Professor Saa Dittoh is an agricultural/rural development economist with special interest in promotion of smallholder agriculture especially in relation to food and nutrition security, sustainable agricultural and food systems, irrigation and agricultural water management technologies, sustainable natural resources management, ICT for rural development and participatory learning approaches. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Ghana Journal of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (GJAEAB). Prof. Dittoh has collaborated with several international organizations and institutions in research. They include IITA, IWMI, IFPRI, UNU, CIRAD, World Vegetable Centre (Taiwan), CIAT, IUCN, Wageningen University, Vrije University in Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, University of KwaZulu Natal and others. He has also been a consultant to various organizations including UNICEF, WFP, FAO, IFAD, The World Bank, AfDB, World Vision, USAID, DFID, CIDA, GiZ, AFD, NEPAD, AGRA and several governmental and private sector establishments mainly in Ghana and Nigeria. He participated actively in the development of Ghana’s Medium Term Agriculture Sector Development Plans (METASIP I and II) and several other national development endeavors.
Prof. Dittoh had been Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Students and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the UDS at different times.