Prof. Philip Antwi-Agyei

Associate Professor

Dept: Environmental Science
Room A007
Amissah Complex
College of Science
KNUST, Kumasi

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Prof. Philip Antwi-Agyei has core research interests in climate change and food systems, vulnerability assessments and adaptations to climate change, ...~more


    1. Antwi-Agyei P., Wiafe, E.A., Amanor, K., Baffour-Ata, F., Codjoe, S.N.A. (2021). Determinants of choice of climate change adaptation practices by smallholder pineapple farmers in the semi-deciduous forest zone of Ghana. Environmental and Sustainability Indicators, 100140.
    2. Baffour-Ata F., Antwi-Agyei P.,  Apawu G.O. ,  Nkiaka E. ,  Amoah E.A. ,  Akorli R. ,  Antwi K.  (2021). Using traditional agroecological knowledge to adapt to climate change and variability in the upper east region of Ghana. Environmental Challenge, 100205, 1016/j.envc.2021.100205.
    3. Dougill J., Hermans T.D.G., Eze S., Antwi-Agyei P., Sallu S.M. (2021). Evaluating climate-smart agriculture as route to building climate resilience in African food systems. Sustainability202113, 9909.
    4. Cudjoe, G.P.; Antwi-Agyei, P.; Gyampoh, B.A. (2021). The effect of climate variability on maize production in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Municipality, Ghana. Climate, 9, 145. cli9100145
    5. ParkerJ, Blyth A.M., Woolnough S.J., Dougill A.J., Bain C.L, de Coning E., Diop-Kane M., Foamouhoue A.K., Lamptey B, Ndiaye O., Ruti P., Adefisan E.A., Amekudzi L.K., Antwi-Agyei P., Birch C.E., et al. (2021. The African SWIFT project: growing science capability to bring about a revolution in weather prediction. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
    6. Baffour-Ata, Antwi-Agyei P., Nkiaka E., Dougill A.J., Anning A.K., Kwakye, S.O. (2021). Effect of climate variability on yields of selected staple food crops in northern Ghana. Journal of agriculture and Food Research. 100205
    7. Asei, R., Abaidoo, R.C., Opoku, A., Adjei-Nsiah, S.,Antwi-Agyei, P. (2021) Use of Limiting Nutrients for Reclamation of Non-responsive Soils in Northern Ghana. Front. Soil Sci. 1:674320.
    8. Schipper, E.L.F., Ensor, J., Mukherji, A., Mirzabaev, A., Fraser, A., Harvey, B., Totin, E, Garschagen, A, Pathak, M,Antwi-Agyei, P., Tanner, P., Shawoo, Z. (2021). Equity in climate scholarship: a manifesto for actionClimate and Development, 1-4.
    9. Antwi-Agyei, P., Dougill, A.J., Doku-Marfo, J. Abaidoo R.C. (2021). Understanding climate services for enhancing resilient agricultural systems in Anglophone West Africa: The case of Ghana.Climate Services, 22, 100218.
    10. Berrang-Ford, L., Siders, A.R., Lesnikowski, A., Fischer, A.P., Callaghan, M., Haddaway, N., Mach,K., Araos, M., Shah, M.A.R., Wannewitz, M., Doshi, D., Leiter, T., Matavel, C., Musah-Surugu, J.I., Wong-Parodi, G.,Antwi-Agyei, P.,Ajibade, I.… (2021). Mapping evidence of human adaptation to climate change. Nature Climate Change
    11. Baffour-Ata, F.,Antwi-Agyei, P., Owiredu Apawu, G., Nkiaka, E., Amoah, E.A., Akorli, A., Antwi, K. (2021). Using traditional agroecological knowledge to adapt to climate change and variability in the Upper East Region of GhanaEnvironmental Challenges
    12. Antwi-Agyei, P., Stringer, L.C. (2021). Improving the effectiveness of agricultural extension services in supporting farmers to adapt to climate change: insights from north-eastern Ghana.Climate Risk Management, 100304.
