Dr Michael K. Adjaloo
Senior Research Fellow
Michael K. Adjaloo (Ph.D) is a Senior Research Fellow and former Director of the Technology Consultancy Centre (TCC), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. He is also in charge of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Development (FAND) Unit of the (TCC). Dr. Adjaloo has over 29 years of professional experience as an Apicultural Scientist and has contributed to the dissemination of apiculture in Ghana, and other African countries including Malawi. Currently, he lectures Apiculture at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Extension at the Faculty of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, KNUST.
Dr. Adjaloo is a member of local and international committees including Steering Committee Ghana Jatropha (GHAJA) Projects (as the Project Coordinator of a 5-year EU-sponsored Jatropha project, and Team Leader of Jatropha Energy Facility); West Africa Cluster of United Nations University Project of Collaborative Research on People, Land Management and Environmental Change (UNU/PLEC); and African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS). He is currently a Policy Fellow embedded in the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MESTI). From his Research and Development efforts he has produced technical reports, and published in scholarly journals.
2014 Doctor of Philosophy (Wildlife and Range Management), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
1992 Masters of Philosophy (Biological Sciences), ), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science
and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
1985 Bachelor of Science (Hons) Zoology, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
1985 Diploma in Education, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
2016 Commonwealth Professional Fellowship tenable at the Bees for Development, South Wales, U.K.
2016 Policy Fellowship by Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and DFID, tenable at the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology: 1 February to 31 July, 2016.
1993 DAAD award to Institute fur Bienenkunde, Oburursel (University of Frankfurt), and Universitat Hohenheim, Germany
1987 Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN) fellowship tenable at the University of Warsaw, Poland
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Non-Forest Products Utilization (Apiculture/Heliculture), Policy issues;
Group Development, Research Uptake.
- Conservation and Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture through an Ecosystem Approach.
- Biology and Ecology of the West African Honeybee, Apis mellifera adansonii
- Science and Technology Policies
- Medical Sanitation Management
2015- 2017 Director, Technology Consultancy Centre, KNUST
2015-2016 Team Leader, Jatropha Energy Facility (JEF) Project in West Mamprusie District (Northern Region, Ghana), in partnership with Spallanzani Technologies (Italy) and New Energy (Tamale, Ghana).
2010-2014 Project Coordinator, Ghana Jatropha (GHAJA) Project, in partnership with University of Sassari (Italy), New Energy (Tamale, Ghana), Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), (Tamale, Ghana), and Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Tamale, Ghana
2010 –2017 Head, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Development Unit (TCC, KNUST).
- TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2014 Curriculum Development: Led in Development of MSc/MPhil in Technology Management and Entrepreneurship for the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
2011- P Service Lecturer: ABM160 Apiculture; Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
2010 Service Lecturer: BIOL.355 Entomology 1; Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology, Faculty of Biosciences.
2005 Service Lecturer: Appropriate Technology Development and Rural Development; Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences.
2000 - 2003 Service Lecturer: WRM: 455 Game and Wildlife Utilization: Apiculture, Heliculture, Mushroom cultivation; Department of Wildlife and Range Management, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources.
1989-1991 Service Lecturer: African Studies: Technological problems of Africa; Department of Social Sciences, KNUST.
- Adjaloo, M. K., Asare, C. Y., Appaw, W and Boahene, Owusu (2017). Assessment of Honey Quality in Ghana: A Pilot Study of Honeys Produced in Drobo and Berekum. Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene. DOI: 10.4172/2476-2059.1000123
- Adjaloo, M.K., Koffuor, G.A., Asiamah, E.A., Dadzie, R.A, Donkor, B.O (2017). Safety Evaluation of Honey from Jatropha curcas Nectar and its Implication for Honey Production in Ghana. Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene.2:126. DOI: 10.4172/2476-2059.1000126
- Duah, H.K., Segbefia, A.Y., Adjaloo, M.K., and Fokuo, D. (2017), “Income sustainability and poverty reduction among beekeeping value chain actors in the Berekum Municipality, Ghana”, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 6 No. 8, pp. 667-684.
