Forest Improvement and Productivity Division

This programme seeks to   increasing forest cover, improve productivity of forest plantations and promote integration of trees on farms and degraded landscapes, while building resilience to climate change. Priority areas will include:

  1. Rehabilitation and restoration of degraded landscapes
  2. Forest plantations and silviculture
  3. Agroforestry
  4. Germplasm supply and distribution system
  5. Genetics, tree breeding, biotechnology, domestication and conservation
  6. Forest health surveillance (pests and diseases)
  7. Climate change and forest productivity
  8. Sustainable wood fuel production
  9. Rural livelihoods and food security

Senior Members

Head: Mark Appiah (PRS)

Name Position Field of Expertise
Sandra O.  Acheampong Research Scientist Plant genetics
Theresa Peprah Senior Research Scientist Tree improvement
Joseph Mireku Asomaning Senior Research Scientist Seed technology
Bertrand Nero Research Scientist Forest inventory
John K. Mensah Research Scientist Plant pathology
N.W.K. Bandoh Technologist Biotechnology

Senior and Junior Staff

Name Position
Frank B. Asuming Principal Technical Officer
Sarfo K. Bonsu Principal Technical Officer
Daniel Peprah Principal Technical Officer
Ernest O. Boakye Principal Technical Officer
Sandra Owusu Principal Technical Officer
Ebenezer Ofori Senior Technical Officer
Simon Asumadu Senior Technical Assistant
Mary Nyarkoah Overseer
S. K. Agyarkwa Overseer
Peter Anamon Overseer
F. O. Nuamah Overseer
M. A.  Azumi Supervisor Grade II
Wahab Yakubu Supervisor Grade II
Pius  A Yaw Supervisor Grade II
Kwame Nkansah Supervisor Grade I
Kwame Sasu Supervisor Grade I
Anthony Osei Kwaku Senior Labourer
Salifu Iddi Serekye Senior Labourer
Charles Adu Senior Labourer
Ali Inousa Senior Labourer
Emmanuel Kodua Senior Labourer
Salifu Abdul Labourer
Benard Yeboah Labourer
Agyenim Boateng Labourer

Facilities

  • Pathology
  • Biotechnology
  • National Tree Seed Centre

Field Stations

  • Jimira/Asenanyo/Bia Tano
  • South Formangso / Nadieaso/Mpraeso