Dr. Camillus Abawiera Wongnaa


Research Areas/Interests

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

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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 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) and International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE). With over fifteen (15) years of teaching experience in Ghana, Camillus has taught at the Primary, Junior High, Senior High and Tertiary school levels. He taught at Grace Preparatory/JHS, first as a full-time teacher for one year and later as a part-time teacher for seven (7) years. After his BSc. Agriculture degree in 2005, he taught at Wenchi Methodist Senior High School in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana for two (2) years as a National Service Person. During this time, he was also a part-time teacher at Istiqaama Senior High School, also at Wenchi. Camillus is currently a Lecturer at 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). Also, he worked as a part-time Senior Lecturer at both the Methodist University College, Ghana and the University of Education, Winneba, 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. Camillus was also a co-consultant in the just ended assignment on Needs Assessment of Poultry Associations in Ghana for the Ghana Poultry Project (GPP). He is one of the consultants in the ongoing Impact Study of Root Capital's Agricultural Enterprises that link smallholder  farmers to market in Ghana and Cote D'Ivoire where he is serving 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 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 and multidisciplinary environments. He possesses excellent research skills and has mentored several students to undertake research at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr. Wongnaa has authored a number of refereed research articles in the areas of agricultural economics and entrepreneurship which are indexed in Google Scholar and other credible 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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