Dr. Isaac Kankam-Boadu


Research Areas/Interests

Agronomy, Integragtred soil fertility management, Agriculture and rural development...~more

My full CV


Isaac is a development-oriented Agronomist with a PhD in Agronomy from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi and double Masters degrees in Project Planning and Management, and Agronomy from University of Bradford, UK and KNUST - Ghana, respectively. Isaac has over 17 years’ experience in Agriculture and Food security, rural development, and livelihoods improvement programs implementation. Over the period, he has managed multi-million dollar projects funded by USAID, USDA, the EU, AGRA and DANIDA. Between October 2019 and October 2020, Isaac was the Project Manager of USAID/FFP – funded 12-month Food Assistance for Ebola-Affected and Food Insecure Populations of Beni and Lubero (FABELU) in North Kivu of Congo with a goal to alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity among vulnerable, displaced IDPs and host communities especially youth, women, and children. Before FABELU, Isaac successfully managed a five year USDA-funded AMPLIFIES Ghana Project, a poultry value chain project which aimed at building downstream value chain capacity for Ghana’s agriculture industry, specifically strengthening market linkages for locally produced maize and soybean commodities utilized in feed and poultry production. Experiences also include multi-stakeholder engagement and managing partnerships to ensure achievement of goals. Expertise include agriculture and food security programming, cropping systems and soil fertility management, capacity building and mentoring, development program management, project management, proposal writing, and community mobilization and engagement. In Ghana, Isaac has worked in all the agro-geographical areas of Ghana. Internationally, Isaac has had lot of exposure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), United Kingdom, United States of America, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Tanzania, Rwanda, Israel, Singapore, and India. These experiences in multicultural environments have helped in appreciating and relating very well with people of different age, races, educational, and cultural backgrounds. Currently, Isaac is a lecturer at the department of Crop and Soil Sciences, KNUST handling courses such as Plantation and Industrial Crops Production, Arable Crops production and Management, Introduction to Agriculture, etc.

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