Mathias Fosu

Project Manager at the West African Rice Project (WARiP)

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Dr. Mathias Fosu has a PhD in Agricultural Chemistry and Agronomy from University of Göttingen, Germany and MSc. Soil Science from University of Guelph, Canada. He also has background in Remote Sensing, use of decision support tools such as DSSAT and Bioclimatology. Dr. Fosu had 16 years’ work experience in the Ministry of Agriculture in Ghana where he became Vice Principal and Dean of students at the Nyankpala Agricultural College. He joined research in 1992 and has over 20 years’ research experience at CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute as a Soil Scientist. He led the retooling of the Soil Chemistry laboratory of SARI and established a small rhizobium inoculant production laboratory in SARI with the assistance of EMBRAPA. Dr. Fosu conducted research in collaboration with many national and international research organizations and universities including Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF), CIAT, JIRCAS, Soil Research Institute-Ghana, University of Ghana, University of Bonn, University of Göttingen, Stolkholm Environmental Institute, AfricaRice, CPWF, FAO, IFDC and EMBRAPA. He coordinated many national and international projects including Challenge Programme on Water and Food (CPWF 1 & 2), GLOWA Volta Project of University of Bonn, Africa-Brazil Innovative Market Place project on “Enhancing smallholder legume production through inoculant production” and AGRA Soil Health project “Boosting maize-based cropping system productivity in northern Ghana through widespread adoption of ISFM along the value chain”, among others.

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