Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere Ph.D.

Director of Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Location
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Discipline
Economics
Interests
• Economic and business development policies and management with special emphasis on food and agriculture, health and nutrition, regional cooperation and international trade; quantitative decision modeling; knowledge management and innovations for develop
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About

Kwadwo Asenso-Okyere, a native of Ghana took up an appointment with IFPRI on November 6, 2006 after a long career with University of Ghana, Legon where he rose to become full professor in 1997 and vice-chancellor (chief executive) in 2002. Before then he was the director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of University of Ghana from 1997 to 2002. He has also worked with the World Bank, Ghana Ministry of Food and Agriculture and Ghana Cocoa Board.

He has researched widely on economic development issues and policies and published extensively in the areas of agriculture, international trade, health and nutrition. He has participated in the development of various agricultural and poverty reduction strategies in Ghana. From 1992, he participated in the research-capacity-building-dialogue activities of SADAOC (sustainable food security in central west Africa) Foundation and became the chairman of its management board from 1996 to 2006. He has collaborated with the Centre for World Food Studies at the Free University of Amsterdam, the Centre for Development Research of University of Bonn and the Institute of Development Studies of University of Sussex on various research activities.

He has been active in the International Association of Agricultural Economists of which he was associate editor of its journal, Agricultural Economics for eight years. He has served on many boards and committees in Ghana including the central bank and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research; and internationally including the UN University (Institute of Environment and Human Security), the Sustainability Innovation Council of Switzerland, Building Africa’s Scientific and Institutional Capacity for Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (BASIC), and the Global Open Food and Agriculture University.

He has won many awards for his contribution to development research and community development. He is a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Ghana Association of Certified Entrepreneurs. He holds a BSc (Honours) degree from University of Ghana, an MSc from University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and PhD from University of Missouri-Columbia, USA.

APPOINTMENTS
2001 – 2006: Member, Cocoa Sector Marketing Committee
2001 – 2006: Member, Board of Directors, IKAM Limited
2001 – 2006: Chairman, Searchlight (Policy Advocacy Group)
2001 – 2002: Member, MIMAP Research Advisory Board
2000 – 2002: Member, National Roll Back Malaria Coordinating Committee
1999 – 2001: Member, Steering Committee for research project on cost of family Planning and Reproductive Health Services, National Population Council
1999 – 2001: Member, National Census Technical Committee
1999 – 2000: Member, Task Force on Health Inequalities
1999 – 2000: Chairman, Poverty Measurement and Monitoring Group
1999 – 2000: Assessor, the Margaret Opferkuch Annual Award for Innovation in the Cocoa Industry in Ghana, Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences
1998 – 2006: Member, Sub-committee on the economy, Board of Directors, Bank of Ghana
1998 – 2006: Member, Board of Directors, Bank of Ghana
1998 – 2002: External Examiner, University of Cape Coast
1997 – 2000: Member, Technical Advisory Committee on Research and Evaluation, National Population Council
1997 – 1999: Member, Regional Advisory Board, IFPRI 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environment, West Africa Network
1996 – 2006: Chairman, SADAOC Foundation Management Board
1996 – 1999: Member, Thematic Working Group on Poverty Reduction
1996 – 1999: Member, National Technical Committee on Malaria
1995 – 2002: Member, Technical Committee on Poverty
1995 – 2002: Cocoa Pricing Review Committee
1995 – 2002: Associate Editor, Agricultural Economics, the Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists
1995 – 2000: Master, Commonwealth Hall
1994 – 1999: External Examiner, University for Development Studies
1992 – 1996: Chairman, Reseau Ghaneen of SADAOC Foundation
1992 – 1995: Vice-Master, Commonwealth Hall
1992 – 1995: President, Senior Common Room, Commonwealth Hall
1991 – 1995: Member Advisory Board, Nigerian School of Economics
1991 – 1995: Commonwealth Expert Committee on Poverty Alleviation
1987 – 2006: Member, Board of Directors, Show-Me Enterprise Ltd.
1986 – 1989: Senior Tutor, Commonwealth Hall, University of Ghana
1985 – 1988: Moderator, Statistics Examination, Institute of Chartered Accountants
1985 – 1986: Tutor, Commonwealth Hall, University of Ghana
1976 – 1978: Tutor, Commonwealth Hall, University of Ghana
2003 –2008: Member, Board, UN University Institute of Environment & Human Security
2009 –Present: Chairman, Board, UN University Institute of Environment & Human Security
2006 – Present: Member, International Sustainability Innovation Council of Switzerland
2008 – Present: Member, Global Consortium on Higher Education and Research in Agriculture
2010 – Present: Member, Board of Governors, Foundation for International Training
2010 - Present: Fellow, African Association of Agricultural Economists
2011 - Present: Member, 2012 African Capacity Indicators External Reference Group

