Daniel Asare-Kyei

PhD Researcher

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  • Daniel Asare-Kyei
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    UNU-EHS
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    Education

    MSc, Geo-information Science, University of Twente, the Netherlands
    BA, Agriculture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

    Key Publications

    Venus, V., Asare-Kyei, D.K. et al. (2011). Development and Validation of a Model to Predict Postharvest Losses during the Transport of Tomatoes in West Africa. Computers & Electronics in Agriculture. In Press. COMPAG-D-11-00370R3.
    Asare-Kyei, D. K., Venus V., Oppong, S. K., Qyaye-Ballard, J. A. (2010). Mapping Transportation Losses in Tomato Quality Using Remote Sensing Techniques and Geographic Information Systems In: Proceedings of Sunyani Polytechnic scientific Lecture Series V, Ghana.
    Asare-Kyei, D. K. (2009). Mapping post harvest transportation losses in vegetable quality: retrieval of environmental conditions and their effect on in - cargo tomato quality using remote sensing techniques and geographic information systems. Enschede, ITC, 2009. 64 p. http://www.itc.nl/library/papers_2009/msc/nrm/asare-kyei.pdf
    Asare-Kyei, D. K. (2007). Improving Lives of Farmers in the Transition Zone Using Cashew and Maize as Interventions. ADRA’S Strategy, ADRA Ghana’s Professional Paper Series, 2007.

    Biographical Statement

    Daniel Asare-Kyei is an agronomist, GIS Specialist and a farmer. He has several years of experience in international development. He has worked with three USAID funded projects in Ghana, with ADRA-Ghana, USAID/TIPCEE project implemented by Chemonics International and the ADVANCE program implemented by ACDI/VOCA and TechnoServe Inc. Whilst in ADRA; he supported 108 Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) with a membership of 7500 Small Holder Farmers (SHFs). He was the team leader for the TIPCEE Northern Ghana program assisting 5000 SHFs to have market access. At ADVANCE, he led several GIS projects introducing the first ever Spatial Data Infrastructure for agriculture in Ghana. Dan is also contributing immensely to Esoko Networks ongoing efforts to innovate mobile and electronic advisory and information services for farmers in Africa. Dan has a double master’s degree in Geo-information Science from the University of Twente, the Netherlands and first class bachelors in Agriculture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana.

    At UNU-EHS, Daniel is a PhD Researcher in the WASCAL project in the Environmental Vulnerability & Ecosystem Services (EVES) Section. He works to upscale the indicators used in risks assessment of West Africa agro-ecological systems and will be developing vulnerability profiling and risk levels of smallholder agriculture in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Benin.