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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

     

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    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.

  • The fifth Africa Centres of Excellence (ACEs) Project Workshop has been held at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra with over 200 participants from the 22 ACEs, the World Bank, the AAU and other partners from within and outside of Africa

  • The World Bank has lauded Professor Eric Danquah, the Director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana, for the excellent successful organisation of the Africa Centres of Excellence (ACE) meeting in Accra.

  • Students of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) have participated in an international symposium organized by The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations from February 15-17, 2016 in Rome. The theme of the symposium was “The role of agricultural biotechnologies in sustainable food systems and nutrition”.

  • Ms. Ijeoma Chinyere Akaogu, a third year PhD in Plant Breeding student of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), has been selected as a Fellow of the Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Programme (LEAP) of the United States Government’s “Feed the Future Borlaug 21st Century Leadership Initiative”.

  • The Econet Foundation has awarded a USD 600,000 grant to the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) for the training of 10 PhD students who recently enrolled in the flagship PhD programme in Plant Breeding at the University of Ghana. The students, who are from nine countries in West, East and Southern Africa, will be equipped with knowledge and skills in modern plant breeding to work towards transforming agriculture in their countries.

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