Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa is an Associate Professor in Food Science and Technology at the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana. He holds Ph.D. Degree in Food Science from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U. K.; M.Phil and B.Sc (Honours) degrees in Food Science from the University of Ghana. He also holds Certificates in Food Composition Database Analysis from the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa and International Food Laws and Regulations from the Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA. In addition, he holds a combined Certificate in Information Technology (IT) in Nutrition from the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Uppsala, Sweden and the Peridiniya University, Peridiniya, Sri Lanka, and also Certificates in Food Quality Management Systems in the Food Industry (ISO 9001 Standards) and Food Safety Management Systems (ISO 22000 Standards) from the International Agricultural Centre of Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands. He is also a trained and a Licensed Food Auditor by the World Food Safety Organization, U. K.
He has vast relevant experience in Food Science and Technology, International Food Laws and Regulations, and School Feeding Programmes. He is a member of several professional bodies and has authored and co-authored 161 publications (including 74 peer reviewed journal publications, 4 books, 3 book chapters, 2 encyclopaedia chapters and 78 conferences presentations with published abstracts) in Food Science and Technology, Food and Nutrition Security, and School Feeding Programmes. He is the author of four books including - Chocolate Science and Technology by Wiley-Blackwell, UK; Cocoa Production and Processing Technology by CRC Press, USA; Canning Technology – Principles and Applications by Nova Press, USA and Palm Oil Processing Technology by Scholars Press, Germany. In the pursuance of his duties as a Food Technologist, he has travelled to thirty-five (35) countries across the globe where he has gained high international recognition in his work.
He is a Member of Board of Directors of the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) in Washington, USA; the Executive Secretary for the African Network for School Feeding Programmes (ANSFEP); the Honorary Secretary for Society on Information Technology for the Advancement of Nutrition in Africa (ITANA) and the General Secretary to the Ghana Institute of Food Science and Technology (GIFoST). He is a Technical Advisor in Food Science and Technology to the International Foundation for Science (IFS) and Consultant Science Skills Trainer to the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). He also serves as Member of Editorial Boards and reviewer for several International Journals. He has vast experience in Food Technology, and translates his research findings through process engineering and product development into industrial productions towards the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) mainly on food and nutrition security, and sustainable agricultural development. He is happily married to Ellen and they are blessed with three children, Nana Afra, Maame Agyeiwaa and Kwabena Ohene-Afoakwa (Jnr.).
Copies of my book "Chocolate Science and Technology" could be purchased from Wiley website at: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405199067.html
Copies of my book "Cocoa Production and Processing Technology" could be purchase from CRC Press at:
Copies of my book on Palm Oil Processing Technology can be obtained via: http://www.amazon.com/Palm-Oil-Processing-Technology-Kernel/dp/3639511085/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1376595794&sr=8-3&keywords=afoakwa
Copies of my book on Canning Technology: Principles, Applications and Recent Technological Advances can be obtained via: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=7289&osCsid=c8da33ed5770c3a531b149f80cdd4e6b
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
• Codex Standard Setting Process
• Food Safety Risk Analysis
• Gender Mainstreaming in Projects
• Food Quality Management Systems (GMP, GHP Training, etc)
• Food Safety Management Systems (Food Safety, HACCPs Trainings),
• Food Processing & Preservation Technologies
• Grant Proposal Development and Scientific Writing Skills (International Trainer)
• Statistical Analysis of Research/Experimental Data.
• Food Safety/Sanitation Auditing of Food Industries & School Feeding Programmes.