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WACCI Alumnus Wins Best Research Scientist, CRI Award For 2017

An alumnus of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), Dr. Maxwell Darko Asante was named the Best Research Scientist for 2017 at a colourful ceremony at the Crops Research Institute (CRI), Fumesua, Ghana on December 20, 2017. The award presented by Dr. W.K. Agble, founding Director of the Institute was as a result of Dr. Asante’s impact on rice breeding at the Institute.

Dr. Asante is a Senior Research Scientist and the Head of the Cereals Division of CRI. He is also the President of the CRI Research Staff Association and the lead person for Breeders’ task force activities for African Rice in Ghana.

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Dr. Agble presenting the Best Research Scientist award to Dr. Asante

Employing the technical expertise he acquired at WACCI, Dr. Asante has moved beyond his thesis research on rice and released seven improved varieties since graduation.

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