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The following services are provided by CRIG:

  • Evaluation of biological control agents
  • Isolation and testing of insect sex pheromones
  • Screening of conventional insecticides
  • Development of strategies for sustainable cocoa insect pest control with research and overseas partners
  • Training programmes
  • Graduate studies supervision
  • Collaborative research with local and overseas partners
  • Supply of Kola planting materials to farmers
  • On-farm demonstrations with farmers
  • Kikhouse Trust mobile laboratory provides molecular biology laboratory training and modern research facilities to researchers, undergraduate and graduate students in Ghana's universities and research institutions
  • Supervision of Graduate Students from local universities
  • Collaboartive research with local and overseas partners
  • Collaborates with local foundries and artesans to design and fabricate simple labour-saving equipment in bid to reduce child labour and drudgery in the cocoa sector./li>
  • Fertilizer testing for companies and individuals
  • Soil testing for farmers
  • Sensitization of farmers on the use of fertilizers
  • Training of Trainers, Extension Assistants and Chief Farmers on the use of fertilizers
  • Collaboration with universities and research institutions on research on soil fertility
  • Radio and TV education of farmers on soil and fertilizer management

Teaching and supervision of students by Research Scientists

  • School of Nuclear and Allied Science, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra
  • Department of Crop Science, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra
  • Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, University for Development Studies
  • Testing of fungicides for the control of major diseases of mandate crops for agro-chemical companies.

Project Collaborations:

  • Integrated Regional Programme for the Control of Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus disease in West and Central Africa - Co-ordinated by COPAL and Ghana Component funded by COCOBOD
  • Integrated Management of Cocoa Pest and Pathogens in Africa; Controlling indigenous pests and diseases and preventing the introduction of exogenous ones - funded by CFC, ICCO, other Co-financiers, and COCOBOD
  • CSSV diversity in cocoa and alternative host trees in West Africa - Laboratory UMR BGPI, CIRAD, Montpellier and CRIG, Ghana (Contact persons: Dr. E. Muller of CIRAD and Dr. H. K. Dzahini-Obiatey of CRIG)