Prof. Emmanuel Lartey Kwame Osafo


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Emmanuel Osafo is Professor in the Department of Animal Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He served five years (2008-2013) as Head of the Department of Animal Science, KNUST, Kumasi and elected Vice Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (2010-2014). His area of specialization is Ruminant Nutrition and Production and has over thirty-five years’ experience teaching and researching in animal agriculture in Ghana and Africa. Emmanuel holds a PhD (Agriculture) from the University of Reading, England and is a member of the British Society of Animal Science as well as a member of the Ghana Society of Animal Production. His teaching experience includes teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in animal production and nutrition with emphasis on ruminants.

The research findings cover mainly work done in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ghana. Emmanuel Osafo has authored or co-authored over 100 Journal and Conference articles and 16 other publications. His publications have been mainly on evaluating straws as feed for ruminants and he has been involved with a team of researchers who developed the ‘self-selection’ technology for improving intake by ruminants. He has supervised several Undergraduate, Postgraduates including three PhDs and 12 Master’s theses. He has experience conducting training seminars for smallholder dairy farmers and local milk processors to improve on the efficiency of their production enterprises and indeed has produced a training manual together with his colleagues for this purpose. He has experience in successfully managing research grants for DFID, CARGS, Skills Development Fund (SDF) and INBAR. He has travelled extensively and attended and participated in several Animal related International Conferences.

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