Adrew Y. Akrofi
Name: Adrew Y. Akrofi
Position: Plant Pathology Division-Prin. Research Scientist
Qualification: Bsc. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, MSc. University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

Research Interests:
  • Fungal diseases of Cacao, Coffee and Shea, including individual field problem observation and diagnosis, development of sustainable disease management strategies and extension of research information to stakeholders through presentations at institutional, national and international conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops.
Membership of Association:
  • Ghana Science Association (GSA), Ghana Institute of Biology
  • Cochran Fellowship, USDA - FAS, 9th July-8th October, 2006
  • British Government's Overseas Development Association (ODA), October 1991- November, 1992
Professional Achievements and Recognition:
  • Chairman, International Working Group for Cocoa Pests and Diseases (INCOPED) 2006-2012
  • Representative of the Ghana Science Association (GSA) on the Drafting of Ghana's National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), Sept. 2009-March, 2010
Selected Publications:
  • Akrofi, A. Y. Appiah, A.A and Opoku, I.Y (2003). Management of Phytophthora pod rot disease on cocoa farms in Ghana, Crop Protection, 22, 469-477.
  • Akrofi, A. Y., and Opoku, I.Y. (2001). Phytophthora invasion of cocoa pod and bean. Jnl. of the Ghana Science Association, Vol 4 (3), 56-62.
  • Isaac Y. Opoku, A. Y. Akrofi and Alex A. Appiah (2006) Assessment of sanitation and fungicide application directed at the cocoa tree trunks for the control of Phytophthora black pod infections in pods growing in the canopy. European Journal of Plant Pathology 117:167-173.
  • Akrofi, A. Y. (2006). Incidence and severity of coffee leaf rust in Ghana. Journal of the Ghana Sc Assoc. 7 (2) 42-46
  • Akrofi, A. Y. and Amoah F.M (2009). Pestalotia sp. causes leaf spot of Vitellaria paradoxa in Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol 4 (4) 330-333.