SHEATHE: Xenobiotic substances and heavy metals in the environment – a threat to health, ecosystems and development in Ghana

Robert C. Abaidoo

 

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Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana.

+233 3220 60100

+233 208438958

Education

Ph.D. (Agronomy and Soil Science), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu. 1994-1997; MSc. (Biological Sciences), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. 1981-1984; BSc. (Biological Sciences), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; 1976-1980

 

Experience

Robert has lead, coordinate or managed over 26 research/development projects. The most

recent ones include:

-Steering Committee Chairmanship, DANIDA BSU/ECP & GEP Project: Building Stronger Universities with funding for 6 PhDs and other small projects; Urban Food Plus (2013).

 

-GlobeE; African German Partnership to enhance resource use efficiency in urban and peri-urban agriculture for improved food security in West Africa countries (2014-2016).

 

-Agribusiness value chain analysis in root and tuber crops; Country Leader, Institutionalization of quality assurance mechanism and dissemination of top quality commercial products to increase crop yields and improve food security of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa-COMPRO II; AGRA-KNUST Soil Science -MSc study programme for West Africa at KNUST (2012).

 

-Enhancing the performance and growth potential of street-food vending for accelerated socio-economic development in Ghana (Ghana-Denmark 2011); Steering Committee member and coordinator of KNUST PhD students’ programme); Sustainable sanitation solutions (SUSA).

 

-Project leader,Safe Water for Food  (2011).

 

-Leader, AGRA-KNUST Soil Science PhD study programme for West Africa at KNUST (2010).

 

-Management consultant, AGRA-KNUST Plant Breeding and Seed Science study Programme in West Africa (2008).

 

 

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