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Independent experts nominated by country party

Thomas Ofoe Ocloo

First name
Thomas Ofoe
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Agricultural Sciences
Soil Science
Environmental planning
UN languages spoken


Job function
Scientific Officer
Animal Research Institute
Telephone number
233 21 401 846
Work experience
- On farm and on station adaptive research on cowpeas, soybeans, cereals and sunflower/soil and water conservation work with the Crop Services Department, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Bolgatanga, in the desertification - prone Upper East Region of Ghana whilst a National Service Personnel._x000D_
- Research into soil fertility and water management through examination of the physic-chemical properties of soil under pasture; the incorporation and use of organic manure, crop residues, mulch, nutrient recycling, compost, nitrogen fixing leguminous tree species to improve soil structural stability to check soil erosion on farm lands._x000D_
- Integration of pasture legumes and grasses into the crop livestock system (on farm) in Ghana_x000D_
- Currently, conducting a NARP sponsored project involving the recycling of municipal solid waste to compost and the use of the compost as a low external input organic fertilizer for sustainable agriculture involving cereals, vegetables and pasture crops.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
- B.Sc., Agriculture (Hons) Soil Science, University of Ghana, Legon, 1990_x000D_
- M.Sc., Soil Science, Soil Fertility & Ecopedology, ITC, University of Ghent, Belgium, 1996
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Adu, J.K., Ocloo, T.O., Karbo, N., & Alhassan, W.S., 1994: Integrating pasture legumes into cropping systems for sustainable agriculture in the moist savanna zone in Ghana. Presented at IITA/FAO Workshop on Sustainable Cropping Systems for the Moist Savanna Zones of sub-Saharan Africa, Cotonou, Benin, 19-23 Sept. 1994;_x000D_
2. Ocloo, T.O., 1995: The role of soil microbial activity in the supply of minerals for pants. Presented for seminar at the International Training Centre for Post-Graduate Soil Scientists (ITC), University of Ghent, Belgium;_x000D_
3. Ocloo, T.O. 1996: Recovery products of the municipal solid waste DRANCO process. M.Sc. Thesis submitted to the International Training Centre for Post-Graduate Soil Scientists (ITC), University of Ghent, Belgium;_x000D_
4. Ocloo, T.O, 1997: Optimizing crop yield by irrigation - some essential considerations. Presented at the 15th Annual General Meeting of the Soil Society of Ghana on the theme ' Proper Soil & Water Management - A must for a sound e
Other activities
1. Member, Soil Science Society of Ghana_x000D_
2. Member, Ghana Science Association_x000D_
3. Humanitarian/Human Rights Concerns_x000D_
4. Environmental Conservation Awareness Creation and Promotion_x000D_
5. Tree Planting
Organisation name
Animal Research Institute (CSIR)
Organisation street address
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, P.O. Box 20
Organisation city
Organisation country