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Welcome to CSIR - Soil Research Institute. Ghana

The CSIR-Soil Research Institute is mandated to undertake scientific research to generate information and technologies for effective planning, utilization and management of the soil resources of Ghana for increased and sustainable agriculture, industry as well as ensuring safe and sound environment.

The Institute is located in Kumasi with its head office at the Central Agric Station near Kwadaso.  The Institute also has nine outstations strategically located within all the agro ecological zones of Ghana for research validation, adaptive research and technology transfer purposes.                                                                                                 

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Current Research Programmes

1. Soil Evaluation and Land Use Planning: - This programme undertakes inventory of Ghana’s soil resources and evaluates them for agricultural development and other land uses. Another major activity undertaken under this programme is soil mapping.
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Institutional Achievements

• Soil Survey of the entire country at the detailed reconnaissance level. (Scale 1:250,000). This has helped to provide the basic soil resources information for various developmental projects.
• Soil database established: Data on 360 different soil units computerized  for planning, policy-making and technology transfer.
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Location

The Institute is located in Kumasi with its head office at the Central Agric Station, near Kwadaso. The institute also has nine outstations strategically located within all the agro ecological zones of Ghana for research validation, adaptive research, and technology transfer purposes
 

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