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To conduct market-oriented applied research, provide technical services and products to the food industry as well as assist in poverty alleviation through creation of opportunities for income generation, thus contributing to food security and foreign exchange earnings.
Dr. Nanam Tay Dziedzoave is a qualified, self motivated, and achievement-oriented Food Technologist with over twenty (20) years experience in research and development, as well as in project planning and management. Dr. Dziedzoave is also licensed to practice as a Chartered Management Consultant (CMC) by the Chartered Institute of Administration and Management Consultants (CIAMC), Ghana. He is currently the Country Manager for the Bill-and-Melinda-Gates-funded Project - Cassava: Adding Value for Africa (C:AVA). He has successfully managed, amongst others, Four (4) DFID-funded projects on expanding markets for cassava-which emerged as one of the most successful DFID-funded group of projects - two (2) IFAD-funded projects and one (1) IDRC-funded project. The coordination and implementation of these projects have often involved basic research, product development activities, quality management, working with rural communities, domestic and industrial end-users as well as coordination and monitoring of activities between several government and non-governmental institutions and private sector stakeholders to ensure effective delivery on project objectives. He has to his credit one (1) published book on quality management in a food processing plant, twelve (12) refereed journal papers [three of which are currently under review], and has undertaken one international and two local consultancy works. His sense of achievement, the determination to achieve and the passion for excellence constitute his principal motivation for work and for facing the challenges of work. In acquiring management qualifications to support his scientific credentials, he is positioning himself for a challenging management assignment that provides the opportunity to utilise his rich technical experience in a management environment to realize business-oriented organizational goals.
The Food Research Institute (FRI) was established in 1965 by the Government of Ghana to conduct market-oriented applied research, provide technical services and products to the food industry, assist in poverty alleviation through the creation of opportunities for income generation and contribute to food security and foreign exchange earnings. CSIR-FRI’s aspiration is to be the leading Science and Technology Institute in the transformation of the food processing industry in Ghana.
The three- year Strategic Plan sets out a roadmap for the CSIR- FRI based on the mandate and collective inputs from the management, staff and customers of the Institute. It clarifies FRI’s strategic goal and mission. It examines the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of FRI, with the view to providing insight into the critical issues facing the Institute. It also anticipates the future, and in addition, highlights what the FRI must do to provide quality services for internal and external customers and remain competitive. The plan further lays out some strategies to ensure that the existing resources are utilized effectively to support the growth of the Food and Agricultural sectors of the national economy.
The plan is based on the premise that Science, Technology and Innovation are the building blocks for industrialization and economic development. To this end, it is envisaged that FRI, the leading food research institution in Ghana, will partner with and develop a strong collaborative relationship with the private sector to produce and diffuse the technological know-how that will drive the food production and agricultural sectors.