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The Faculty has the requisite expertise to undertake action oriented and demand driven research for institutions,organisations and communities.Below are some of the Projects:

  • Property, access and exclusion along the charcoal value chain in Ghana project.
  • GREEN LEADERS - Scholarship Program for Commonwealth Forests.
  • Optimizing productivity and perennial intercrop diversity tradeoffs in West and Central African cocoa farms (Tradeoffs in Cocoa) Project. Funded by West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD).
  • Assessing the socio-economic implications of industrial biodiesel plantations: Repercussions of Jatropha curcas on rural land use alienation and conflict escalation in Ghana and Ethiopia Project. Funded by Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
  • Plantation project:The Department of Silviculture and Forest Management is currently establishing Cassia Siameawoodlot at Kwamo. So far, we have established 5 acres and we plan to add 7.5 more acres this year, making a total of 12.5 acres of Cassia woodlot. The Department is also establishing Teak plantations at the same site for the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources. Twenty five (25) acres have already been established and we plan to add 5 more acres this year making a total of 30 acres of Teak plantation.
  • Bamboo Project with FORIG: ITTO Supported Bamboo Project for Housing and Engineering Projects.
  • MOFA, Root and Tuber Improvement and Marketing Programme; Promoting a value chain Approach to climate change adaptation in Agriculture
  • Bamboo Agroforestry for Food Security and Renewable Energy Production in Africa
  • AGRA-DANIDA Agricultural Value Chain Mentorship Project at Tamale, Bimbilla and Yendi
  • Soil carbon sequestration and soil nutrient dynamics within forest islands in the Savannah zones of Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso
  • Global Rice Science project on the effects of legume green manuring and biochar amendments on green water management and soil fertility improvement
  • Wood Cluster Association Forest Certification Project to Identify High Conservation Values in Six Timber Utilization Contract Forest Reserves in Ghana
  • The Department of Fisheries and Watershed Management has won a DANIDA award to carry out an Outreach Project 2014-2015 under the Growth and Employment Platform (GEP) of Building Stronger Universities (BSU) programme between KNUST and DTU Aqua.
  • The Department won a three-year research award (DANIDA, 2014-2016) for Aquadfeed Development for Tilapia between the department and DTU Aqua, Denmark.
  • The department has ongoing projects with Aquafish Innovation Lab (USAID) and the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, to improve the nutritional quality of farm grown Tilapia by feeding them with diets that contain local ingredients with high omega-3 fatty acids.
  • A second project with Aquafish Innovation Lab (USAID) in collaboration with Virginia State University and Polytechnic is working on developing high temperature tolerant tilapia strains for cultivation.