Dr. Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah

Country of current residence

Ghana

Current institute employer

Cocoa Research Institute, Ghana

Since

2011

Profession

Agricultural Engineer

Specialisation

Crop modelling, Plant Nutrition

Degrees / expertise

B. Sc., Agricultural Technology. University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana, 2004.

 

M.Sc., Agricultural Science and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ARTS). University of Bonn, Germany, 2006.

2016

Fosu‑Mensah, B. Y. and M. Mensah.  2016.  The effect of phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizers on grain yield, nutrient uptake and use efficiency of two maize (Zea mays L.) varieties under rain fed condition on Haplic Lixisol in the forest‑savannah transition zone of Ghana.  Environ Syst Res, 5   : 22   .
Fosu‑Mensah, B.Y., Okoffo, E.D. and M. Mensah.  2016.  Synthetic Pyrethroids Pesticide Residues in Soils and Drinking Water Sources from Cocoa Farms in Ghana.  Environment and Pollution, 5 (1)   : 60-72   .

2012

Fosu-Mensah B. Y., P. L. G. Vlek and D. S. MacCarthy.  2012.  Farmers’ perception and adaptation to climate change: a case study of Sekyedumase district in Ghana.  Environment, Development and Sustainability, 14 (4)   : 495-505   .
Fosu-Mensah, B.  2012.  Modelling maize productivity and impact of climate change on yield and nutrient utilization in sub-humid Ghana.  Doctoral thesis at  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.  Further Information
Fosu-Mensah, B. Y., D. S. MacCarthy, P. L. G. Vlek and E. Y. Safo.  2012.  Simulating impact of seasonal climatic variation on the response of maize (Zea mays L.) to inorganic fertilizer in sub-humid Ghana.  Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, : 255-271   . Further Information
McCarthy, D.S., P.L.G. Vlek and B.Y. Fosu-Mensah.  2012.  The response of maize to N fertilization in a sub-humid region of Ghana: Understanding the processes using a crop simulation model.  In: J. Kihara, D. Fatondji, J.W. Jones, G. Hoogenboom, R. Tabo and A. Bationo (eds.): Improving soil fertility recommendations in Africa using Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT). Springer Dordrecht NL.  

2011

Benedicta Y. Fosu-Mensah., Ahmad, M. Manschadi. and Paul L. G. Vlek.  2011.  Climate change impact on maize yield and nutrients utilization in sub-humid zone of Ghana. Scenarios analysis using APSIM. CIMAC conference, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, February 7 - 9, 2011.  Further Information

2010

Benedicta, Y. Fosu-Mensah., Paul, L. G. Vlek. and Ahmad, M. Manschadi.  2010.  Farmers' Perception and Adaptation to Climate Change - A Case Study in Sekyedumase District in Ghana. Tropentag conference, University of Zurich, Swizerland, September 14-16, 2010.  Further Information

2006

Benedicta Fosu, Paul L. G. Vlek, Günther Manske, Konrad Vielhauer.  2006.  Poster Presentation: The Use of Azolla sp. to Increase N Fertiliser Use Efficiency in Wetland Rice in Dano, Southwestern Burkina Faso. Deutscher Tropentag conference, October 2006, Bonn,, Germany. 
Fosu B. Y.  2006.  The use of Azolla to increase N use efficiency in Wetland rice in Dano (Burkina Faso), M Sc. Thesis.  Master thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn. 

2004

Dei H. K., B. Y. Fosu, E. O. Otchere.  2004.  Processed Product from Cassava and Blood (PPCB); an alternative low cost feed for Broiler Chickens.  Journal of Development Spectrum Vol. 2. Dec 2004, pp 58-67. University for Development Studies, Ghana .  
Fosu B. Y.  2004.  Processed Product from Cassava and Blood (PPCB); an alternative low cost feed for Broiler Chickens. B. Sc. Thesis..  University for Development Studies.. 

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Research themes
  • Institutions
  • Ecosystem services
Research countries
  • Ghana
Degrees

B. Sc., Agricultural Technology. University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana, 2004.

 

M.Sc., Agricultural Science and Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ARTS). University of Bonn, Germany, 2006.

Funding institutions

DAAD / BMZ

Research affiliation

Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany.

 

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

Doctoral research funded by

DAAD Regional Program, BMBF (GLOWA)

Benedicta Yayra Fosu-Mensah

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department :
ZEF C: Department of Ecology and Natural Resources Management