Chairperson of Steering Committee
Prof. Samuel Adiku is a Professor of Soil Science at the Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon. In 1982, Prof Adiku obtained Bachelors degree from University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana and in 1989 M.Sc. in Agriculture, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany with Ph.D. in 1996 in Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
Prof Adiku started his career as Lecturer at the Department of Soil Science University of Ghana, Legon from 1989 to 1997. Between 2007 and 2008, he was a Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2611, USA/Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado. From 2008-2010, Prof Adiku was a Visiting Research Scholar, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, United States Department of Agriculture, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA.
Prof. Adiku’s expertise is in Evaluation of the carbon sequestration potential of some tropical agricultural systems, Climate variability and its effects on tropical crop production/Coupling climate-crop models and their use in agricultural decision making, Coupling crop growth simulation modelling growth/remote sensing in CO2 exchange studies, Use of household waste (as compost) and sewage water in peri-urban vegetable production, Rural water for domestic and irrigation, Water pollution and treatment.