Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
🌱🍲 Stephen Prah is a dedicated professional in the field of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, currently pursuing an MSc at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. His research interests encompass agricultural and agribusiness development, production and resource economics, climate change, and the adoption of climate-smart technologies.Stephen holds a BSc with first-class honors from the same university, where he focused on the impact of the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program on maize yield and profitability in Ghana.📘
- MSc in Agricultural Economics (Expected: November 2023)
- BSc in Agribusiness (First-class division, August 2020)
🔍 Research Experience:
Graduate student at KNUST, researching rural-urban migration and its effects on agriculture. Undergraduate thesis on farmers’ perception of the Planting for Food and Jobs program.
💼 Work Experience:
Intern at Greening Africa Together, providing project proposals and academic support. Regional Manager at Holland Greentech, overseeing operations and ensuring customer satisfaction. Agronomist, training over 2000 farmers on good agronomic practices. Project Coordinator, managing project resources and conducting evaluations.
🏆 Honors and Awards:
DAAD Award for a 3-month internship in Germany. GETFund Full Master Program Scholarship. Recipient of the KBN Award for academic excellence.
👨🏫 Teaching Experience:
Seasoned instructor at KNUST, teaching SPSS and Stata to 80 students. Research and Teaching Assistant, assisting lecturers and organizing tutorials. Stephen Prah is dedicated to advancing agricultural knowledge and sustainable practices, making significant contributions to research, teaching, and project management in the field. 🌱
🌱 Research Focus:
Stephen Prah’s research focus spans a diverse range of agricultural and economic topics, contributing significantly to the understanding of Ghana’s agricultural landscape.🌾 His studies delve into the impact of rural-urban migration on maize farmers, the welfare effects of cocoa hand pollination, and the outcomes of agricultural policy interventions like the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) program.👩🌾 His work extends to consumer perceptions of traditional drinks, organic vegetable consumption patterns, and the adoption of food safety practices among beef sellers and consumers. Additionally, he explores farmers’ perceptions of alternative calcium sources for poultry production.Stephen Prah’s research covers a broad spectrum, reflecting his dedication to enhancing agricultural sustainability and economic welfare.