Prof. Simon Cudjoe Fialor

Associate Professor

Dept: Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension
Room No. 09, Faculty of Agriculture Building (Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension)

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Research Areas/Interests

Agribusiness, Agricultural Policy, Agricultural marketing issues in developing cpoutry context, Fisheries and agricultural production economics...~more

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    1. Vincent Abankwah, Robert Aidoo, Seth Etuah and Simon C. Fialor (2021) Predicting Livelihood Dimensions of Agrarian Households in Small-Scale Mining Communities of Ghana using Structural Equation Modeling. Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development: ISSN-2360-798X, Vol. 9(1): pp,001-031, January, 2021.
    2. Jonas Osei-Adu, Robert Aidoo, Simon Cudjoe Fialor, Stella Ama Ennin, Kingsley Osei & Bright Owusu Asante (2020): The role of improved technology to enhance Total Factor Productivity (TFP): The case of quality seed yam production in Ghana and Nigeria, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, DOI:10.1080/20421338.2020.1831132
    3. John Kanburi Bidzakin, Simon C. Fialor, Dadson Awunyo-Vitor, and Iddrisu Yahaya (2019) Impact of Contract Farming on Rice Farm Performance: Endogenous Switching Regression. Cogent Economics and Finance (2019), 7:1618229.
    4. Adams Abdulai, Simon Cudjoe Fialor, John Eudes Andivi Bakang and Emmanuel Tetteh Jumpah (2018). Technical and resource use efficiency of urban vegetable farming in the Kumasi Metropolis: A stochastic frontier approach. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 8(21), 92-103
    5. John Kanburi Bidzakin, Simon C. Fialor, Dadson Awunyo-Vitor, and Iddrisu Yahaya, “Impact of Irrigation Ecology on Rice Production Efficiency in Ghana,” Advances in Agriculture, vol. 2018, Article ID 5287138, 10 pages, 2018. 6. John Kanburi Bidzakin, Simon C. Fialor and Iddrisu Yahaya (2018) Production Efficiency of Smallholder Rice Farms under Contract Farming Scheme in Ghana 25 (1): 1-12, Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, economics and Sociology. Article No.: AJAEES.41057ISSN: 2320-7027
    7. Margaret Banka, Robert Aidoo, Robert Clement Abaidoo. Simon Cudjoe Fialor and Cargele Masso (2018) Willingness to Pay for Biofertilizers among Grain Legume Farmers in Northern Ghana. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports 19(1): 1-13.
    8. Mensah, N.O., Fialor, S.C. and Yeboah, E. (2017) Evaluating the Constraints to Development of Agricultural Insurance for Cashew Crop Farmers in Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana. Open Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 5, 215-229.
    9. Nettey, S.N.A., Agodzo, S.K., Fialor, S.C., Mars, W., Asare, D.K., Amoatey, H.M., Amenorpe, G. and Djanmah, S. (2017) The Impact of Irrigation on the Reproductive Growth Parameters of Mango in a Coastal Savannah Agro-ecological Zone of Ghana. African Journal of Applied Research. Vol. 3 No. 1 (2017) pp. 106-120
    10. Isaac Boakye Danquah, S.C. Fialor, Robert Aidoo (2017). Mining Effects on Rural Livelihoods, Adopted Strategies and the Role of Stakeholder and Regulatory Institutions in Ghana. Evidence of the Amansie West District of Ghana. American Journal of Rural Development. Vol. 5, No. 1, 19-29
    11. Edward Tsinigo, Kwasi Ohene-Yankyera, Simon Cudjoe Fialor and Isaac T. Asante (2016) Decomposition Analysis of Technological Change in Rice Production in Ghana. British Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 18(1): 1-11
    12. Edward Tsinigo, Kwasi Ohene-Yankyera, Simon Cudjoe Fialor, Isaac Tweneboah Asante (2016) Varietal Adoption and Economics of Rice Production in Ejura-Sekyedumase and Atebubu-Amantin Municipalities of Ghana. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Vol. 7, No 20 pp 67-78
    13. Takyi-Mensah, R., Asante, E. G., Fialor, S. C. and Bannor, R.K. (2015). Determinants of supply of locally processed poultry meat in Greater Accra Region of Ghana. International Journal of Marketing and Technology, 5(3), 123-138
    14. Kwasi Adu Obinkorang, Stephen Amissah, Simon Cudjoe Fialor, Peter Skov (2015) Digestibility and postprandial ammonia excretion in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed diets containing different oilseed by-products. Aquaculture International. pp 211-225
    15. John K. Bidzakin, Simon C. Fialor and Daniel Asuming-Brempong (2014) Performance of Micro and Small Scale Agribusinesses in Northern Region of Ghana: Non-financial Analysis. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 4(1) 11-20.

