Dr. Isaac Kodzo Amegbor, a Research Scientist and Maize Breeder at the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI) was presented with the “Best Oral Paper Presentation Award” at the Science and Partnership Agricultural Conference held at the Alisa Hotel from the 14th to the 16th of September, 2022.
The conference was organized by Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) under the theme “Advances in Climate Smart Agriculture technology generation and use in the crop, livestock, fisheries, and aquaculture”. Dr. Amegbor gave a presentation on his research paper titled “Yield performance and estimates of genetic analysis of drought tolerant provitamin A maize under drought and rain fed conditions” which led to winning the award out of 113 presentations.
Dr. Amegbor said, “The award-winning presentation was an extract from a manuscript I submitted with my colleagues. Hence, it was a collective win. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the co-authors: Drs. Darkwa, Nelimor, Adu, Mr. Kulai, Ms. Aboyadana, and our Director, Dr. Francis Kusi for their contributions to the manuscript.”
The Science and Partnerships for Agriculture Conference is crafted to encapsulate broad-based partnerships at different levels to address key issues in Africa’s agricultural research and innovation space. The conference hosts four continental and bi-continental initiatives supported by different European Union funding portfolios, International Fund Agricultural Development, Catholic Relief Services, GCA, GRA, etc. The four key conferences will run simultaneously but independently, that is “the 2022 Biennial Africa CSA stakeholders conference; the LEAP4FNSSA final writeshop to develop the EU/AU International Research Consortium on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture and closing General Assembly; the 2022 scientific meeting of the Pan-African Network for Economic Analysis of Policies (PANAP) and the Knowledge Management for Agriculture Conference (KM4AGD).
The joint conference will provide the opportunity to leverage the participation of high-level individuals in Africa and European agriculture to jointly address pertinent emerging issues affecting the continent. The four conferences and their constituents will provide important technical and policy information from different engagements.
The Award came with a certificate and a cash prize.