Name of Researcher: Atta Kwesi Aidoo Snr
Institution: CSIR – CRI
Qualification: MSc. Plant Pathology
Designation: Research Scientist
Area (s) of Specialization: Plant disease diagnosis, disease management, postharvest storage and seed pathology
Key Areas of Research: Development of appropriate and adoptive disease control measures for major crops, especially yam, rice, cassava, sweet potato, maize and vegetables. He is current conducting two major researches on ‘the effect of fertiliser application on occurrence of yam tuber rot in storage’ and ‘residual effect of storage chemicals used in controlling yam tuber rot in storage’.
Atta K. Aidoo Snr is a dedicated and hardworking gentleman with an ambition to make a great impact on the society and the nation as a whole by making good use of all skills and knowledge acquired in life. He is abreast with modern trend of doing things and also a computer literate with good interpersonal skills.
Mr. Aidoo is an employee of CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Fumesua, Kumasi, as a Research Scientist. He currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in General Agriculture (2007) and Master’s degree in Plant Pathology (2011) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He is a member of CSIR-Research Staff Association (RSA).
His research interests are in diagnosis, identification and control of economically important plant diseases that affect crops like root and tubers, cereals, vegetables and ornamentals. He has worked on crops like yam, cassava, banana, rice, maize and mango. He is currently working on rice with his immediate superior in the Volta Region. He was involved in a technology transfer activity in the Atwima Nwabiagya District, Ashanti Region. He has training in Insect Pathology, offered by CABI International, England.
Mr. Aidoo is a former worker of Non Formal Education Division, Ministry of Education as a Programme Officer. He was a research assistant at CSIR-Crops Research Institute from 2007 to 2008 as service personnel.
MSc. Project, ‘Yam tuber rot: Identification and Control of pathogens in storage’, in 2011.
BSc. Project, ‘Identification of yam tuber rot fungi at storage in the Kumasi central market’, in 2007.