Asamoah L.

Agricultural and Rural Development Specialist

Doctoral DegreeUniversity of Florida

United States

Summary

Asamoah holds advanced degrees (PhD and MSc) in Forage Agronomy and Animal Production from the University of Florida (Gainesville, USA) and the University of Ghana (Accra, Ghana) respectively. He has over 30 years’ working experience in agricultural research and rural development in Africa (Ghana, Ethiopia, Mali and Nigeria), Asia (Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Pakistan, Central, Uzbekistan), and the Americas (USA, Brazil and Mexico). Currently (May 2018 to date), he is the Founder and Director of the Agricultural Research and Development Group based in Ghana, and a former employee of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (2012 to 2018), International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (2003 to 2011), and the International Livestock Research Institute (1989 to 2003). Earlier in his professional career, Asamoah was a Lecturer (1982 to 1986) at the Animal Science Department, University of G; and an Animal Husbandry Officer (1979-1980) with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Government of Ghana, based in Accra, Ghana. Experienced in building and maintaining multi-stakeholder partnerships, he has worked with people of different nationalities and expertise. He has provided technical expertise to, and managed human, financial and material resources of, agricultural research and rural development projects funded by the United State Agency for International Development, United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, the African Development Bank, Qatar National Food Security Program and the Nigerian Agip Oil Company. He has served in various professional associations as a member of editorial and advisory boards, and a regular reviewer of various scientific journals and workshop proceedings. He has authored or co-authored more than 135 publications (journal papers, books, proceedings, posters, reports) covering livestock (cattle, sheep, goat and poultry) feed resources (grasses, legumes, fodder shrubs, crop residues, and agro-industrial by-products) and feeding systems, agro-forestry, cereal-legume cropping systems, and integrated crop-livestock production.

Experience

  • agricultural financing
  • agricultural technology
  • livestock
  • farming / crops
  • research & development
  • ghana
  • mali
  • qatar
  • brazil
  • mexico
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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