Dr Vincent Logah

Dr Vincent Logah


Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Crop and Soil Science

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Work and Research

I am a Soil Scientist/Lecturer at the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, KNUST and a member of the Ghana Young Academy (GhYA). I teach 9 postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Soil Science. Within five years of my career as a young scientist, I have supervised (some still ongoing) 25 local and international postgraduate research works of which 13 are Masters and 12 are PhDs from Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Gambia and Liberia. Four of such PhD candidates successfully graduated in 2014 and are working in research institutions and universities in their home countries. Three of the PhD students are due for graduation in November, 2015 whilst the rest are at advanced stages of their field and laboratory works.

Fields Of Expertise

Soil Science

Research Profiles

My contribution to science and its impact on society

As indicated early on, I have trained and still training a number of scientists to take up research and  leadership  roles  in  Ghana  and  West  Africa.  I  serve  as  a  member  of  the  Product  and Research  Development  Committee  of  the  Ghana  Soil  Health  Consortium  (GSHC)  under  the auspices  of  the  Council for  Scientific  and Industrial  Research  (CSIR)  and  International  Institute for   Tropical  Agriculture   (IITA),  Nigeria   whose   mandate   is   to   facilitate  better   uptake  of integrated  soil  fertility  management  practices  with  visible  impact  on  livelihoods  of  farmers, both  young  and  old.    I  am  also  the  Internal  Finatrade  Model  Farm  Coordinator  of  the Department  of  Crop  &  Soil  Sciences,  KNUST  and  have  seen  to  the  training  of  undergraduate and  postgraduate  students to  lead  change  in  agriculture  in  Ghana. It  is  also  anticipated  that the Royal Society – DFID capacity building grant which I am leading and coordinating will help strengthen African capacity in Soil Geochemistry to inform agricultural and health policies.  The five  – year  project  will  see to  the  training  of  three  PhD  students  in  Burkina  Faso,  Ghana  and Nigeria  alongside  with  six  MSc  students  in  Soil  Science  to  impact  Africa’s  agriculture  through effective soil management practices.