STAFF
IRS: 5

STATION  
IITA-Ghana (Accra),
IITA-Ghana (Tamale)

CROPS
Maize, Yam, Cowpea, Cassava, Groundnut (peanut), Soybean, Coffee, and Cocoa

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.

Quick Facts

Capital: Accra

Currency: Cedi

Area (total): 238,535 km2

Population: 27 million

Contact us

Richard Asare
Cocoa Scientist

+233 303931 023

r.asare@cgiar.org

CSIR Campus opp. Old Chinese Embassy Off Agostino Neto Road, Airport Residential Area Accra, Ghana
Digital Address: GA-037-5792

Afua Ohene-Ampofo
Station Administrator

  +233 264573328

  a.ampofo@cgiar.org

IITA-Ghana (Accra), CSIR Campus opp. Old Chinese Embassy Off Agostino Neto Road, Airport Residential Area Accra, Ghana
Digital Address: GA-037-5792
IITA-Ghana (Tamale), 1ST Road, off Sagnarigu Main Road, Near New Sports Stadium, Tamale
Digital Address: NS-023-2195