Dr. Edmund Kyei Akoto-Danso is the Manager for the Climate Change Resilience subcomponent the programme. He is responsible for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into the project’s value chain interventions to ensure sustainable production systems, and also improve the resilience of smallholders against the negative impacts of changing climatic conditions.
Edmund holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences (Dr. agr.) from the University of Kassel, Germany; an MPhil in Environmental Science, and a BSc in Natural Resources Management. He has over ten years of experience in active applied research for development in urban and rural agriculture with theoretical and practical expertise in crops, soil and water quality assessment and management as well as system modeling. His PhD research focused on (i) nutrient fluxes in urban vegetable production and (ii) virtual water fluxes in food trade along selected West African cities.
Prior to his PhD, Edmund have had a good exposure, and working experience as a researcher with the International Water Management Institute in charge of project administration, coordination and engagement with project stakeholders. He was much involved in assessing environmental contamination, urban water balance modeling under varying scenarios, stakeholder facilitation around climate change and agricultural water management.
Dr. Akoto-Danso is an excellent team player and has worked successfully with both national and international partners as well as stakeholders from the public sector in different countries. He also has a very good analytical and writing skill and has published a number of manuscripts in high impact factor journals.