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Victor Attuquaye Clottey Regional Coordinator – West Africa Centre

T: +233 (0)302 797202


CABI, CSIR Campus, No.6 Agostino Neto Road, Airport Residential Area, PO Box CT 8630, Cantonments, Ghana

I have over 20 years of experience in agricultural research for development. I have worked in various areas that include both on-station and on-farm research; facilitating agribusiness cluster formation; integrating farming systems to markets; and creating platforms for farmers, researchers, extension staff and other entrepreneurs.

I have taught and supervised thesis work of undergraduate students. I have extensive experience in the design and delivery of training sessions on the development and strengthening of agribusiness clusters and commodity value chains as well as integrated soil fertility management, seed and crop production targeted at adult learners. I have participated in the production of many extension materials.

My interest is in value chain analyses and in developing linkages between farmers, advisory services and business as well as promoting systems that will enhance agricultural development and trade.

Project image: Controlling Japanese knotweed in Great Britain

Optimizing Fertilizer Recommendations in Africa (OFRA)

Soil fertility across much of sub-Saharan Africa is poor, which is a major constraint to improving farm productivity and farmer livelihoods. To combat this there is now wide recognition of the need to integrate increased fertilizer use with other aspects of soil fertility management. This project aims to...
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Phytosanitary system development for the vegetable sector in Ghana

Ghana’s vegetable sector has the potential to create 20,000 skilled jobs, and increase exports to the EU. But exports are hampered by quarantine pests. This project aims to improve the current system and develop a new organic supply chain by establishing an effective phytosanitary system, facilitating...
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Using insects to improve smallholders’ livestock production and food security in West Africa

Poultry farming is practised by almost all smallholder farmers in West Africa but feed and protein sources are becoming increasingly expensive here, affecting meat and egg production and reducing family income. Fish farmers suffer a similar problem. We are promoting the use of insects, which are a natural...
  1. IFDC and CTA, (2011). Competitive Agricultural Systems and Enterprises (CASE): a grassroots approach to agribusiness development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Volume 1: Reference framework and early experiences. IFDC/ by A. Maatman in collaboration with V.A. Clottey, A. Diallo, K. Djagni, I. Duniya, Y. Duplessis, K.O. Gyasi, M. Kabore, F.Keita, K. Kondo, A. Konlambigue, E. Kpogan, A. Nobre, U. Rudiger and A.S. Traore.
  2. V. Clottey, F. van der Lee and J. Nketiah, (2011). Soybean cluster in Ghana, In Nederlof, Suzanne, Mariana Wongtschowski and Femke van der Lee (eds). Putting heads together: Agricultural innovation platforms in practice. Bulletin 396, KIT Publishers ISBN 978 94 6022 1835; ISSN 0922-7911; NUR 903/947
  3. Clottey, V. A., Karbo, N. and Gyasi, K. O. (2009). The tomato industry in Northern Ghana: Production constraints and strategies to improve competitiveness. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development. Volume 9 No. 6: 1436-1451.
  4. Clottey V. A., Gyasi K. O., Johnson P-N.T. and Kombiok J. M. (2007). Priority Traditional Leafy Vegetables in the Dry Savannah Ecozone of Ghana. Ghana Journal of Horticulture. Vol. 6:109-115.
  5. Clottey, V. A., Gyasi, K. O., Yeboah, R. N. Addo-Kwafo, A. and Avornyo, F. (2007). The small ruminant production system in Northern Ghana: A value network analysis. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 19 (11) Article # 167.
  6. Owusu R. K., Clottey, V. A. and Abdulai, A. L. (2007). Blanching of hot peppers employing the solarisation method in Northern Ghana. Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Vol. 3 No.2:106-111.
  7. Fosu, M., Chamba E. B., Afuakwa, J. J. and Clottey, V. A. (2006). Determining optimum fertilizer rates for cotton in northern Ghana. Agricultural and Food Science Journal of Ghana Vol. 5: 353-362
  8. Clottey, V. A., Agyare, W. A., Bayorbor T. B., Abanga, J. J., and Kombiok, J. M., (2006). Genetic relatedness of fonio (Digitaria spp) landraces assembled in Ghana Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter No. 147: 6-11
  9. Clottey, V. A., Bayorbor, T. B., Chamba, E. B., Salifu, A. B., and Afful, S. (2006). Productivity of cotton-cowpea relay intercrops in Northern Ghana. Journal of Ghana Science Association Vol 8 No. 2:46-52
  10. Clottey, V. A., Osei, C., Kombiok, J. M., Agyare, W. A. and Gyasi, K. O. (2006). Yield stability of cowpea genotypes in farmer-managed on-farm trials in the Guinea Savannah Zone of Ghana. Journal of Ghana Science Association Vol 8 No. 2:53-58
  11. Clottey, V. A., Agyare, W. A., Gyasi, K. O., Schreurs, M, Maatman, A., Abdulai, H and Dinku, R. K. (2006). Composting to ensure food security: Learning by doing. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 18, No. 10. Article # 137.
  12. Clottey, V. A., Agyare W. A., Kombiok J. M. Abdulai, H. and Kaleem A. H. (2006) Fonio (Digitaria exilis Stapf) germplasm assemblage for characterization, conservation and improvement in Ghana. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter No. 146: 24-27.
  13. Clottey V. A., Avornyo F, Addo-Kwafo A and Agyare W. A. (2006). The potential of fonio (Digitaria exilis, Stapf) as feed for monogastrics. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 18, Number 7. Article # 95.
  14. Agyare, W.A., V.A. Clottey, H. Mercer-Quarshie, and J.M. Kombiok, (2006). Maize Yield Response in a Long-term Rotation and Intercropping Systems in the Guinea Savannah Zone of Northern Ghana. Journal of Agronomy 5 (2): 232-238.
  15. Kombiok J. M. and Clottey V. A. (2003). Maize yield and soil N as affected by date of planting mucuna in maize-mucuna intercropping in Ghana. Trop. Agric. (Trinidad) Vol. 80 No. 2: 77-82
  16. Acheampong, M.A., Cornelius, E.W., Eziah, V.Y., Fening, K.O., Luke, B., Moore, D., Clottey, V.A., Storm, C. and Potin, O. (2016) Beauveria bassiana affects immature stage development of Prostephanus truncatus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in stored maize. Biocontrol Science and Technology 26(11), 1516–1525. doi:10.1080/09583157.2016.1217394. Contact:,