Our Mandate

CRI has a broad research mandate covering all food and industrial crops. These include maize, rice, Cowpea, soybean and groundnut. Others are Cassava, Yam, Cocoyam, Sweetpotato, Vegetables and Fruit crops, plantain and bananas.


Develop and disseminate demand-driven technologies and build capacity for sustainable food and industrial crops productivity to enhance livelihoods.


To become a Centre of Excellence for Agricultural Research, Innovation  and Capacity Building for Development.


A Research Scientist of the CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Kumasi, Ing. Dr. Shadrach K. Amponsah has received the Most Published Author in

Engineering award at the recently held Engineers Excellence Award (EEA).
The event which was organized by the Ghana Institute of Engineering (GhIE) as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations was under the theme; “GhIE@50: Engineering Ghana’s Sustainable Development”.
Various awards were given out to deserving and outstanding engineers in different categories to appreciate their efforts and contributions in promoting research and innovations for the benefit of the Ghanaian Society and beyond.

Dr. Shadrack Amponsah is a PhD holder in Agricultural Machinery Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana. He worked as an Assistant Field Engineer on the West African Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) project on Demonstration and Popularization of Mechanical Cassava Harvesting Technology in Ghana. He is currently a Research Scientist at the CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Kumasi.
Dr. Shadrach K. Amponsah has published works in a number of local and international agriculture related journals and he was deservedly awarded THE MOST PUBLISHED AUTHOR (ENGINEERING PUBLICATIONS) IN THE PRACTITIONERS/PROJECT CATEGORY.














Ing. Dr. Shadrack K. Amponsah of the CSIR-CRI with his award