Qualification: M.Phil. Agroforestry
Area of Specialization: Agronomy/Cropping Systems Ecologist
Research Interests: Sustainable Production of Food
in The Face of Climate Change
Tel: +233 242 357 061
Station: Fumesua, Kumasi (Ghana)
Mr. Eric Owusu Danquah is currently pursuing a Ph.D. programme in Crop and Soil Science-evaluating legume-yam cropping systems at Michigan State University, USA. He already holds an M.Phil. (Agroforestry) and a B.Sc. (Natural Resources Management)-both from the Kwame Nkrumah university of Science and Technology, where he served as a teaching and research assistant at the department of Agroforestry during his national service between 2007 and 2008.
He joined the Institute in 2011 where, he led on-station and on-farm soil moisture and nitrate monitoring to understand yield gaps-contributing to the understanding of Crop-livestock integration system. He also working on evaluating integrated soil fertility management and staking options in yam production for adaptation to climate change under the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP).
In collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Eric evaluated and scaled out yam production technologies with improved and local popular varieties under the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) project.
As a Research Scientist (Agronomist) with the CSIR- Crops Research Institute, his major responsibilities include conducting both on-station and on-farm experiment on crops and agricultural land use to contribute to policy development and strategies for sustainable agricultural land use in Ghana and Africa.
Mr. Eric Owusu Danquah has the following local and international affiliations:
Member, CSIR- Research Staff Association (RSA)
Member, Ghana Science Association
Alumni, Tropical Biology Association (TBA)
Member, American Society of Agronomy
Member, Crop Science Society of America
Member, Soil Science of America
Mr. Eric Owusu Danquah has a good number of peer-reviewed publications in both local and international journals (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/E_Owusu_Danquah) and has also served as a reviewer for a number of international journals on numerous occasions. He has good knowledge and experience in project management and writing of research proposals for funding.