Dr. Camillus Abawiera Wongnaa

Senior Lecturer

Research Areas/Interests

production economics, productivity and efficiency analysis, food security, rural livelihood, climate change and agriculture...~more

My full CV


Camillus Abawiera Wongnaa holds a PhD. Agricultural Economics degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and  Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, an MPhil. Agricultural Economics degree from the University of Ghana, Legon, a BSc. Agriculture (Agricultural Economics option) degree from the KNUST and  a Diploma in Education from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. Camillus is a member of Ghana Association of Agricultural Economists (GAAE), African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE), International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and a Fellow of Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN).  With over twenty (20) years of teaching experience in Ghana, Camillus has taught at the Primary, Junior High, Senior High and Tertiary school levels. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and an Agricultural Economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension of KNUST. Before his appointment at KNUST in August, 2016, he had worked for five (5) years as a Lecturer and later a Senior Lecturer and a Head of Department of Agropreneurship of Kumasi Technical University (formerly Kumasi Polytechnic), a department he established in 2011. He also worked as a part-time Lecturer and later a Senior Lecturer at the Wenchi Campus of Methodist University College, Ghana. To highlight some consultancy services Camillus has provided, he was a member of the consulting team that executed the End of Project Evaluation of the Sorghum Value Chain Project in Ghana, an evaluation that was commissioned by Concern Universal (Ghana) and Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Camillus was also a member of the team that conducted the Needs Assessment of Poultry Associations in Ghana for  the Ghana Poultry Project (GPP), a project which was funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by ACDI/VOCA and TechnoServe. He was one of the consultants in the Impact Study of Root Capital's Agricultural Enterprises  that linked smallholder farmers to markets in Ghana and Cote D'IVoire where he served as an Agricultural Economist. Currently, Camillus is KNUST's  Principal Investigator (PI) in the United Nations University (UNU)'s project  on the Promotion of Knowledge  Exchange, Creation and Sharing between  Africa and Asia in support of Africa's Sustainable Development.  He is also serving as an agricultural economist on the Ghana Fine Flavor Cocoa Project implemented by Optimal Change Partnership (a local NGO) in collaboration with Guittard Chocolate Company in California, USA. He is a versatile, analytical, self-starter, proactive and an organized individual who is able to prioritize workload effectively and efficiently.  Camillus is an excellent team player and used to working in highly competitive, challenging and multidisciplinary environments. He possesses excellent research skills and has mentored many students to undertake research at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr. Wongnaa has authored several refereed journal articles in the areas of agricultural economics and entrepreneurship which are indexed in Google Scholar and other credible refereed journal databases. His research areas are production economics, productivity and efficiency analysis, food security, rural livelihood as well as climate change  and agriculture.

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