Dr. Ernest Baafi

Ernest Baafi, Sweetpotato/Taro Breeder               
Senior Research Scientist
Qualification: PhD, Plant Breeding

Area of Specialization: Plant Breeding
Research Interests: Sweetpotato and Taro Research Development
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Tel: +233-244-155-180
Nationality: Ghanaian
Station: Fumesua, Kumasi (Ghana)
Dr. Ernest Baafi holds a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding from the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana. His other qualifications include an M.Sc. in Agronomy (Plant Breeding) and a B.Sc. in Agriculture both from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He also holds certificates in Agricultural Applied Biotechnology, Leadership, Postharvest Loss Assessment and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Internal Audit.

Dr. Baafi is a Senior Research Scientist and has worked as a plant breeder with the CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CSIR-CRI) since 2005. His research works include the development of end-user preferred sweetpotato and cocoyam varieties for Ghana and beyond. His work at CSIR-CRI has contributed significantly to the development and release of four (4) taro varieties and six (6) sweetpotato varieties.
The release of four taro varieties in 2018 was a novelty as that was the first time ever taro varieties were release in Ghana.

He has also facilitated a number of national and international training sessions for farmers and Agricultural Extension Officers

Dr. Ernest Baafi is the lead author in fifteen (15) peer reviewed journal papers which have all been published in very reputable international journals. He has rich experience in project management and the writing of research proposals for funding.

His paper “Exploitation of Genetic Potential of Sweetpotato for End-user Traits improvement” which was the Best Scientific Sweetpotato Paper in 2016, earned him the Scientific Excellence and Innovation Award for 2017. He is the first recipient of the Award.

He is a member of the Ghana Science Association and also on the review board of a number of international scientific journals. He is married with two kids.

 

est Baafi, Sweetpotato/Taro Breeder                                                    

Senior Research Scientist

Qualification: PhD, Plant Breeding

Area of Specialization: Plant Breeding

Research Interests: Sweetpotato and Taro Research Development

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          

Tel: +233-244-155-180

Nationality: Ghanaian

Station: Fumesua, Kumasi (Ghana)