Essie T. Blay holds a B.Sc degree in Agriculture from the University of Ghana an MSc degree in Horticulture from the University of Hawaii and a PhD in Genetics and plant breeding from the University of California Davis.Prof Blay has been on the teaching staff of the Crop Science Department of University of Ghana for over 30 years. She has bred a commercial variety of garden eggs Legon 1 and has a number of advanced breeding lines of garden eggs and tomatoes in the pipeline.She combines the use of several appropriate technologies in her crop improvement work In addition to the classical plant breeding technologies Exposure to excellent external laboratories has afforded her a wide experience in crop improvement technologies.
Prof. Samuel Adjei-Nsiah
Prof. Adjei Nsiah is a trained Agronomist and holds a PhD degree in Production Ecology and Resource Conservation from Wageningen University and Research Center, The Netherlands, Senior Research Fellow at the Forest and Horticultural Crops Research Center of the University of Ghana . He has several years of experience in soil fertility management and have worked on tropical legumes and in particular nitrogen fixation in cowpeas. His research focuses on smallholder agricultural development with focus on facilitation of multi-stakeholder collaboration for institutional innovation and food security.
Dan Aquaye is an Agribusiness Development and Value Chain Expert. He has served as a consultant to several local and international institutions including the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ),Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Programme (CAADP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and has also served as a Principal Investigator for a number of projects including Partnership for Food Industry Development (PFID) and Horticultural CRSP. Dan has conducted several value chain studies in cereals, horticulture and agro-forestry products in a number of African countries.
Stacy is a renowned celebrity in Ghana. She has years of experience in TV broadcasting and currently owns her own talk show”Restoration with Stacy” on TV. Stacy is the CEO of Platinum Networks. She hopes to take Guzakuza to another level with her marketing and networking experience.
Mrs. Boateng is the Director of Spintex Chemists and comes on board with vast experience in procurement and marketing.
Swiss born Katharina was always a lover of nature and deeply connected to her environment. As a child and young adult, living in Switzerland, she preferred to play in the forest, hiking and skiing and generally spend as much time outdoors as possible. Therefore it is not surprising that she was interested in growing food and nature’s “pharmacy” more than chemical medicine and made this to her life purpose. She made flower essences and herbal remedies and successfully also used them not only for her family, but also friends and later as a teacher worldwide in her courses and retreats.
In 1992 she moved to Thailand and was teaching her workshops in Asian countries for many years. She also built a little center for people to come for retreats to learn now to make flower essences, for Solfeggio tuning, Crystal Sound- and Mandala-Art therapy and much more. In the present residence in the north of Thailand, she is experimenting with some exciting gardening methods and is sharing her experience with her students and everyone who wants to know.
Dr. Ignitius Kwaku Otchere-Asamoah
OUR VOLUNTEERS & STAFF
Gifty O. Darkwah
Sandra Asantewah Asante
Dorothy D. Darko
Naa Ayeley Aryee
Sylvester N. Boadu
Dennis Edem Degbor
Selorm Alfred Amesimeku
Henry Coffie Fordi
Charlie Bruce Jnr.
Guzakuza which came about during a concept transformation session in Kanthari, India was derived from two Swahili words, Guza(touch) and kuza (grow). With Guzakuza, we are touching lives by growing women Agripreneurs, growing new generation of graduate farmers and growing healthy foods.