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Nicholas Kyei-Baffour

Nicholas Kyei-Baffour

+233244580 479/+233249976 019 | Office number: 03220-60242

Educational History

Akyem Swedru Secondary School (AKISSS), Akyem Swedru, Ghana           1975-1980
St. Augustine’s Secondary School, Cape Coast, Ghana                   1980-1982
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana  1982-1987
Cranfield University, Silsoe College, England                       1989-1990
University of Southampton, Southampton, England                  1997-2002

Some Courses I Teach

Biol 520 Water Resources Management
CEWR 556 Irrigation Engineering
AE 617 Land Improvement Engineering
AE 593 Agrohrdrology
AE 571 Rural Water Supply and Sanitation
AE 598 Landuse Planning
AE 596 Soil Conservation Engineering
AE 592 Irrigation Design
AE 253 Irrigation Systems Management
AE 351 Soil and Water Engineering I
AE 451 Irrigation and Drainage
AE 453 Soil and Water Engineering
AE 352 Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control
AE 444 Advanced Soil and Water Engineering
AE 452 Soil and Water Engineering II
AE 352 Introduction to Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Control

 Research Interests

Leadership and extensive research in soil and water engineering/environment, water resources, irrigation and drainage, feasibility studies, evaluation of projects, erosion and agricultural pollution control, salinity and sodicity, rural water supply and sanitation and other areas in engineering such as vegetable oil extraction. 

 Areas of expertise

Soil and water engineering

  Membership of Professional

Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers    2006-2013
Member, Ghana Institution of Engineers    since 2003
Member, International Commission for Irrigation and Drainage (ICID)    since 1999
Member, Ghana Science Association (GSA)    1997-2003
Member, International Society for Agro-Meteorology (INSAM)    2004 to date
Member, Ghana Society of Agricultural Engineering    since 1994
Member, Ghana Chapter of African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)    2004 to date

