Francis Kusi had his secondary education at Juaben Secondary School in Ashanti Region. He has been working with CSIR- Savanna Agricultural Research Institute since 1993 to date. He holds National Diploma in General Agriculture, BSc. Agriculture (Crop Science) and M.Phil in Entomology all from the University of Ghana Legon. He is proud to be associated with the great achievements of CSIR-SARI in the field of grain-legume improvement (Cowpea, Soybean and Ground nuts) and Crop protection (Entomology and Pathology).
He has carried out extensive research in insect pests’ management and these include evaluation of botanical extracts for control of storage pests, screening of cowpea genotypes for resistance to storage and field pests. His current research activities includes integrated management of field, storage pests and post-harvest handling to extend shelf life of yam (funded by WAAPP), development of strategies to manage pests and diseases of onion, tomato and pepper under irrigation (Funded by FABS) and Deployment of aphid resistance gene to improve cowpea cultivars in Ghana using MAS (Funded by Kirkhouse Trust).
Mr. Kusi has attended international conferences and workshops in Mali, Senegal and Nigeria.
He is currently the Deputy Team Leader of Upper East Regional Farming System Research Group (UER-FSRG) and the Upper East Regional Coordinator of AGRA Soil Health Project.