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Mr. John Afele | Agroforestry | Best Researcher Award

Researcher at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana

πŸŒ¦οΈπŸ“šΒ  Mr. Afele John Tennyson, a Ghanaian agroforestry researcher based at KNUST, Kumasi, is dedicated to advancing environmental sustainability. Pursuing a Ph.D. in Agroforestry, he aspires to address global challenges, aligning with multiple Sustainable Development Goals. A skilled field technician, enumerator, and team coordinator, Afele has contributed to projects with institutions like the University of Oxford and the International Cocoa Initiative. Fluent in English, Ewe, Twi, and Fante, he possesses expertise in data analysis and agroforestry technology. Afele’s commitment extends to leadership roles in volunteer work, emphasizing his holistic approach to environmental stewardship and community impact…🌍

Professional Profiles:

googlescholar profile

ResearchGate profile


πŸŽ“Academic Qualifications:

πŸ’Ό Doctor of Philosophy (Agroforestry) – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (2020– Date, Awaiting final defense) Master of Philosophy (Agroforestry) – Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (2018 – 2020) Bachelor of Science (Natural Resource Management) – St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast, Ghana (2013 – 2017) West African Senior School Certificate Examination (Agricultural Science option) – 2009 – 2013Β Β πŸŒπŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬

Work Experience:

Afele has gained practical experience through various roles, including field technician, enumerator, team member, and coordinator in projects related to agroforestry, cocoa, and tropical medicine. Notably, he has worked with institutions like the University of Oxford, International Cocoa Initiative, University of Queensland, and more.


Afele possesses computer-based, technical, organizational, and analytical skills. He is proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Graph Pad Prism, Statistix Statistical Package, and Statistical Package for Social Sciences. Additionally, he has expertise in agroforestry technology, data analysis, interpretation, manuscript preparation, and policy analysis. Afele is fluent in English, Ewe, Twi, and Fante.


His interests include playing games, leadership roles, reading books on nature conservation and environmental protection, and engaging in football and dancing.

Research Focus:

Afele John Tennyson’s research primarily focuses on the intersection of agroforestry, environmental sustainability, and socio-economic dynamics, particularly within the Ghanaian context. His investigations span diverse areas, including the impact of cocoa agroforestry systems on yield dynamics, the implications of COVID-19 on agriculture and food security, and the assessment of illegal small-scale mining on cocoa farming and farmer livelihoods. Afele’s work extends to exploring the efficiency of alternative feed sources in poultry farming and addressing deforestation issues across various ecological zones in Ghana. Through his diverse research endeavors, he contributes valuable insights to the fields of agroforestry, environmental management, and sustainable development.. βš‘πŸ”¬

Peer Reviewer & Academic Engagements:

Mr. Afele John Tennyson, citation metrics and indices from Google Scholar are as follows:

Citations: 34 (All), 34Β  (Since 2018)
h-index: 4 (All), 4 (Since 2018)
i10-index: 1 (All), 1 (Since 2018)

Publications (TOP NOTES)

Agriculture and Food Security in Ghana; The Way Forward. Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development, publication date: 2016.
John Afele | Agroforestry | Best Researcher Award

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