Stephen Edem Akpalu (PhD)

Position: Research Scientist

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Tel: +233-207392105; +233-244969347

Professional fields of interest:

Professional background
Ecological Agriculture, Environmental Science (Forest Resource Management), Agroforestry

Research Project

  1. Gum producing tree species in the Sudan Savannah zone of Ghana
  2. Faidherbia albida in agroforestry parklands in the semi-arid zone of Ghana

Selected Publications

  1. Akpalu, S. E., Adeyiga, G. K., Amooh, M. K., Kyere, D., Akpalu, M. M. (2017). Population Density and Diversity of Trees on Farmlands in Three Districts of the Upper East Region of Ghana: Implications for Food Security and Ecosystem Sustainability. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology Research International, 10(3): 1 – 11.
  2. Akpalu S. E., Dawoe E. L., Abunyewa A. A., (2019). Effects of Boiled Water Pre-Sowing Treatment on the Germination and Early Growth Performance of Faidherbia albida in Three Ecological Zones of Ghana. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 4(3): 1-17.
  3. Akpalu, S. E., Dawoe, E. K., & Abunyewa, A. A., (2020). Effects of Faidherbia albida on some important soil fertility indicators on agroforestry parklands in the semi-arid zone of Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 15(2), 256-268.

Conference Papers

  1. Akpalu, S. E. “Impact of tree loss on livelihoods in the Upper East Region of Ghana” A presentation at World Vision International (WVI) workshop with farmers & environmental stakeholders as part of its Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) on 18th June 2018 at Premier Hotel, Bolgatanga.
  2. Djagbletey, G. D., Ebanyenle, E., Bosu, P. P., Adeyiga, G. K., Akpalu, S. E., Okyere-Agyapong, E., Govina, J. K., Foli, E. G., Peprah, T., Guuroh, R. T., Anglaaere, L. C., & Ofori, D. A., (2019). Utilization of Bamboo for Degraded Land Restoration in Ghana: Contribution of CSIR-FORIC. Regional Workshop on Bamboo for Bioenergy Security Organised by Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) and CGIARResearch Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) on 26th – 27th November 2019, at Royal Beulah Hotel, East Legon – Accra (Oral Presentation).
  3. Akpalu, S. E., Adeyiga G. K., Agroforestry parkland trees in semi-arid Ghana. A presentation made at a 2-day interactive workshop entitled “Restoring landscapes for resilient livelihoods in northern Ghana” on 27th and 28th November 2018, at Radach Hotel, Tamale.

About us

Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Contact us

The Director
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, P. O. Box UP 63 KNUST
Kumasi, Ghana

Tel :+233-(0)3220-60123/60373
Fax :+233-(0)3220-60121
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