Publications, 2019

Gbangoua, T., Ludwiga, F., Slobbea V. E., Hoanga, L., and Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G. (2019). Seasonal Variability and Predictability of Agro-Meteorological Indices: Tailoring Onset of Rainy Season Estimation to Meet Farmers’ Needs in Ghana. Climate Services.

Amoah, M. C., Issifu, H., Tom-Dery, D., Husseini, R., Baatuuwie, N. B., Ochire-Boadu, K. and Asante, J. W. (2019). Logging Effects of Illegal Chainsaw Milling and Conventional Logging in Krokosua Hills Forest Reserve, Ghana. International Journal of Conservation Science

Amadu Baba, N, Quainoo, A. K., Cobbina, S. J. and Awuku, F. J. (2019). Inhibition of Bacterial Growth Using False Yam (Icacina Oliviformis) Extract as an Additive in Liquid Soap. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

Chirawurah, D., Fiskin, J., Santuah, N., Siu, A., Bawah, A. and Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G. (2019). Deliberation for Development: Ghana’s First Deliberative Poll. Journal of Public Deliberation.

Adongo, A. T., Kyei-Baffour, N., Abagale, F. K. and Agyare, W. A. (2019). Assessment of Reservoir Sedimentation of Irrigation Dams in Northern Ghana. Lake and Reservoir Management.

Karg, H., Hologa, R., Schlesinger, J., Drescher, A., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G. and Glaser, R. (2019). Classifying and Mapping Peri-urban Area of Rapidly Growing Medium-Sized Sub-Saharan African Cities: A Multi-Method Approach Applied to Tamale, Ghana. Land.

Osei, A. R., Konate, Y. and Abagale, F. K. (2019). Pollutant Removal and Growth Dynamics of Macrophyte Species for Faecal Sludge Treatment with Constructed Wetland Technology. Water Science and Technology.

Abagale, A. S., Atiemo, S., Abagale, F. K., Ampofo, A., Amoahe, C. Y., Aguree, S. and Osei, Y. (2019). Pesticide Residues Detected in Selected Crops, Fish and Soil from Irrigation Sites in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Advanced Journal of Chemistry-Section A, 2020, 3(2), 221-237 Available online at: ISSN Online: 2645-5676 DOI: 10.33945/SAMI/AJCA.2020.2.10

Dzomeku, I. K., Appiah, E. A. and Amanor, W. (2019). Two Year Residual Effect of Indigenous Organic Materials on Maize (Zea Mays L.) Productivity in the Guinea Savannah Zone of Ghana. Advances in Agricultural Science.

Baatuuwie N. B., Nasare, I. L., Smaila, A., Issifu, H. and Asante, W. J. (2019). Effect of Seed Pre-Treatment and its Duration on Germination of Detarium Microcarpum (Guill. and Perr.). African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 10.5897/AJEST2019.2706

Diawuo, F., Kosoe, E. A. and Doke, D. A. (2019). Participation of Women Farmers in Agroforestry Practices in the Jaman South Municipality, Ghana. Ghana Journal of Development Studies.

Adongo, T. A., Agyare, W. A., Abagale, F. K. and Kyei-Baffour, N. (2019). Spatial Soil Loss Estimation Using an Integrated GIS-Based Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (Rusle) In Selected Watersheds in Northern Ghana. International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology. DOI:

Tiika, R. J., Issifu, H, Baatuuwie, N. B., Nasare, I. L. and Husseini, R. (2019). Seed Quality, Germinability and Initial Growth of Pterocarpus Erinaceus (African Rosewood). How Important are Mother Tree Size, Source and Timing of Fruit Harvest? Journal of Forest and Environmental Science.

Leon, P. G, Jordan, D. L, Bolfrey-Arku, G. and Dzomeku, I. (2019). Sustainable Weed Management in Peanut. Taylor And Francis Group, Llc.