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
-International Association of Agricultural Economists
-American Agricultural Economics Association
-West Africa Agricultural Economics Association
-African Rural Social Science Research Network
-Social Science and Medicine Africa Network
-Food Oils Network for Africa
-Society for International Development
-Economic Society of Ghana
-Ghana Association of Agricultural Economists
-African Association of Agricultural Economists
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Publications

  • Understanding the interaction between farm labor productivity, and health and nutrition: A survey of the evidence

    Asenso-Okyere K, Chiang C, Thangata P, Andam K, Mekonnen D

    Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics (2011)

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  • Evaluation of value-added agricultural advisory services Case study of agriclinics in Southern India

    Glendenning C, Babu S, Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Responding to land degradation in the highlands of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

    Kumasi T, Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Two-Way Links between Health and Farm Labor

    Asenso-Okyere K, Asante F, Tarekegn J, Andam K

    Reshaping agriculture for nutrition and health (2012)

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  • Addressing the Links among Agriculture, Malaria, and Development in Africa

    Asenso-Okyere K, Asante F, Tarekegn J, Andam K

    Reshaping Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (2012)

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  • Productivity boost

    Asenso-Okyere K

    D+C (2012)

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  • Farmers’ information needs and search behaviors Case study in Tamil Nadu, India

    Babu S, Glendenning C, Asenso-Okyere K, Govindarajan S

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  • Increasing agricultural productivity & enhancing food security in Africa: Synopsis of the international conference held 1-3 November 2011 in Addis Ababa

    Asenso-Okyere K, Jemaneh S

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  • Sustaining smallholder cocoa production in West Africa through rural transformation

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Proceedings of the 16th International Cocoa Research Conference (2010)

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  • Institutional and public expenditure review of Ghana’s ministry of food and agriculture

    Kolavalli S, Birner R, Benin S, Horowitz L, Babu S, Asenso-Okyere K et al.

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  • Review of agricultural extension in India: Are farmers’ information needs being met?

    Glendenning C, Babu S, Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Of, HIV and AIDS and farm labor productivity: A review Africa, recent evidence in

    Asenso-Okyere K, Andam K, Aragon C, Thangata P, Mekonnen D

    Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics (2010)

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  • Two-way links between health and farm labor

    Aseno-Okyere K, Chiang C, Thangata P, Andam K

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  • Addressing the links among agriculture, malaria, and development in Africa

    Aseno-Okyere K, Asante F, Tarekegn J, Andam K

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  • Interactions between health and farm-labor productivity

    Asenso-Okyere K, Chiang C, Thangata P, Andam K

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  • A review of the economic impact of malaria on agricultural development

    Asenso-Okyere K, Asante F, Tarekegn J, Andam K

    Agricultural Economics (2011)

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  • Fertilizer Development in Ghana: The Policy Environment

    Asenso-Okyere K, Hagan K, Osei I, Seini W

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  • The operation and sustainability of the revolving drug fund scheme in Ghana. A pilot study of four districts

    Asenso-Okyere K, Osei-Akoto A, Anum A, Tenkorang A

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  • The impact of cost recovery on health care seeking behaviour. A qualitative study of three districts in Ghana.

