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Enoch Owusu Sekyere

Enok Owusu Sekyere
Enoch Owusu-Sekyere is a researcher at the Department of Economics, SLU. Enoch is a member of the Agricultural and Food Economics group at the Department of Economics, SLU. He is also affiliated with University of Pretoria and University of the Free State, South Africa as guest lecturer and research fellow, respectively.

Presentation

Enoch is a member of the Agricultural and Food Economics group at the Department of Economics, SLU. Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economics, SLU and University of the Free State, South Africa. Enoch is a research fellow at the University of the Free State, South Africa. He is also guest/part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria. Enoch is an Associate Editor of Asian Development Policy Review journal, and Guest Associate Editor in Climate-Smart Food Systems- Frontiers. He has 10-years experience in research across different African regions.

Teaching

  • Course Leader:  Econometrics and Programming (NA0179), SLU
  • Animal health &welfare economics in Topics in Contemporary Agricultural Economics I (NA0180), SLU
  • He is also a guest lecturer involved in lecturing Applied Microeconomics, UP (part-time); Institutional Economics, UP (part-time); Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, UP (part-time).  

Research

Enoch is an applied and agricultural economist with broad empirical interests and focus on food systems and their interlinkages with environment, food security, food policy and sustainable development in developing countries. Enoch’s research focuses on impact assessment of private and government sectors investment, climate change, animal welfare, African economies, food security, food and agricultural policy, consumer behaviour, choice experimental designs, farm management, econometric modelling,  water and carbon footprint assessment, technology adoption, etc.

Cooperation

Enoch has research networks in developing countries, particularly in the SSA and SADC regions. He collaborates with researchers at several departments at SLU as well as at other Swedish and international universities and research institutes. Examples of his recent and ongoing collborative research projects include: 

  • Potential of selective harvest based on mycotoxins content assessment in cereal crops. ERA-NET COFUND ICT-AGRI-FOOD. Collboration with Gent University (Belgium), Aristotle University Thessaloniki (Greece), Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), Soluciones Agrícolas de Precisión S.L. (Spain), and Universtity of Sevilla (Spain). 
  • Are old cows healthy and profitable? –  Using cow longevity to enhance welfare and farm profit. Formas Project.
  • Validation of function and economy for alternative flooring solutions in cattle barns in Sweden.  Stiftelsen Lantbruksforskning Project
  • Urban agriculture in South Africa: Determinants and Impacts on urban household’s food and nutrition security, welfare and resilience.  Collboration with University of the Free State, South Africa. 

Supervision

Enoch supervises students' theses at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels.

Selected publications

1.    E. Owusu-Sekyere, H. Hansson, E. Telezhenko, (2021). Dairy farmers’ heterogeneous preferences for animal welfare-enhancing flooring properties: A mixed logit approach applied in Sweden, Livestock Science, 2021, 104591, ISSN 1871-1413, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2021.104591. 

2.    Matlou, Ringetani; Bahta, Yonas T.; Owusu-Sekyere, Enoch; Jordaan, Henry. 2021. "Impact of Agricultural Drought Resilience on the Welfare of Smallholder Livestock Farming Households in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa" Land, 10, no. 6: 562. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10060562 

3.  Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Helena Hansson, Evgenij Telezhenko, (2021). Use and non-use values to explain farmers’ motivation for the provision of animal welfare, European Review of Agricultural Economics, 2021;, jbab012, https://doi.org/10.1093/erae/jbab012

4.    Mampe Masemola, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Abiodun.A. Ogundeji, Hermias.N. van Niekerk, Petronella Chaminuka (2021. Farmers’ preference and willingness to pay for a multivalent lumpy skin disease and Rift Valley fever novel vaccine: A Discrete Choice Experiment in the Free State province, South Africa, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2021,105293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2021.105293. 

5.  Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Cindy Bibariwiah, Victor Owusu, Emmanuel Donkor. (2021). Farming under irrigation management transfer scheme and its impact on yield and net returns in Ghana, Land Use Policy, Volume 102, 2021,105266. ISSN 0264-8377,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105266. 

6. Owusu-Sekyere, E., Abdulai, A. & Jordaan, H. (2020). Heterogeneous demand for ecologically sustainable products on ensuring environmental sustainability in South Africa. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 22, 39–64. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10018-019-00248-4 

7.  Mikovhe Gadisi, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere & Abiodun Akintunde Ogundeji (2020) Impact of government support programmes on household welfare in the Limpopo province of South Africa, Development Southern Africa, 37(6), 937-952 https://doi.org/10.1080/0376835X.2020.1757414 

8.    Donkor, E.A.; Donkor, E.; Owusu-Sekyere, E.; Owusu, V. (2020). The Development and Promotion of Sweet Potato Yoghurt in Ghana: Implications for Sustainable Production and Consumption Policies. Sustainability, 12, 3336. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083336 

9.   Muthelo, D.; Owusu-Sekyere, E.; Ogundeji, A.A. (2019) Smallholder Farmers’ Adaptation to Drought: Identifying Effective Adaptive Strategies and Measures. Water 2019, 11, 2069. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11102069 

10.  Thutwa K, Chabo R, Nsoso SJ, Mareko M, Kgwatalala PM, Owusu-Sekyere E. (2019).  Indigenous Tswana pig production characteristics and management practices in southern districts of Botswana. Tropical Animal Health and Production DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-019-02037-3 