Akudugu, M. A. (2019). The Ghana Inclusive Development Research Network (GIDRN): A Collaborative Initiative to Promote Evidence-Based Decision Making for Inclusive Development. International Journal of Development [UDSIJD], Special Issue, September 2019, pp. 79-96. Doi:

Zakaria, A., Azumah, S. B., Akudugu, M. A. and Donkoh, S.A. (2019). Welfare Effects of Livelihood Diversification of Farm Households in Northern Ghana: A Quantitative Approach UDS. International Journal of Development [UDSIJD], Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp. 214-226. Doi:

Damba, O. T., Abarike, M. A., Nabilse, C. K., and Akudugu, M. A. (2019). Urban Poverty Analysis in Tamale. International Journal of Development [UDSIJD], Special Issue, September 2019
, pp. 79-96. Doi:

Agula, C., Mabe, F. N., Akudugu, M. A., Dittoh, S., Ayambila, N. S. and Bawah, A. (2019). Enhancing Healthy Ecosystems in Northern Ghana through Eco-Friendly Farm-Based Practices: Insights from Irrigation Scheme-Types. BMC Ecology, Vol. 19, Issue 38, pp. 1-11. Doi:

Fielmual, N., Akudugu, M. A. and Dugle, G. (2019). Water, Sanitation and Rural Livelihoods Nexus: An Exploratory Study of Wogu in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Ghana Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 199-219. Doi:

Akudugu, M. A. (2019). The Relative Importance of Credit in Agricultural Production in Ghana: Implications for Policy and Practice. Ghana Journal of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 104-119.

Wumbei, A., Bawa, J. S. K., Akudugu, M. A. and Spanoghe, P. (2019). Effects of herbicides use on yield and yam rots: A case study in Wulensi, Ghana. Agriculture, Vol. 9, Issue 95. Doi:

Akudugu, M. A. (2019). Understanding Research and Research Paradigms. Accra: Gavoss Publishers Ltd, ISBN 978-9988-54-012-8, (Peer-reviewed, 7 chapters, 172 pages, hardcover).


Publications, 2020

Abagale, F. K., Alazuga, I. N. A., Osei, A. R.(2020). Shea waste slurry as an organic soil amendment of tropical soils in the Tamale Metropolis, Northern Ghana. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management. Doi: 10.5897/JSSEM2020.0820

Abagale, F,K,.Letey, C.G., Agyeman, R. O.(2020). Effect of Source of Irrigation Water on Soil Chemical Properties in Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. Ghana Journal of Technology, Science and Development. Doi:

Abagale, F. K., Osei, R. A., Antwi, P. K. (2020). Water Quality Variation of Selected Open Wells and Boreholes in Tolon District of Northern Ghana. International Journal of Current Research. Doi:

Abagale, K,F., Yusif1,H., Abagale,A.S.(2020). Nutrient concentration in surface water from crop lands in the Tolon District, Ghana. Asian Journal of Science and Technology. Doi: Available Online at

Abdallah, A., Zhang,P.,  Abubakari, A-H., Elemba, E., Qingzhen Zhong,Q., Sun, Z., (2020). Reclamation of Astragalus By-Product through Dietary Inclusion in Ruminant Diets: Effects on Growth Performance, Nutrient Digestibility, Rumen Fermentation, Blood Biochemical. Hindawi Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Doi:

Abdul-Ganiyu.S., Prosper,K. (2020). Groundwater Resources as a Resilient Alternative for Irrigation in the Upper West Region of Ghana – A Study of Groundwater Potential. International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology. DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT20JUN811

Akuriba, A.M., Haagsma, R., Heerink, N.,Dittoh, S.(2020). Assessing governance of irrigation systems: A view from below. World Development Perspective. Doi:

Anang, T.B., Ayambila, N.S. (2020). Participation in Agricultural Extension and Labor Productivity: A Case Study of Smallholder Farmers in Ghana. International Journal on Food System Dynamics. Doi:

Baatuuwie, N.B.,  Nasare, I.L.,  Tefuttor, G.E.(2020).  Biochar as an alternative growth medium for tree seedlings in the Guinea Savanna Zone of Ghana. African Journal of Plant Science. Doi: DOI: 10.5897/AJPS2019.1796

Berdjour, A., Dzomeku, K. I., Dokurugu, F., Yemyoliya, A. H., Naabe Yaro, N.R. (2020). Maize–soybean intercropping effect on yield productivity, weed control and diversity in northern Ghana. Weed Biology and Management. Doi:

