Dr. James Osei Mensah

Senior Lecturer


Dept: Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension
Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension

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Research Areas/Interests

Dr. James Osei Mensah’s research interests are in the areas of analysis of agricultural value chains, food and consumer economics, entrepreneurs...~more


Publications

    PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

    Amfo, B., Osei Mensah, J., Ali, E., Dagunga, G., Etuah, S.; Aidoo, R. (2021). Rice farm income diversification in Ghana and implications on household consumption expenditure. Accepted for publication in International Journal of Social Economics. 

     

    Adams, F., Aidoo, R., Osei Mensah, J., Mensah, A., Amankwah K., Kyei, B. K., Gbadago, A., Konadu, J. E, Boateng, G. Oduro, A. B., and Attakorah C. K. 2021). Commercialization of African palm weevil larvae for employment creation and nutritional security in rural Ghana: a financial feasibility approach, Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, DOI: 10.3920/JIFF2020.0153.

     

    Etuah, S., Osei Mensah, J., Aidoo, R., Musah, E. M., Botchwey, F., Oppong Adjei, L. and Kofi Owusu (2021). Financial Viability of Processing Broiler Chicken into Cut Parts in Ashanti region of Ghana, Cogent Food & Agriculture, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1917742, DOI: 10.1080/23311932.2021.1917742.

     

    Avane, A., Amfo, b., Aidoo, R. and Osei Mensah, J. (2021): Adoption of organic fertilizer for cocoa production in Ghana: Perceptions and determinants, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, DOI: 10.1080/20421338.2021.1892254

     

    Kotey, A. M., Adams, F., Nimoh, F., Osei Mensah, J., Etuah, S. and Coleman, E. (2020). Choice of marketing outlets among smallholder cowpea farmers in Ghana, World Journal of Entrepenuership, Management and Sustainable Development,DOI: 10.1108/WJEMSD-07-2020-0088

     

    Amfo, B., Osei Mensah, J.and Aidoo, R. (2020). Migrants’ satisfaction with working conditions on cocoa farms in Ghana, International Journal of Social Economics,  48, No. 2, pp 240 – 259. DOI 10.1108/IJSE-03-2020-0131

     

    Osei Mensah, J., Etuah, E., Musah, F. E., Botchwey, F., Oppong Adjei, L. and Owusu, K. (2020). Consumers’ preferences and willingness to pay for domestic chicken cut parts in Ghana: evidence from the Kumasi metropolis, Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, DOI 10.1108/JADEE-05-2020-0105

     

    Amfo, B., Aidoo, R. and Osei Mensah, J. (2020). Does labour migration for cocoa production in Ghana translate into greater social benefits?, Migration and Development, DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2020.1833696

     

    Etuah, E., Ohene-Yankyera, K., Liu, Z., Osei Mensah, J., and Lan, J. (2020). Determinants of cost inefficiency in poultry production: evidence from small-scale broiler farms in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, Tropical Animal Health and Production, Vol. 52, pp. 1149 – 1159.

     

    Aidoo, R., Osei Mensah, J., Opoku Ware, E., Gademor, D. D., Osei, Amoah, A., and Ntim, C. (2019). Consumers’ Perception and Willingness to Pay for Cassava-Sweet Potato Non-Alcoholic Beverage (Bansu) in the Kumasi Metropolis; In: Aidoo, R., Agbenorhevi, J. K., Wireko-Manu, F. D. and Wangel (eds) - Roots and Tubers in Ghana: Overview and Selected Research Papers. Published by College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, KNUST.

     

    Aidoo, R., Osei Mensah, J., Appiah, B. I., Aboagye, E. T., Assamoah-Cobbiah, G. and Yirenkyi, A. K. (2019). Structure, Conduct and Performance of the Gari Market in Mampong and Techiman Municipalities in Ghana; In: Aidoo, R., Agbenorhevi, J. K., Wireko-Manu, F. D. and Wangel (eds) - Roots and Tubers in Ghana: Overview and Selected Research Papers. Published by College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, KNUST.

