IRENE SERWAA ASANTE

Brief Bio-data: 

Irene Serwaa Asante (Mrs.) holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Crop Science specialization in Postharvest technology and also a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, both from the University of Ghana. She is currently an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Agropreneurship – Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development. Prior to her appointment, she worked at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture as a Municipal Crops Officer in Techiman and Sekyere East District. She has also worked with Aspire Food Group where she was engaged in training of farmers on the novel methods of rearing the African palm weevil (Akokono). Irene also has been involved in the production of oyster mushroom using the bag technology as an agribusiness venture. Her research interest is centred on the management of agricultural pests for sustainable crop production and postharvest handling of food crops to enhance food security.

Research Interest : 

Her research areas include biological control of insect pests, integrated pest management, postharvest handling and food security. She has three publications currently. Her proposed areas of research include Classical biological control of fall armyworm in Ghana, Farmers willingness to adapt Integrated Pest Management Strategies (IPM), Effect of climate change on postharvest losses of horticultural produce in Ghana and the Effectiveness of cold chain management of Horticultural produce in Ghana

Teaching Areas: : 

Introduction to Crop Production, Vegetable Crop Production, Introduction to Soil Science, Arable Crop Production, Fruit Crop Production, Introduction to Postharvest Technology and Postharvest Physiology.