Prof. Francis Appiah

Associate Professor

Dept: Horticulture
Department of Horticulture

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Research Areas/Interests

Postharvest Technology and Management, Commodity System Value Chain Assessment, Consumer Studies, Food Production and Manufacturing Systems, Hazard An...~more

Research Projects (Current and Past)

  • Cassava leaf volarization for enhanced nutrition
  • Incidence of purple beans in cocoa in Ghana
  • Development of appropriate solar drier technologies for drying cocoa in Ghana.
  • Assessment of effect of different handling method on quality of cocoa in Ghana.
  • Identification of Appropriate Technologies for Improving Market Access and Incomes for Small Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia” at the Crops Research Institute, Fumesua, Kumasi. Organised by World Food Logistics Organisation (WFLO)/Bill and Malinda Gate Foundation.
  • Effect of parboiling on the quality of and storability of rice (2011)
  • Assessment of three different drying technologies (sun, solar and bin) used for the production of cassava (Manihot esculenta cranta) chips in Ghana (2011)
  • Effect of method of ripening on quality and shelf life of Haden, Jafna and Julie fruits (2011)
  • Effect of method of ripening on quality and shelf life of Keitt, Kent and Palmer mango fruits (2011)
  • Post Harvest Losses of Rice from Harvesting to Milling; A Case Study In Besease and Nobewam in the Ejisu Juabeng District in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. (2010) 
  • Assessment of some traditional leafy vegetables of Upper East Region and Influence of Stage of Harvest and Drying Method on Nutrients Content of Spider Plant (Cleome gynandra L.) (2010).
  • Production of yam powder using solar drying technology
  • Performance of 3 different drying technologies for cassava chip production using 2 varieties of cassava (Manihot esculenta) (2011)
  • Drying behaviour of different solar driers in drying roots and tubers
  • Effect 3 drying methods (solar, sun and oven) on the quality of chips produced using 2 varieties of yam (Dioscorea rotundata and Dioscorea alata) (2011)
  • Effect of Shading and Packaging Sizes On The Quality Of Cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. Var. Capitata) Oxylus Cultivar  (2010)
  • Effect Of Fermentation On The Proximate Composition And Functional Properties of Jackfruit (Artrocarpus heterophyllus) Seed Flour (2010)
  • Effect of Duration Of Immersion (Hydrocooling) of Tomato Fruits In Water On The Quality Of Tomato Fruits (Lycopersicon esculentum MILL), Pectomech Cultivar (2010)
  • Dawadawa Production In The Nadowli District Of Upper West Region: Challenges And Prospects (2009)
  • Effect of Fermentation on Physico-Chemical And Functional Properties of Breadfruit Flour (2009)
  • Performance of Smooth Cayenne and MD2 Pineapple varieties in The Production of Chips (2009)
  • Postharvest Losses Assessment of Cabbage: Case Study Of Selected Markets In The Kumasi Metropolis ( 2009)
  • Physicochemical and Functional Properties of Three Local Cowpea Vigna unguiculata L. Varieties (Nhyira, Tona And Adom) (2009)
  • Biodeterioration of Selected Mangoes (Palmer and Keitt) In Ashanti Region (2009)
  • Performance of Palmer And Keitt Varieties in Production of Mango Chip (2009)
  • Studies On Some Selected Indigenous Leafy Vegetable In Around The Kumasi Metropolis  (2009) 
  • Effect of Stage of Ripening on Nutrient Content of Keitt Mango (Mangnifera indica) Chips (2008)
  • Effect of Different Ripening Stages on The Eating Quality of Keitt Mango (Mangifera indica) Chips (2008)
  • The Production of Dawadawa Using Some Selected Legumes (2007)
  • Expanding the use of breadfruits in Ghana (2004-2009).  

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