    13. Baffour-Ata, F.,Antwi-Agyei, P., Nkiaka, E. (2021). Climate variability, land cover changes and livelihoods of communities on the fringes of Bobiri Forest Reserve, Ghana. Forests, 12 (3), 278.
    14. Antwi-Agyei, P., Dougill, A.J., Abaidoo, R.C. (2021). Opportunities and barriers for using climate information for building resilient agricultural systems in Sudan savannah agro-ecological zone of north-eastern Ghana.Climate Services, 22, 100226.
    15. Antwi-Agyei, P., Nyantakyi-Frimpong, H. (2021). Evidence of climate change coping and adaptation practices by smallholder farmers in northern Ghana.Sustainability, 13, 1308.
    16. Antwi-Agyei, P, Amanor, K, Hogarh, J.N., Dougill, A.J. (2020). Predictors of access to and willingness to pay for climate information services in northeastern Ghana: A gendered perspective.Environmental Development. 16,
    17. Tuffour-Mills, D.,Antwi-Agyei, P., Ado-Fordjour, P. (2020). Trends and drivers of land cover changes in a tropical urban forest in Ghana Trees, Forests and People
    18. Antwi-Agyei, P., 2020. Ghana’s Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for the Infrastructure Sector (Water, Energy, and Transport Sectors). Technical Report May. Environmental Protection Agency. Accra, Ghana. URL:
    19. Nkiaka E, Taylor A, Dougill AJ, Antwi-Agyei P, Adefisan EA, Ahiataku MA, Baffour-Ata F, Fournier N, Indasi VS, Konte O, Lawal KA and Toure A (2020) Exploring the Need for Developing Impact-Based Forecasting in West Africa. 2:565500.
    20. Sonko, E., Florkowski, W.J., Agodzo, S. andAntwi-Agyei, P. (2020). Subsistence farmer knowledge of strategies alleviating food insecurity in the context of climate change in the lower river region of the Gambia. Food Security12,607–624.
    21. Antwi-Agyei P.,Kpenekuu F, Hogarh J.N., Obiri-Danso K., Abaidoo R.C., Jeppesen E., Andersen M.N. (2019) “Substantial land use and land cover changes in the Owabi Reservoir catchment, Ghana: implications for livelihoods and management”, Geosciences, 9(7), 286.
    22. Nkiaka E, Taylor A.L, Dougill A, Antwi-Agyei P, Fournier N, Bosire E.N, et al (2019). Identifying user needs for weather and climate services to enhance resilience to climate shocks in sub-Saharan Africa. Environmental Research Letters. 14, 123003.
    23. Kumasi T.C, Antwi-AgyeiObiri-Danso K. (2019). “Smallholder farmers’ climate change adaptation practices in the Upper East Region of Ghana”, Environment, Development and Sustainability, 21(2), 745-762.
    24. Nartey N.N., Hogarh J.N., Antwi-Agyei P., Nukpezah D., Abaidoo R.C., Obiri-Danso K. (2019).Sedimentation and sediment core profile of heavy metals in the Owabi reservoir in Ghana. Lakes & Reservoir,24:173–180.
    25. Sonko E. Agodzo S.K., Antwi-Agyei P. (2019) “Evaluating the yield response of maize (Zea mays L.) and rice (Oryza sativa L.) to future climate variability in The Gambia”, Journal of Agricultural Systems,7(2), 11 – 26.
    26. Antwi-Agyei P., Dougill A.J., Agyekum T.P., Stringer L.C., (2018) “Alignment between nationally determined contributions and the sustainable development goals for West Africa”, Climate Policy, 18(10), 1296 – 1312.
    27. KC K.B., Legwegoh A.F., Therien A., Fraser E.D.G., Antwi-Agyei, P.(2018)“Food price, food security and dietary diversity: a comparative study of urban Cameroon and Ghana”, Journal of International Development, 30, 42–60.
    28. Antwi-Agyei P., Dougill, J.A(2018) “How best to align planning for Nationally Determined Contributions and Sustainable Development Goals: West African Lessons”, Sustainability Research Institute Briefing Note Series No.13. University of Leeds, UK.
