Academic Qualifications
PhD (Bioenvironmental Science), Tottori Univ. Japan, 1999; MSc. (Natural Resource Science), Shimane University, Matsue, Japan, 1996; B.Sc. Agriculture, KNUST, Kumasi, 1990

Area of Specialisation
Bio-environmental Science
Prof. M. M. Buri is a Chief Research Scientist of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).  He has a Ph.D. (1999) in Bio-environmental Science from the University of Tottori, Japan. He obtained an MSc degree (1996) in Natural Resource Management from the Shimane University, also from Japan, and a BSc degree (1986) in Agriculture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. Currently, he is Head of Department of the Soil Resources Management of CSIR College of Science and Technology (CCST), and also lecture and supervise postgraduate students of the college.

As Chief Research Scientist, he has conducted extensive research, with a variety of interdisciplinary teams on soil resource management, water management, environmental management and soil management/plant nutrition and climate smart agriculture on a variety of crops notably rice, maize, cassava, yam, sweet potato, cowpea, soybean and tomato across the different agro-ecological zones in Ghana and beyond. Specific areas include integrated nutrient (organic, inorganic, systems, etc.) management, environmental management and conservation agriculture. Worked with several International Organizations such as AfricaRice Centre based in Ivory Coast, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) based in Nigeria, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) based in Ghana; Japan International Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) and Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) both based in Japan.

He has also worked and/or collaborated with Universities in Japan (Kinki University, Shimane University, Tsukuba University) and Internal/Local Universities such as Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Development Studies (UDS) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC). Other organizations include the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana and sister Institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana.