Research Scientist (Agronomy/Climate Resilience)
P. O. Box 3785
Sex Male | Nationality Ghanaian
Marital status Married
Felix Frimpong had his elementary education at Bechem Methodist Primary School and proceeded to Sunyani Secondary School and completed successfully in April, 2004. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree (BSc. Natural Resource Mgt., Agroforestry option) in 2009 with Second Class Upper division at KNUST. Upon receiving a German Ministry of Innovations scholarship, He continued to do Master’s degree (MSc. Agricultural Resources Management in the tropics and sub tropics) at University of Bonn and completed in June, 2014 with First Class.
Under the direct supervision of Dr. Daniel A. Ofori (Director, FORIG) and Dr. Beatrice Obiri Darko (Principal Research Scientist) he did his national service with FORIG from October, 2009 to August, 2010 with the Environment, Biodiversity and Land Use Unit under the Biodiversity division. He had the opportunity to work on International projects including Ethnobotany of Some Medicinal Plants and Gene Conservation and Domestication of Allanblackia paviflora. Ethnobothany handbook development in ten medicinal trees of Ghana, DANIDA funded project entitled “Tropical Forest for poverty Alleviation from Household to Global Analysis”, ATPS, Nairobi funded project entitled “Agricultural Innovation for Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security in Africa: Ghana and Gambia Case Studies “and Socio-economic survey for up-scaling cassava-legume technology under the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP). Prior to advancing education in Germany, He taught at the CSIR basic school (until August, 2012)
The following are some research activities either as a team member/coordinator/lead scientist since July, 2014.
1. Aquaponics based food system in Ghana, Embrapa/CRI sponsored.
2. Enhancing water use efficiency in yam production, WAAPP Sponsored.
3. Evaluation and scaling out of yam production technologies with improved and local popular varieties.
4. Biochar and charcoal soil amendments on yam production, WAAPP Sponsored.
5. Sustainable Intensification of Integrated Crop-Small Ruminant Production Systems in West Africa ( Crop-small ruminant) funded by AUSAID (ended March, 2015)
6. Soil water and nitrate monitoring on-station and on-farm in Atebubu-Amantin and Mamprusi west districts of Ghana. Funded under the AusAID CORAF/WECARD Sustainable Intensification of Integrated Crop-Small Ruminant Production system.(ended March, 2015)
7. CSIR-CRI AGRA Irrigation project. Onstation, sponsored by CRI and AGRA.
8. Planting density and seed sett size of yam for export project funded by Government of Ghana through West African Agriculture Productivity Program (WAAPP).
9. Tracking and monitoring of maize and cowpea yield performance on farmers field in the Atebubu-Amantin and West Mamprusi Districts of Ghana, funded by Australian Agency for international development/DFAT
10. Assessment of Effluents (Pond Water and Manure) on Maize Varieties in an Aquaponics Based Food System in Ghana
Peer Reviewed Journals and Edited Conference Papers
Frimpong F., Oteng-Darko P., Otoo E. (2016) Maximizing Natures Gain: The Yam-Legume Cropping System in Ghana.West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program -Ghana National Center of Specialization in Root and Tuber Crops RegionalConference 2016.
Frimpong F., Ennin S. A., Owusu Danquah E., Aidoo K. A.,Otoo E., Agyeman A., Oteng-Darko P., Osei-Adu J. (2016) Advances in yam improvement: relevance, approaches and strategies. West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program –Ghana National Center of Specialization in Root and Tuber Crops Regional Conference 2016.
E. Owusu Danquah, S. A. Ennin, F. Frimpong, P. P. Acheampong and M. Akom. (2016) Producing yam for export: the influence of seed sett size and planting density on tuber size. West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program -Ghana National Center of Specialization in Root and Tuber Crops Regional Conference 2016.
P. Oteng-Darko, F. Frimpong, E. Otoo, N. Kyei-Baffour, W. A. Agyare, and E. Owusu Danquah. (2016) Comparative crop water assessment in a yam/legume cropping system using the CROPWAT 8.0 model. West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program -Ghana National Center of Specialization in Root and Tuber Crops Regional Conference 2016.
Frimpong Felix, Shadrach Amponsah., Kennedy Agyeman, Kwame Owusu Amoah, Hederick Dankwa, Jonas Osei-Adu. (2015) Aquaponics based food system project. Interdisciplinary AGEP Winter School, University of Hohenheim-A World
without Hunger Conference.DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1605.5127
Owusu Danquah E., Ennin S. A., Frimpong F., Oteng-Darko P., Yeboah S., Osei-Adu J. (2015) Adoption of good agricultural practices for sustainable maize and cowpea production: the role of enabling policy. World research Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol 2 (2) Pg. 028-038.
Ueda Y, Frimpong F, Qi Y, Malthus E, Wu L, Höller S, Kraska T, Frei M (2014) Genetic dissection of ozone tolerance in rice by genome-wide association study. Journal of Experimental Botany, doi: 10.1093/jxb/eru419.
MSc: Genome Wide Association Mapping Reveals Genetic Mechanisms for Ozone Tolerance in Rice. University of Bonn, Agricultural Library, repository.
BSc: Response of Thaumatococcusdaniellii to NPK 15-15-15 fertilizer. Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources Management Library, repository.
Under review papers
1. Oteng-Darko P., Frimpong F., Ofori D., Appiah K.,OwusuDanquah E.,andAnnan-Afful E. (2015)Promoting small holder irrigation for food security in Ghana. Journal of agriculture and rural development in the tropics and subtropics, under review.