Ephraim Sekyi-Annan

Research themes
  • Water resources
  • Land use and food security
  • Environmental and climate change
Research countries
  • Ghana
Research topic
Performance evaluation of reservoir-based irrigation schemes in the Upper East Region of Ghana
Research projects

Adapting to Water Scarcity

Working groups

WASCAL work package 2.3

Dryland Agroforestry working group

Additional Information:

Doctoral candidate

Professional experience

Research Scientist at CSIR-Soil Research Institute - Ghana, 2012-Present; Intern (Engineer) at Ghana Irrigation Development Authority, 2011-2012

Degrees

MSc. Water Resources Engineering and Management

BSc. Agricultural Engineering

Expertise

Agricultural Water ManagementIntegrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)Irrigation Engineering

Funding institutions

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Ministry of Education (MOE), Ghana

West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

Contacts

sekyiannan@yahoo.com; s7epseky@uni-bonn.ed

Research affiliation

West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)

Thesis title

Performance evaluation of reservoir-based irrigation schemes in the Upper East Region of Ghana

Thesis abstract

More than half of the population of sub-Sahara Africa is engaged in agriculture, which is mostly rain-fed and is the largest employer. Ghana experiences two seasons in the year, which is the rainy season and the dry season. In light of the unreliable rainfall pattern in recent decades, reservoir-based irrigation schemes have been constructed to contribute to food security and enhance the livelihoods (especially in rural areas) by providing water for crop irrigation, livestock needs, fishery and domestic water supply. Hence, it is cardinal to develop appropriate water management strategies to ensure an all-year-round agriculture by storing enough water during the rainy season for efficient irrigation (full or supplemental) of crops while satisfying the needs of the multiple users. The research thus seeks to consider the entire water management system (irrigation scheme, reservoir and feeding area) of the Vea and Bongo irrigation schemes in the assessment of performance and devise options for improved water management in the face of climate variability for multiple water users under different scenarios of water availability. Biophysical measurements, questionnaire administering, Focus Group Discussions (FGD) and Key informant interviews would be done.

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Asia Khamzina

Prof. Dr. Bernd Diekkruegger

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Bernhard Tischbein

2016

Sekyi-Annan, E., E. Nti Acheampong, N. Ozor. 2016. Modeling the impact of climate variability on crops in sub-Saharan Africa. In: Mukhtar Ahmed, Claudio O. Stockle (eds.): Quantification of climate variability, adaptation and mitigation for agricultural sustainability. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-32059-5_3?no-access=true. 39-70.

2014

Acheampong E.N., N. Ozorand E. Sekyi-Annan. 2014. Development of small dams and their impact on livelihoods: Cases from northern Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 9 (24): 1867-1877. (Open Access) Download [PDF | 188.64KB]

Ephraim Sekyi-Annan

Junior Researcher

E-Mail:
sekyiannan(at)yahoo.com

Phone:
+49-228-73-1843

Department:
ZEF c