CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) and others have received the Best Maize Breeding Team, 2016 award under the project, Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA). The team representing Ghana was coordinated by Dr. (Mrs.) Priscilla Francisco Ribeiro, a research scientist from CRI who received the AWARD on behalf of Ghana. The other organizations are; CSIR Savanna Agriculture Research Institute (SARI), Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Savanna Seed Service Company, M&B Seed Company and Antika Seed Company. They received a cash prize of three thousand US dollars (US$3000) and a plaque.
Dr. Stella Ama Ennin, Director of CSIR-Crops Research Institute was honoured with a ‘Ghana Women of Excellence Award- 2012’ at the 2nd Ghana Women of Excellence Awards ceremony in Accra on 30th March, 2012.
The awards ceremony organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs was under the theme “Empowering the Ghanaian Woman for National Development”.
Mr. Michael Kwabena Osei was born in 1978 at Mampong in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He is an Assistant Research Scientist of the CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Kumasi, Ghana. He has published and presented paper on a wide range of vegetables including tomato, garden eggs and African Indigenous leafy vegetables.
Dr. Hans Adu-Dapaah, and two other scientists of the Institute have won various awards at a ceremony organized as part of the first National Science Congress held at the Accra International Conference Centre from 2nd – 5th August, 2011.
Dr. Adu-Dapaah won the National Best Scientist Award. The prize for the award included a certificate and citation, a brand new Toyota Corolla saloon car and GHC 20,000.00.The citation that accompanied the award cataloged the personal academic and professional achievements of Dr. Adu-Dapaah and his contribution towards agricultural research and development.