Brief History of Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension
To become the prime leader in the provision of agribusiness, applied economics and community development education in Africa.
We undertake demand driven research, continuous development of problem solving and job oriented curriculum, teaching and training of students and clients in agricultural and its allied sectors.
Courses of the Department
Diploma and Post-Diploma Applicants for B.Sc. Agribusiness
Candidates in this category must:
- Possess a professional or Higher National Diploma (HND) or its equivalence in a relevant programme from a recognised institution
- Pass an interview;
- Have two years post qualification working experience;
Candidates with HND/relevant professional or Diploma certificates who obtained 2nd Class lower and above will enter at level 300.
I welcome you to the Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension in the University of Energy and Natural Resources. Our undergraduate and post graduate market driven programmes are designed to cover all business, economics and community development disciplines so that students will be able to apply concepts from these disciplines to agribusiness and allied industries.
The main aim of our programmes is to train students who wish to undertake managerial-level, agripreneurship, research, agricultural planning, policy, trade and consultancy careers in food production, processing, agricultural output and input marketing, agricultural finance, supply chain, food and agribusiness allied sectors.
The department has well motivated, dynamic and young but experienced and dedicated lecturers who provide excellent theoretical and practical content of courses in agribusiness, applied economics and community development.
Our innovative programmes, distinguished faculty and competitive students place the department among one of the best in the provision of agribusiness, applied economics and community development education in the sub region.
Dr. Richard Kwasi Bannor (HOD)
Tekuni Nakuja, Ph.D
Dr. Nakuja conducts research on the economics of agriculture and international trade policy. Some of his recent research includes trade implications of U.S. Food Safety Modernisation Act, market potential for Saskatchewan pulses in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, climate change adaptation and food security in developing countries. He has also undertaken research on agricultural innovation adoption in Western Canada as a postdoctoral fellow with Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan-Canada. In Ghana, Nakuja had stints with a number of agricultural policy organisations including theACDI/VOCA-Millennium Development Authority where he worked with colleagues in analysing the maize value chain in the southern horticultural zone.
Nakuja is a graduate of University of Ghana and University of Saskatchewan. He holds MSc (2010-2012) and PhD (2012-2017) degrees in Agricultural Economics from University of Saskatchewan in Canada. He also studied at The University of British Columbia in Canada under the Western Deans’ Agreement as part of his doctoral coursework. Nakuja holds BSc Agriculture (Agric Econ, First Class Honors, 2002-2006) and MPhil Agricultural Economics (2007-2009) from University of Ghana, Legon.
Nakuja is a passionate teacher with considerable teaching experience. He is also a member of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society.
Dr. Samuel Afotey Anang
Tel: 0242238238/ 0207751683
Samuel Afotey Anang is a qualified and a committed Lecturer in the fields of Agriculture and Rural Development with constructive and effective teaching skills that makes teaching and learning a fun for effective and easy assimilation of facts by students. He possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to work in a team and work under pressure to tight schedules successfully. He has a particular passion for teaching and research work, having the ambition of becoming a competent Lecturer and academic researcher to impact the Agricultural and Rural development sectors.
Dr. Richard Kwasi Bannor
Position: Lecturer and Acting Head of Department
Results oriented, dedicated and self-motivated agribusiness professional with a good background in data analysis and monitoring and evaluation. Richard Kwasi Bannor has wide experience in research which is proven in over twenty five (25) research publications in international peer-review journals on topics such as agricultural value chain analysis, commodity price analysis, forecasting of agricultural commodity prices, profitability assessment of maize and teak in Ghana and poverty researches in Ghana, Ethiopia and India.
Dr. Bannor is also a certified Trainer of Farmer-Based Organisations by Millennium Development Authority-Ghana. He also has wide experience in entrepreneurship as he is an entrepreneur in the export of agricultural commodities.
He has undertaken a number of consultancy services in agribusiness for Agribusiness Systems International (ASI), African Aurora Business Network (AABN) and Greenweb Consult. In addition, he has accumulated wide experience of working with various actors of various commodity value chains in the export business and international trade. Also, hehas gained wide experience whiles working with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture on data collection, analysis, monitoring and evaluation and agriculture policy implementation.