Codjoe, A.N.S., Gough, V.K., Wilby, R., Kasei, A.R., Yankson, K.W.P., Amankwaa, F.E., Abarike, A.M.,Atiglo, Y.D., Kayaga,S., Mensah, P.,Nabilse, Griffiths, L.P. (2020) Impact of extreme weather conditions on healthcare provision in urban Ghana. Journal of Social Science & Medicine. Doi:

Dawuda, M. M., Hope, K. N., Abubakari, A-H., Desewu, M., Hunsulu, H., Otabil, A. (2020). Effects of different NPK fertilizers and time of harvest on physical quality and root yield of carrot (Daucus carota L.) cultivated in the “Bediese soil and Nyankpala soil series” of Ghana. Doi: Accessed

Dovie, K.B.D., Dzodzomenyo, M., Dodor,E.D., Amoah, B.A., Twerefou, K.D., Codjoe, A.N.S., Kasei, A.R.(2020). Multi-Vector Approach to Cities’ Transition to Low-Carbon Emission Developments. Journal of sustainability. Doi:

Ehiakpora, S.D., Danso-Abbeamb, G.,  Dagungaa,G., Ayambila, N.A.(2020). Impact of Zai technology on farmers’ welfare: Evidence from northern Ghana. Technology in Society . Doi:

Gbangou, T., Ludwig. F., Slobbe, V. E., Greuell, W., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G. (2020). Rainfall and dry spell occurrence in Ghana: trends and seasonal predictions with a dynamical and a statistical model. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. Doi: 

Gbangou, T., Sarku, R.,  Slobbe, V.E., Ludwig, F., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G., Paparrizos, S. (2020) Coproducing Weather Forecast Information with and for Smallholder Farmers in Ghana: Evaluation and Design Principles. Atmosphere. Doi: doi:10.3390/atmos11090902

Kayaga, S., Amankwaa, E., Gough, K., Wilby, R.,  Abarike, M., Codjoe, S., Kasei, R., Nabilse, R., Yankson, P., Mensah, P., Abdullah, K., Griffiths, P.(2020). Cities and extreme weather events: Impact of flooding and extreme heat on water and electricity services in Ghana. Journal of Environment and Urbanization. Doi: https:/

Korese, K.J., Hensel. O., Sturm, B. (2020). Effect of Sieve Particle Size and Blend Proportion on the Quality Properties of Peeled and Unpeeled Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato Composite Flours. Foods. Doi:

Larsen, K., Cobbina, J. S., Ofori. S. A. (2020). Quantification and health risk assessment of heavy metals in milled maize and millet in the Tolon District, Northern Ghana. Food Science & Nutrition. Doi:

Ofori, S.A., Cobbina, J.S., Doke, D.A. (2020). The occurrence and levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in African environments—a systematic review. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. Doi:

Sarku, R., Dewulf, A., Slobbe, V.E., Termeer, K., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G. (2020). Rainfall and dry spell occurrence in Ghana: trends and seasonal predictions with a dynamical and a statistical model. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. Doi:

Tahirui, A.A., Doke, A.D., Baatuuwie, N.B.(2020). Effect of land use and land cover changes on water quality. Applied Water Science. Doi:

Z˙mija, K.,  Fortes, A., Tia, N.M.,  Su¯mane, S., Ayambila, N.S.,  Z˙mija, D.,  Satoła,L., Sutherland, L.A.(2020). Small farming and generational renewal in the context of food security challenges.

Publications 2021

Abdallah,s., Abagale, K.A., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G.(2021). Soil physical and hydraulic properties of irrigable lands in the northern region of Ghana. Indian Journal of Ecology. Doi: Access

Nyadzi, E., Bessah, E., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G. (2021). Taking Stock of Climate Change Induced Sea Level Rise across the West African Coast. Environmental Claims Journal. Doi: 

Cobbina, J.S., Yakubu, R., Akpabey, J.F., Duwiejuah, B.A., Abuntori, N.Z.(2021). Hydrochemistry of groundwater in the Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. Environmental Earth Sciences. Doi:

Ofori,S. A., Cobbina, S. J., Obiri, S.(2021). Climate Change, Land, Water and Food Security: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. Doi:

Adongo, A. T., Felix K. Abagale, K. A., Agyare, A.W.(2021). Modelling and forecasting reservoir sedimentation of irrigation dams in the Guinea Savannah Ecological Zone of Ghana. Water Practice and Technology.

