Daniel Obeng-Ofori

Daniel Obeng-Ofori (Ghana), born in 1957. Professor of Agricultural Entomology at the Department of Crop Science in the College of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. He completed a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture at the University of Ghana in 1982, M.phil and Ph.D degrees in Applied Biology and Agricultural Entomology from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1986 and 1990.

At the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Nairobi, Kenya from 1991-1994, he was a member of the Locust Research Programme which championed the pioneering work on pheromone-mediated communication in the desert locust. From 1994-1996, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at the Federal Biological Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Institute for Stored Product Protection, Berlin, Germany. Prof. Obeng-Ofori has worked at the University of Ghana since 1996, was Head of Department and Vice-Dean (2002-2005), Ag. Dean of the School of Agriculture (2005-2006), Deputy Provost and Coordinator of the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Science (ARPPIS), West Africa Sub-Regional Centre since 2009.

He is currently the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani, Ghana. His research focus is on chemical ecology and integrated management of agricultural pests for sustainable crop production. He has published some 100 journal articles, 5 book chapters and four books. He was the African Association of Insect Scientists (2005-2009) and is the President of the Ghana Science Association and the Entomological Society of Ghana.

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