SAVANNA AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE (SARI) - Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
The Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) is one of the 13 Research Institutes under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The Council, founded in 1957 involves more than 600 scientists in the fields of agriculture, fishery, forestry, industry, environment and health. CSIR-SARI is located 16 km west of Tamale in the Tolon District of the northern region of Ghana.
SARI’s mandate is to provide small scale farmers in the three regions of the northern Ghana (Northern , upper East and Upper West regions ) with appropriate innovation/option/technology to increase their food production base on a sustainable production system , which maintains and/or increasing soil fertility. The research mandate also includes the development of appropriate cropping systems, varieties of crops such as maize, groundnut, bambarra, cotton, vegetables crops, etc. which are adapted to the needs of farmers in the different ecologies of northern Ghana.
SARI is well endowed with highly trained research scientists. Their contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge in their specialized fields has been acclaimed at the international level through special awards and citations from world-renowned scientific bodies and association.
The institute has the following scientists at post:
i. Planted Breeders
Sorghum, Millet, Rice, Maize. Soybean, Soybean, Cowpea, Groundnuts Bambarra, Groundnut, Cotton Yam Cassava Sweet potatoes and Vegetable.
ii. Agronomist for the entire crops above
iii. Plant Protectionists (Entomologists Pathologists and Nematologists) for all the crops above
iv. Soil Scientist (Soil Physicist, Soil Chemist. Soil Chemist, Soil Microbiologist )
v. Agricultural Economist and Sociologist
vi. Agro meteorologist
Under GHAJA Project, SARI is responsible for the transfer of agronomic research, providing technical assistance and training on Agronomy and crop protection.
Team Leader: Dr. Stephen K. Nutsugah ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Project technical officer: Dr. James Mantent Kombiok (email@example.com)
Project administrator: Mr. Gilbert Yan Nachim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Project Entomologist: Ms. Afia Serwaa Karikari (email@example.com)
Project socio economist: Mr. Prince Maxwell Etwire (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Project secretary: Mr. Rufai Mahama (email@example.com)
Project Accountant: Mr. Thomas Awortwi