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Spotlight interview – Joyce Asheley Tuakly

Joyce Asheley Tuakly is the Product and Process Development Manager at Blue Skies Products Ghana Ltd. She holds a BSc in Biological Sciences from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and currently doing her MSc in Food Security with Lancaster University, UK. She also holds a Certificate in Advance HACCP and Advance Hygiene from […]

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RECIRCULATE early career researchers inspire

Graduate researchers working with the RECIRCULATE Project, Afua Owusu-Kwarteng, Victoria Obatusin, Bhushan Gandhi and Eric Mensah recently took part in Eco-I NW’s Bootcamp at Ribby Hall 10-12th November 2021 which involved entrepreneurial challenges, networking and team building activities. They worked with groups of researchers at the Bootcamp to guide them during the ‘RECIRCULATE challenge’, which posed to […]

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Stakeholders Engaged with Irrigation Technologies in Ghana

As part of efforts to promote Partial Rootzone Drying (PRD) and Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) technologies for tomato and rice production in Ghana, a mass dissemination exercise was carried out in eight municipalities/districts across 4 regions in Ghana. The regions and their corresponding municipalities or districts are Bono East (Kintampo North and Atebubu-Amantin) Volta […]

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RECIRCULATE Annual Meeting 2021

Annual Meeting 2021

The RECIRCULATE/ACTUATE Annual Meeting for 2021 was held over 3 days in late September 2021. The Annual Meeting, originally intended to be hosted by the University of Benin in Nigeria, had a different format to both the 2019 and 2020 meetings, with 2019 being a completely face-to-face meeting and 2020 being completely online. The 2021 meeting had a hybrid format, with 3 venues for each […]

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Director promotes GCRF projects

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Prof. Kirk Semple, Director of RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE, was invited to take part in BIO Africa Digital Convention 2021 on 23rd-24th August. This year`s theme was Advancing Africa’s Biomanufacturing Value Chains Through Innovation and expressed the need for the African continent to manufacture its own biotechnology products rather than depend on other developed countries. This urgency […]

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What’s your goal?

UN SDGs

The theme for our PARTICIPATE programme in June 2021 was the UN Sustainable Development Goals and so we took the opportunity to ask the RECIRCULATE family across more than 10 countries to tell us which two SDGs they currently most closely align with professionally and which two SDGs they aspire to address in future and […]

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International Sustainable Development Goals webinar

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In June 2021, the focus of our PARTICIPATE engagement was the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and more specifically how the project workpackages are addressing SDGs in Ghana and Nigeria. On 24th June our International SDGs webinar posed the question “How have RECIRCULATE & ACTUATE aligned with and fulfilled the SDGs?” to explore opportunities and challenges in […]

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Science communication: You sabi say nobi evri bodi sabi speak did oyibo, Yen nyinaa enka brofo!

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In recognition of International Mother Language Day, Nigel Paul reflects on the experience of the RECIRCULATE team in addressing the challenge of science communication to stakeholders in their own language. Over recent months RECIRCULATE and its sister-projects have highlighted several “International days” relevant to our projects, and there are more to come. 8th March is […]

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RECIRCULATE Knowledge Exchange Workshop

Field demonstration

With increasing dry-spells and irregular rainfall patterns, as a result of climate change, coupled with rapid increase in bio-waste generation, there is the need for finding more innovative, efficient and conservative farming methods and technologies to properly manage water and nutrient resources while protecting the environment. As part of research under RECIRCULATE WP3, CSIR Water […]

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Eric Mensah conducting experiments in Lancaster Environment Centre

RECIRCULATE research explores ways of improving African rice production and protecting the climate. Although RECIRCULATE is focussed on the circular water economy, much of our interdisciplinary research and development is also very relevant to helping reduce global heating caused by greenhouse gas emissions.  Within the project, the main link between water and greenhouse gas emissions […]

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