    Asenso-Okyere K, Osei-Akoto A, Anum A, Adukonu A

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  • The role of men in promoting more equitable relations in Malaria and health care

    Asenso-Okyere K, Anum A, Osei-Akoto A, Codjoe V, Adukonu A

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  • Household cost of seeking Malaria care. A retrospective study of two districts in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K, Dzator J

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  • Health financing and social security in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Socio-Economic aspects of Malaria in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Behaviour towards Malaria Care- A multinomial logit approach

    Asenso-Okyere K, Dzator J, Osei-Akoto A

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  • Services in the Ghanaian economy (Part 1)

    Asenso-Okyere K, Osei-Akoto A, Seini W, Wilmot K

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  • Disease and health in four selected areas in Ghana with special reference to Malaria and Schistomiasis

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Analytical review of the agricultural research system of Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Guaranteed minimum price for Maize: An assessment of its effectiveness for future policy formulation

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Agro-processing. Ghana medium term agricultural development programme

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Education for agriculture. Ghana medium term agricultural development programme

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Information management system for monitoring the MTADP. Ghana medium term agricultural development programme

    Asenso-Okyere K, Lounsbury D

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  • Marketing and storage. Ghana medium term agricultural development programme

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Towards a national extension system. Ghana medium term agricultural development programme

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • The role of agricultural economics in research and development

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Food and agricultural policy model for Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Simultaneous equations and unobservable or proxy variables

    Goungetas B, Johnson S, Asenso-Okyere K, Safyurtlu A

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  • Evolution of international wheat trade, 1967-1981

    Asenso-Okyere K, Bredahl M

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  • Analysis of international wheat trade

    Asenso-Okyere K, Bredahl M

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  • Feed grain policies and the beef economy of the United States

    Asenso-Okyere K, Johnson S

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  • Production and modern processing of groundnuts in Northern Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Health

    Asenso-Okyere K, Ahiadeke C

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  • Situation analysis of children in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K, Ahiadeke C, Osei-Akoto A, Duncan B

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  • Ghana Living Standards Survey

    Asenso-Okyere K, Asante F, Osei-Akoto A

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  • Food and agriculture sector development programme (FASDEP)

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Demographic profile of cocoa-growing districts in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K, Asuming-Brempong S

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  • Cocoa child labour study in Ghana

    Asuming-Brempong S, Sarpong D, Amoo P, Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Technology Transfer in the Informal Sector: A study of GRATIS/ITTU clients and customers

    Asenso-Okyere K, Seini W, Asante F

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  • Telematics usage for Ghana’s development

    Asenso-Okyere K, Seini W, Abdulai M

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  • National health insurance in Ghana. A study of the informal sector

    Asenso-Okyere K, Appiah E, Anum A, Osei-Akoto A

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  • Determination of optimum staff complement for Ashanti Goldfields Corporation Hospital

    Addo E, Nabilla J, Asenso-Okyere K, Akiwumi A

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  • Evaluation of the project: Strengthening agriculture planning in support of government's agriculture sector rehabilitation programme in Ghana

    Huntington R, Lyimo P, Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Mid-Term evaluation of the agricultural services rehabilitation project

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Monitoring the agricultural productivity promotion programme. An assessment and impact study

    Asenso-Okyere K, Boateng M

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  • Baseline data for IFAD Smallholder Credit Input and Marketing Project

    Asenso-Okyere K, Baah S, Boateng M

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  • Medium Term Agricultural Development Programme (MTADP) for Ghana

    Bunyasi S, Dapaah S, Asenso-Okyere K, Harma R

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  • An appraisal of the export market for selected fruits in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • The supply, distribution and prices of imported consumer items in Ghana

    Ewusi K, Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Estimation of the intermediate and long-term demand for phosphate, nitrogen and potash fertilizer in the United States

    Johnson S, Womack A, Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Feasibility report on the need for additional swimming pools in Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Survey on an optimal hospital size

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • A report on an integrated feed mill with a yearly production of 15,000 tons, a hatchery and a broiler for Brong-Ahafo and Ashanti Regions in Ghana

    Dapaah S, Asenso-Okyere K

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  • An economic analysis of full time hired labour on Ontario diary farms

