Dr. Agr. Felix Frimpong
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Name: Dr. Agr. Felix Frimpong

Qualification: PhD Agricultural Science (Crop physiology and Agronomy)

Current Grade: Research Scientist

Area of Specialization: Abiotic stress, food systems resilience, rice, yam, cassava, legumes

Research Experience:

Dr. Felix Frimpong has contributed to the development and deployment of more than 5 improved crop production technologies, including the aquaponics-based fish ponds, yam-cowpea and yam-groundnut integration for increased water use efficiency, ridging and trellis staking technologies for yam production, biochar soil amendment for yam improvement, yam-pigeon pea production for food and income etc.

He began his research career with the Environment, Biodiversity and Land Use unit of the CSIR-FORIG between 2009 and 2010 as national service personnel, where he had the opportunity to work on various projects such as the “Tropical Forest for Poverty Alleviation from Household to Global Analysis” and the “Agricultural Innovation for Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security in Africa: Ghana and Gambia Case Studies” with Dr. Daniel Anninagyei Ofori and Dr. Beatrice Darko-Obiri now the Director and Deputy Directors of CSIR-FORIG, respectively.

Dr. Felix Frimpong was part of the team that worked on the “Socio-economic survey for up-scaling cassava-legume technology” under the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP).

Additionally, he has worked on the following research projects/activities either as a team leader or team member”

  1. Characterization of three upland rice varieties proposed for release
  2. Drought indexing of maize cultivars adapted to Ghana agro-climatic zones
  3. Aquaponics-based food system in Ghana
  4. Enhancing water use efficiency in yam production.
  5. Evaluation and scaling out of yam production technologies with improved and local popular varieties.
  6. Biochar and charcoal soil amendments on yam production
  7. Sustainable Intensification of Integrated Crop-Small Ruminant Production Systems in West Africa (crop-small ruminant) funded by AusAID
  8. Assessment of Effluents (Pond Water and Manure) on Maize Varieties in an Aquaponics Based Food System in Ghana

Tel: 0206633367

Email: felix.frimpong@yahoo.com

Nationality: Ghanaian

Station: Fumesua

Brief Bio:

Dr. Felix Frimpong is a Crop physiologist and agronomist with the CSIR-Crops Research Institute. He holds a PhD in Agricultural Science from the University of Bonn, Germany and joined the institute after teaching at the CSIR Basic School in 2014. He conducted his doctoral research work at the Helmholtz Centre, Forschungzentrum Jülich, Institute of Biogeosciences 2, Plant Science, Jülich, Germany, on proline mediated drought tolerance of selected barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) introgression lines and characterization of in vivo spike development.

He is an old student of Sunyani Secondary School and holds an M.Sc. degree in Agricultural Resources Management also from the University of Bonn, Germany, after winning the prestigious North Rhine Westphalia scholarship awarded by the state of North Rhine Westphalia in Germany. In addition, he holds a B.Sc. (Natural Resource Management-Agroforestry) degree with distinction from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2009.

Dr. Frimpong is a Deutschland alumnus and a member of the Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology section of the German Botanical Society (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft-DBG), a member of CIM/BEAF, GIZ Advisory Services for Agricultural Research and the American Society of Biology.

Dr. Frimpong has 17 refereed journal articles plus 3 book chapters and 3 handbooks. He has contributed to the release of 14 improved crop varieties of maize and rice in Ghana since 2014. He is a reviewer for many international and local journal publishers, including Elsevier, Taylor and Francis etc.