Mr. Patrick Kumah

Senior Lecturer


Dept: Horticulture
Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, CANR, KNUST, Kumsi, Ghana

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Research Areas/Interests

He has done research in Pesticide usage and residue analysis in horticultural crops; Solar drying systems and applications; Dry season vegetable produ...~more


Achievements

  • Consortium for Innovation in Post-Harvest Loss and Food Waste Reduction – KNUST/Iowa State Bios (2019-2023).
  • Ujuizi Laboratories-Ghana piloted the “Chains of Human Intelligence Towards Efficiency and Equity in Agro-food Trade along the Trans-Africa Highway” (CHEETAH) crowd-sourcing App that generated postharvest loss information on the Tema-Ouagadougou corridor. A project sponsored by the Netherlands (2015-2018).
  • Applied Research Fund (ARF) of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) 3-year funded project -Development of automated solar powered fruit drying technology for smallholder farmers in Ghana (FruitProTech), 2014-2017
  • Vegetable Postharvest Loss Assessment and Stakeholders’ Mapping of strategy for implementation of vegetable loss reduction project in Ghana, (June, 2013). Accra, Ghana
  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Global Horticulture Initiative (GLOBALHORT) and Ghana Institute of Horticulturists (GhIH) organized the Promotion and Consumption of Vegetables and Fruits workshop dubbed “PROVAF GHANA 2012” in Ghana. 20-22 September, 2012
  • Council for Industrial Research and West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (CSIR-WAAPP) 36-month project -Solar drying technology of cassava and yam, and their by-products, for food security in Ghana. (2010 –2012).
  • Council for Industrial Research and West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (CSIR-WAAPP) 15-month project - Developing appropriate storage conditions for dried pepper for improved income and sustainable rural livelihood. (June 2011 – December 2012).
  • National lecture by the Ghana Institute of Horticulturists – Fruits and Vegetables for Healthy Life. Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Agriculture, KNUST, Kumasi (January 2011).
  • Ghana Institute of Horticulturists/Canadian Society of Horticultural Science CIDA-Funded Dry Season Vegetable Production Project in Ghana (2002 to 2011).
  • Save Our Lives Orphanage Farm Committee, Ahwiankwanta, Ashanti Region, Ghana (2010)
  • National Agricultural Sub-Sector Improvement Programme (AgSSIP), (Ornamental research programme) 2001 to 2007.
  • Simple postharvest technology interventions for the BMGF Appropriate Postharvest Technology Planning Project in Ghana. Project done with the support of World Food Logistics Organisation (WFLO) and sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2009).
  • Commodity System Analysis of Vegetables in Ghana (KNUST-World Food Logistics Organization) funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2009).
  • Identification and implementation of Appropriate Postharvest Technologies for vegetable Production in Ghana (KNUST-World Food Logistics Organization) funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2009).


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