Crentsil Kofi Agyekum (PhD.)

Position: Research Scientist
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Professional fields of interest:

          • Forest Economics and Marketing
          • Applied Economics
          • Socio- Economics 
          • Climate change and Biodiversity  
          • Forest Landscape Restoration
          •  Agricultural Economics

Professional background:

  • 2013 – 2018: PhD in Applied Economics (Beijing University of Technology, China)
  • 2011 – 2013: MBA in Business Administration (Nanchang University, China)
  • 2006 – 2009: H.N.D in Marketing Studies (Cape Coat Technical University, Ghana)

Research Projects: 

  1. Economic Sustainability of CREMAs on the Ghana Shea Landscape Emission Reductions Project. GSLERP GHA.2022.152.RFP. Technical report submitted to Friends of Rural Growth, Ghana. Obeng, E.A., Obiri, B.D., Oduro, K.A., Guuroh, R.T., Andoh, J., Acquah, S.B., Agyekum, C.K., Asamoah, A. 2022
  2. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Implemented Economic Opportunities for Rural Communities and Ecosystems. IUCN Ghana. Obeng, E.A., Obiri, B.D., Oduro, K.A., Guuroh, R.T., Acquah, S.B., Agyekum, C.K., Andoh, J., Asamoah, A. Pentsil, S. 2022.
  3. Assessment of deforestation and forest degradation in community resource management areas in the northern savanna zone. Acquah, S.B., Obiri, B.D., Guuroh, R.T, Opuni-Frimpong, E., Andoh, J., Agyekum, C.K. & Akpalu, S. (2022)
  4. Socio-Economics & Impact Assessment of SPS Intensification on Livelihoods (2024). Beatrice Darko Obiri, Jewel Andoh, Kofi Agyekum Crentsil & Daniel A. Ofori.

Selected Publications:

  1. Douglas Siaw Baah, David Fosu-Asante, Crentsil Kofi Agyekum, Wisdom Mawuli Edzesi & Eric Boateng
    Acheampong (2023): Geochemical Assessment of Metals in Soils and Food Crops Around Alluvial Gold
    Mining in Abuakwa South Municipal, Ghana, Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International
    Journal, DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2023.2225624.

  2. Crentsil Kofi Agyekum, Huang Haifeng, Amma Agyeiwaa, Ghana’s Effort towards the Emergence of Green
    Economy, International Journal of Ecosystem, Vol. 6 No. 2, 2016, pp. 43-46. doi: 10.5923/j.ije.20160602.03.

  3. Agyekum et al., Cogent Economics & Finance (2017), 5: 1405580. The impact of the Chinese corn-starch futures on spot market and corn futures market. doi/pdf/10.1080/23322039.2017.1405580. 

  4. Crentsil Kofi Agyekum, Huang Haifeng, Amma Agyeiwaa, Review of China’s Trade on the Economic
    Growth of Ghana, American Journal of Economics, Vol. 5 No. 3, 2015, pp. 315-
    320. doi: 10.5923/j.economics.20150503.02.

  5. Agyekum, C.K. The effect of equity structure and influence factors on China’s banking cyclical behavior and
    monetary policy. China Finance and Economic Review (2017) 5:13DOI 10.1186/s40589-017-0057-z vol. 5,
    issue 1, 1-19.

  6. Agyekum, C.K. Consumer Perception of Quality on the Sale of Rice.ISBN-13:978-3-639-86117-4ISBN-

  7. Tahadray Jean Tsitaitse , Cai Yong Quan , Crentsil Kofi Agyekum, Building the Trusteeship of Internet Users,
    International Journal of Web Engineering, Vol. 4

Conference Papers:

  1. The sixth European Forum for Marketing of Scientific and Research Organizations Rhodes island 2017:Title of paper presented: “The old time religion of marketing a thing of the past.

  2. Education forum for Asia Annual conference Chengdu China 2016: Title of paper presented: “Africa perspective of Ecological Technology


  • Ecological Development Union International Award 2016.

  • Beijing municipal scholarship award BJUT,2013

  • Beijing International Student Outstanding award,2016


  • Member,Ecological development Union International (EDUI CHINA)
  • Member, CSIR Research Staff Association
  • Member,Association of Ghana Customs and housing agency
  • Member, China centre for research and Economic transition (CRCET) BJUT


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
Email : [email protected]