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2020 Annual Meeting goes virtual

Photo montage 2020 virtual meeting

The RECIRCULATE 2020 Annual meeting, originally scheduled to be hosted by the University of Benin, Nigeria, was conducted as a series of online events due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Each of the RECIRCULATE research workpackage teams and the project administrative team produced recorded updates detailing activity in the last 12 months. The ACTUATE project also […]

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RECIRCULATE Encourages Stakeholders to have their say on Water-Efficient Irrigation in Ghana

Group CSIR picture

Researchers and growers working together to co-design research for improved irrigation systems for sustainable food production For the GCRF-funded RECIRCULATE project, working with stakeholders is central to the success of our research. The overall aim of the project is to help deliver some of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We recognise that we […]

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How can our research findings help farmers?

A farmer irrigating crops, Mankessim irrigation scheme project

The RECIRCULATE project, work package 3, is developing eco-innovative technologies for optimizing water usage in food production, but how can we ensure the potential benefits are realised by the communities for which they’re intended? Water is a basic necessity for plant growth and its availability is fundamental to food production.  Irrigation scheduling plays an important […]

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Disseminating new irrigation techniques to rice farmers in Ghana

Demonstrating AWD to visitors at CRI Kumasi

Inadequate water and nutrient supplies limit crop yields in Ghana. Farmers need to manage these resources wisely to ensure long-term agricultural sustainability and local food security. Within the RECIRCULATE project, which aims to build scientific capacity in Africa for sustainable development, CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CRI) has a mandate to deliver sustainable water and nutrient management […]

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Research study begins on effect of novel irrigation techniques & nutrient source on tomatoes

Irrigating tomatoes in Ghana

The RECIRCULATE team is pleased to welcome Bright Mayinl Laboan to the project. Bright will be leading research at the CSIR Water Research Institute, Accra, Ghana aiming to investigate the opportunities to manage water and nutrients in crop production through different irrigation approaches (Fixed furrow Partial Root Zone Drying (PRD) and Convectional Furrow Irrigation (CFI)) […]

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Research study begins on the commercial potential of irrigation scheduling in Ghana

The RECIRCULATE team is pleased to welcome Gilbert Osei to the project. Gilbert’s research at the CSIR Institute for Industrial Research will explore the commercial potential of irrigation scheduling in Ghana. The project comprises of social research and an experimental field trial. The social research will be conducted to determine the commercial potential of demand […]

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Research study begins on effect of novel irrigation techniques on greenhouse gas emissions

Rice field trails

The RECIRCULATE team is pleased to welcome Dr Abdul-Rauf Malimanga Alhassan to the project. Abdul-Rauf will be leading the implementation of experiments assessing the effects of microbial dynamics in Ghanaian rice cultivars on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This experiment will take place at the CSIR Crops Research Institute in Kumasi, Ghana and is under WP3: […]

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WP3 project meeting in Kumasi, Ghana

The WP3 research teams from three CSIR Ghana research institutes (Crop Research Institute, Insititute for Industrial Research and Water Research Institute) and Lancaster University converged in Kumasi for a project meeting. The teams viewed rice and tomato trials in progress and were given a tour of other facilities at the Crop Research Institute. The meeting […]

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