University for Development Studies (UDS)
The University for Development Studies was founded in 1992 as Ghana’s first public University in the north. It began its academic journey in 1992 with its first batch of Agriculture students. Thus, the oldest faculty is the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences (FoAFCS). Other faculties, institutes and other entities followed. Besides providing graduate and undergraduate programmes on multiple campuses, the University also organises and takes part in community-outreach and research programmes. The activities in question usually include sustainable community development and economic growth.
Role in the project:
The University for Development Studies (UDS) hosts a Living Lab which will promote productivity of fish and vegetables, production system resilience to external stressors, and better income for farmers. It will lead WP3 for capacity and ecosystem building, and T3.4 for gender inclusivity analysis and digital market linkages. It will also contribute to T2.1 (Preparation of the 8 LLs to Undertake INCiTiS-FOOD Research and Innovation Action), Task 2.2 (Strategy Building Phase) and other actions.