Eric Owusu Danquah
Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Telephone: (517) 802-1991
1066 Bogue Street
East Lansing, MI 48824
Eric is a USAID BEHEARD Scholar from Ghana. He comes to MSU from the Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Kumasi, Ghana. Eric’s research focuses on white yam (Dioscorea rotundata), a staple food security crop in West Africa. His research is farmer centered and focuses on improving soil nutrition and providing better options for staking as a way of bringing down production cost of white yam in Ghana. He is currently exploring how a yam/pigeon pea cropping system would benefit yam growing farmers in Ghana.
His research activities are currently supported through a grant btained from the Alliance for African Partnerships (AAP) at MSU.