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Research & Collaborations

The faculty is actively involved in collaborative research and various consultancy services with government, non-governmental and international organizations and agencies. Current and recently completed projects have focused on forest biodiversity conservation and utilization, rehabilitation of degraded mine lands, fish farming, Agroforestry interventions and carbon sequestration in savannah ecosystem and timber bridges.

The Faculty has established a teak plantation on the KNUST land at Kwamo near Ejisu. Over 20,000 teak trees have been planted and are doing well. The Faculty is in the process of finalising the establishment of a Modern Integrated Fish Farm at the Faculty Demonstration Farm to conduct training programmes for fish farmers, and also run short courses for professionals to update their skills. To this effect, a borehole had been sunk and electrical power supply restored at the farm. The Faculty has acquired 5000 fingerlings for fish breeding.

The Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources has completed agreements with the University of East Finland (UEF) and commenced a student and staff exchange programme aimed at enhancing the scientific capacity building of both staff and students and for cultural diversity experiences. The first batch of four students from the Faculties of Renewable Natural Resources and Forest Resources Technology selected from BSc year 3 spent a semester at the University of East Finland from September 2013. The students included 3 males and one female. The UEF also sent three (3)students to FRNR for a semester over the same period. The collaboration exchange arrangement was repeated in January 2014 with exchange of two (2) males and two (2) female students. Four Lecturers left in April 2014 for the UEF while one travelled to UEF on an administrative visit. An intensive course in Bioeconomy will be held in August 2014 while 4 students will again go on exchange programme in September 2014 to the UEF.