IRS: 5, NRS: 22
- Enhancing yam breeding for increased productivity and improved quality in West Africa (AfricaYam)
- Aflasafe Technical Transfer and Commercialization (ATTC)
- Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA
- African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI)
- Yam Improvement for Incomes and Food Security in West Africa, Phase II (YIFSWA II)
- Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS3) Project in Ghana, Tanzania, and Nigeria
- Trade-offs and synergies in climate change adaptation and mitigation in coffee and cocoa systems
- Putting Nitrogen Fixation to Work for Smallholder Farmers in Africa (N2Africa) Phase II </a
- Taking cowpeas to scale in West Africa (Seed Scaling: Cowpea for West Africa)
- Community action in improving the quality of farmer saved seed yam (CAY-seed)
- Tropical Legumes III - Improving Livelihoods for Smallholder Farmers: Enhanced Grain Legume Productivity and Production in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
- Increasing the Performance of Cowpea Breeding Programs Across West Africa
- Achieving equitable benefits from Sustainable Agricultural Intensification through more effective tools and metrics
- Climate smart coffee and cocoa: from theory to practice (CSCC)
- Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System in West Africa (ReSAKSS-WA Phase III, 2017-2021)
IITA has been active in the Republic of Ghana since 1979, when it established a working relationship with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Crops Research Institute (CRI) and other government agencies to improve agriculture in the country. As a result of these collaborative efforts, improved quality of varieties of maize, cowpea and soybean have been released to farmers for planting.
The Institute’s research on banana and plantain in partnership with CSIR and the University of Ghana has led to a valuable new knowledge in the cultivation of the crops in Ghana. With the assistance of IITA, a lot of research projects are being carried out in the country. Some of them are African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI), and Purdue Improved Crop Storage project (PICS3) among a host of others.
In addition, IITA has trained many young Ghanaian scientists for Masters and doctorate degrees within and outside the country. IITA has two offices in Ghana: in Accra and Tamale.
Area (total): 238,535 km2
Population: 27 million