    Funk T, Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Income determinants of Ontario dairy farm employees

    Funk T, Asenso-Okyere K

    Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (1971)

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  • Economic bulletin of the sugar industry of Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • The state of the vegetable oil industry of Ghana before the 1980's: An economic survey

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • The exchange value of the Cedi and Ghana's international trade

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Information system: The missing link in agricultural policy formulation in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Variability in forecasts in a nonlinear model of the U.S. beef sector

    Asenso-Okyere K, Johnson S

    Applied Economics (1987)

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  • Information management system as an aid to agricultural policy formulation in Africa

    Asenso-Okyere K

    African Administrative Studies (1988)

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  • Socio-Economic approach to the control of Schistosomiasis in endemic areas in Ghana: A feasibility study in the Densu River Basin area

    Asenso-Okyere K, Osei-Akoto A, Wen S, Twumasi P

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  • Reflection on the implementation of an effective agricultural policy in Africa

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Food production and agriculture in Africa (1988)

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  • Multi period Agricultural Sector Model for Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K, O'Mara G, Meeraus A

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  • Surveying rural populations in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Proceedings of the First Farming Systems Workshop (1990)

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  • The response of farmers to Ghana's adjustment policies

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Long-Term perspective study of Sub-Saharan Africa, economic and sectoral policy issues, Volume 2 (1990)

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  • Ghana's Cocoa Pricing Policy

    Bateman M, Meeraus A, Newberry D, Asenso-Okyere K, O'Mara G

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  • The effects of domestic policies on exportable primary commodities: The case of Ghana and cocoa

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Issues in African Rural Development (1991)

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  • Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Communal Property Resources

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Policies and Prospects (1991)

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  • Case Studies on rural poverty alleviation in the Commonwealth: Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Integration of poverty alleviation programmes into overall development strategies with special reference to Ghana's PAMSCAD

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Strategies for poverty reduction (1993)

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  • International trade and payments development policies and options

    Asenso-Okyere K, Kassim Y

    Policies and options for Ghanaian economic development (1993)

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  • Policies and strategies for rural poverty alleviation in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K, Asante F, Gyekye O

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  • Communal property resources in Ghana: Policies and prospects

    Asenso-Okyere K, Atsu S, Obeng I

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  • Fertilizer pricing and distribution policy in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Issues in African Rural Development, Vol. 2 (1994)

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  • Socio-economic factors in malaria control

    Asenso-Okyere K

    World Health Forum (1994)

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  • Structural adjustment in Ghana. Rural poverty alleviation or escalation?

    Asenso-Okyere K

    African Administrative Studies (1995)

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  • Financing health care in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

    World Health Forum (1995)

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  • Sustainable food security in central West Africa

    Benneh G, Tims W, Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Nutrition, labour productivity and labour supply of men and women in Ghana

    van Den Boom G, Nube M, Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Determinants of health and nutritional status of children in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K, Asante F, Nube M

    Sustainable Food Security in West Africa (1997)

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  • Characterising the poor in Ghana: A logit approach

    Asenso-Okyere K, Nsowah-Nuamah N, Albersen P

    Sustainable Food Security in West Africa (1997)

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  • The status of food security in West Africa

    Asenso-Okyere K, Benneh G, Tims W

    Sustainable Food Security in West Africa (1997)

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  • Transforming agricultural production and productivity for sustained rapid growth and development: Ghana in the 21st Century

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Improving human livelihood. A development challenge of the 21st century

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Living at the expense of future generations: Innovating for sustainable development

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Improving the livelihood of rural people through agricultural research and development, with special reference to cocoa farmers in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • The economic impact of the burden of malaria in Ghana

    Asante F, Asenso-Okyere K, Kusi A

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  • Large differences in nutritional status between fully weaned and partially breast fed children beyond the age of 12 months

    Nube M, Asenso-Okyere K

    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1996)

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  • The behaviour towards malaria care - A multinomial logit approach

    Asenso-Okyere K, Dzator J, Osei-Akoto A

    Social Indicators Research (1996)

