Greater Accra Region
Seth Sena Kwame Asima
Seth Sena Kwame Asima is a trained Agriculturist who was a poultry farmer and later joined in 2004 the District Agriculture Development Unit of Ministry of Food and Agriculture at Amasaman in the Ga West District in the Greater Accra Region. At Amasaman he worked as an Agriculture Extension Agent (AEA) and District Agriculture Statistical Agent (DASA). As an AEA/DASA he was part of a technical team involve in the implementation programs and projects in the Ga West district;
- Cashew Development Project (CDP)
- Horticulture Export Industry Initiative (HEII)
- Export Marketing and Quality Awareness Project (EMQAP)
- Conducts Internal Audit and Inspection for pineapple farmers towards the acquisition of GlobalGAP certification.
- Ghana Agriculture Production Survey (GAPS)
- A liaison officer between farmers, Ga Rural Bank and Vintage Fruits Processing Company under the Out Grower Value Chain Fund program by GIZ.
Mr. Asima currently works with the Department of Agriculture of the Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly as the Management and Information System Officer; He Trained field enumerators for the Ghana Census of Agriculture from five Municipalities in Greater Accra Region: (La Dadekotopone, Ledzokuku, Krowor, Tema and Ashiaman) to collect field data and also supervised field data collection in 68 Enumeration Areas within the Ledzokuku Municipality for the Ghana Statistical Service.
He is an alumni of Ejura Agricultural Collage, Ejura, Ashanti Region and the University of Ghana, Legon. He is married with three children.
Yakubu Abukari is an Agricultural Development Professional with over fourteen years in agriculture development, capacity building, and facilitation and agribusiness development from the value chain perspective.
Yakubu has deep passion for an integrated agricultural systems approach where the crop and livestock production systems are fully integrated.
The system approach I believe is an effective and more reliable tool for food security, poverty alleviation, sustainable agriculture and development in a changing climate.
Yakubu acquired his BSc degree in Agriculture Technology with specialization in Animal Science from the University for Development Studies, Ghana, Yakubu was award the prestigious Australian Awards for Africa on two occasions to study MSc Agriculture (Agricultural Systems) from The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia and a Professional Course in Agribusiness focusing on Value Chains, Value chain Thinking and Value chain Development from The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
Yakubu has worked and collaborated to implement several projects that have impacted the lives and improved the livelihood, socio-economic and food security situation of smallholder producers in Northern Ghana.
With passion to skill and knowledge transfer, Yakubu has provided consultancy and training services to the Millennium Villages Promise small ruminant project beneficiaries, Resilient and Sustainable Livelihoods Transformation (RESULT Project) , the Ghana Social Opportunity Project (GSOP) and Africa RISING Project in collaboration with (International Institute for Tropical Agriculture-IITA , International Livestock Research Institute-ILRI and Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research – CSIR- (Animal Research Institute- Ghana).
The consultation resulted in the successfully training and licensing of over 150 Community Livestock Workers/Volunteers (CLWs) to assist and provide primary animal production and health care services to smallholder producers in the Upper East, Upper west and Northern Regions of Ghana.
Yakubu exhibits profound skills and knowledge in science communication, use of social media, radio, and television as effective communication tools. He has used these media to extend improved technologies and scientific information to smallholder producers and other stakeholders in the agriculture value chain.
Yakubu also contributes to the promotion and development of the livestock and poultry discourse in the country through radio and television discussion and self-opinion articles in Agriculture in Ghana webpage.
Yakubu has expertise in agricultural value analysis, rapid value chain analysis, development, and implementation and an advocate for value chain thinking and approach to solving agriculture and smallholder producers’ challenges.
Yakubu believes in the model “Walking the Chain” in any value chain development project from the consumer perspective based on consumer-customer understanding, value creation, reducing waste and building strong mutual relationship and partnership anchored on communication and feedback of actors in the chain for agribusiness development.
Yakubu is currently the Regional Livestock and Poultry Development Officer of the Northern Regional Coordinating Council. Yakubu is married with two lovely daughters.
Wisdom Abodakpi is a family leader and a mentor. He is very social and approachable to all persons. He is well educated and has a sound intercultural knowledge.
Mr. Abodakpi holds a BSc. Mechanical Engineering and BSc. Operation and Project Management. Wisdom has over ten years experience in the plastic industry. He is currently the Chief Country Officer for Cycle Farms.
Sampson Klutsey Gamenyah
Sampson Klutsey Gamenyah is a farmer, researcher, author, philanthropist, administrator, motivational speaker and entrepreneur.
He holds Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Resource Development with Archaeology from the University of Ghana, Legon and Master of Arts in Human Rights from the University of Education, Winneba.
Between 1999 and 2001, Sampson taught briefly at Battor Senior High School and then Madina Senior High School, Accra. In 2002, he was appointed Senior Administrative Assistant at the University of Education, Winneba, rose through the ranks to become Senior Assistant Registrar and was adjudged the best University Administrator in 2016.
During his work life with the University, he held several positions and served on numerous boards and committees, both within and outside university arena. As a business coach and mentor, he has encouraged hundreds of students and young people to build the business of their dreams.
Sampson Klutsey Gamenyah has agricultural business in his blood. In 2018, he purposefully resigned from his employment as a higher education administrator to pursue his passion in farming, a dream he nurtured from infancy.
He is currently engaged in poultry farming and related agribusinesses. Sampson is the Managing Director of Samkluga Farms and Company Limited, and Executive Director of International Centre for Child Studies, a foundation he established to champion the course of children’s welfare and development.
His poultry project started in February 2015, and in December 2016, he was adjudged the best poultry farmer in the Ketu North district of Ghana. Sampson intends to expand this project to cover ruminant production and aquaculture. Intensive cattle, geese and ostrich rearing aspect of the project takes off at the beginning of 2020.