Qualification: M.phil Botany (Plant Physiology)
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ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Mr. I. Osei-Bonsu attended T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School, and holds a B.Sc. (First Class Hons.) and M.phil degrees both in Botany (Plant Physiology) from the University of Ghana, Legon. He has varied research interests in crop nutrition, soil fertility management, climate change adaptation, abiotic stress and soil-plant-water relations in fruits and vegetables. He is currently involved in a number of research activities including water stress (drought and flood) tolerance of different papaya accessions (International Foundation for Science – IFS – grant), evaluation of different lines of eggplant and pepper with respect to yield and response to fertilization among others.
He was a Research and Teaching Assistant during his national service at the Department of Botany, University of Ghana in 2007 – 2008 and after his M.phil in 2012. He also worked as a Tutor in Islamic University College of Ghana between 2011 and 2012, where he taught non-science undergraduate students to appreciate Science and Technology in their lives.
Mr. Osei-Bonsu has the following local and international affiliations:
• Member of the Tropical Biology Association Alumni of Ghana (TBAAG)
• Member of the Young Professionals’ Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD)
• Member of the Ghana Science Association (GSA)
• Member and National Vice Secretary of CSIR – Research Staff Association (RSA)
Mr. Osei-Bonsu has a number of peer reviewed publications in international journals. He has conducted research in both local (CSIR-Crops Research Institute) and international academic and research institutions (Makarere University) and has participated in several national and international scientific conferences and workshops (Ghana, Kenya and Uganda). He has a good knowledge in project management and writing research proposals for funding.
He is currently a Research Scientist (Agronomist/Crop Physiologist) at the CSIR-Crops Research Institute.