Charles is a plant genetic resources specialist. He is currently a research scientist at Savanna Agricultural Research Institute of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-SARI), Ghana.
He is also a postdoctoral research fellow at the CSIR-College of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana. He holds a bachelor’s of science in agriculture, master’s in Agronomy (Plant breeding) and Ph.D. in Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and University of Felix Houphouët Boigny (Ivory Coast), respectively.
Prior to his assignment at CSIR-SARI, he was a graduate research fellow at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria. His research interests span a number of areas including agricultural biodiversity, pre-breeding; genomics & trait discovery, characterization (phenotypic and genotypic) of germplasm and diversity assessment, and management, conservation and utilization of plant and animal genetic resources.
Charles’ current research theme focuses on ‘Exploring and Mobilizing Gene Bank Biodiversity for Genetic Improvement of Maize for Adaptation to Climate Change.”
He aspires to be an astute plant scientist with impactful contributions to sustainable agriculture, biodiversity conservation and food and nutrition security by developing innovative and sustainable methods of improving crops yield.