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  • Japanese Ambassador Visits WACCI

    The Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura, a former Minister of Agriculture of Japan has visited the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana. He was received by the Vice Chancellor and management of staff of WACCI.

  • WACCI Release Maize Variety

    The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) of the University of Ghana, has received approval and recommendation from the National Variety Release and Registration Committee (NVRRC) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture for three new hybrid maize varieties developed by Centre to be rele

  • The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences has celebrated its 10th anniversary on the theme: ‘‘The March towards Food and Nutrition Security in Sub-Saharan Africa’’ at the ISSER Conference Hall, University of Ghana.

  • The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement has launched a seminar series dubbed “the Food Security Seminars” aimed at presenting a platform to discuss issues and emerging trends in the area of plant breeding and its socio-economic impact on food and nutrition security in Africa.

  • A training workshop on the Golden Gate Cloning technology has been organised by the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) in partnership with the John Innes Centre (JIC), Norwich, UK at the Biotechnology Centre, University of Ghana.

     

  • Professor Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, the Director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement participated in the Feed the Future (FtF) Innovation Labs’ West Africa Regional Partners Meeting in Dakar, Senegal, from 6 - 9 February, 2017.

  • The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) of the University of Ghana has performed a sod-turning ceremony for the construction of a Multi-purpose building. The project which is being funded by the World Bank Africa Centres of Excellence (ACE) Project and the Centre’s internally generated funds is estimated at $2.4 million and is expected to be completed in 18 months.

  • Syngenta Logo

    Professor Eric Danquah, a leading expert in the Demand-Led Breeding Partnership with Syngenta foundation, recently granted an interview to the communication team at the foundation in Basel, Switzerland.

  • new wacci building

    Accra, Nov. 26, GNA - The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana (UG) will on Tuesday, November 29, perform a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a multi-purpose building.

     

  • Syngenta visit to the WACCI Farm

    A three-member delegation from the Syngenta Company of The Netherlands paid a visit to the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) to familiarize themselves with the agricultural agronomic practices and economies in the country.

     

  • DVLD_Workshop

    The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana held a training workshop on Demand Led Variety Design (DLVD) from 13 – 14 October 2016 at the Erata Hotel, Accra, Ghana.

  • The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) and the Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Centre (FOHCREC, Kade) of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS), University of Ghana (UG) have organized a three-day workshop on Envirodome Greenhouse Technology for the Vegetable Produc

  • The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) on Thursday, September 8, 2016, received an “AGRA Star Gift” at the just ended African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • The Chair of WACCI Advisory Board, Dr Eugene Terry, has been appointed as an Independent Member on the System Management Board of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium. The 10-member governing board is entrusted with oversight responsibility over the vision, strategic direction, advocacy and governance of the CGIAR Consortium.

  • The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) on Friday, July 22, 2016, graduated its fourth cohort of PhD students in Plant Breeding at the July congregation of the University of Ghana, Legon. The ceremony was presided over by Justice Prof. Samuel K. Date-Bah, Chairman of Council of the University. The graduates who were made up of 3 male and 4 female students from 6 countries in Africa will join 28 other students who have already graduated from the Centre.

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