- Darko, G., Addai, J. T., Adjaloo, M.K., and Borquaye, L.S (2017). Pesticide Residues in Honey from the Major Honey Producing Forest Belts in Ghana, Journal of Environmental and Public Health, vol. 2017, Article ID 7957431, 6 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/7957431.
- Adjaloo, M.K, Owusu-Ansah E, Oduro, W., Fleischer, T.C (2017). Preference of Cocoa Pollinators in a Cocoa Agro-Ecosystem: determination by Proxy Approach. Ghana Journal of Forestry Vol. 33, 2017, 38 – 47
- Adjaloo M. K., A. A. Ankomah, K. Yeboah-Gyan, B. M. Dzomeku (2015). Nectar Production Dynamics in Two Melliferous Plant Species. Genetics and Plant Physiology, Volume 5 (2), pp. 145–161. http://www.ifrg-bg.com
- Kofi Frimpong-Anin, Michael K. Adjaloo, Peter K. Kwapong, and William Oduro (2014). Structure and Stability of Cocoa Flowers and Their Response to Pollination Journal of Botany. Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Volume 2014, Article ID 513623, 6 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/513623
- Obeng, G.Y., Adjaloo, M.K., Amrago, D.K. (2013). Analysis of Skills and Training Needs of Metalwork Engineering Enterprises in Ghana. The International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES); Volume 2; Issue 8, pages 102-112. ISSN (e):2319-1813 ISSN (p):2319-1805
- Michael Adjaloo, Ben Kwaku Branoh Banful, William Oduro (2013). Evaluation of Breeding Substrates for Cocoa Pollinator, Forcipomyia spp. and Subsequent Implications for Yield in a Tropical Cocoa Production System. American Journal of Plant Sciences 4, 204-211(http://www.scirp.org/journal/ajps)
- Adjaloo, M. K and Oduro, W (2013). Insect assemblage and the pollination system in Cocoa ecosystems. Journal of Applied Biosciences 62: 4582—4594. ISSN 1997–5902
- Adjaloo, M.K., Oduro, W., Danso, A.A and Mochiah, M.B (2012). Pollinator Status of Bees in Cocoa Agro-Ecological System. Journal of The Ghana Institute of Horticulturists 10: 97-106. ISSN 0855-6350
- Adjaloo, M.K., Oduro, W., and Mochiah, M B. (2012) Spatial distribution of insect assemblage in cocoa farms in relation to natural forest. Journal of Applied Biosciences 54: 3870– 3879. ISSN 1997–5902
- Adjaloo, M. K., Oduro, W., Banful, B.K (2012) Floral Phenology of Upper Amazon Cocoa Trees: Implications for Reproduction and Productivity of Cocoa. International Scholarly Research Network (ISRNAgronomy) Volume 2012, Article ID 461674, 8 pages
- Obeng, G.Y., Adjaloo, M. K., Donkor, P (2010). Effect of Temperature, Moisture Content, Particle Size and Roasting on Shea Butter Extraction Efficiency. International Journal of Food Engineering. Vol 6: Issue 2, Article 1, 1-12. DOI: 10.2202/1556-3758.1848. Available at:http://www.bepress.com/ijfe/vol6/iss2/art13
- Sarfo-Mensah, P., Adjaloo, M.K., Donkor, P (2009). Youth Unemployment Challenges in Mining Areas of Ghana. Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Global Challenges Series. JEL Classification: J60, J61. pp 1-
- Kate Hampshire, Gina Porter, Kate Kilpatrick, Peter Kyei, Michael Adjaloo, George Oppong (2008). Liminal Spaces: Changing Inter-Generational Relations among Long-Term Liberian Refugees in Ghana. Human Organization, Vol. 67, No.1, pp 25-36.
- Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Peter Kyei, Michael Adjaloo, George Rapoo, Kate Kilpatrick (2008). Linkages between Livelihood Opportunities and Refugee-Host Relations: Learning from the Experiences of Liberian Camp-based Refugees in Ghana. Journal of Refugee Studies 21(2): 230-252. Oxford University Press.
- Adjaloo, M.K, and Yeboah-Gyan, K (2003). Foraging Strategies of the African Honeybee, Apis mellifera adansonii (L) in the Humid Semi-Deciduous Forest Environment of Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology 23(1): 16-25
- Adjaloo, M.K., and Yeboah-Gyan, K (1992). Some Morphometric
Characteristics of the African Honeybee, Apis mellifera adansonii (L).
Conf. Proc. West African Bee Research Seminar, pp 25-29.
CHAPTER OF A BOOK
Kate Hampshire, Gina Porter,Kate Kilpatrick, Peter OheneKyei, Michael Kodwo Adjaloo, George Oppong Ampong (2011). Bridging the Child Rights Gap in a Refugee Context: Survival Strategies and Impact on Inter-generational Relations In: Children’s Rights in Ghana. Reality or Rhetoric? Ed Robert Kwame Ame, DeBrennaLaFaAgbenyega, and Nana Araba Apt. Published by Lexington Books, USA, pp 59-73. ISBN 978-0-7391-4800-6
Policy Implementation in Ghana: The case of STIDEP I and options for enhancement. Submitted to: STEPRI-CSIR, and Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology.
- Kofi Frimpong-Anin, Paul P. Bosu, Michael K. Adjaloo Haruna Braimah,William Oduro, Peter K. Kwapong (2015). Some Facts about Cocoa Pollination. University of Cape Coast Printing Press, Cape Coast. ISBN 9964-3-9352-0.
- Crossman Hormenoo, George Y. Obeng and Michael K. Adjaloo (2013). Ghana Jatropha Project: Training Manual for Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Equipment. PRISEBS Publishers, Awomaso, Kumasi. ISBN: 978 -9988-1-9652-3
BOOK OF ABSTRACTS
Pollination and Pollinators in Ghana (1970-2015). Editors: Peter Kwapong, Kofi Frimpong-Anim, Paul Bosu, Michael K. Adjaloo, William Oduro, Haruna Braimah.
Sponsored by Global Environment Facility, United Nations Environment Programme, and Food and Agriculture Organisation.
- Michael K. Adjaloo, Nelson Agyemang, George Oppong, and Peter O. Kyei (2005). ICTs Opportunities for Youth Development in Ghana. Submitted to IDRC, Senegal.
- Adjaloo, M.K. (1992). Feasibility Report on the Shai Hills Game Production Reserve for Honey Production. Submitted to World Conserve Union (IUCN).
- Adjaloo, M.K. (1991). Apiary Setting and Colonisation. Training Manual submitted to the Malawi- German Beekeeping Development Project in Malawi.
- Adjaloo, M.K. (1990). Honey Potential in Ghana- Case Study of the Adaklu Traditional Area, Volta Region. Submitted to Ghana Export Promotion Council.
- 2016 Research on Policy Implementation in Ghana: The Case of STIDEP I and options for enhancement.
- 2015-2016 Safety Evaluation of Honey derived from Jatropha curcas flower nectar.
- 2015-2017 Effect of different designs of beehive on hive temperatures.
- 2015-2017 Beekeeping as a Sustainable Livelihood Strategy for Rural Households in Berekum and Nkwanta
- 2015-2016 Beekeeping Livelihood and Poverty Reduction: Assessing Beekeeping Value Chain in Berekum
- 2014-2015. Pesticide residues in honey from the major honey producing forest belts in Ghana, with Department of Chemistry.
- 2013-2015. Analysis of honey distribution in Nkwanta South District of Ghana: A global value chain approach, with Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness and Extension.
