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Enoch Bessah

Dr. Enoch Bessah joined the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering as a Lecturer in August 2020. He has good knowledge and experience in agricultural and environmental engineering and management in the areas of climate change, soil and land-use science and engineering, water resources management, ecosystem services and integrated assessments and modelling through education, scientific research, workshop training and publications, employing GIS and remote sensing tools as well as in-situ data collection methods including social survey. His objective is to utilize this knowledge and experience in a leadership capacity to build the area of hydro-climatology and ecosystem services, and its related disciplines and to improve my understanding of the interactions between climate, land, soil, crop, biodiversity and water systems that affect all livelihoods across the globe.


List of Peer-Reviewed Book Chapter Publications  

1. Bessah, E., Donkor, E., Raji, A.O., Taiwo, O.J., Agodzo, S.K., Ololade, O.O. & Strapasson, A. (2021). Determinants of maize farmers’ access to climate information services in Ghana, In: Handbook of Climate Change Management. Edited by Leal Filho W., Luetz J., Ayal D., Springer, Cham.  

2. Ololade, O.O., Bessah, E., & Avenant, M. (2021). Approaches and tools to assess water-climate-sustainability nexus: A systematic review (Chapter 5), In: Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability, First Edition. Edited by Vishnu Prasad Pandey, Sangam Shrestha, and David Wiberg. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. DOI: 10.1002/9781119564522.ch5  

3. Larbi, I., Hountondji, F.C.C., Bessah, E. & Okafor, G.C. (2019). Farmers' Perceptions and Adaptive Responses to Climate Change in the Guinea Savanna Zone, Nigeria, In: Advancing Climate Change Research in West Africa: Trends, Impacts, Vulnerability, Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainability Issues. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY, 11788 USA.

 List of Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications  

  1. Bessah, E., Raji, A.O., Taiwo, O.J., Agodzo, S.K., Ololade, O.O., Strapasson, A. & Donkor, E. (2021). Gender-based variations in the perception of climate change impact, vulnerability and adaptation strategies in the Pra River Basin. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management. DOI: 10.1108/IJCCSM-02-2020-0018
  2. Liu, L., Owusu Danquah, E., Weebadde, C., Bessah, E. & Basso, B. (2021). Modeling soil organic carbon and yam yield under different agronomic management across spatial scales in Ghana. Field Crops Research, 263: 108018.
  3. Bessah, E., Boakye, E.A., Agodzo, S.K., Nyadzi, E., Larbi, I. & Awotwi, A. (2021). Changes in seasonal rainfall in the 21st-century over Ghana and its implication for agriculture productivity. Environment, Development and Sustainability.  
  4. Parker, N., Wilson, A.A., Bessah, E. & Ameglebtor, L. (2021). Biochar as a Substitute for Inorganic Fertilizer: Effects on Soil Chemical Properties and Maize Growth in Ghana. Journal of Plant Nutrition 44(11): 1539 - 1547.    
  5. Kwawuvi, D., Bessah, E. & Owusu, G.K. (2021). An Overview of Forest Conservation Strategies in Ghana. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management, 14(1): 23 - 46.
  6. Nyadzi, E., Bessah, E., & Kranjac-Berisavljevic, G. (2020). Taking stock of climate change induced sea level rise across the West African coast. Environmental Claims Journal.
  7. Amponsah, S.K., Addo, A., Bessah, E. & Kumi, F. (2020). Techno-economic assessment of mechanised reaping and sickle cutting options for smallholder rice farmers. Cogent Food & Agriculture, 6(1): 1847888. DOI: 10.1080/23311932.2020.1847888
  8. Bessah, E., Raji, A.O., Taiwo, O.J., Agodzo, S.K., Ololade, O.O. & Strapasson, A. (2020). Hydrological impacts of climate and land use changes: The paradox of regional and local climate effect in the Pra River Basin of Ghana. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 27: 100654.
  9. Bessah, E., Raji, A.O., Taiwo, O.J., Agodzo, S.K. & Ololade, O.O. (2020). The impact of varying spatial resolution of climate models on future rainfall simulations in the Pra River Basin (Ghana). Journal of Water and Climate Change, 11(4):1263 – 1283. doi:10.2166/wcc.2019.258
  10. Bessah, E., Bala, A., Agodzo, S.K., Okhimamhe, A.A., Boakye, E.A. & Ibrahim, S.U. (2019). The Impact of Crop Farmers’ Decisions on Future Land-use Land-cover Changes in Kintampo North Municipality of Ghana. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 11(1): 72 – 87. doi:10.1108/IJCCSM-05-2017-0114.
  11. Bessah, E., Raji, A.O., Taiwo, O.J., Agodzo, S.K. & Ololade, O.O. (2018). Variable resolution modelling of near future mean temperature changes in the dry sub-humid region of Ghana. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 4(3): 919 – 933.
  12. Amponsah, S.K., Rees, D., Abayomi, L., Akowuah, J.O., Bortey, H.M., Bessah, E. & Gyening, K. (2017). Storability of Puna as Influenced by Sprout Control Method and Stage of Harvested Yam. Journal of Root Crops, 43(2): 10 - 20. 
  13. Frimpong, F., Amponsah, S.K., Danquah, E.O., Agyemang, K., Oteng-Darko, P., Oppong, C.P., Berdjour, A. & Bessah, E. (2017). Assessment of Aquaponics-based Food Production System Effluents on the Performance of Maize. International Journal of Agricultural Research and Review, 5(4): 615 – 627. 
  14. Amponsah, S.K., Berchie, J.N., Aduening, J.N., Danquah, E.O., Adu, L.O., Agyemang, A. & Bessah, E. (2017). Performance of an improved manual cassava harvesting tool as influenced by planting position and cassava variety. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 12(5): 309 – 319.
  15. Bessah, E., Bala, A., Agodzo, S.K. & Okhimamhe, A.A. (2016). Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics in the Guinea Savanna and Transition Agro-ecology under different land-use systems in Ghana. Cogent Geoscience, 2(1): 1 – 11. 
  16. Amponsah, S.K., Akowuah, J.O., Adu-Kwarteng, E. & Bessah, E. (2015). Design and Construction of Improved yam storage structure using locally-available materials. International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry, 2(1): 1 – 11.
  17. Addo, A., Bessah, E. & Amponsah, S.K. (2014). Uncertainty of Food Security in Ghana by Biofuel (Jatropha curcas) Production as an Adaptation and Mitigation Capacity to Climate Change. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management, 7: 790 - 800. 
  18. Bessah, E. & Addo, A. (2013). Energy Reforms as Adaptation and Mitigation Measures to Climate Change: A Case of Ghana. International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 7(2): 1052 - 1066.