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  • Household cost of seeking malaria care: A retrospective study of two districts in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K, Dzator J

    Social Science, and Medicine (1997)

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  • Sustainable food security in West Africa

    Asenso-Okyere K, Benneh G, Tims W

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  • Recent Performance of the Non-Traditional Export Sector in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K, Asante F

    Legon Export Outlook (1997)

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  • Socio-cultural and political aspects of development in the 21st Century Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Governance and Development in West Africa: Perspectives for the 21st Century (1997)

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  • Drug delivery and health workers' behaviour

    Asenso-Okyere K, Osei-Akoto A, Anum A, Adukonu A

    World Health Forum (1997)

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  • Body mass index as indicator of standard of living in developing countries

    Nube M, Asenso-Okyere K, van Den Boom G

    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1998)

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  • Willingness to pay for health insurance in a developing economy: A pilot study of the informal sector of Ghana using contingent valuation

    Asenso-Okyere K, Osei-Akoto A, Anum A, Appiah E

    Health Policy (1997)

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  • A review of the economic impact of malaria in agricultural development

    Asenso-Okyere K, Asante F, Tarekegn J, Andam K

    Agricultural Economics (2010)

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  • Understanding the health and nutritional status of children in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K, Asante F, Nube M

    Agricultural Economics (1997)

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  • Natural Resource management oriented agricultural research and policy change: Comparing two Ghanaian research experiences

    Asenso-Okyere K, Faber D, Meijerink G

    Closing the Loop. From Research on Natural Resources to Policy change (1998)

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  • Cost recovery in Ghana: Are there any changes in health care seeking behaviour?

    Asenso-Okyere K, Anum A, Osei-Akoto A, Adukonu A

    Health Policy and Planning (1998)

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  • Status of public policy on poverty reduction in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries. Experiences from Asia and Africa (1999)

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  • The behavior of health care workers in an era of cost sharing: a study from Ghana’s drug cash and carry and carry system

    Asenso-Okyere K, Osei-Akoto A, Adukonu A

    Tropical Medicine and International Health (1999)

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  • Challenges of banking business in Ghana

    Asenso-Okyere K

    The Ghanaian Banker (2000)

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  • Wealth Accumulation, Utilization, and Retention: A Converse to Treatise on Poverty Reduction

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Global business environment - An overview

    Asenso-Okyere K

    The Manager, Journal of the Ghana Institute of Management (2001)

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  • Globalization: opportunities and challenges facing African countries

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Dynamiques de Développment. Débats, Théoriques et Enjeux Politiques à L’aube du 21e Siècle, Mélanges en l'honneur de Georges Walter Ngango (2003)

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  • Economic burden of malaria in the African region: Evidence from Ghana

    Asante F, Asenso-Okyere K

    Communicable Diseases Bulletin for the African Region, World Health Organization (2006)

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  • Reflections on economic development policy in West Africa

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Legon Journal of International Affairs (2005)

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  • Application of social sciences and statistical research to Ghana’s development

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Harnessing Research, Science & Technology for Sustainable Development in Ghana (2005)

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  • Public expenditure and institutional review: Ghana’s ministry of food and agriculture

    Kolavalli S, Birner R, Benin S, Horowitz L, Chandra B, Asenso-Okyere K et al.

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  • Advancing agriculture in developing countries through knowledge and innovation

    Asenso-Okyere K, Davis K, Aredo D

    International conference on Advancing agriculture in developing countries through knowledge and innovation (2008)

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  • Rebuilding after emergency: Revamping agricultural research in Sierra Leone after civil war

    Asenso-Okyere K, Workneh S, Rhodes E, Sutherland J

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  • The linkages between agriculture and malaria: Issues for policy, research, and capacity strengthening

    Asenso-Okyere K, Asante F, Tarekegn J, Andam K

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  • Knowledge and innovation for agricultural development

    Asenso-Okyere K, Davis K

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  • Biofuel policies and the food crises in developing countries

    Asenso-Okyere K

    International Seminar on Nuclear War and Planetary Emergencies 40th Session (2009)