- 2013-2014. Beekeeping as a Livelihood Option for fringe Communities at Protected Areas in Ghana: a Case Study of Bia Conservation Area and Mole National Park with Department of Planning.
- 2011-2014. Conservation and Management of Pollinators for Sustainable Agriculture through an Ecosystem Approach. Collaborative Global Environment Facility (GEF) Project between University of Cape Coast, KNUST, Forest Research Institute of Ghana, and Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana. Funded by Food and Agriculture Organization.
- 2010-2014. Use of Jatropha plant to improve sustainable renewable energy development and create income-generating activities: an integrated approach to ensure sustainable livelihood conditions and mitigate land degradation effects in rural areas of Ghana. A Collaborative EU Research Project between TCC, University of Sassari, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Savannah Agriculture Research Institute and New Energy.
- 2010-2011 Needs Assessment for Capacity Development of Metal workers and Agricultural Mechanization workers of Clusters in the Kumasi Metropolis. Survey of 510 small and medium-scale metalworkers and agricultural mechanization in Kumasi using structured questionnaires; data entry; processing; development of data base; analysis and report writing.
- 2009. Improved Technologies for the upgrading of Shea butter processing in Ghana.
- 2005-2010. Pollination Ecology of Upper Amazon Cocoa and Breeding Substrates of Cocoa Pollinators in Ejisu - Juabeng District, Ashanti Region, Ghana Ph.D Study.
- 2005-2006. Research on ICTs for Youth Development in Ghana. Funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), West and Central Africa Regional Office, Dakar, Senegal.
- February- April, 2006. Socio-economic study of the Obuasi Municipality, the Adansi West District.
- January-May, 2005. Social Resilience of Liberian refugee youths in Buduburam, Central region of Ghana; Collaborative research with the University of Durham, U.K. Funded by Nuffield Foundation, U.K.
- May - June 2001. Socio–economic Survey in six communities as part of Amansuri (Wetland) Conservation and integrated development (ACID) Project in the Amansuri, Jomoro District, and Western Nzema Traditional Area. Client: Ghana Wildlife Society. Funded by Netherlands Government.
- 1996-1999. Research and Development of Honey and Beeswax Processing and Packaging Unit, as part of development of Technology Village at Kwamo, Kumasi (TCC/World Vision International Project Collaborative Research).
- June - August 1993. Laboratory research into Honey Quality at the Universitat Hohenheim, Germany; Field research into Reproductive Behaviour in Honey Bees in Austria, under Institut fur Bienenkunde, Frankfurt University, Germany
- 1989-1992. Foraging strategy of Apis mellifera adansonii in the Humid Semi-Deciduous Forest Environment of Ghana. MPhil Study
- 1987-1989. The Biology and Behaviour of the West African Honeybee Apis mellifera adansonii
- May –June 2001. Socio–economic Survey in six communities as part of Amansuri (Wetland) Conservation and integrated development (ACID) Project in the Amansuri, Jomoro District, and Western Nzema Traditional Area. Client: Ghana Wildlife Society; Funded by Netherlands Government.
- 1998 –2000. Establishment of Resource Centre for Employable Skills at Ahafo-Ano North District Assembly, Ashanti Region.
- 1996-1999 Research and Development of Honey and Beeswax Processing and Packaging Unit as part of development of Technology Village at Kwamo, Kumasi (TCC/World Vision International Project Collaborative Research).
CONSULTANCIES AND ASSIGNMENTS
- February – July, 2016 Policy Fellow attached to the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI). Funded by DFID and Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
- May – July 2015. Trained the Progressive Beekeepers Association (Berekum) and Jaman South Beekeepers Association (Drobo) all in the Brong Ahafo Region in Apiary practices for improved honey production and Honey quality procedures.
- July 2014 – February, 2015. Consulted for Working Group on Forest Certification, Ghana (NWG) in Beekeeping and Snail rearing. Trained farmers in 30 communities in Sefwi Juaboso, Sefwi Wiawso and Bibiani in the Western Region of Ghana.