     

    Osei Mensah, J., Ohene-Yankyera, K. and Aidoo, R. (2018). Determinants of response of Street Food Entrepreneurs in Ghana to Business Management Training, Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 241-250.

     

    Osei Mensah, J., Ohene-Yankyera, K. and Aidoo, R. (2016). Constraints to growth of micro and small-scale enterprises in Ghana: a case of street food enterprises, Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, Vol 8, No. 10, pp. 241-250.

     

    Aidoo, R., Danfoku, R. A. and Osei Mensah, J. (2014). Determinants of Postharvest Losses in Tomato Production in the Offinso North District of Ghana’, Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, Vol. 6, No. 8, pp. 338-344.

     

    Aidoo R., Osei Mensah, J., Opoku, A. and Abaidoo, R. C. (2014). Factors influencing Soyabean Production and Willingness to Pay for Inoculum Use in Northern Ghana, American Journal of Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 290-301.

     

    Aidoo, R., Osei Mensah, J., Omono, B. F. and Abankwah, V. (2014). Factors Determining the Use of Certified Maize Seeds by Farmers in Ejura-Sekyedumasi Municipality in Ghana, World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 84-90.

     

    Aidoo, R., Osei Mensah, J., Wie, P. and Awunyo-Vitor, D. (2014). Prospects of Crop Insurance as a Risk Management Tool among Arable Farmers in Ghana, Asian Economic and Financial Review, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 341-354.

     

    Osei Mensah, J., Aidoo, R., Amponsah, D., Buah, A. E., Aboagye, G. and Acquah-Harrison, N. S. (2014). Assessing the Feasibility of Commercial Meat Rabbit Production in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana, American Journal of Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 183-192.

     

    Osei Mensah, J., Aidoo, R. and Denkyira, S. K. (2014). Consumers’ Perception of Safety of Leafy Vegetables and Its Effect on Their Vegetable Purchasing Decisions in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana, Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 13-22.

     

    Osei Mensah, J., Aidoo, R., Boakye-Yiadom, S. Jnr., Mensah, R., Danquah A. O., Amankwaa, A. A., and Biney, F. (2013). Analysis of Production and Marketing Constraints, Consumer Preference and Decision to Purchase Gari Mix in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana’ International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp, 49-54.

     

    Aidoo R., Osei Mensah, J., Opoku, A., Abaidoo, R. C. (2013). Assessing the Performance of the Grain Legume Marketing System in Northern Ghana, International Journal of AgriScience, Vol. 3, No. 10, pp. 787-795.

     

    Osei Mensah, J., Aidoo, R., and Appiah, N. T. (2013). Analysis of Street Food Consumption across Various Income Groups in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana’, International Review of Management and Business Research, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 951-961.

     

    Osei Mensah, J., Copuroglu, G., Fening F. A., (2012). The status of total quality management (TQM) in Ghana: A comparison with selected quality awards winners from Turkey’, International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 29, No, 8 pp. 851 – 871.

     

    Osei Mensah, J., Copuroglu, G., Fening F. A., (2012). Total Quality Management in Ghana: Critical Success Factors and Model for Implementation of a Quality Revolution, Journal of African Business, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 123-133

     

    Osei Mensah, J., Owusu D. E. and Aidoo, R. (2012). Assessing Farmers’ Satisfaction of Agronomic Services Received in Ghana Using the SERVQUAL Model- a Case Study of Kumasi Metropolis’, International Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 19, pp. 51-60.

     

    Osei Mensah J., Lawer D. R. and Aidoo, R. (2012). Consumers’ Use and Understanding of Food Label Information and Effect on their Purchasing Decision in Ghana; a Case Study of Kumasi Metropolis, Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 351-365.

     

    Dzadze, P., Osei Mensah J., Aidoo Robert and Nurah, G. K. (2012). Factors Determining Access to Formal Credit in Ghana: A Case Study of Smallholder Farmers in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District, Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, Vol. 4, No. 14, pp. 416-423.

     

    Aidoo, R., Nimoh, F., Bakang, J. E. A., Ohene-Yankyera, K., Fialor, S. C., Osei Mensah, J. and Abaidoo, R. C. (2012). Estimation of Margins and Efficiency in the Ghanaian Yam Marketing Chain’, Asian Journal Agriculture and Rural Development, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 226-234.