 Publications Since 2010

  1. Kotei, R., Agyare, W.A., Kyei-Baffour, N., Frempong, N. K., and Atta-Darkwa, T. (2015). Development of groundwater recharge model for the Sumanpa catchment at Ashanti-Mampong-Ashanti area in Ghana. Science Research 3(6): 289-295 http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/j/sr ISSN: 2329-0927
  2. Abdul-Ganiyu, S., Kyei-Baffour, N., Agyare, W. A. and Dogbe, W. (2015). An evaluation of economic water productivity and water balance of dry season irrigated rice under different irrigation regimes in northern Ghana. African Journal of Applied Research. 1(1): 129-143 www.ajaronline.com ISSN 2408-7920
  3. Abdul-Ganiyu, S., Kyei-Baffour, N., Agyare, W. A. and Dogbe, W. (2015). Impact of climate change on irrigated rice production in the Northern Region of Ghana. International Journal of Agricultural Innovations and Research. 3(4): 1124-1132 www.ijair.org ISSN 2319-1473
  4. Abdul-Ganiyu, S., Kyei-Baffour, N., Agyare, W. A. and Dogbe, W. (2015). Effects of irrigation regimes on irrigated rice production in the Northern Region of Ghana. International Journal of Agricultural Innovations and Research. 3(4): 1103-1113 www.ijair.org ISSN 2319-1473 
  5. Abagale, F. K., Kyei-Baffour, N., Mensah, E. and Ofori, E. (2014). Micro-Nutrient Concentration in Wastewater used for Peri-Urban Irrigation, Ghana. Elixir International Journal of Agriculture. 77: 29190-29192 www.elixirpublishers.com ISSN 2229-712X
  6. Abagale, F. K., Kyei-Baffour, N., Ofori, E. and Mensah, E. (2013). Types and seasonal diversity of helminth eggs in wastewater used for peri-urban vegetable crop production in Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. International Journal of Current Research 5(11): 3354-3359 http://www.journalcra.com ISSN 0975-833X
  7. Kotei, R., Kyei-Baffour, N., Ofori, E. and Agyare, W.A.  (2013). Establishment of rainfall-intensity-duration (IDF) curves for Mampong-Ashanti Municipal area of the Ashanti Region. APRN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 8(9): 693-698 www.aprnjournals.com ISSN: 1819-6608
  8. Kotei, R., Kyei-Baffour, N., Ofori, E. and Agyare, W.A.  (2013). Changes in the Sumampa streamflow flashiness in the forest-savannah transitional zone, Mampong-Ashanti, Ghana from 1985-2009. APRN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 8(9): 770-778 www.aprnjournals.com ISSN: 1819-6608
  9. Kotei, R., Ofori, E., Kyei-Baffour, N. and Agyare, W.A.  (2013). Landuse changes and their impacts on the hydrology of the Sumampa catchment in Mampong-Ashanti, Ghana. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT) 2(8): 2533-2549 www.ijert.org ISSN: 2278-0181
  10. E. Ofori, E. T. Atakora, N. Kyei-Baffour and B. O. Antwi.  (2013). Relationship between landscape positions and selected soil properties at a Sawah site in Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 8(27): 3646-3652 accessed 10 August 2013 from http://www.academicjournals.org/AJAR ISSN 11991-637X
  11. Kotei, R., Kyei-Baffour, N., Ofori, E. and Agyare, W.A.  (2013). Rainfall trend, changes and their socio-economic and ecological impacts on the Sumampa Catchment for the 1980-2019 period. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT) 2(6): 578-590 www.ijert.org ISSN: 2278-0181
  12. Atakora, E. T., Kyei-Baffour, N., Ofori, E. and Antwi, B. O. (2013). Simulation of sediment transport to Sawah rice fields by applying the water erosion prediction project (WEPP) model to a watershed in Ghana. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management 4(3): 46–53. ISSN 2141-2391 Academic Journals
  13. N. Kyei-Baffour, E. Ofori, E. Mensah, W. A. Agyare and T. Atta-Darkwa. (2013). Modelling groundwater flow of the Besease Inland Valley Bottom in Ghana. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences. 2(1): 52-60 www.gifre.org ISSN 2319-5584 
  14. Ofori, E., Ayer, J., Mensah, E., Kyei-Baffour, N. and Sosa, I. A. (2013). Assessing the impact of long-term hevea brasiliensis (Para rubber) plantation on soil dry bulk density and porosity in a semi-deciduous forest environment in Ghana. International Journal of Engineering Research and Science & Technology (IJERST) 2(2): 123-136 www.ijerst.com ISSN 2319-5991
  15. Mensah, E., Mensah-Brako, B., Agyare, W. A., Padi, F. and Kyei-Baffour, N. (2013). Production constraints in cocoa nursery in selected major cocoa producing areas in Ghana. Global Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. 2(2): 1-7 www.gifre.org ISSN 2319-7293
  16. Ofori, E., Owusu-Ansah, E., Kyei-Baffour, N., Dontwi, I. K. and Atta-Darkwa, T. (2013). Parameter estimation in rainfall-watertable relationship using Kalman Filter. Global Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. 2(1): 86-95 www.gifre.org ISSN 2319-7293
  17. Atta-Darkwa, T., Kyei-Baffour, N., Ofori, E., Mensah, E. and Agyare, W. A. (2013). Quantification of groundwater recharge in the River Oda catchment using the watertable fluctuation method. Global Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology. 2(1): 96-103 www.gifre.org ISSN 2319-7293
  18. Oteng-Darko, P., Kyei-Baffour, N. and Ofori, E. (2013). Yield of rice as affected by transplanting dates and plant spacing under climate change simulations. Wudpecker Journal of Agricultural Research (WJAR) 2(12): 55-63 accessed 10 March 2013 from http://www.wudpeckerresearchjournals.org ISSN 2315-7259
  19. Kyei-Baffour, N., Atakora, E. T., Ofori, E. and Antwi, B. O. (2012). Estimation of soil erodibility and rainfall erosivity for the Biemso basin, Ghana. Journal of Environmental Hydrology 20(14): 1-9 accessed 01 November 2012 from http://www.hydroweb.com/ ISSN 1058-3912
