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About Stephen Frimpong

The greatest challenge facing the world today is how to unlock the billions of households stuck in perpetual poverty, food insecurity and hunger. Majority of the poor and vulnerable households leave in developing countries and engage in agriculture using rudimentary technologies for their livelihood. In the 21st century, surging globalization including trade liberalization, land grabbing, migration; climate impact, rising energy cost, food prices and poor policy setting and implementation, amongst others, add to worsen the burden of already vulnerable populations. My greatest purview therefore is to contribute to research, policies and advocacies that enhance the livelihoods and welfare of weak and vulnerable societies. My research therefore focuses on food security, food preference and demand, consumption pattern, value chains, and urbanisation nexus; globalization; indigenous knowledge and innovations linkages, climate change adaptation and mitigation, rural politics and conflicts, and spatial and urban livelihoods. Most of these research interest have been borne out of my long association with poor and vulnerable people in remote indigenous communities and through working with various research institutions, local and international.


Present Research Associate-Socioeconomics, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Research Interests

Food security, climate modelling, globalisation, urbanisation, innovations, local knowledge

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Contact Information

IITA Tamale, P. O. Box TL 6, Tamale, Ghana.


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