Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana

Climate-Smart Cocoa Agroforestry Research in Ghana

Research project The cocoa industry is one of the main pillars of the economies of several countries providing livelihoods for over 50 million people. Climate change is currently the most important threat to cocoa production in Ghana. The result has been strong dryin ... First-year report: Inaugural workshop involving project team and stakeholders: Ghana Cocoa Board, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, cocoa farmers, local authorities and media completed; Denmark partners joined ...
Period: 2020-01-2 to 2024-12-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Partner institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG), Ghana Project code: 19-11-GHA Total grant: 11,719,990 DKK
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Building climate-resilience into basin water management

Research project Anthropogenic activities including illegal and uncontrolled mining and logging have seriously degraded the landscapes of many river basins in West Africa posing significant challenges to sustainable water resources management (WRM). Climate change (C ... First-year report: The project has started reviewing past work on climate analysis, hydrology, groundwater, land-use/-cover, economic valuation of ecosystem services, water resources governance and climate change policies in Ghana, with special foc ...
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Access-Authority Nexus in Farmer-Herder Conflicts

Research project The ‘Access-authority nexus in farmer-herder conflicts’ (AAN) project investigates the dynamic processes of formation and erosion of access, identities and authority in spatial and historical perspectives. Through a theoretical lens guided by politic ... First-year report: (a) Three PhD students have been recruited and enrolled in PhD study programs. They are presently taking taught courses; (b) Two postdocs have been recruited and have commenced work. One national forum (inception work ...
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Increasing the Productivity of Ghanian Aquaculture

Research project Aquaculture continues to be an important sector in the Ghanaian economic development agenda. Increased aquaculture production is the government’s strategy to bridge the 500,000 tonne fish deficit currently met through imports (over US$ 200 million an ... Midterm report: A new trial is underway with 3 carbohydrate sources (rice, maize, and wheat brans) at 20% inclusion level to ascertain their effect on floatability. The source with the best floatability will be tried at different inclusions for op ...
Period: 2019-03-1 to 2023-02-28 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Partner institutions: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Project code: 18-16-GHA Total grant: 6,000,000 DKK
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Xenobiotics and heavy metals in Ghana

Research project The project addresses dispersal and effects of heavy metals and xenobiotic substances in the Ghanaian environment, primarily from rapidly increasing activities in informal economic sectors like artisanal mining (ASM) and management of waste electroni ... Midterm report: Analysis of country-scale samples is complete (output 1, outcome 3). It seems likely that soil concentrations have increased significantly in mining communities in Ghana (output 2). We found severe mercury pollution localized in ...
Period: 2021-02-1 to 2022-09-15 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Partner institutions: Water Research Institute (WRI), Ghana Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet), Ghana Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Project code: 16-P03-GHA Total grant: 6,987,548 DKK
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Property, Access and eXclusion (AX)

Research project AX examines how each set of actors along Ghana’s charcoal chain gain or maintain access to benefits. Access, defined as the ability to benefit from things, is controlled and maintained via a broad repertoire of social and structural means including r ... Midterm Report: #1: Two PhD studies completed; #2: One MPhil completed; 5 more are underway. #3: Five journal papers published; #4: First AX national charcoal stakeholder forum convened April 2016. Proceedings of national forum published. Sec ...
Period: 2015-01-1 to 2021-12-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Partner institutions: Tropenbos International, Ghana Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana University of Ghana (UG), Ghana Project code: 14-03KU Total grant: 8,876,494 DKK
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Building Stronger Universities III – KNUST

Research project Thematic focus areas: 1. Climate-Smart Agriculture and Environmental Management 2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3. Health Delivery Systems 4. University-wide Research Support Services and Facilities
Period: 2017-09-30 to 2021-09-29 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Aalborg University (AAU), Denmark Partner institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Denmark Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: BSU3-KNUST Total grant: 13,000,000 DKK
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Seaweed Biorefinery in Ghana – SeaBioGha

Research project The project will establish cultivation of seaweed along Ghana’s 540 km of coastline and establishing relevant technology, develop local know-how and new business opportunities for seaweed cultivation (i.e. farming) and processing of seaweed products ... Project completion report: Different types (defined species) of red and brown types of Ghanaian seaweeds have been found to hold highly functional and hence valuable hydrocolloids with reological properties on par or better than the equivalent com ...
Period: 2015-01-1 to 2020-01-31 Countries: Ghana Lead institution: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Partner institutions: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana Project code: 14-01DTU Total grant: 9,986,201 DKK
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