Prof. Ben Kwaku Branoh Banful


Associate Professor


Dept: Horticulture Office:
Faculty of Agriculture, KNUST

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Research Areas/Interests


Achievements

  • Service to the University Community

 

Chairman, Fact-finding Committee to investigate the event surrounding the Republic Hall week celebration during their trade fair activities

Chairman,  Committee to Investigate allegations of Misconduct against Mr. Mornah Macbeth Ngmenkpieu.

Member, KNUST Exhibition Committee for Chancellor’s 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Member, Committee to investigate allegations of misconduct against Messrs Mohammed Oyewale, Richard Boateng and Caleb Kwaku Amponsah.

Member, Committee to develop the Instruments for the Assessment of Projects and Theses by Students

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR)

Member, College Board, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR)

Member, College Appointments and Promotions Sub-Committee (CANR)

Full-Time Non Professorial Member, College Board, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR)

Member, Procurement Committee, Queen Elizabeth II Hall, KNUST, Kumasi.

Member, Hall Council, Queen Elizabeth II Hall

Reviewer of applications, KNUST Research Fund (KReF) Awards

Deputy Chairman, Committee of Hall Administrators, KNUST

Member, Board of the Institute for Distance Learning (IDL)

Member, Committee to Review Proposal for Restructuring of the Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD)               

Head, Department of Horticulture of the Faculty of Agriculture

Member, Proposal Review Panel for Affiliation of Anglican University College of Technology to KNUST

Member, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Examination Questions Vetting Committee

Member, Committee for the Modernization and Development of the Department of Horticulture

Member, Department of Horticulture Examination Questions Vetting Committee

Member, CANR International Conference Organizing Committee

Member, Compilation of M.Sc Vegetable Crops Production Programme for Accreditation Committee

Member, Committee for the development of commercial activities at Anwomaso farms for the Department

Chairman, CANR NPT 278 Project’s M.Sc. Programme Development Committee

Chairman, Production Unit/Income Generation Committee of the Department of Horticulture  

Chairman, Committee for the Development of the Orchard for Finatrade activities 

Chairman, Committee to investigate allegations of examination malpractices against six IDL students

Chairman/Coordinator, College Seminar Committee, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

 

 

                      Service to the Nation

 

Member, Okuafo Pa Students Selection Committee

Project Coordinator, ENI GHANA – KNUST Project on Market-focused Training in Agricultural Value Chains for Youth Empowerment and Job Creation in Ghana

Vice Chancellor’s Representative, Graduation ceremonies of Spiritan University College, Ejisu and Ho Technical University, Ho.

Member, Academic Board, Christ Apostolic University College of Science and Technology, Kumasi

Member, Appointment and Promotions Committee, Christ Apostolic University College of Science and Technology, Kumasi

Member, Governing Council, Anglican University of Technology, Accra

Lead Consultant, Plantain sucker multiplication and distribution to farmers under the SCAF Project

Project Coordinator, KNUST/LGS District Assemblies Enabled Programme for Accelerated Socio-Economic Development

Project Coordinator, KNUST/REP Technology Promotion and Dissemination Project.

Project Consultant, KMA/KNUST Kumasi Trees and Shrubs Beautification Project.

Project Leader, Project on Technology Dissemination for the Improvement of Plantain Production

Member, Committee to Review Ghana Seed Regulatory Framework in line with ECOWAS Seed Regulation.

Member, National Accreditation Team for the accreditation of the BSc Agronomy programme at Evangelical Presbyterian University College, Ho

Member, Savannah Shea Plantation Development and Processing Project

Member, Alliance for Seed Industry in West Africa (ASIWA). Alliance comprise stakeholders in the seed sector.

Member, consortium of experts on entrepreneurship for commercial seed incubation business.

Member, Committee for the Development of Fertilizer Field Testing Protocols for Ghana

Member, Pool of experts for field testing of fertilizers and Bio-stimulants for Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate of MOFA

Member, Pool of experts for field testing of Plant Growth Regulators and Pesticides for Environmental Protection Authority

Member, Sunyani Technical University Governing Council Ad-hoc Committee for consideration of Promotion Petition by Senior Member of the University, 3 and 10th November,

Member, National Accreditation Team for the accreditation of the BSc Agriculture (options; Crop Production, Animal Production, Horticulture, Agribusiness) programme at University of  Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani,

President/Chairman, Ghana Institute of Horticulturists

Team Leader/Chairman, National Select Team responsible for selecting the National Best Farmer for 2011 and National Best Livestock Farmer for 2011. 

Member, National Select Team responsible for selecting the National Best Farmer for 2010 and National Best Livestock Farmer for 2010.  

Member, Committee for the Development of production manuals for selected vegetables. 

 

Facilitator, Training of Seed Inspectors and Analysts in Seed Health under the Project “Enhancement of Quality Infrastructure Services for Innovation in the Agriculture and Food Sector – Ghana.

Facilitator, Training on Seed Pathology under the Project “Enhancement of Quality Infrastructure Services for Innovation in the Agriculture and Food Sector – Ghana.

Facilitator, workshop for commercial seed managers under the Entrepreneurship for Commercial Seed Incubation Business (ECOSIB) Project

Facilitator, workshop on Capacity Strengthening of Seed Company Managers and Heads of Small, Medium Seed Enterprises on Seed Business Management.

Facilitator, workshop on Strengthening National Capacity to Produce Quality Breeder Seeds in Ghana.

Co-Facilitator, Stakeholder Forum of the Ghana Improving Food Safety Systems Project.

Facilitator, AILAP farmers’ training organized by Agricultural and land Administration Unit of Newmont Gold Ghana Limited.

Facilitator, stakeholder workshop for Export Marketing and Quality Awareness Project.  The stakeholders comprised producers, exporters, processors and marketers. Issues focused on the development of strategies for possible interventions to challenges of the fruits and vegetables export industry.

External Examiner, University of Ghana, Legon.

External Examiner, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast.

External Examiner, University for Development Studies, Tamale.

 

External Examiner, University of KWAZULU-NATAL, South Africa.

External Moderator, Regentropfen College of Applied Sciences, Kansoe, Bolgatanga

  

External Moderator, Anglican University College of Science and Technology, Nkoranza

External Assessor, Senior Member promotions for University of Cape Coast. Assessed candidate for promotion from Senior Lecturer to Associate Professor

External Assessor, Senior Member promotions for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Assessed candidate for promotion from Research Scientist to Senior Research Scientist

External member, interview panel (Technical Specialist) for appointment consideration of candidate to Research Scientist grade.

External member, interview panel (Technical Specialist) for promotion consideration of candidate from Assistant Research Scientist to Research Scientist.  

 

 

 Service to the International Community

 

Member, Committee for Reviewing and Writing E-Modules for Plant Breeding E-Learning in Africa (PBEA)

Member, International Review panel for proposal review for funding by USAID under the Horticultural Collaborative Research Support Programme (HortCRSP)

Editorial Board Member Journal of Agronomy       

Editorial Board Member, Trends in Horticultural Research  

Editorial Board Member, Research Journal of Seed Science  

Editorial Board Member, Agricultural and Food Science Journal of Ghana

Reviewer, West African Journal of Applied Ecology     

Reviewer, Ghana Journal of Horticulture  

Reviewer, Cameroon Journal of Experimental Biology  

Reviewer, Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy  Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy 

 

 

 


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