Two Senior Lecturers at the Department of Agricultural Extension of the University of Ghana visited the Soil Research Institute at Kwadaso in Kumasi on Wednesday 28th April, 2021. The two include; Dr. Jonathan Anaglo and Dr. Nketiah Gyamfi. Speaking on behalf of the group, Dr. Anaglo mentioned that they have been tasked by their department to check the technologies generated by scientists in some selected agro-ecological zones of Ghana from 2009 to 2019. He noted that the group was also tasked to investigate how gender sensitive and Persons with Disability (PWD) sensitive the technologies are and how they are disseminated.
Dr. Anaglo pointed out that they are in talks with some of the Institutes under Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) namely Crops Research Institute, Soil Research Institute, Food Research Institute, Animal Research Institute as well as the CSIR head office in Accra for this information. He noted that some universities including Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST-Kumasi), Forest and Horticulture Crops Research Center (FOHCREC-Kade), Soil and Irrigation Research Center (SIREC-Kpong) and Livestock and Poultry Research Centre (LIPREC-Nungua) would also be informed of the study. He mentioned that the Research-Extension-Farmer Linkage Committee (RELC) of Bono, Bono East, Ashanti and Eastern Regions would also be contacted for the study.
On his part, Dr. Edward Yeboah, Director of Soil Research Institute mentioned that he was very grateful for their visit. He noted that the members of the institute were in the process of populating the technologies developed from 2009 to 2019 as well as the on-going technologies being generated and the feedback will be communicated to them.
By: Kwaku Agyeman