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Joseph Ofei Darko

Educational History

1980-1985 Silsoe College (Cranfield University), Silsoe, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom - Ph.D Agricultural Engineering

1978-1980 Silsoe College (Cranfield University), Silsoe, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom - MSc Agricultural Engineering

1973-1977 University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana - BSc Agriculture

1971-1973 Sekondi College, Sekondi - A Level

1968-1971 Presbyterian Boys' Secondary School, Legon - O Level

1966-1968 Presbyterian Boys' Secondary School, Krobo Odumase - O Level

Some Courses I Teach


AE 162 Basic Agriculture

AE 457 Crop Processing

AE 458 Crop Losses and their control

AE 580 Industrial Crop Processing


AE 158 Introduction to information Technology

AE 353 Materials Handling and Technology

AE 362 Technical Report Writing

AE 462 Environmental Control and Livestock Housing

AE 471 Farm Structures AE 459 Postharvest Technology

AE 543 Agriculture and Agricultural Systems

CS 479 Postharvest Technology

FTECH 550 Root and Tuber Processing Technology

FTECH 561 Cereal Processing Technology

FTECH 565 Fruit and Vegetable Processing Technology

HORT 567 Seed Processing

HORT 568 Seed Storage

 Research Interests

1.Processing and Storage of Agricultural Products

2.Natural, Solar-assisted and Mechanical drying of crops

3.Quality grades for agricultural properties

4.Storage of agricultural crops

5.Extraction of vegetable oils

6.Use of vegetable extracts for extended storage of crops

7.Dual use of agricultural technologies for crop processing

 Areas of expertise

Agricultural Machinery/ Agricultural Mechanization Expert

  Membership of Professional

1.Institution of Engineers (GhIE), since September, 2004.