Mr. Benjamin Bonsu Bruce
MPhil in Agronomy
Benjamin had his West Africa Secondary School Examination Certificate at Toase Senior High School where he studied Agricultural Science from 2004 to 2007.He holds Bsc. Agriculture (2009-2013) and MPhil in Agronomy (2014-2016) under the department of crop and soil sciences, KNUST and University of Education, Winneba respectively. He also has a certificate in Greenhouse Technology (Vegetable Production), AGRITOP, Ghana (2019) and Certificate in Rainforest Alliance Certification in Cocoa Production (2020).
Benjamin is a hardworking, self-motivated and a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire others and a versatile approach to issues. He previously worked as a District Coordinator- Solidaridad West Africa (Cargill Kokoo Sourcing Sustainability Project), 2020- 2021 and District Officer – AgroEcom Ghana Limited, between March, 2017- 2019, both responsible for implementing Nestle Cocoa Plan and Rainforest Alliance Certification Programme.
Seminar and Conference attended:
Child Labour and Remediation training by International Cocoa Initiative, Climate Smart Agriculture for Cocoa Production in Ghana by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), West Africa Agriculture Productivity Programme on food security (WAAPP), Developing research publication strategies, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Annual in-house review and research planning, CSIR-Crops research institute, Improving Operations and Maintenance Culture, CSIR- Crops Research Institute for Enhanced Research by Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). He is also part of the Ghana Science Association.
He is part of a publication, (Aboagye et al., (2018). Agricultural and Food Science Journal of Ghana. Vol. 11. Special Edition. July 2018..
Key Research Areas of Interest
In vitro Multiplication and Conservation of Crops, UV-Vis, FTIR and HPLC determination and analysis of secondary metabolites in plants.