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: Prof. Paul Bosu

Name Position Field of Expertise
Joseph Mireku Asomaning (Phd) HEAD OF DIVISION - Senior Research Scientist Seed technology
Mark Appiah (PhD) Principal Research Scientist Tropical Silviculture Research 
John K. Mensah Research Scientist Plant pathology
Sandra O.  Acheampong (PhD) Research Scientist Plant genetics
Bandoh William K. Nuako Research Scientist  
Anthony Antwi-Wiredu Principal Technologist  
James Oppong Amponsah Principal Technologist  
Patience Mansa Gakpetor Principal Technologist  
Mary Apetorgbor(Mrs.) (PhD) * Contract Staff Chief Research Scientist  


Ernest Osei Boakye (M/Nadieso/S/For/Hd) Chief Technical Officer
Frank Baffour Assuming Chief Technical Officer
Sarfo Kwame Bonsu Chief Technical Officer
Sandra Owusu Chief Techn. Officer
Ebenezer Ofori Principal Tech. Officer
John Bismark Amokwandoh Principal Technical Officer
Simon Asumadu Technical Officer
Francis Owusu Nuamah Technical Officer
Emmanuel Duodu Nyarko Technical Officer


Mary Nyarkoah Overseer
Wahab Yakubu Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Pius Yaw Addo Supervisor Gd. 1
Margaret Adablah Azumi Supervisor Grade 1
Charles Adu Supervisor Gd. 1
Ali Inousa Supervisor Gd. 1
Emmanuel Koduah Supervisor Gd. 1
Anthony Osei Kwaku Supervisor Gd. II
Salifu Iddi Serekye Supervisor Gd. 11
Salifu Abdul Supervisor Gd.11
Bernard Yeboah Supervisor Gd. 11
Kwabena Bosompem Supervisor Gd.11


  • Pathology
  • Biotechnology
  • National Tree Seed Centre

Field Stations

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

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