- May 19 - June 14, 2014 – Mentor, Apiculture training for students of the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) at the International Development Summer Institute (IDSI).
- July 9 - 12, 2005 - Training of members of the Progressive Beekeepers Association at Berekum (Brong Ahafo Region).
- May 2003- March 2004 - Sabbatical Leave at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada as Visiting Scientist. Assignments undertaken were:
- Investigated into the use of Honeybees as bio-control agents against crop (Canola) pest at University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Partnership with a Ph. D student.
- Lectured in Introductory Apiculture Course to over 80 Undergraduates of the University.
- Two Presentations to the Ontario Beekeepers Associations.
- 1998 – 2002 For International Food and Agricultural Development (IFAD/Ghana Government)- Training of Beekeepers in Mampong, Atebubu, Ejura, Amantin, under the IFAD/Rural Enterprises (REP) Project under the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST) in development of rural enterprises.
- 1992 – 1995 - For World Bank/Malawi Government
Project Title: Training Linkage under the Women in Development component of the Population, Health and Nutrition Sector of the Malawi Government.
a. Coordinator - the training component in Ghana (1992 - 1993)
- Five (5) months Consultancy (Beekeeping Project) in Southern and Central Regions, Malawi (1994, 1995)
- For German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in 1991.
Trained Malawian Beekeepers adopted by Malawi–German Beekeeping Development Project in Northern Region, Malawi
- Consulted for IFAD/Rural Enterprises Project (REP) under Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST): Beekeeping as part of development of rural enterprises in Ashanti/Brong Ahafo Region. (1998-2002).
- Consulted for Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana (1997 – 1998).
Key Objective: Beekeeping for the establishment of Conservation Zone for inhabitants of Jubieso, as part of the “Man and Biosphere” (MAB) programme by UNESCO.
- Consulted for Global Environment Facility (UNDP). Introduction of beekeeping as part of environmental management practices at Ho, Volta Region, Ghana, 1995.
- Consulted for World Conservation Union (IUCN) in 1992: Determining the honey potential of Shai Hills Game Production Reserve in Ghana as part of its conservation.
- Consulted for Ghana Regional appropriate Technology, Industrial Services (GRATIS) PROJECT, 1991 –1991.Key Objective: To investigate the possibility of reducing aggressiveness of honeybees in Northern Ghana.
RESEARCH AND TRAINING GRANTS
- Michael K. Adjaloo, Ahmed Agyepong, George Y. Obeng, Ernest K. Kraka, William Ofori Appau, Owusu Boahen, Emmanuel Quansah (2015). "Improving honey and bees wax production for poverty reduction: A case study of beekeeping in Berekum under Building Strong Universities (BSU) -Work Programme (WP) II. Amount DKK47, 500
- Michael K. Adjaloo and George Y. Obeng (2015). Apiary Management Practices for Improved Honey Production; and Honey Harvesting, Processing and Quality for Progressive Beekeepers’ Association of Berekum. TCC-COTVET/SDF Contract Amounting to GHC 68,020.
- Michael K. Adjaloo and George Y. Obeng (2015). Apiary Management Practices for Improved Honey Production; and Honey Harvesting, Processing and Quality for Jaman South Beekeepers’ Association. TCC-COTVET/SDF Contract Amounting to GHC 61, 820.
- Michael K. Adjaloo and William Oduro (2005) Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund (TALIF) Project, World Bank (KNUST/OO3/2005) award. Establishment of Postgraduate ICT laboratory for the Department of Game and Wildlife, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Amount Approved:USD19, 923.
- Michael K. Adjaloo, Nelson Agyemang, George Oppong, and Peter O. Kyei (2005). ICTs for Youth Development in Ghana. Funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), West and Central Africa Regional Office, Dakar, Senegal. Amount CAD $100,000.