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Independent experts nominated by country party

Joseph Kwasi Adu

First name
Joseph Kwasi
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Agricultural Sciences
Soil Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Deputy Director
Council for Scientific & Industrial Research
Telephone number
233 21 401 846
Work experience
- Has been engaged on research in organic matter decomposition, Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Cultural practices for the control of Striga._x000D_
- Recent research emphasis has been on integration of livestock into cropping systems (most especially cereal cropping systems. Use of low inputs such as manure ad compost as well as low fertilizer levels on cereal production in Ghana. Use of phosphorus to improve upon nodulation nitrogen fixation and seed yield of pasture; research in Agroforestry, especially technologies to improve on propagation and production of indigenous species of forage shrubs and the role of Agricultural activities on emission of Greenhouse gases and their effect on climate change
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Ph.D., Soil Science, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 1975_x000D_
B.Sc., Agriculture, University of Ghana, Legon, 1967
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Adu, J.K., 1991: Effect of Delayed Application of Phosphorous Fertilizer on Nodulation, Growth and Yield of Cowpea. In: Progress in Food Grain Research and Production in Semi-Arid Africa. Pp. 95-104, J.M. Menyoga, Taye Bezuneh, J.Y. Yayock and Idrissa Soumana Eds., Published by The Coordination Office. OAU/STRC-SAFGRAD, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso;_x000D_
2. Adu, J.K., Emechebe, A.M., Lagoke, S.T.O., 1991: Research Towards Integrated Control of Striga in West and Central Africa In: Progress in Food Grain Research and Production in Semi-Arid Africa pp. 445-463, J.M. Meyonga, Taye Bezuneh, J.Y. Yayock and Iddrisa Soumana. Eds. Published by the Coordination Office, OAU/STRC-SAFGRAD, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso;_x000D_
3. Adu, J.K., 1995: National Programme Needs for Natural Research Management in Ghana. In: Natural Research Management and InterCRSP in West Africa, pp. 111-113; Brhane Gebrekidan, IPM CRSP. Proceedings of the Regional Workshop: Technology Development and Transfer to Improve Natural Rese
Other activities
Member of Soil Science Society of Ghana
Organisation name
Animal Research Institute
Organisation street address
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, P.O. Box AH20
Organisation city
Organisation country