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PROFILE OF DR. ROLAND NUHU ISSAKA, SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST, CSIR-SOIL RESEACH INSTITUTE. KUMASI

Dr. Roland Nuhu Issaka is a product of   University of Science and Technology where he obtained his B.Sc (Hons) Agronomy. He holds a M Sc. (Soil Chemistry) from Shimane University, Japan. He obtained his P hD (Soil Fertility) from Tottori University Japan. He also holds certificates in the following:  Management Development Training,  Training course on Agricultural Research and Techniques for Scientists,  International Training Program on Development of Fertilizer Recommendation Based on Field Experiments, Two- week course on Root and Tuber crops Research and Development.

 He has done extensive research nationally and internationally on  the management of inland valleys and integrated nutrient management.

 

His research activities also include;  Developing appropriate fertilizer rates for cereals (maize and rice), Developing appropriate integrated nutrient management for root crops (cassava, sweet potato and yam), Quantification and management of indigenous  materials (rice straw/husk poultry manure, saw dust, cow dung), Improving seedling establishment and competitiveness through nutrient loading, Evaluation of time of fertilizer application on vegetables, Improving the adaptive capacity of farmers to climate change by enhancing their productive capacity (targeting cereals, vegetables and roots). He is/has been  involved in several  technology transfer activities; Training of Extension officers on fertilizer  use on rice, Training of Extension officers on field experimentation, Training of Extension officers and farmers on the establishment and use of learning centres, Training of Extension officers and farmers on the development of infrastructure for improved rice production. He has been a consultant for NGOs, MOFA and JIRCAS. He was a visiting scientist at the Japan International Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS).  Dr. Issaka has attended several international conferences and workshops.

Dr. Issaka has over 18 publications in journals, 19 conference papers and 20 consultancy/edited reports. He has several chapters in books and has attended over  20 conferences and workshops

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The WAAPP Coordination Unit in Ghana is the Projects Division of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) whilst the implementing agency is the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The structures put in place to govern and manage the WAAPP in Ghana are the National Steering Committee as well as the NCOS Management Committee and the Competitive Agricultural Research Grant Scheme (CARGS) Board as the Implementing agency.