Department Of Nuclear Agricultural And Radiation Processing


The Department of Nuclear Agriculture and Radiation Processing is one of the Departments of the School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences of the Ghana atomic Energy Commission. This Department offers graduate education and training in the application of nuclear and allied sciences for enhancing agricultural production as well as processing and preservation of agricultural and medical products.

Administration of the Department is under the leadership of the Head of Department, who is assisted by the Co-ordinators of the two programmes currently running in the Department. Students who enroll in the Department have the opportunity to major in one of the following options:

PhD/M. Phil in Nuclear Agriculture

  • Option 1. Mutation Breeding and Plant Biotechnology
  • Option 2. Soil Water and Crop Nutrition

PhD/M. Phil in Radiation Processing

  • Option 1. Radiation Processing: Food, Medical supplies and polymers
  • Option 2. Radiation Entomology
  • Option 3. Food Science and Post-harvest Technology

Duration of the M.Phil programmes is for two (2) years. The first year consists of didactic academic training and the second year is devoted to practical work, individual research projects, seminar presentations and preparation of thesis. The Ph.D. programmes are normally for three (3) years.