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Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa

Dr. Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa Department of Nutrition and Food Science University of Ghana, P.O. Bx LG 134, Legon-Accra, Ghana Tel: +233-244-685893 E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

Biography

Professor Afoakwa is a Professor in Food Science and Technology at the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana. He holds Ph.D. Degree in Food Science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U. K.; M.Phil and B.Sc (Honours) degrees in Food Science from the University of Ghana. He is a member of several professional bodies and has authored and co-authored 170 publications (including 82 peer-reviewed journal publications, 4 books, 3 book chapters, 2 encyclopaedia chapters and 79 conferences presentations with published abstracts) in Food Science and Technology, Food and Nutrition Security, and School Feeding Programmes. He has gained high international recognition in his work. Prof. Afoakwa serves on several boards and committees in Ghana and abroad as well as on many national and international bodies. Currently, he is the Chairman of the National Working Group on Cocoa and Cocoa Products, and Chairman of the National Codex sub-Committee on Food Additives. He is a Member of the International Expert Group on Sustainable and Traceable Cocoa established by the European Commission to set international standards for sustainability and traceability of cocoa. He is a Member of Board of Directors of the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) in Washington, USA; the Executive Secretary for the African Network for School Feeding Programmes (ANSFEP); the Honorary Secretary for Society on Information Technology for the Advancement of Nutrition in Africa (ITANA) and the General Secretary to the Ghana Institute of Food Science and Technology (GIFoST). He is a Technical Advisor in Food Science and Technology to the International Foundation for Science (IFS) and Consultant Science Skills Trainer to the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). He also serves as Member of Editorial Boards of several International Journals including the Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Journal of Nutritional Health and Food Science, Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science, Global Science Journals (Foods; Fresh Produce; & Fruit, Vegetable, Cereal Science and Biotechnology), and the Technical Reviewer for the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), and the African Journal of Food Science. 

Research Interest

Nutrition, Food Science, Food Chemistry, Bioprocess Engineering and Fermentation Technology, Food Technology, Rheology, Fermentation Technology, Legumes, Cereal Technology

 

Publications

Viscoelastic Properties and Physico-Functional Characterization of Six High Yielding Cassava Mosaic Disease-Resistant Cassava (Manihot Esculenta Crantz) Genotypes

Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, Agnes Simpson Budu, Clement Asiedu, Linley Chiwona-Karltun and Drinah Banda Nyirenda

Research Article: J Nutr Food Sci 2012, 2:129

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