Frank Baffour-Ata is a Lecturer at the Department of Environmental Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Frank obtained his PhD in Enironmental Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Frank holds an M.Phil. Degree in Environmental Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and a BSc. Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.
Frank is a multidisciplinary Research Scientist who has used several research techniques that combine a broad span of disciplines including climate change and variability, ecology and land use and cover changes. Precisely, his research focuses on how climate change and variability affect food production in dryland farming systems and the adaptation practices used by smallholder farmers to manage climate risks.
Frank has received two prestigious international awards including Excellence in Reviewing for Journal of Geography, Environment, and Earth Science International in 2021 and Best Poster Presentation Award at African Climate and Development Initiative 5th Annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in 2020. He was a Research Scientist on Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (SWIFT) project aimed at delivering a step change in African weather forecasting capability and communication, from hourly to seasonal timescales, to protect the lives and livelihoods of African people while improving the economies of their countries.
Frank has several publications on climate change and variability issues in international peer-reviewed journals.