MSc in Crop Protection (Entomology)

Plant Pathologist

Mr Emmanuel Boamah Duku is research scientist with MSc in Crop Protection (Entomology) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Prior to his appointment with CSIR-PGRRI in 2012, he worked with Ministry of Food and Agriculture (PPRSD-Pokoase) the then Pesticide Management Division, later to Ghana Oil Palm Development Company Ltd as Resident Entomologist and Plantation Manager. Most of his research activities carried out at the Institute was focused on Integrated Pest Management on legumes and vegetables. In 2014, he collaborated with other Scientists from some CSIR institutes and the local Universities undertook a research project titled “Integrated management of Plutella xylostella and Leucinodes orbonalis on vegetables in the Volta Region”.

This project was funded by the West African Agriculture Productivity Programme (WAAPP). The study was relevant as the findings could be integrated into programmes and projects which put emphasis on developing interventions to increase cabbage and garden egg yield, improve the income and food security of vegetable farmers, marketers and exporters of vegetables and other stakeholders in the cabbage and garden egg value chain. This award provided him with the opportunity to improve on his skills in carrying out research that combines field work, farmers field demonstrations and to develop fact sheets, training manuals and also publish some of the findings in peer reviewed journals.

This has also enhanced the visibility of CSIR-PGRRI. He enrolled for his PhD degree since 2017/18 academic year at Knust, Kumasi and almost through with his research specializing in Stored Product Entomology.

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