11.  Bahta, Y. T., Owusu-Sekyere, E. (2019). Improving the income status of smallholder vegetable farmers through a homestead food garden intervention. Outlook on Agriculture, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1177/0030727019852107 

12.  Owusu-Sekyere, E & Jordaan, H (2019). The Development and Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Food Products in South Africa. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 8(3), 112-118(7).  https://www.iagrm.com/journals/ijam-8/#page=112 

13.  Owusu-Sekyere, E., Yondela Y. Mahlathi, Henry Jordaan, (2019). Understanding South African consumers’ preferences and market potential for products with low water and carbon footprints. Agrekon, 58(3), 354-368. https://doi.org/10.1080/03031853.2019.1589544 

14.  Mohlotsane, P., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Jordaan, H., Barnard, J. H., van Rensburg, L.D. 2018.  Water Footprint Accounting Along the Wheat-Bread Value Chain: Implications for Sustainable and Productive Water Use Benchmarks. Water 2018, 10, 1167. 

15.  Owusu-Sekyere, E., Morné E. Scheepers and Jordaan, H. (2017). Economic water productivities along the dairy value chain in South Africa: Implications for sustainable and economically efficient water-use policies in the dairy industry. Ecological Economics, 134(2017), pp. 22-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.12.020 

16.  Owusu-Sekyere, E., Jordaan, H. and Hatem C. (2017). Evaluation of water footprint and economic water productivities of dairy products in South Africa. Ecological Indicators, 83(2017), pp. 32-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.07.041 

17.  Owusu-Sekyere, E., Morné E. Scheepers and Jordaan, H. (2016). Water footprint of milk produced and processed in South Africa: Implications for policy-makers and stakeholders along the dairy value chain. Water 8, pp. 322. https://doi.org/10.3390/w8080322 

18.  Farida Badu-Gyan, Johannes I.F. Henning, Bennie Grové, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere (2018). Examining the social, physical and institutional determinants of pineapple farmers’ choice of production systems in Central Ghana. Organic agriculture. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13165-018-0233-y .

19.  Bahta, Y. T., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Tlalang, B. E. (2018). Does women’s empowerment through policy intervention reduce food insecurity in South Africa? Development in Practice, https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2018.1512952 

20.   Owusu-Sekyere, E., Owusu, V., Worlah Y. Akwetey, Jordaan, H., Abiodun A. Ogundeji (2018). Economic welfare implications of food safety and quality policy changes in Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 13 No 4, 357-371. http://afjare.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/6.-Owusu-Sekyere-et-al.pdf  

21.  Emmanuel Donkor, Victor Owusu, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Abiodun A.Ogunde. (2018). The adoption of farm innovations among rice producers in northern Ghana: Implication for sustainable rice supply. Agriculture 2018, 8(8), 121. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture8080121 

22.  Bahta, Y. T., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Tlalang, B. E. (2018). Assessing participation in homestead food garden programmes, land ownership and their impact on productivity and net returns of smallholder maize producers in South Africa. Agrekon, 57(1),49-63.  https://doi.org/10.1080/03031853.2018.1437051 

23.  Bahta, Y. T., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Donkor, E. Tlalang, B. E. (2018). The impact of the homestead food garden programme on food security in South Africa. Food Security, 10(1), pp. 95-110. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-017-0756-1

24.   Donkor, E., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Owusu, V., Saadu, S., Baidoo, J., Avame, H.Y., Eric, D.K. and Owusu, F.S. (2017). Assessing the financial viability of the floricultural industry in Ghana. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 11 (1-2), pp. 119-126. https://doi.org/10.19041/APSTRACT/2017/1-2/15 

25.  Owusu, V., Donkor, E. and. Owusu-Sekyere, E. (2017). Accounting for the gender technology gap amongst smallholder rice farmers in Northern Ghana. Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol. 69(2), pages 439-457. https://doi.org/10.1111/1477-9552.12236 

26.  Owusu, V., Owusu-Sekyere, E. and Donkor, E. (2017). Consumer perceptions and willingness to pay for cassava-wheat composite bread in Ghana: A hedonic pricing approach. Journal of Development and Emerging Economies 7(2), pp.1-22. https://doi.org/10.1108/JADEE-11-2014-0044 

27.  Donkor, E., Owusu-Sekyere, E, Owusu, V. and Jordaan, H. (2016). Impact of row-planting adoption on productivity of rice farming in northern Ghana, Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics 19 (2), pp. 19-28. https://roaae.org/1336-9261/doi/abs/10.15414/raae.2016.19.02.19-28 

28.  Donkor, E., Owusu-Sekyere, E, Owusu, V. and Jordaan, H. (2016). Impact of agricultural extension service on adoption of chemical fertilizer: Implications for rice productivity and development in Ghana. NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 79 (2016), pp. 41-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.njas.2016.10.002  

29.  Owusu-Sekyere, E., Owusu, V. and Jordaan, H. (2014). Consumer Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Beef Food Safety Assurance Labels in the Kumasi Metropolis and Sunyani Municipality of Ghana. Food Control 46, pp.152-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2014.05.019  


Contact

Researcher at the Department of Economics; Agricultural and Food Economics
Postal address:
Inst For Ekonomi, Box 7013
75007 Uppsala
Visiting address: Ulls hus, Ulls väg 27, 756 51 Ultuna, Uppsala