    29. Belén Cárdenas A., Favretto N., Antwi-Agyei P.,Dougill A.J., Stringer L.C. (2018)“Policy coherence for climate-sensitive planning in Ghana”, Sustainability Research Institute Briefing Note Series No. 18, University of Leeds, UK.
    30. Antwi-Agyei, Dougill A.J., Stringer L.C. (2017)“Adaptation opportunities and maladaptive outcomes in climate vulnerability hotspots of northern Ghana”, Climate Risk Management,9, 83-93.
    31. Ojoyi, M. M, Antwi-Agyei P., Benkenstein, A. (2017) “Improving forest governance in East Africa’s Eastern Arc Mountains”, Policy Briefing 165, South African Institute for International Affairs, South Africa.
    32. Antwi-Agyei, Dougill, A.J., Stringer L.C. (2017) “Assessing coherence between sector policies and Climate Compatible Development: opportunities for triple wins”, Sustainability,9, 2130.
    33. Antwi-Agyei, P., Quinn C.H., Adiku S.G.K., Codjoe, S.N.A., Dougill A.J., Lamboll R., Dovie D.B.K. (2016) “Perceived stressors of climate vulnerability across scales in the Savannah zone of Ghana: a participatory approach”, Regional Environmental Change,17(1), 213-227. 10.1007/s10113-016-0993-4
    34. Hogarh J.N., Antwi-Agyei P., Obiri-Danso K., (2016) “Application of mosquito repellent coils and associated self-reported health issues in Ghana”, Malaria Journal,15(1),
    35. Legwegoh A.F., Fraser E.D.G., KC K.B., Antwi-Agyei P.(2015) “Do dietary changes increase the propensity of food riots? An exploratory study of changing consumption patterns and the inclination to engage in food-related protests”, Sustainability,7, 14112-14132.
    36. Sulemana A., Antwi-Agyei P., Hogarh J.N. (2015) “Potential migration of leachate from an active landfill: spatial analysis of groundwater quality in communities surrounding the Dompoase Landfill, Kumasi, Ghana”, Journal of Hydrology and Environment Research, 3 (1), 48-58.
    37. Antwi-Agyei P., Dougill A.J., Stringer L.C (2015) “Impacts of land tenure arrangements on the adaptive capacity of marginalized groups: the case of Ghana’s Ejura Sekyedumase and Bongo districts”, Land Use Policy, 49, 203–212.
    38. Ojoyi M.M., Antwi-Agyei P., Mutanga O., Odindi J., Abdel-Rahman E.M. (2015) “An analysis of ecosystem vulnerability and management interventions in the Morogoro region landscapes, Tanzania”, Tropical Conservation Science,8 (3): 662-680.
    39. Hogarh J.N., Sowunmi F.A., Oluwafemi A., Antwi-Agyei P., Nukpezah D., Atewamba C.T., (2015)“Biosand filter as a household water treatment technology in Ghana and its eco-business potential: an assessment using a Lifecycle Approach”, Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management,3(4), 343-353. DOI:12691/aees-3-2-1
    40. Hogarh J. N., Antwi-Agyei P., Terlabie J. L., Boakye O., Addo-Fordjour P. (2015)“The potential and coupling effect of compost and Mucunafor quarry site restoration: a study at the Yongwa Limestone Quarry in Ghana. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 3(2), 30-35. 12691/aees-3-2-1  
    41. Antwi-Agyei P., Dougill A.J., Stringer L.C (2014) “Barriers to climate change adaptation: evidence from northeast Ghana in the context of a systematic literature review”, Climate & Development, 7(4) 297-309.
    42. Antwi-Agyei P., Stringer L.C, Dougill A.J. (2014) “Livelihoods adaptations to climate variability: insights from farming households in Ghana”, Regional Environmental Change, 14(4) 1615-1626.
    43. Antwi-Agyei P., Dougill A.J., Fraser E.D.G., Stringer L.C. (2013) “Characterising the nature of household vulnerability to climate variability: empirical evidence from two regions of Ghana”, Environment, Development & Sustainability, 15(4): 903-926.
