The Organisation of African Academic Doctors (OAAD)-Agricultural Research Group is dedicated to finding evidence-based solutions for Africa’s challenges via scientific inquiry that takes into account the many dimensions of Agriculture. For a comprehensive Africa-wide outlook on GMOs and the barriers to their widespread acceptance throughout Africa, check out our newest collaborative research from the Agricultural Research Group: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2022.109193.
We recognise the critical need to plunge headfirst into research on a range of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary issues in agriculture, including but not limited to: Animal production and management, Agrobiodiversity and genomics-assisted breeding; Seed production and germplasm conservation; Climate-smart agriculture; Smart agronomic practices and agritech innovations; Agri-food systems and dynamics; Food security and safety; Agribusiness development; Sustainable agriculture; and other emerging issues in African agri-food sector. We hold the view that this may be achieved by coordinated efforts in research. Thus, the OAAD Agricultural Research Group welcomes partnerships with both organisations and individuals working toward the same goals to better address pressing issues in African agriculture via cutting-edge scientific research.
Leadership of OAAD Agricultural Research Group
Coordinator: Kojo Ahiakpa, PhD
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Brief Bio: Kojo Ahiakpa is an agribusiness consultant with Research Desk Consulting Limited and final year PhD candidate at the Key Laboratory of Horticultural Plant Biology, College of Horticulture and Forestry Sciences, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, P.R. China. He has a deep understanding of the agribusiness industry and a commitment to helping farmers and agribusinesses to succeed. With his knowledge and expertise, Kojo is able to provide valuable insights and solutions that can help agribusinesses maximise their potential. He is a member of the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA, USA); Professional Writers Alliance (PWA, USA); American Writers and Artists Inc. (AWA, USA); Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Academy (ANH, UK); Extension and Advisory Services Community of Practice (The USAID Feed the Future Developing Local Extension Capacity (DLEC, USA)); Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SOSA, Canada); International Society of Development and Sustainability (ISDS, Japan); Young Professionals for Agricultural Research and Development (YPARD, Italy); Chamber of Agribusiness Ghana, Ghana Institute of Horticulturists (GhIH, Ghana), and African Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE, USA). He also serves as a reviewer for the Taylor and Francis, Springer-Nature, John Wiley and Sons Inc., Emerald and Hindawi Publishing.
General Secretary: Victoria Anthony Uyanga, Ph.D
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Brief Bio: Victoria A. Uyanga is a One Health Ambassador, Educationalist, and Nutritionist. She works as an Associate Professor of Animal Nutrition and Physiology at Shandong Agricultural University, China and her research interest includes poultry nutrition, gut health, stress physiology, immunomodulation, nutritional biochemistry, amino acid metabolism, and One Health techniques. She also reviews for publishers including Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, John Wiley and Sons Inc., Integrity, and Hindawi Publishing Corporation.
Victoria A. Uyanga is interested in Sino-African relations and international organizations that contribute to the animal production sector via research and development opportunities. She is passionate about multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches towards problem-solving, thus, her active engagement in organizations including the Poultry Science Association (PSA); World Poultry Science Association (WPSA-Canada); Project Management Professionals Institute (PMPI), Organization of African Academic Doctors (OAAD); and the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP). As an enthusiastic researcher and community engager, she currently serves as the Financial Secretary, OAAD Global; General Secretary, OAAD Agriculture Research group; and Member, OAAD Women’s Network (OWN) Steering Committee.