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CSIR Gets New Director General

The Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Dr. Victor Kwame Agyemang, has pledged to be fair and firmCross Section of CSIR-CRI Staff with DG in his dealings with all staff of the CSIR, in his effort to lead CSIR to deliver on its mandate and build on successes achieved.

The DG was speaking at a ceremony where he was introduced to the Director and staff of the CSIR-Crops Research Institute at Fumesua by the immediate past Director-General, Dr. Abdulai Baba Salifu.

CSIR harvests fourth batch of genetically modified rice

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has harvested its fourth batch of genetically-modified (GM) rice cultivated at Nobewam in the Ashanti Region for confined field trials (CFTs).

The rice project, dubbed “NEWEST”, started in April 2013 after an approval was given by the National Biosafety Committee (NBC) under the Biosafety Law (Act 831), to regulate the production of GM improved seeds in the country.

CRI unveils new farming system

The Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has rolled out a new system of farming as part of its efforts to address the negative effects of climate change on farming.

Known as Aquaponics-based Food Systems (AFS), it is to help smallholder farmers to maximise their output.

CRI trains yam farmers on new techniques

A field day has been organised for yam farmers selected from Ejura and surrounding communities to educate them on new techniques to help improve their production.

It formed part of activities of a five-year yam agronomy research project being undertaken by the Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

CRI introduces high yielding crops

Scientists at the Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) at Fumesua in the Ashanti Region have introduced high yielding, disease and draught-resistant crops into agriculture in Ghana.

CRI Ladies Club gives career guidance to students

The the Ladies Club of the Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR,) in collaboration with the American Society of Plant Biologists, has organised a sensitisation programme for Science and Home Economic students of the Adawomase Senior High School in the Ashanti Region.

The programme was aimed at educating the students on making the right choice of profession.

Hasten slowly with adoption of GMOs

The Ghana Public Health Association (GPHA) says Ghana should place itself appropriately to benefit maximally from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), as the technology has a great potential to improve health, nutrition and food security.

It, however, cautioned that the country must move slowly, as the development, testing and release of GMO products must be appropriately regulated.