Final Report-Phase I. UNESCO, Ghana. (CSIR-FORIG/TR/BDO; EY;TP;EAO;ED;EN;FA;SBA/2013/71) 35 pp.
Obiri, D. B., Yeboah, E., Peprah, T., Obeng, E.A., Nutakor, E. Acquah S.B., Amevenku, F. and Dugan, E. (2013). Agro socio-ecological and economic survey report. FORIG-UNESCO Sustainable soil and water conservation and environmental friendly agriculture Project. CSIR-FORIG/SRI/WRI. 35 pp
Yeboah, E., Francis F.M., Dugan, E. (2013). Soil and Plant Analysis. Final Report on AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Limited Contract 642-12. CSIR/SRI/CR/EY2013/1
Ernest Baafi, Joe Manu-Aduening, Edward Nasarah, Edward Boamah, Emmanuel Dugan, Sumaila Fuseini, Kwadwo Poku, Christopher Gbewu; Protocol for Establishing Community Field Demonstration for Cocoyam Production, 2020. p. 1-10
Ernest Baafi, Joe Manu-Aduening, Edward Nasarah, Edward Boamah, Emmanuel Dugan, Sumaila Fuseini, Kwadwo Poku, Christopher Gbewu; Protocol for Establishing Community Field Demonstration for Taro Production, 2020. p. 1-10
Emmanuel Dugan, Sylvester de Clercq Mensah, Dauda Salam, Sampson Dorcoo, Protocol for Establishing Field Demonstration for Pearl Millet Production, 2020. p. 1-8
Emmanuel Dugan, Sylvester de Clercq Mensah, Dauda Salam, Sampson Dorcoo, Protocol for Establishing Field Demonstration for Groundnut Production, 2020. p. 1-9
Buri, M. M. Adjei, E. O., Dugan, E., Ofori, P., Gaisie E., Tetteh, F. M., Yeboah, E., Owusu, S., Asamoah, G. An Extension Manual on Compost for Sustainable Crop Production, 2018. p. 1-14
Dugan, E., Buri, M. M. Adjei, E. O., Ofori, P., Gaisie E., Tetteh, F. M., Yeboah, E., Owusu, S., Asamoah, G. An Extension Manual on Soil and Water Conservation for Sustainable Crop Production, 2018. p. 1-16
Ofori, P., Buri, M. M. Adjei, E. O., Dugan, E., Gaisie E., Tetteh, F. M. An Extension Manual on Biochar for Sustainable Crop Production, 2018. p. 1-14
Buri, M. M. Adjei, E. O., Dugan, E., Ofori, P., Gaisie E. An Extension Manual on Sawah Technology or Lowland Rice Production, 2018. p. 1-18
Adjei, E. O., Buri, M. M. Dugan, E., Ofori, P., Gaisie E., Tetteh, F. M., Yeboah, E., Owusu, S., Asamoah, G. An Extension Manual on Soil Nutrient Management for Sustainable Crop Production, 2018. p. 1-15
M. Buri, E. O. Adjei, E. Dugan, Patrick Ofori, Ekow Gaisie, F. M. Tetteh, Edward Yeboah, Stephen Owusu, Gideon Asamoah. An Extension Guide on Composting for Crop Production 2017. p. 1-13.
M. Buri, E. O. Adjei, Emmanuel Dugan, Patrick Ofori, Ekow Gaisie, F. M. Tetteh, Edward Yeboah, Stephen Owusu, Gideon Asamoah,. An Extension Guide on Soil, Water and Nutrient Management for Sustainable Agriculture, 2017. p. 1-9.
M. Buri, F. M. Tetteh, E. O. Adjei, E. Yeboah P. Ofori, E. Dugan, Validating Mineral Fertilizer Recommendations for the Bread Basket Zone of Ghana – Field Protocols, 2018. p. 1-22.
Emmanuel Dugan, Beatrice Darko-Obiri, Edward Yeboah, Theresah Peprah, Ekow Gaisie, 2014. Manual on Sustainable Soil and Water Conservation Practices and Approaches for Engaging Adoption for Agricultural Production. CSIR-Soil and Forestry Research Institutes, Kumasi, p. 1-33
Awarded 8-month Commonwealth Academic Fellowship to carry our research at the University of Reading, UK in 2016-2017.
Won ‘Early Career Scientist Travel Award of ICOBTE 2015’ to present research work at the 13th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE2015) 12-16 July, 2015 Fukuoka, Japan
Awarded sponsorship by the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) for eight (8) weeks as visiting researcher in JIRCAS, Tsukuba and Ishikaki Island, Japan. 14th February to 30th March 2015; Under the “Development of Conservation Agriculture Based Cropping System for Sustainable Soil Management in West Africa”
Awarded Scholarship by the MASHAV – Israel Agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; to attend a course on Water Resource Management in Arid Lands at Arava Institute of Environmental Studies in Ketura, Southern State of Israel; 01-16 Dec. 2014;
Travel Award by BSSS, Reading University and CSC to attend and make presentation at the 19th World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS) in Brisbane, Australia; 01-04 August, 2010;