National Programme Coordinator’s CV


Name :         Emmanuel Adam Mahama

Date of Birth: 5th march 1956

Nationality    :  Ghanaian

Gender          :   Male

Family status: married with Children

Occupation/ position: Research Fellow

Profession:   Agricultural Economist, (Farm management, Financial and Project Analysis

And management)

Address:    Agric Research Centre – Legon

College of Agric & Consumer Science

University of Ghana

P. O. Box 38, Legon , Ghana

Tel:            +233 277412303

Email :

Academic Qualification

University/ Period Degree Field of Study
Oct. 1996 July. 1999. University of Ghana Centre, Tamale masters of philosophy(M. Phil) Agricultural administration
Oct.  1986- Jan 199. Academy of                                                                                                 Social Science And Management masters of science.( MSc) Management of National Economy .( Agriculture)


Research Areas:

v  Socio-economic issues in livestock

v  Development and planning of Agricultural projects

v  Project Analysis and Management

v  Agricultural Marketing

C.    Record of Employment

Year Organization
2010 to date National Coordinator, Youth in Agriculture Programme- MOFA.
2009 to date Deputy Chairman National Youth Authority
2002 to date Research Fellow, Agricultural Research Centre- Legon, Institute of Agricultural research, College of Agriculture and consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon.
1991 to 2004 Coordinator, Leventis Foundation Farmers Training Programme, University of Ghana, Legon.
1977 to 1986 Technician Department of Biochemistry, University of Ghana, Legon.


Extension /Training:

Wednesday, 22nd September 2010, Youth in Agriculture Programme; opportunities and challenges in ensuring food and employment security within Accra plains policy dialogue on the Youth in Agriculture, organized by Abibimman Foundation.

Thursday, 5 November 2010, “Youth in Agriculture programme implementation Challenges” senior command and STAFF COURSE 32 REGIONAL STUDY TOUR STAFF COLLEGE TESHIE

May 7 to 9, 2010, “The Youth in Agriculture Programme, A tool for National Development orientation workshop for regional ministers for municipal , Metropolitan and District Chief Executives and security commanders of Volta, Eastern and Greater Accra region, PLAZA HOTEL , KOFORIDUA

August:      Central and Western Regions

September  : Northern , Upper East and West

2002 To 2008

  • Resource person for workshops and seminars for farmers and agricultural staff from various agencies and departments, ARC-Legon

2002-2004 :     Benson Agriculture and Food Institute ( BAFI) self-sufficiency programme at Okwenya, Eastern region as a resource person on : Farm Management and Simple Farm Records Keeping

September 11, 2003: Workshop for Benso Institute- Assisted family Self-reliance farmers , Agricultural

Research Centre, University of Ghana, Legon.

As a resource person on:  “Farm Management and simple farm Records keeping”

September 15-17 : Refresher Training Course in Animal Traction for Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Senior Staff held at Agricultural Research Centre, University of Ghana, Legon

As a resource Person on “Utilization of productive Resources In

Animal Trasaction And Farm Records”).


June 7-19, 2004:       Training for Senior Staff of Agricare Ltd, in Livestock Production

Held at Agriculture Research Centre, University of Ghana, Legon.



Conferences and Workshop Participated.

Year Workshop
Aug 1-4, 007 G Nkrumah Ghana Society of Animal production 15th Biennial Conference, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
Aug 31 to Ghana Society of Animal production 14th Biennial Conference, RADACH Memorial Centre, Tamale
Sept 3,2005 Ghana Society of Animal Production 13th Biennial Conference, Sasakawa Centre, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
Sept 4-7,002 27th Ghana Animal Science Association Symposium, Centre for Pastoral Formation, Tamale.
June 21, 2005 The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Action AID International (AAI) Collaboration on import Surges Study, Accra.
Sept, 005 FAO and Action AID on imports Surges study Discussion on Results. Accra
Oct 15-20 Workshop on Young Farmers Training held at the America Farm School in Thessalonica, Greece Presented Paper : “The Leventis Foundation Farmer Training programme in Ghana ,a tool for wealth creation”
June Global Cassava development Strategy Regional Stakeholders Consultation For West Africa and Central Africa, Accra.





Government of Ghana Scholarship, Academy for Social Sciences and Management, Sofia

  • Republic of Bulgaria Scholarship, Academy for social and management, Sofia

1996- 1999

  • Government of Ghana Grant for Graduate Studies, University of Ghana, Legon
  • Leventis Foundation London, Fellowship, for Graduate studies, University of Ghana , Legon


Date Organization
2006 to date Member, Board of Institute of Agriculture Research.
2007 to date Treasurer, Ghana society of Animal production ( GSAP)
2002 to date Member, Management Committee of Agricultural Research Centre-Legon, University of Ghana Legon.
2006 to date President, Akuafo Hall Senior Common Room
2004 to date Member, Akuafo Hall Council
2004 to date Tutor, Akuafo Hall
2005 Member, Akuafo Hall Golden Jubilee planning Committee
2000-2004 Secretary to Commercial Project of Agricultural Research Centre.
2000- 2004 Member, Board of Management of Agricultural Research Station, University of Ghana, Legon
1991-2004 Coordinator and Secretary, Board of Directors of Leventis Foundation Farmers Training Programme ARC University of Ghana, Legon
1983-86 Member, University Council, University of Ghana Member, Hospital Management committee, University of Ghana.Member, Manciple Management Committee, University of Ghana

Member, Security Management Committee, University Of Ghana

Member, Joint Standing Negotiation Committee, University of Ghana                                 Member, Various committee of Inquiry and Disciplinary committees of                                         University of Ghana.

