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STATE OF THE INSTITUTE REPORT FEBRUARY 2011


To generate scientific information for planning, development and management of the soil resources of Ghana for increased and sustainable agriculture, industry as well as ensuring safe and sound environment.

2/6/2012


 Develop

knowledge for efficient management of the soil resources of Ghana

 Strengthen

the institute’s delivery capacity for increased agriculture production

 Establish

and strengthen linkages with local and international institutions 2/6/2012


ď‚ž Develop

and promote sound and safe environmental practices

ď‚ž Commercialize

soil research findings and

services.

2/6/2012


ď‚–

Kumasi

Accra

27 2

4 Nil

31 2

Technicians Admin/Support Field Staff

36 36 4

5 7

41 43 4

Junior Staff Total No. At Post

176 282

17 33

Research Scientists Admin/Support

Total

Senior Staff

Nil

193 315

SUMMARY OF STAFF STRENGTH POSITION Staff Female Staff Grand Total

237

24

261

45

9

54

282

33

315

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 Land  Soil

Evaluation

Fertility Management

 Environmental  Laboratory

Management

Analytical Services

 Technology

Transfer/Consultancy Services 2/6/2012


ď‚ž Improve

visibility of CSIR-SRI (Focused media interactions, open days, exhibitions, community services, Re-naming, etc.)

ď‚ž Developing

an institutional web-based repository to host soil data base for easy access, recognition, revenue generation, etc. 2/6/2012


 What

has been done

 Acquired

the needed hardware  Digitization of most of the analogue maps produced  A unit set-up

2/6/2012


ď‚ž Capacity

building /Recruitment

ď‚ž Need

to train a core staff to manage the daatbase

2/6/2012


 Biodiversity  Major

concerns and soil

biodiversity concern

 Contains Micro, macro organisms  Survival of organisms on the soil are affected by factors within  Land degradation/ inappropriate soil management will

 How do we mainstream soil issues into Biodiversity conservation? 2/6/2012


THANK YOU

2/6/2012

SRI 2011  

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