Qualification: MSc Agroforestry
Area of Specialization: Seed Science and Technology
(Seed production, processing, packaging, marketing and dissemination)
Research Interests: Seed production, processing, packaging,
marketing and dissemination
Tel: +233 268 054 548, +233 244 679 338
Station: Fumesua, Kumasi (Ghana)
Mr. Asamoah holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Agriculture from the University of Cape Coast. He also holds an M.Sc. in Agroforestry from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Mr. Asamoah has over a decade’s experience in seed production. He was responsible for the planning and production of foundation seeds for the entire country during his stint with the Grains and Legumes Development Board. He is well versed in seed dissemination and was able to raise the adoption of quality seeds by farmers from 50MT to 600MT within two years when he was appointed as Technical Seed Manager at Wienco Ghana Limited.
Mr. Asamoah has worked with a lot of researchers and research institutions in the development and release of improved crop varieties. He was appointed as a demonstrator during his master’s degree education at KNUST, a position he held for two years.
He has attended numerous national and international conferences and training programs on seed production. He was also part of the team that prepared the 2008 and 2009 MOFA Annual Reports.
He is currently a research scientist with the CSIR-Crops Research Institute and a member of the Research Staff Association (RSA) as well as the International Society of Organic Farming Research (ISOFAR).