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  • Building Capacity To Increase Agricultural Productivity And Incomes Of Poor Small-scale farmers

    Asenso-Okyere K

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  • Mapping Sustainable Production in Ghanaian Cocoa

    Ware Barrientos S, Asenso-Okyere K, Asuming-Brempong S, Sarpong D, Anyidoho N, Leavy J

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  • Making innovation and innovation systems work for the poor

    Babu S, Asenso-Okyere K

    The International Journal for Rural Development (2010)

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  • Cocoa value chain: Challenges facing Ghana in a changing global confectionary market

    Barrientos S, Asenso-Okyere K

    Journal für Entwicklungspolitik (JEP)

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  • Technological tools to address the food crises

    Asenso-Okyere K, Babu S

    CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources (2008)

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  • The world food crises: Origins, impacts and remedies available to Africa

    Asenso-Okyere K

    The Bulletin of Fridays of the Commission

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  • Make rural development happen

    Asenso-Okyere K

    Development & Cooperation (D+C) (2008)

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  • Indispensable institutions (Unverzichtbare Institutionen)

    Asenso-Okyere K, von Braun J

    Development & Cooperation (D+C) (48)

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  • Capacity strengthening through collective action: CGIAR and regional organizations in Africa

    Asenso-Okyere K, Babu S

    Alignment and Collective Action Updates (2007)

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  • A bigger role for universities to enhance agricultural innovation and growth in developing countries : Do geography and ethnic diversity matter?

    Asenso-Okyere K, von Braun J

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  • High food prices : The what, who, and how of proposed policy actions

    Asenso-Okyere K, von Braun J, Ahmed A, Fan S, Gulati A, Hoddinott J et al.

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Professional experience

Director of Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

August 2010 - Present

Director of Knowledge, Capacity, and Innovation Division (formerly ISNAR Division)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

January 2007 - July 2010 (3 years 6 months)

Senior Research Fellow, Leader, Nigeria Strategy Support Program

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

November 2006 - January 2007 (2 months)

Professor and Vice-Chancellor

University of Ghana

October 2002 - September 2006 (3 years 11 months)

Director: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research

University of Ghana

October 1997 - September 2002 (4 years 11 months)

Professor

University of Ghana

September 1997 - June 2002 (4 years 9 months)

Acting Deputy Director: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research

University of Ghana

January 1996 - September 1997 (1 year 8 months)

Associate Professor: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research

University of Ghana

October 1990 - August 1997 (6 years 10 months)

Acting Director: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research

University of Ghana

January 1995 - December 1995 (11 months)

Senior Research Fellow: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research

University of Ghana

June 1987 - September 1990 (3 years 3 months)

Consultant: Member of Government Task Force

Government of Ghana

July 1989 - February 1990 (7 months)

Economist: Agriculture Operations, Western Africa Department

World Bank

November 1988 - April 1989 (5 months)

Consultant

Ghana Cocoa Board/World Bank

October 1987 - May 1988 (7 months)

Research Fellow: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research

University of Ghana

October 1976 - May 1987 (10 years 7 months)

Research Associate: Department of Agricultural Economics

University of Missouri-Columbia

June 1982 - September 1984 (2 years 3 months)

Error Analyst/Programmer: Academic Computer Center

University of Missouri-Columbia

September 1980 - May 1982 (1 year 8 months)

Research Associate: School of Agricultural Economics and Extension Education

University of Guelph

December 1975 - February 1976 (2 months)

Research/Teaching Assistant: Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research

University of Ghana

June 1973 - December 1973 (6 months)

Education history

IMD International

Leadership Program

June 2008 - June 2008

Harvard University

Management Training

July 2003 - July 2003

University of Abertay

Management Training

July 2002 - July 2002

University of Missouri-Columbia

Ph.D. Agricultural Economics

August 1978 - May 1982 (3 years 9 months)

University of Guelph

MS Agricultural Economics

January 1974 - December 1975 (1 year 11 months)

University of Ghana

B.Sc. Agricultural Economics

October 1969 - May 1973 (3 years 7 months)