CSIRSpace Ghana

Science and Technology Policy Research Institute

Science and Technology Policy Research Institute

 

The Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) was established in 1987 under the (CSIR) to act as a focal point to articulate policy on national Science and Technology (S&T) development. It was then known as the Technology Transfer Centre (TTC) and as a multidisciplinary unit, dealing with issues of technology utilization, transfer and development.

Recent Submissions

  • Boadu, P.; Fatunbi, A. O. (FARA, 2020)
    This study employed document analysis techniques to synthesize major findings emanating from four country case studies (Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana and Malawi) to examine the characteristics of successful youth employment ...
  • Omari, R.; Ampadu-Ameyaw, R.; Essegbey, G. O. (Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), 2018-07)
    In Ghana, rice is becoming one of the most important staple foods with per capita consumption of 35 kg in 2013 and urban consumption accounting for 76% of total rice consumed in the country (Osei-Asare, 2010). Ghana’s rice ...
  • Omari, R.; Tetteh, E. K.; Baah-Tuahene, S.; Karbo, R.; Adams, A.; Asante, I. K. (2020-04)
    Aflatoxins are naturally occurring harmful toxins produced by the fungi Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus. Aflatoxin contamination is widespread throughout Africa where it has been detected in grains such as ...
  • Essegbey, G. O.; Asare, R.; Beintema, N. (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 2014-07)
    Twelve government agencies conduct agricultural research in Ghana, of which 10 fall under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). CSIR operates largely autonomously under the Ministry of Environment, ...
  • Essegbey, G. O.; Asare, R. (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 2014)
    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Research Policy seeks to harmonize scientific research and create research synergies in the region. One of the main constraints the community is facing is ...
  • Awuni, S.; Essegbey, G. O. (Science and Technology Policy Research Institute-CSIR, 2014)
    The scientific endeavor in Africa and the developing world is saddled with challenges of which one of the most critical is infrastructure. A major concern within infrastructure is equipment. It is important to recognize ...
  • Botchway, V. A.; Sam, K. O.; Karbo, N.; Essegbey, G. O.; Nutsukpo, D.; Agyemang, K.; Zougmore, R.; Partey, S. (2016)
    The contribution of the agricultural sector to Ghana's economy has been dwindling in relative terms from a high of 39 per cent in 1990s to about 21 per cent in 2014 (ISSER, 2015). This reduction to the sector’s GDP ...
  • van Rheenen, T.; Obirth-Opareh, N.; Essegbey, G. O.; Kolavalli, S.; Ferguson, J.; Boadu, P.; Chiang, C. (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)., 2012)
    Ghana’s agriculture sector accounts for 35 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and nearly two thirds (60 percent) of the employment (Breisinger et al. 2011). Ghana is one of the top five performers in ...
  • Essegbey, G. O.; Nutsukpo, D.; Karbo, N.; Zougmoré, R. (CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), 2015)
    The policy document – National Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Security Action Plan of Ghana (2016-2020) – provides the implementation framework for an effective development of climate-smart agriculture in the ground. ...
  • van Rheenen, T.; Obirih-Opareh, N.; Essegbey, G. O.; Kolavalli, S.; Ferguson, J.; Boadu, P.; Chiang, C. (An IFPRI-STEPRI Report: Ghana Strategy Support Program Working Paper, 2012)
    Ghana’s agriculture sector accounts for 35 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and nearly two thirds (60 percent) of the employment (Breisinger et al. 2011). Ghana is one of the top five performers in ...
  • Fu, X.; Zanello, G.; Essegbey, G. O.; Hou, J.; Mohnen, P. (2014)
    For countries at the bottom of the development pyramid, technological innovation is decisive for industrialisation and catch-up. Technological innovation has, however, been traditionally concentrated in a few developed ...