Mr. Beloved Mensah Dzomeku

Academic Qualification: M.Phil Botany; B.Sc (Hons) Gh. Dip Edu

Area(s) of Specialization: Plant physiology, integrative phenomics, fruit physiology, innovative technology development, project development, business plan development

Research Interest(s):

Mr Beloved Mensah Dzomeku attended University of Ghana and holds an M. Phil degree in Botany with specialty in plant physiology. He joined the CSIR-Crops Research Institute in 1996 and have been conducting research on Musa (plantains and bananas). He lead the plantain research program at CSIR-Crops Research Institute. 

His research interest is in integrative phenomics of plants-this involves the detailed analyses of physiological parameters, considers the underlying processes, their genetic basis as well as environmental impacts and agricultural practices.  This approach is valuable for practical applications because complex crop phenotypes with quantitative features and their response to environmental variation cannot be understood and predicted based solely on the genes specific to a single macroscopic phenotype. He is also focusing on developing allometric growth relationships of complex crops. His research also focuses on development of appropriate technology for value addition to farm residue to generate wealth. Furthermore, He is involved in sustainable intensification agriculture, soil fertility and water dynamics, as well as nutrient and carbon fluxes. Development of extension package for best nutrient management practices into agricultural extension program including developing training materials.

Recent publications:

Dzomeku, B.M.; Darkey, S.K.; Wunsche, J. and Bam, R.K. 2014. .Response of selected local plantains to PIBS (Plants Issus de Bourgeons Secondaires) Technique.  J. Plant Development 21: 117–123.

Dzomeku, B.M.; Vifa I. K. and Agordorku,S.K. 2014. Sustainable Cocoa Production in Ghana: A case study of Farmer Field School and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus. 7.9: 125-131.

Adu-Appiah, A. Wayo Seini, A. Mensah-Bonsu, A and Dzomeku, B.M. 2013. Internal  Marketing Policy of Cocoa in Ghana: Farmers’ Incentives and Challenges. International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies Vol. 4 (4): 658-664.

Quain, M.D. and Dzomeku, B.M. 2013. Clean planting materials produced in-vitro to improve performance of sweet potato, plantain and bananas in Ghana. Book Chapter 2. Case studies in the Crop Sector Pg. 27-36). In Biotechnologies at work for smallholders: Case studies from developing countries in crops,livestock and fish. Edited by J. Ruane, J.D. Dargie, C. Mba, P. Boettcher, H.P.S. Makkar, D.M. Bartley and A. Sonnino. FAO Publications Pg 209.  

Osei, K.; Mintah; P. Dzomeku; B.M.; Braimah; H.; Adomako; J.; Mochiah, M.B.; Asiedu, E.; Darkey, S. and Danso,Y.  2013. Nematode pests of plantain: A case study of Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management Vol. 4(1): 6-10