Name of Researcher: Eric Owusu Danquah
Institution: CSIR-Crops Research Institute
Qualification: MPhil. Agroforestry
Designation: Research Scientist
Area (s) of Specialization: Agronomy, Agroforestry and Cropping System
Key Areas of Research: Climate Change, Cereal – Legume Rotation system, Root and Tuber production
Mr. Eric Owusu Danquah attended SDA Senior High School, Bekwai-Ashanti and holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Natural Resources Management and M.phil Agroforestry from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. He was a research and teaching assistant during his national service at the department of Agroforestry, KNUST, between 2007 and 2008 academic years and after his BSc. (Hons.) degree in Natural Resources management. He has varied research interest in the use of crop rotation system and Agroforestry multipurpose for adoption and improving livelihoods in the face of climate change.
He is currently a team leader for on-station and on-farm soil moisture and nitrate monitoring to understand yield gaps, which is contributing to results 4 of the Crop-livestock project. He is also evaluating Staking and non-staking options in yam production for adaptation to climate change under the West Africa Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP). He is also collaborating with IITA in evaluation and scaling out of yam production technologies with improved and local popular varieties under the Yam Improvement for Income and Food Security in West Africa (YIIFSWA) project.
Mr. Eric Owusu Danquah has the following local and international affiliations:
Member of CSIR- Research Staff Association (RSA)
Member Ghana Science Association
Alumni of Tropical Biology Association (TBA)
Reviewer for several international peer reviewed journals.
Mr. Eric Owusu Danquah has a good number of peer-reviewed publications in international journals. He has good knowledge and experience in project management and writing of research proposals for funding.
He is currently a Research Scientist (Agronomist) at the CSIR- Crops Research Institute with the major responsibility of conducting both on-station and on-farm experiment on crops and agricultural land use to contribute to the integration of policy development and strategies for sustainable agricultural land use in Ghana and Africa.
List of Most Recent Publication
E Owusu Danquah, R Akromah, S J Quashie-Sam, W Oduro, D Falk, N V Thevathasan and A M Gordon. 2012. The Genetic Diversity of Jatropha curcas Germplasm in Ghana as Revealed by RAPD Primers. Agroforest Syst (2012) 86:443-450, Springer. Online: DOI: 10.1007/s10457-012-9488-6
K Agyeman, J J Afuakwa, E Owusu Danquah and K O Asubonteng. 2012. Improving soil fertility for maize (Zea mays L.) production using inorganic and organic fertilizer: a case of N: P: K 15: 15: 15 and biomass of Agroforestry trees; South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology (SAJEB), India. Vol.2 Issue 1 pp. 5-11.
E Owusu Danquah, R Akromah, S K Oppong, W Oduro, N V Thevathasan, A M Gordon. 2011. Traditional Ecological Knowledge and strategies for Scaling-up Jatropha curcas production in Ghana. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology. David Publishing Company, USA. B1 (2011) 59-67.