    44. Antwi-Agyei P., Fraser E.D.G., Dougill A., Stringer L., Simelton E. (2012)“Mapping the vulnerability of crop production to drought in Ghana using rainfall, yield and socioeconomic data”, Applied Geography, 32(2), 324-334.
    45. Sutcliffe C., Antwi-Agyei P., Munim K.M.A (2011) “Food security in Africa: Market and trade policy for staple foods in eastern and Southern Africa”, Sarris A, Morrison J (Eds). FAO, Rome,Land Degradation & Development, 22(6), 605-606.
    46. Foli G; Hogarh, J.N., Antwi-Agyei P. (2010) “Effectiveness of planning and implementation stages of the ISO 14001 standards EMS at the Obuasi gold mine, Ghana”, American Journal of Social & Management Sciences, 1: 1-12.
    47. Antwi-Agyei P., Hogarh J.N., Foli G. (2009) “Trace elements contamination of soils around gold mine tailings dams at Obuasi, Ghana”, African Journal of Environmental Science & Technology, 3(11), 353-359.
    48. Obiri-Danso K., Hogarh J.N., Antwi-Agyei P. (2008) “Assessment of contamination of singed hide from cattle and goats by heavy metals in Ghana”, African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2(8): 217-221.
    49. Antwi-Agyei P., Dougill, A.J., Agyekum, T.P., Stringer L.C. (2017) “Identifying opportunities for coherence between the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and the Sustainable Development Goals: The case of ECOWAS Member States”, Working Paper No. 307,Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.University of Leeds, UK.
    50. Simelton E., Quinn C.H., Antwi-Agyei, Batisani N., Dougill A.J., Dyer J., Fraser E.D.G., Mkwambisi D. Rosell S., Sallu S., Stringer L.C. (2011) “African farmers’ perception of erratic rainfall”, Working Paper No. 73, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy. University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
    51. Antwi-Agyei P., Dougill A.J., Stringer L.C (2013) “Barriers to climate change adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from northeast Ghana & systematic literature review”, Working Paper No. 154, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
    52. Antwi-Agyei, P., Dougill, A.J., Fraser, E.D.G., Stringer, L.C. (2013) “Characterising the nature of household vulnerability to climate variability: empirical evidence from two regions of Ghana”, Working Paper No. 105, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
    53. Antwi-Agyei P., Fraser E., Dougill A., Stringer L., Simelton E. (2011) ”Mapping the vulnerability of crop production to drought in Ghana using rainfall, yield and socioeconomic data”, Working Paper No. 55, Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
    54. Allen M, Antwi-Agyei P., Aragon-Durand F, Babiker M, Bertoldi P, Bind M, Brown S, et al. (2019). Technical Summary: Global warming of 1.5° C. An IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5° C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. IPCC Special Report, 2019.
    55. Antwi-Agyei P, Codjoe S.N.A & Doegah P. (2019). The perceived impacts of climate change on agro-based and fisheries-based livelihoods in the Savannah and Coastal zones of Ghana. In: Climate Change in Ghana – The Human Dimension. Codjoe S.N.A and Dovie B.D (Eds). Afram Publications (GH) Limited. (Book Chapter)
    56. Roy J., Tschakert P., Waisman H., Halim S.A., Antwi-Agyei P., Dasgupta P., et al. (2018). Sustainable Development, Poverty Eradication and Reducing Inequalities. In: Global Warming of 1.5°C. IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C. Published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Geneva.
    57. Antwi-Agyei P., Antwi-Boasiako A., Crawford A., Oppong-Boadi K. B. (2018)“Ghana’s National Adaptation Plan Framework” (Prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency, Accra (
    58. Mkwambisi, D.D., Dougill, A.J., & Antwi-Agyei, P(2015). Urbanization and soil nutrient fluxes: challenges and opportunities for African cities. In: Land-Use Change Impacts on Soil Processes in Tropical and Savannah Ecosystems .Francis Brearley and Andrew Thomas (eds.), CABI, Wallingford. (Book Chapter).

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