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Collins Yeboah Osei

Collins pursued a degree program in Agriculture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. With his interest in crop improvement in the sub regions, He majored in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and conducted a research work on the health status of melon seeds treated with botanical extracts. He was maintained by the university to serve the department as a teaching and research assistant to the lecturers and technicians at the plant pathology and nematology unit. He assisted both undergraduates and postgraduates with their laboratory and field works, and thesis review. He organized tutorials for undergraduates giving him teaching and presentation skills. He also acquired the knowledge and skills of growth media preparation, mushroom culture production, seed health testing, leaf disc bioassays, microscopy (isolation and identification of fungi) and nematode extraction and identification.

Collins aspires to be a lecturer and research scientist in the plant related sciences. As a matter of fact, He strongly believes that quality and healthy seeds are the future of Agriculture; the only way to achieving efficient and sustainable crop production. For this reason, He took the opportunity to read a Master of Philosophy program in Seed Science and Technology at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement – University of Ghana. He aims at acquiring an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the seed value chain and how it can be improved for achieving the ultimate goal of food and nutritional security.