    16. Kwasi Adu Obinkorang, Stephen Amissah, Simon Cudjoe Fialor & Peter Vihelm Skov (2014) Local agro-industrial products with potential use in Ghanaian aquaculture: a review, Aquaculture International Journal of the European Aquaculture Society, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland

    17. Bidzakin, J.K., Fialor, S.C., Asuming-Brempong, D., (2014) Small Scale maize Production in Northern Ghana: Stochastic Profit Frontier Analysis. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science, Vol. 9 No. 2. 76-83.
    18. Enoch Oti Agyekum, Kwasi Ohene-Yankyera, Benard Keraita, Simon Cudjoe Fialor, Robert C. Abaidoo (2014) ‘Willingness to Pay for Faecal Compost by Farmers in Southern Ghana’ Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, Vol. 5. No. 2 18-25
    19. Curtis M. Jolly, Awuah Richard T., Fialor Simon C., Bayard B. (2012) Ghanaian Health and Agricultural Administrators’ Perceptions of the Health and Economic Effects of Aflatoxin Contamination of Groundnuts. International Journal of AgriScience Vol 2(11) 1000-1015.
    20. Manu, S.A., Fialor, S., Issahaku, G. (2012) Effect of a Food Crop Development Project on Livelihood of Small-Scale Maize Farmers, Ghana. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 4(6): 395-402.
    21. Robert Aidoo, Fred Nimoh, John-Eudis Andivi Bakang, Kwasi Ohene-Yankyera, Simon Cudjoe Fialor, James Osei Mensah, Robert Clement Abaidoo ( 2012) Estimation of Margins and Efficiency in the Ghanaian Yam Marketing Chain. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2(2), pp. 226-234
    22. L. Dibba A. Diagne, S.C. Fialor and F. Nimoh (2012) Diffusion and Adoption of New Rice Varieties for Africa (NERICA) in the Gambia. African Crop Science Journal Vol. 20 No. 1 pp 141-153.
    23. Lamin Dibba, Simon C. Fialor, Aliou Diagne, Fred Nimoh (2012) The Impact of NERICA Adoption on the Productivity and Poverty of the Small-scale Rice Farmers in the Gambia. Food Security Vol 4. No. 2
    24. Fialor, S.C. (2010) The Influx of Imported Animal Products onto the Ghanaian Market – the Viewpoint of an Agricultural Economist. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, Vol. 5 No 1 pp 10-15.
    25. V. Abankwa, S.C. Fialor and D.C. Asante-Kwatia (2009) Structure of the Pesticide Marketing System in the Southern Corridor of Ghana. Ghana Journal of Science and Agricultural Education, Vol. 1 (1) pp8-17
    26. R. Aidoo, G.K. Nurah, S.C. Fialor, K. Ohene-Yankyera, (2009) Determinants of Dairy Consumption Expenditure in Urban Communities of Southern Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 29 No. 1.
    27. R.T. Awuah, S.C. Fialor, A.D. Binns, J. Kagochi and C.M. Jolly (2009) Factors influencing Market Participants Decision to sort Groundnuts along the Marketing Chain in Ghana. Peanut Science, Volume 36, Issue 1(January-June 2009) pp. 68-76
    28. Curtis M. Jolly, Budry Bayard, Richard T. Awuah, Simon C. Fialor, Johnathan T. Williams (2009). Examining the structure of awareness and perceptions of groundnut aflatoxin among Ghanaian health and agricultural professionals and its influence on their actions. The Journal of Socio-Economics 38(2):280-287.
    29. Curtis M.J., Awuah R.T., Fialor S.C., Agyemang K.O., Kagochi J.M., and Binns A.D., (2008) ‘Groundnut consumption frequency in Ghana’. International Journal of Consumer Studies (32) 675-686
    30. I. Amoako-Attah, R.T. Awuah, K.A. Kpodo, S.C. Fialor and C.M. Jolly (2007) ‘Cost-effectiveness of selected post harvest pod handling techniques against damage, mouldiness and aflatoxin contamination of shelled groundnut in Ghana’. Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 27 No.1 pp 17-27.
    31. Emmanuel Y.H. Bobobee, Kofi Sraku-Lartey, Simon C. Fialor, Emmanuel A. Canacoo, Sampson Agodzo, Albert Yawson, Girma Gebresenbet (2007) ‘Wear rate of animal-drawn ploughshares in selected Ghanaian soils. Soil and Tillage Research 93 (2007) p 299-308.
    32. Danso, G., Dreschel P., Fialor, S. Giordano M. (2006) ‘Estimating the demand for municipal waste compost via farmers’ willingness-to-pay in Ghana’ Waste Management 26 (2006) 1400-1409.
    33. Fialor S.C. (2003) ‘Livestock Production and Constraints as Issues for Policy Action in Ghana: A Case Study of Sheep Farming in the Kumasi District’, Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science. Vol.1.
    34. Danso, G., Fialor, S.C. and Dreschel, P., (2002) ‘Farmers’ Perception and Willingness to pay for Urban Waste Compost in Ghana’ In: Almorza, D., C.A. Brebbia, D. Sale and V. Popov (Eds.) Waste Management and the Environment. WIT Press Southampton, Boston.
    35. Danso, G., Dreschel, P. and Fialor S.C. (2002) ‘Perceptions of Organic Agriculture by Urban Vegetable Farmers and Consumers in Ghana’ Urban Agriculture Magazine No. 6.
    36. Fialor, S.C. (1999) ‘Practical Implications of Some Theoretical Assumptions in Performance Analysis: The Maize Market in Ghana.’ Journal of the U.S.T. Vol. 19 Nos. 1,2,3., Kumasi

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