1981-86 Secretary, Teachers and educational Workers Union, University of GhanaSecretary, Accra District Council of Labour, Accra

Member, National Management Committee of Teachers and       Educational Workers Union.

1988-1991 President, National Union Of Ghanaian students Bulgaria Branch

F. Key Responsibilities at ARC- Legon:

  • Researcher
  • Teaching –AGRC 200
  • Main contact Person and implementer of TALIF Project on Poultry ( 2006-2008)
  • Chairman, Budget Committee
  • Chairman, Security committee
  • Head Processing and Marketing  unit of agricultural products of

Agricultural Research Centre, Legon

  • Research Fellow in- charge of Poultry unit
  • Research Fellow in –Charge of Animal traction


G. Research projects ongoing with other colleagues at ARC-Legon

  • Assessing the viability of fattening pigs for meat, as a commercial venture
  • Small Ruminants production in the urban areas: A case study of Accra City.
  • Study into the Economic and social benefits of Ostrich production in Accra plains
  • Use of donkeys and cattle in Ghana as draught animals, the economic and financial benefits to the farmers.

H. Co-Supervisor, Level 400 Students Research project 2005/006

  • Small ruminant production and marketing among small-scale farmers in Coastal zone
  • Survey of Ostrich farming in Ghana


  • Member , Ghana Animal Science Association
  • Member, Ghana Society of Animal Production
  • Member, University Teachers Association of Ghana
  • Member, Ghana Association of Agricultural Economist


Sep 4-6 1. “Profitability of Broiler Production, using break- Even Analysis. A case study of Accra/Tema and Kumasi areas

( Mahama E. A. , Andah, E.K amd Ameagashie, D. P. K)

Edited Paper presented:

At 26th Ghana Animal Science Association (GASA) Symposium held

at Tamale.

Paper Presented: Pages 4-7

Aug 6 2. “Investment Potential in the Poultry Industry in Ghana”

(Mahama E. A., Andah, E. K. and Amegashie, D.P. K)

Edited Paper Presented:

At 13th Ghana Society of Animal production Conference, University of Cape Coast. Paper Presented: pages 37-47

August 18-21,   3. “Comparison of Cost Structures of Broiler Production in Ghana”

2004                 ( Mahama E. A, Naazie, A , Andah, E.K, and Amegashie, D.P. K)

Edited Paper Presented:

At 27th Ghana Animal Science Association Symposium, Tamale

Pages 135-141

4. “How Useful are Feed Additives in Broiler Diets”

(Naazie, A , Damien, E.M, Letsukuma, A.S and Mahama , E. A)

Edited Paper presented:

At 27th Ghana Animal Science Association Symposium, Tamale

August 31

September 3, 5 .  “Effects of Mortality Rate of Broiler on profits in Accra-Tema and

2005                         Kumasi Areas”.

(Mahama E. A, Naazie, A)

Edited Paper presented:

At 14th Ghana Society of Animal Production Confrence, RADACH

Memorial Centre, Tamale. Pages 7-12

Aug 1-4             6. “Use of Donkey and Cattle as Draught animals in the Northern, Upper

2007                             East and Volta Regions of Ghana”

(Mahama E. A., Naazie, A, Adogla-Bessa, T. and Adjorlolo L.K)

Edited Paper presented:

At15th Ghana Society of Animal Production Conference, KNUST,

Kumasi. Pages 159-162

7. “Is Ostrich Production a Viable Business in Ghana?”

( Mahama, E. A , Quansah, E.s and Naazie, A)

Edited Paper presented:

At 15th Ghana Society of Animal Production Confrence Kwame Nkrumah

University for Science and Technolgy, Kumasi Pages 12-16


  • Main contact person and implement of TALIF Project No.

UR/2/016/2005 (2006 t0 2008)

  • Chairman , Investigation into missing mattresses in Room JS

BLK 9, ARC-Legon (2008)

  • Chairman , Committee of Inquiry into the loss of 560 dressed Broilers at

ARC- Legon (2006)

  • Facilitated the Movement of Katamanso farm to ARC- Legon (2004)
  • Chairman, Committee of Inquiry into missing 20 cattle at katamanso farm (2003)
  • Chairman committee of inquiry into missing sheep at Katamanso farm, ARC- Legon (2002)

L.                      GRANT HISTORY


Period Amount Source Project
1998 ¢ 300M Government of Ghana ARC- Legon Commercial Project
2005-2008 $ 170,000$ 30,000 World bank –TALIFWorld bank –TALIF Deep Litter and Battery Cages installationHatchery Project

M.   Hobbies

Tennis, Football and socializing