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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment
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Birgitta Oppong-Mensah Country Coordinator – West Africa

T: +233 (0)302 797202


CABI, CSIR Campus, No.6 Agostino Neto Road, Airport Residential Area, PO Box CT 8630, Cantonments, Ghana

I have worked extensively in rural communities with farmers and others involved in several crop value chains and have hands on experience working with rural farmers and extension workers. I have taken an active part in various Monitoring and Evaluation activities including using GIS/GPS equipment in the mapping of farms; trained farmers in good agricultural practice and certification standards, safe use of pastiches; supported farmer based organizations development management and have been instrumental in the provision, construction and installation of irrigation facilities and pack houses for a number of farmers and farmer based organizations.

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Phytosanitary system development for the vegetable sector in Ghana

Ghana’s vegetable sector has the potential to create 20,000 skilled jobs, and increase exports to the EU. But exports are hampered by quarantine pests. This project aims to improve the current system and develop a new organic supply chain by establishing an effective phytosanitary system, facilitating...
Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

PRISE: a Pest Risk Information SErvice

Pests can decimate crops and are estimated to cause around a 40% loss. These insects, mites and plant pathogens can impact on food security and impede supply chains and international trade. A Pest Risk Information SErvice (PRISE) aims to solve this problem by using data to help farmers manage pests in up...