REPORT ON THE SWST VISITING SCIENTISTS’ AWARD 2013  BY   STEPHEN LARTEY TEKPETEY (PHD) FORESTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF GHANA (CSIR-FORIG) AUGUST 2013 1.0 INTRODUCTION International visits are essential for networking and sharing of experience among scientists and researchers in diverse disciplines. Such visits expose scientists to best practices and state-of-the-art facilities in a particular field especially in advanced economies. Over the years, wood scientists, technologists and engineers, especially young ones from Africa and other developing countries, have not been able to participate in most international events and also visit reputable academic institutions, foreign laboratories and other industrial settings in the developed countries ...

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