     

    Boakye-Achampong, S., Osei Mensah, J., Aidoo, R., and Osei-Agyemang, K. (2012). The Role of Rural Women in the Attainment of Household Food Security in Ghana: A Case Study of Women-Farmers in Ejura-Sekyedumasi District, International Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences and Technology (IJPAST), Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 29-38.

     

    Osei Mensah, J., Aidoo, R. and Tuffour, T. (2012). Determinants of Household Food Security in the Sekyere-Afram Plains District of Ghana, Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 347-353.

     

    CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

    Date

    Conference/ seminar

    Papers presented

    8th – 11th August, 2018

    2nd National Conference of Ghana Association of Agricultural Economists (GAAE)

    Aidoo, R., Osei Mensah, J. and Nimoh, F. (2018). Inequity in the Distribution of Margins along Agricultural Commodity Value Chains – The Case of Sorghum in Ghana.

    8th – 11th August, 2018

    2nd National Conference of Ghana Association of Agricultural Economists (GAAE)

    Osei Mensah, J., Kudjiku, S. D., Aidoo, R., Adu, F. A, Sulyman, Z. O. and Agyei-Duodo, S. A. (2018). Consumers’ Perception and Willingness to Pay for Carrot Juice in Ghana.

    8th – 11th August, 2018

    2nd National Conference of Ghana Association of Agricultural Economists (GAAE)

    Osei Mensah, J., Aidoo, R., Boateng, H. D., Adjei, N. K., Egyir E. and Kyere, B. F. (2018). Financial Inclusion of Smallholder Farmers in Ghana: Extent, Determinants and Constraints.

    8th – 11th August, 2018

    2nd National Conference of Ghana Association of Agricultural Economists (GAAE)

    Aidoo, R., Osei Mensah, J., Mensah, A. and Wongnaa, C. A. (2018). Organizational Capacity Assessment of Poultry Associations in Ghana.

    12th - 13th  October, 2016.

    6th International Conference on Food Studies at University of California, Berkeley, USA.

    Aidoo, R., Osei Mensah, J., Afutu Kotei, D., Agbolosoo, J. A. and Oduro-Baidoo, W. (2016). Nursing Mothers’ Perception and Willingness to Pay for Sweet potato-Based Complementary Baby Food in the Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana.

    18th – 22nd January, 2016.

    Electronic Proceedings of the First World Congress on Root and Tuber Crops, Nanning, Guangxi, China, http://www.gcp21.org/wcrtc/S20.html.

    Aidoo R., Boakye-Achampong S., Ohene-Yankyera, K. and Osei Mensah, J. (2016). Economics of Cocoyam Production in Ghana. Ed. C.M. Fauquet

    27th January, 2016.

    1st National Conference on Food Fraud, at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

    Ankar-Brewoo, G., Forkuor, J. B. and Osei Mensah, J. (2016). Street foods and food fraud.

    22nd – 25th  October, 2013

    International conference of Arts and Social Sciences, organized by International Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS), USA.  @ American University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

    Aidoo R., Danfoku, R. A. and Osei Mensah, J. (2013). Determinants of Postharvest Losses in Tomato Production in the Offinso North District of Ghana

    24th – 26th April, 2013

    1st Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference (AIIC), organized by the European Scientific Institute at University of Azores, Portugal.

    Aidoo, J. Osei Mensah, and T. Tuffour (2013). Determinants of Household Food Security in the Sekyere-Afram Plains District of Ghana.

    12th – 16th September, 2011

    West Africa Root and Tuber Crops Conference on the theme: The role of root and tuber crops in socio-economic and industrial development of West Africa; Organized by West African Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) at Mensvic Grand Hotel, Accra-Ghana.

    Aidoo, F. Nimoh, K. Ohene-Yankyera, J.A. Bakang, S.C. Fialor, J. Osei Mensah, and R. C. Abaidoo (2011). Seed Yam Demand and Supply Gap in Ghana: Implications for Commercialization of Seed Yam Production.


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