  20. Oteng-Darko, P., Kyei-Baffour, N. and Ofori, E. (2012). Simulating rice yields under climate change scenarios using the CERES-Rice model. African Crop Science Journal. 20(s2): 401-408 accessed 30 October 2012 from http://www.bioline.org.br/cs/ ISSN 1021-9730
  21. Kemausuor, F., Dwamena, E., Bart-Plange, A. and Kyei-Baffour, N. (2011). Farmers’ perception of climate change in the Ejura-Sekyedumase district of Ghana. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science 6(10): 26-37 www.arpnjournals.com
  22. Abdul-Ganiyu, S., Kyei-Baffour, N. and Gbedzi, V.D. (2011). Analysis of some hydrological parameters of the Nasia River catchment in the Northern Region of Ghana for its socio-economic development. African Journal of Agricultural Research 6(24): 5533-5540 accessed 11 October 2011 from http://www.academicjournals.org/AJAR ISSN 1991-637X
  23. Stigter, K., Ofori, E., Kyei-Baffour, N. and Walker, S. (2011). Microclimate management and manipulation aspects of applied agroforestry. 8 pages The Overstory e-journal #240 accessed on 11 November 2011 from http://agroforestry.net/scps/
  24. Salifu, T., Agyare, W. A., Kyei-Baffour, N., Mensah, E. and Ofori, E. (2011). Estimating actual evapotranspiration using the SEBAL model for the Atankwidi and Afram catchments in Ghana. International Journal of Applied Agricultural Research 6(2): 177-193 accessed 15 September 2011 from http://www.ripublication.com/ijaar.htm ISSN 0973-2683
  25. Abagale, F. K. and Kyei-Baffour, N. (2010). Suspended sediment production of the Nasia River Basin of Northern Ghana. Ghana Journal of Development Studies  7(2): ¬¬1-19 ISSN 0855-6768 accessed 29 March 2011 from http://ajol.info/index.php/gjds 
  26. Ofori, E., Kyei-Baffour, N., Mensah, E. and Agyare, W. A. (2010). Yield Gap Analysis in Rice Production from Stakeholders’ Perspective at Annum Valley Bottom Irrigation Project at Nobewam in Ghana. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science www.arpnjournals.com  5(6): 50-57 ISSN 1990-6145
  27. Kyei-Baffour, N. (2015). AE 351: Soil and Water Engineering. Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana (in press)
  28. Kyei-Baffour, N. and Ofori, E. (2013). AE 282: Agricultural Meteorology and Climatology. Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana
  29. Kyei-Baffour, N. (2012). Biol 520: Water Resources Management. Institute of Distance Learning, KNUST, Kumasi-Ghana
  30. Kyei-Baffour, N. and Manu, C. (2011). Technical manual for improved palm oil processing for small-scale mills: 2nd Edition. JICA, Ghana. 33 pages ISBN 978-9988-1-0353-0
  31. Walker, S., Stigter, K., Ofori, E. and Kyei-Baffour, N. (2011). Inter-cropping and its implications for soil management. In Hatfield, J. L. and Sauer, T. J. (eds). Section 3 on Soil Management Practices and Chapter 22 of ‘Soil management: Building a stable base for agriculture. American Society of Agronomy/ Soil Science Society of America 339-350 ISBN 978-0-89118-853-7
  32. Ofori, E. and Kyei-Baffour, N. (2010). Selection processes of (changes in) land use and cropping patterns: Multiple cropping (with a box contributed by K. Stigter) Chapter III.3.1 (b). In K. Stigter (ed) Applied Agrometeorology by Springer, Heidelberg pages 423-428  [online] accessed on 20 June 2010 from http://www.springer.com
  33. Ofori, E., Kyei-Baffour, N. and Stigter, K. (2010). The selection of actual preparedness strategies for dealing with climate as adopted in multiple cropping. Chapter III.3.1c In K. Stigter (ed) Applied Agrometeorology by Springer, Heidelberg pages 429-434  [online] accessed on 20 June 2010 from http://www.springer.com
  34. Walker, S., Ofori, E., Kyei-Baffour, N. and Stigter, K. (2010). The sustainable development and use of agro-ecosystems: Multiple cropping. Chapter III.3.2i In K. Stigter (ed) Applied Agrometeorology by Springer, Heidelberg pages 461-466  [online] accessed on 20 June 2010 from http://www.springer.com
  35. Walker, S., Ofori, E., Kyei-Baffour, N. and Stigter, K. (2010). Problems and solutions in using of and coping with weather phenomena in need of tactical decision making and challenges remaining for the use of science to contribute to problem analyses and designing viable solutions in this context: Multiple cropping. Chapter III.3.4.(I) In K. Stigter (ed) Applied Agrometeorology by Springer, Heidelberg pages 493-498  [online] accessed on 20 June 2010 from http://www.springer.com
  36. Ofori, E., Kyei-Baffour, N. and Stigter, K. (2010). Designing and selecting weather related tactical applications for agricultural management and increasing their efficiencies: Multiple cropping. Chapter III.3.4.(II) In K. Stigter (ed) Applied Agrometeorology by Springer, Heidelberg pages 499-508  [online] accessed on 20 June 2010 from http://www.springer.com
  37. Stigter, K. Ofori and E., Kyei-Baffour, N. (2010). Problems and solutions in coping with extreme meteorological events in agricultural production, and challenges remaining for the use of science to contribute to problem analyses and designing valuable solutions in this context: Non-forest trees. Chapter III.5.3.(A) In K. Stigter (ed) Applied Agrometeorology by Springer, Heidelberg pages 717-722 [online] accessed on 20 June 2010 from http://www.springer.com
  38. Ofori, E and Kyei-Baffour, N. (2010). Agrometeorology of some selected crops: Agrometeorology and Maize Production. Chapter 10.3 of Guide to Agricultural Meteorological Practices (GAMP). 3rd Edition of WMO No. 134 by the World Meteorological Organisation/Technical Committee for Agro-Meteorology (WMO/CAgM), 10: 25-35 & 110-111 [online] accessed on 15 February 2011 from http://www.wmo.int