Prof. Robert Clement Abaidoo


Dept: Theoretical and Applied Biology
Dept.of Theoretical and Applied Biology
College of Science, KNUST

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Research Areas/Interests

Safe water for Food Integrated Soil Fertility Management Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Tropical Legumes Understanding and Developing Climate Smart A...~more

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Research Projects (Current and Past)

2017-2022: Building Stronger Universities (BSU I) Universities of Denmark and KNUST Collaboration

2014-2017: Building Stronger Universities (BSU I) Universities of Denmark and KNUST Collaboration

Building Stronger Universities (BSU I) Universities of Denmark and KNUST Collaboration

Sustainable sanitation solutions (SUSA)-Ghana 2011

Safe Water for Food 2011

Enhancing the performance and growth potential of street-food vending for accelerated socio-economic development in Ghana (Ghana-Denmark 2011 Pilot Research Cooperation Programme)


Putting nitrogen fixation to work in smallholder African farms (Project implementation in 8 African countries, 2010

AGRA-KNUST Soil Science PhD study programme for West Africa at KNUST, 2010

Programme for Improving Livelihoods in Rural West and Central Africa through Productive and Competitive Yam Systems - Phase II 2010

Enabling environment for accelerated sanitation and hygiene uptake in Ghana: Lessons from DANIDA supported projects, 2010


Strengthening capacity for Yam Research for Development in Central and West Africa, 2010

Unleashing the Power of Cassava in Africa in response to the Food Price Crisis, 2009

Appropriate Postharvest technology Planning Project, Dept of Horticulture, KNUST

Evaluation and scaling up new chemical and biological commercial products for improving and sustaining crop yields in selected agro-ecological zones in sub- Saharan Africa, 2008

MSc Training in Plant Breeding and Seed Science in West Africa, Cohort 1, 2, and 3 (2008-2010)

CORAF/WECARD – SCARDA MSc study programme at KNUST for Gambian and Ghanaian students, 2008

On-farm evaluation of soil fertility imporvement in cereal-legume crop rotations with in-situ produced organic matter submitted to Belgian International Cooperation, 2008

Concept note and the full proposal submitted by the Sudan Savanna Task Force for SSA-Challenge Program, 2008  

Proposal on “Using integrated soil fertility management strategies to achieve and sustain tangible crop yield increase, halt land degradation and enhance rural livelihoods in Guinea and Sudan savanna of West Africa” which was prepared for GTZ, 2007

Network for the development of Sustainable approaches for large Scale Implementation of Sanitation in Africa” funded by EU in 2006

KNUST-led project on “Evaluation of non-treatment options for maximizing public health benefits of WHO guidelines governing the use of wastewater in urban vegetable production in Ghana” funded by FAO/WHO/IDRC in 2007  

IITA research opportunity grant on new approaches to assess the potential of soil conservation options in the savanna of West Africa, 2006

A proposal for additional funding for the BMZ-Project “Soil conservation options in the savanna of West Africa, 2006  

Balancing livestock needs and soil conservation: Assessment of Opportunities in Intensifying Cereal-Legume-Livestock Systems in West Africa 2006


Concept note on “Community-based promotion of integrated Striga management practices in maize to enhance food security in the West African savanna” which was submitted to BMZ, 2005


University of Copenhagen-led project on “The Impact of Waste Water Irrigation on Human Health and Food Safety among Urban Communities in the Volta Basin – Opportunities and Risks” funded by CPWF in 2005

KNUST-led Project “Safeguarding Public Health Concerns, Livelihoods and Productivity in Wastewater Irrigated urban and Peri-urban Vegetable Farming in Ghana and Burkina Faso” funded by Challenge Program for Water and Food (CPWF), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka in 2004


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