Dr. Justice A. Tambo

Country of current residence


Current position


Current institute employer

Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI)



Website current institute
Professional memberships

International Association of Agricultural Economics; European Association of Agricultural Economics African;  Association of Agricultural Economics Agricultural; and Applied Economists Association


Agricultural Economist


Farmer innovation

Degrees / expertise

PhD Agricultural Economics, University of Bonn; MSc Agricultural Development, University of Copenhagen; BSc Agricultural Economics, University of Ghana


Tambo, J.A. and O.K. Kirui.  2021.  Yield effects of conservation farming practices under fall armyworm stress: The case of Zambia.  Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 321   : 107618   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Tambo, J., E. Barake, A. Kouevi, and G.T. Munthali.  2020.  Copyright or copyleft: An assessment of farmer-innovators’ attitudes towards intellectual property rights.  Journal of Rural Studies, 74   : 133-144   . Further Information


Tambo, J.A..  2018.  Recognizing farmer-generated innovations through contests: insights from four African countries.  Food Security, 10   : 1237-1250   . Further Information
Tambo, J.A. and Mockshell, J.  2018.  Differential Impacts of Conservation Agriculture Technology Options on Household Income in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Ecological Economics, 151   : 95-105   . Further Information


Tambo, J.A. and T. Wünscher.  2017.  Building farmers' capacity for innovation generation: Insights from rural Ghana.  Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 01/2017   : DOI:10.1017/S1742170516000521   . Further Information
Tambo, J.A. and Wünscher, T.  2017.  Farmer-led innovations and rural household welfare: Evidence from Ghana.  Journal of Rural Studies, 55   : 263-274   . Further Information
Tambo, J.A. and Wünscher, T.  2017.  Enhancing resilience to climate shocks through farmer innovation: evidence from northern Ghana.  Regional Environmental Change, 02/2017   : DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1113-9   . Further Information


Tambo J.A..  2016.  Adaptation and resilience to climate change and variability in north-east Ghana.  International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 17   : 85-94   . Further Information
Tambo, J.A and Wünscher, T.  2016.  Beyond adoption: welfare effects of farmer innovation behaviour in Ghana. ZEF Discussion Paper No. 216, Center for Development Research, Bonn.  Further Information
Wünscher, T. and Tambo, J.A..  2016.  Identification and Acceleration of Farmer Innovativeness in Upper East Ghana.  In: von Braun, J. and Gatzweiler, F. (eds.): Technological and Institutional Innovations for Marginalized Smallholders in Agricultural Development. Springer.   163-180 .  (Open Acess)  Further Information


Tambo, J.  2015.  Farmer Innovation in Rural Ghana: Determinants, Impacts and Identification.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Further Information
Tambo, J.A. and Wünscher, T.  2015.  Identification and prioritization of farmers' innovations in northern Ghana.  Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 06 (30)   : 537-549   . Further Information


Tambo, J.A.  2013.  Maize innovation for climate change adaptation: Evidence from rural Nigeria.  In: Mutanga, S.S., N. Pophiwa and T. Simelane (eds.): Africa in a Changing Global Environment. Perspectives of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in Africa. Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa.   49-67.  Further Information
Tambo, J.A. and T. Abdoulaye.  2013.  Smallholder farmers’ perceptions of and adaptations to climate change in the Nigerian savanna.  Regional Environmental Change, 13 (2)   : 375-388   . Further Information


Tambo, J.A. and T. Abdoulaye.  2012.  Climate change and agricultural technology adoption: the case of drought tolerant maize in rural Nigeria.  Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change , 17 (3)   : 277-292   . Further Information

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Economic change and vulnerability
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • New Technologies
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Research countries
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
Research projects

WASCAL - West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use www.wascal.org ;

PARI - Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation www.research4agrinnovation.org

Working groups

WASCAL Core Research Program WP 5.2.

Tutorship of doctoral candidates

David Boansi;  Yvette-Marie Ntrakwah


PhD Agricultural Economics, University of Bonn; MSc Agricultural Development, University of Copenhagen; BSc Agricultural Economics, University of Ghana

Justice A. Tambo

Former Senior Researcher

Former Division/Group:
Economic and Technological Change

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