Once as a teaching assistant at the University of Cape Coast, lecturer and coordinator for Diploma in Business Administration at Zenith University College, he has gained enough experience of teaching at the tertiary level.
Dr. Nicholas Oppong Mensah
Dr. Nicholas Oppong Mensah is a seasoned professional and academic, with wealth of refined technical, analytical skills and knowledge in, management, marketing, insurance, risk management, education, research and Agribusiness.
With his multiple background as well as being FATS (faith, available, teachable and strategic thinker), Nicholas like to celebrate diversity and always confront inequalities. His experiences span from industry to Academia.
In Industry, Nicholas worked in the hospitality and insurance industry as: a front office manager, sales officer, marketing officer, officer-in-charge, branch manager and regional manager and as the first substantive project manager at the Ghana Agricultural Insurance Pool (GAIP). At the said outfit, Nicholas was the head of the Technical Management Unit (TMU), GAIP Board Secretary, and also served on the steering and technical committees of the Ghana Agricultural Insurance Programme.
His teaching career entails being a preparatory school class teacher at Anne Heath Preparatory school, working as an industrial relations officer, integrated science teacher at Kumasi Technical Institute, Service lecturer at the Department of Communication Design at KNUST, where he taught marketing in design and marketing research methods at the undergraduate level. At the Institute Distance learning at KNUST, Nicholas taught courses in human resource management, insurance underwriting and marketing, health insurance, institutions and pension’s management, marketing intelligence and corporate branding, principles of enterprise risk management, innovations in educational financing, research methods in consulting, and risk and insurance operations management among others at post graduate level.
Nicholas has also supervised a number of MBA, MSC, MPhil and PhD theses to completion.
This is why he always merges theory with practice when it comes to teaching, and consultancy services. This he does through cutting-edge and evidence based research as evidence with a number of publication and consultancy projects to his credit.
Mr. Anthony Donkor
Position: Assistant Lecturer
Tel. Nos :(233) 0202342168 / 0546191607
Anthony Donkor is an Ashanti from Kotei-Deduako, born on October 6, 1972 to Mr. Patrick Donkor and Mrs. Agartha Amankwaa. He had his secondary education at Prempeh College from 1987 to 1992 (O-Level) and Technology secondary school, KNUST from 1992 to 1994(A-Level). In 1996, he gained admission into Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and graduated in 2001 with Second Class Upper Division in Electrical Engineering. He followed this up and earned a Master of Science in Industrial Mathematics in 2013 from KNUST.
Mr. Donkor has been a Part-Time lecturer at the School of Agriculture and Technology, UENR since 2015 before he became an Assistant Lecturer in 2018. His research interest lies in operations research (optimization techniques). Mr. Donkor is a Staunch Christian and a member of the Church of Pentecost.
Mr. Frank Osei Tutu
Position: Assistant Lecturer
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Telephone No.: 0249835922 / 0505502166
- MPhil – Finance, KNUST
- MBA – Finance, KNUST
- Bachelor of Commerce (B.COM), UCC
- Diploma in Education, UEW-K
- S.C.E, Prempeh College
- Chartered Accountant – ICA-GH. MEMBER
- Charterd Banker – CIB-GH. MEMBER
- Internal Auditor
- External Auditor
- Introduction to Accounting
- Operation and Production Management
- Domestic Agro Business Management
- Financial Reporting, Planning and Analysis
- Financial Management
- Credit Management – Lending
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Finance
- International Financial Reporting Standards
RESEARCH / THESIS
- Predicting Financial Distress of Banks in Ghana
- An Examination into the Non Financial Services Provided by Microfinance Institutions in Ghana – A case study of Sinapi Aba Savings And Loans Limited
Ms. Helena Oppong-Kyeremeh
Position: Lecturer and Departmental Examination Officer
Ms. Helena Oppong-Kyeremeh is a dedicated professional in the field of agricultural economics and agribusiness. She has good analytical skills which has earned her several publications in peer reviewed journals. She has presented at conferences and has trainings on issues relating to food and nutrition security, monitoring and evaluation, poverty, climate change, among several others.