UGSoL School Management Committee Member named Outstanding African Achiever

A renowned agricultural scientist and Management Committee Member of the University of Ghana School of Law (UGSoL) has been named as one of the African Genius Awards Outstanding African Achievers for 2023.

Professor Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, a plant breeder and Founding Director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) received the recognition for his innovative approach to agriculture and crop cultivation.
Twenty-five candidates were nominated from various nations across the continent, including Kenya, Cameroon, South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia, Eritrea, Tanzania, Mauritius and Ghana. Achievers nominated for the AGA in 2023 have risen to the top of their chosen careers in politics, literature, social justice activism, innovation, academia, science, medicine, agriculture among others.

Professor Danquah has been leading the training and building the expertise of plant breeders in Africa at WACCI for the past sixteen (16) years. WACCI delivers top-notch expertise in the improvement of African crops in local environments for farmers in Africa.
He is known for his work in plant breeding and genetics and has focused much of his career on improving the productivity and sustainability of crops in Africa. His work is extensively centred on crops such as cowpea, cassava, maize, among others.

The African Genius Awards seek to honour the exceptional works of Africans who espouse the values that propel the continent forward, with criteria including demonstrable contribution to problem solving, leadership and inspirational qualities, exceptional skills, outstanding contributions relevant to communities and societies.
The African Genius Awards were established in 2021 and is run by Priority Performance Projects, a subsidiary of Plus 94 Research, a South African black-owned research company.