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National Center of Specialization (NCOS) Research Projects

The broad objective of the NCOS is to strengthen the alignment of national priorities with regional priorities.  Specifically, the project will upgrade core infrastructural facilities and equipments at the centre, built the capacity of researchers and support the centre’s research and development program.  The CSIR-Crops Research Institute in Kumasi is the Centre of Specialization.

Screening of Nine (9) Varieties of Sweet Potato for Nematode Resistance (Principal Investigator: Dr. Kingsley Osei, CSIR – Crops Research Institute, Kumasi)

Main Objective; To find resistant varieties with less cracks, necrosis, knots and nematode population on potatoes.

Development of High and Stable Yielding Consumer Accepted Sweet Potato Varieties. (Principal Investigator: Dr. J. N. Asafu – Agyei, CSIR – Crops Research Institute, Kumasi)

Main Objective: Develop high and stable Yielding, disease and pest resistant     sweet potato varieties with improved quality in terms of consumer acceptance, processing and nutritional value (high beta-carotene, dry matter, starch flour and non-sugary taste)

    Yam Improvement (Principal Investigator: Dr. Emmanuel Otoo, CSIR-CRI, Fumesua, Kumasi)

Main Objective: To develop at least three high and stable-yielding yam varieties, with pest and disease tolerance and good qualities, with farmer participation in Ghana, over 5-year period.

    Integration of Manure, Chemical Fertilizers and Pre-Seeding System for Plant Nutrition, Disease and Pest Control Under-staking Yam Production.( Principal Investigator:  Dr. Stella A. Ennim, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Fumesua Kumasi)

Main Objective: To study the effect of pre-seeding treatment and fertilization on yield, texture, taste and storage qualities of yam.

    Ridging as a Mechanical Alternative to Mounding for Yam. (Principal Investigator: Dr. Stella A. Ennim, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Fumesua Kumasi)


Main Objective: To compare the effect of manual mounding and mechanical ridging on yield, tuber shape of yam.

    Integrated Weed and Soil Fertility Management with Legume Intercrops in Sustainable Yam Production. (Principal Investigator: Dr. Stella A. Ennim, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Fumesua Kumasi)

Main Objective: To develop suitable legume intercrop system for yams.

    Managing Parasitic Nematode Population with Botanicals in Yam Production. (Principal Investigator: Dr. Kingsley Osei, CSIR – Crops Research Institute, Kumasi)

Main Objectives: To promote the use of less hazardous agro-chemicals for the control of nematodes.

    Cassava Improvement. (Principal Investigator: Joe Manu-Aduening, CSIR-CRI)

Main Objective: To develop and release high yielding varieties tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses, acceptable to consumers and suitable for agro-industries.

    Development of Weed Control strategies for Sustainable Cassava Production. (Principal Investigator:  Grace Bolfrey-Arku CSIR-CRI)

Main Objective: To develop suitable weed control for cassava-based cropping systems

    Response of Cassava to Levels of Nitrogen and Potassium Fertilizers. (Principal Investigator:  G. K. S. Aflakpui, CSIR-CRI)

Main Objective: To quantify the response of the new varieties of Cassava to Nitrogen and potassium fertilizers.

    Verification trials on Knapsack Spray Shield for Herbicides Weed Control in Cassava. (Principal Investigator: P. Osei Bonsu, CSIR-CRI)

Main Objective: To design, construct and access the effectiveness of a knapsack spray shield for herbicide weed control in cassava based cropping system.

    Evaluation of some Cassava Genotype for Resistance to major to Disease and Pests. (Principal Investigator:  J. N. L. Lamptey)

Main Objective: To evaluate some released varieties and elite genotypes for resistance to some major cassava diseases.

    Increased Productivity, Value additions and Utilization of Cocoyam through Crop Improvement in Ghana and Sub-Saharan sub-region. (Principal Investigator:  E. L. Omenya, CSIR-CRI)

Main Objective: To identify clones which yield between 7-10 mt/ha, disease tolerant/resistant and are acceptable to end users.

    Establishment of In Vitro Production Guidelines and Protocols development for Root and Tuber Crops. (Principal Investigator: Albert Aubyn, CSIR-CRI)

    Main Objective:

Develop in vitro guidelines for rapid multiplication of clean planting   materials.
Optimize in vitro production process for the various varieties of local root and tuber crops.

    Increased Productivity, Value addition and utilization of Cocoyams (Xanthosama and Coclocasia species) through crop improvement in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Sub-Region. (Principal Investigator:  Marian D. Quain, CSIR-CRI)

Main Objective: Breed for broad genetic base to facilitate selection and meets various end user needs.

    Sustainable Sweet Potatoes Production, Processing and Market Information Dissemination for Poverty Reduction and Rural Stability in West Africa. (Principal Investigator: Marian D. Quain, CSIR-CRI)

Main Objective: Develop and disseminate high and stable yielding, disease and pest resistant sweet potato varieties with improved quality in terms of consumer acceptance, processing and nutritional value.

    Creating of Genomic Database of elite local varieties of some Root and Tuber Crops (Yam, Cocoyam, Sweetpotato, Cassava, Frafra Potato): Vital Information for Breeders. (Principal Investigator:  James Y. Asibuo, CSIR-CRI)

Main Objective:
Create a genetic database that will serve as a source of information for the development of DNA markers with specific traits for easy germplasm characterization and crop improvement.

Provide genomic gene map of selected mandate root crops.

    Effects leaf removal on Growth development and cormel yield of cocoyam. (xanthosoma Sagittifolium)

(Principal Investigator:  H. Asumadu, CSIR-CRI)

Useful Information

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.