Asirifi, I., Kaetzl, K., Werner, S., Saba, C. K. S., Abagale, F. K., Amoah, P. and Marschner B. (2021). Pathogen and Heavy Metal Contamination in Urban Agroecosystems of Northern Ghana: Influence of Biochar Application and Wastewater Irrigation. Journal of Environmental Quality.Doi:

Akudugu, A.M., Millar, K-N-D.K., Akuriba, A.M.(2021). The Livelihoods Impacts of Irrigation in Western Africa:The Ghana Experience. Sustainability . Doi:

Antwi-Boateng, O.,Akudugu, A.M. (2021). Golden Migrants: The Rise and Impact of Illegal Chinese Small-Scale Mining in Ghana. Politics and Policy. Doi:

Chikpah, S. K., Korese, J. K., Hensel, O., Sturm, B. and Pawelzik, E. (2021). Rheological properties of dough and bread quality characteristics as influenced by the proportion of wheat flour substitution with orange-fleshed sweet potato flour and baking conditions. LWT –Food Science and Technology. Doi:

Amo-Aidoo, A., Hensel, O., Korese, J. K., Abunde Neba, F. and Sturm, B (2021). A framework for optimization of energy efficiency and integration of hybridized-solar energy in agro- industrial plants: Bioethanol production from cassava in Ghana. A framework for optimization of energy efficiency and integration of hybridized-solar energy in agro- industrial plants: Bioethanol production from cassava in Ghana. Doi:

Korese, J. K., Chikpah, S. K., Hensel, O., Pawelzik, E. and Sturm, B. (2021). Effect of orange-fleshed sweet potato flour particle size and degree of wheat flour substitution on physical, nutritional, textural and sensory properties of cookies. European Food Research and Technology. Doi:

Aderibigbe, R.O., Ezekiel, O.O., Owolade, S.O., Korese, J. K., Sturm, B., Hensel., O.(201). Exploring the potentials of underutilized Grain amaranth (Amaranthus spp.) along the value chain for food and nutrition security- A review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. Doi:

Abdul-Ganiyu, S., Kpiebaya,P. (2021). Estimating the groundwater storage for future irrigation schemes. Water Supply. Water Supply. Doi:

Nyadzi, E., Bessah, E., Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G., Ludwig, F. (2021). Hydro‑climatic and land use/cover changes in Nasia catchment of the White Volta basin in Ghana. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. Doi:

Antwi-Boateng, O., Akudugu, A.M.(2021). Movers, Motives, and Impact of Illegal Small-Scale Mining: A Case Study in Ghana. Perspectives on Global Development and Technology.  Doi: Access

Ansah, K. G.I., Tampaa, F.,Tetteh, D.K.B. (2021). Farmers’ control strategies against fall armyworm and determinants of implementation in two districts of the Upper West Region of Ghana. International Journal of Pest Management.Doi:

Student Thesis, 2021

  1. Ahmed Jaharatu (2021), Understanding the hydro-climate information needs of lowland rice farmers in Savelugu Municipality of Northern Ghana, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.
  2. Dogbe Richard Kwame (2021), Hydro-climate information services in Ghana: Farmer support application implementation and evaluation, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.
  3. Kah Ngiah-Sah Kyria (2021), Effects of variety, deficit drip irrigation and rice straw mulch of flowering, fruiting yield of tomato (lycopersicon esculent L.), University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
  4. Mohammed Joseph Sessay (2021), Assessment of the drainage systems in the lowland of Bontanga Irrigation Scheme of Ghana, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.
  5. Negash Wondimu Tatek (2021), Impact of landuse and landcover change on watershed hydrology: A case study of Mojo watershed, Ethopia, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.
  6. Tiku Chantal Atut (2021), Effects of drip irrigation regime and rice mulch on growth and yield of yam (dioscorea rotundate L.) seedlings in Northern Ghana, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.
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