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Abena Boakye

Country of origin: Ghana Currently in: Ghana, Kumasi General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2017 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
2013 Master Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Underutilised Crops for Food and Nutrition Security amidst Climate Change Influences

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Boakye, A.A., Gudjonsdottir, M., Wireko-Manu, F.D., Oduro, I., Ellis, W. O. and Chronakis, I. (2018). Water-starch interactions of red and white cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium). Starch/ Starke. DOI: 10.1002/star.201800128

2. Boakye, A.A., Wireko-Manu, F.D., Oduro, I., Ellis, W. O., Gudjonsdottir, M. and Chronakis, I. (2018). Utilising cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) for food and nutrition security: A review. Food Science and Nutrition. 00:1–11.

3. Boakye, A.A., Gudjonsdottir, M., Skytte, J. L., Chronakis, I., Wireko-Manu, F.D., and Oduro, I. (2017). Characteristics of red and white varieties of Xanthosoma sagittifolium roots during cooking, using physicochemical analysis, uniaxial compression, multispectral imaging and low field NMR spectroscopy. Journal of Food Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s13197-017-2704-7

4. Guðjónsdóttir, M., Boakye, A.A., Wireko-Manu, F.D., Chronakis, I., and Oduro, I. (2016). Characterization of red and white cocoyam roots, flours and starches during heating by low field NMR In: Proceedings of the XIII International Conference on the Applications of Magnetic Resonance in Food Science, Publisher: IM Publications, pp.49-53 DOI: 10.1255/mrfs.10

5. Boakye, A.A., Wireko-Manu, F.D., Agbenorhevi, J.K., and Oduro, I. (2015). Antioxidant activity, total phenols and phytochemical constituents of four underutilised tropical fruits. International Food Research Journal, 22(1): 262-268

6. Boakye, A.A., Wireko-Manu, F.D., Agbenorhevi, J.K. and Oduro, I. (2014). Dietary fibre, ascorbic acid and proximate composition of tropical underutilised fruits. African Journal of Food Science, 8 (6): 305-310

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Academia: University Teaching and Research


Ghana Science Association
2. International Society for Tropical Root and Tuber Crops
Convention of Biomedical Research Ghana
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Mar 2018
Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) Alumni Activity Grant
Seminar series to encourage more females into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Aug 2013
Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) scholarship for PhD Studies
PhD Studies on, "Strengthening Root and Tuber Value Chains in Ghana Project"
OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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