Country Coordinator and Secretary of Steering Committee,
Dr. Edward Yeboah is a Senior Research Scientist and team member of the Integrated Soil Fertility Management (ISFM) outcome line of research at Soil Research Institute, Kumasi, Ghana focusing on organic resource quality and quantity. In 2004 under the World Bank supported Agricultural Services Sub-Sector Investment Programme (AGSSIP) Competitive Awards Scheme, he spent six months at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA as a Visiting Scientist. He explored density fractionation methodology to understand soil organic matter dynamics under different residue quality and fertilizer management for sustainable soil productivity.
He further won the prestigious African Fellowship Award supported by Gatsby Foundation in 2006 to spend one year at Rothamsted Research, UK using simulation modelling and 13C methodology to understand soil organic matter dynamics. He has a strong interest in unraveling the mechanisms underlying nutrient and soil organic matter dynamics in tropical agroecosystems. He works extensively with farmer groups, input suppliers, and other stakeholders in agricultural research and development to develop innovations, build capacity, and promote information exchange on soil fertility management practices for enhancing productivity of agriculture in Africa.
Edward is an active member of the Soil Science Society of America, USA, International Biochar Initiative (IBI), African Network (AfNet) of Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility Institute of CIAT, based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has list of publications in peer-reviewed international journals and in conference proceedings, and has also co-authored book chapter. Dr Yeboah is currently the Head of the Soil Microbiology Division of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Soil Research Institute (CSIR-SRI) based in Kumasi, Ghana leading the development, adaptation and dissemination of the best ISFM options in various agroecological zones of Ghana.
Dr. Yeboah is the Project team leader and will be directly responsible for the overall coordination of the studies.