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”. 

For her price, Dr. Ennin received a certificate and a citation, in recognition of her “outstanding contribution to Scientific Research and Agricultural Development in Ghana”.

The citation for the award, in part, read as follows:

“Dr Ennin has contributed to the development of 14 crop production technologies as either a team leader or as a team member. She has organized several research-farmer-extension linkages activities and fora, as well as radio, television and print media interventions and publications for the dissemination of these technologies to farmers.

Dr. Ennin has trained a number of extension officers and farmers on new agricultural technologies which has resulted in 10% to 50% yield increases and led to the removal of drudgery in crop production. These new technologies include choice of variety, optimum plant population, right time of planting, chemical and organic fertilizer application to normal and quality protein maize, optimum cowpea and soybean plant population density in crop rotations and intercrops with maize and cassava. Others include mechanized ridging for planting and minimum staking to reduce drudgery and deforestation associated with yam production and climate change in the coastal, forest and forest-savannah transitional zone of Ghana. She has refereed 15 papers for local and International Scientific journals. She also has 89 publications to her credit and supervised a Master’s Degree student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology”.