The Soil and Environmental Sciences Research Centre (SESRC) of BNARI/GAEC seeks to formulate innovative technologies that contribute towards the creation of a safe environment which also enhance sustainable agricultural practices for wealth generation by end users.

To achieve this aim, the Centre is engaged in research activities in the area of soil fertility and soil water management, drip irrigation and organic composting. Ultimately, we seek to lead Ghana’s effort to create a sanitized environment and a sustainable approach to enhancing food security and the livelihood of the Country’s ever-growing population.

 MAJOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.

  1. Production of bio-fertilizer from organic waste (excreta, organic fraction of municipal/market solid waste and sawdust) using aerobic, semi aerobic and vermin-composting techniques (including the use of Black Soldier Fly, BSF larvae)
  2. Research into features that make carbon sequestration in agricultural soils an attractive mitigation strategy for climate change
  3. Research into sustainable food production through the use of bio-fertilizers and irrigated farming systems.
  4. Evaluation of bio-fertilizers for cultivation of fruits and vegetables in Ghana: Study on the effect on plant growth, yield and soil characteristics.
  5. Modelling of crop’s soil-water-nutrient relationships
  6. A cost-effective treatment approach of saline groundwater resource for the purpose of irrigation
  7. Evaluation of nitrogen and biomass yield potentials of selected legume species for soil organic amendment and forage production

COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS

  1. Safi Sana Ghana Ltd (SGL)
  2. Global Communities (formerly Co-operative Housing Fund – CHF
  3. International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  4. Agro-Eco Louis Bolk Institute (AELBI) Forschungsinstitut fur Biologischen Landbau (FiBL)
  5. Ghana Bio Network
  6. Asadu Royal Seed & Waste Management Limited

Biofil Composters Ghana Limited  (BILFILCOM)