Jude Dokbila Kolog

Ghana Researcher Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, West Africa Regional Hub

I am an early-career researcher with over four years of experience in the agricultural sector in both teaching and research capacities. I hold an MPhil in agricultural economics from the University of Ghana with a fervent commitment to making a positive impact in the field. Currently, I am engaged as the West Africa Regional Hub Researcher for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture, showcasing my dedication to advancing agricultural practices and innovation. In my current role, I assist in coordinating the research portfolio for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture in the West Africa sub-region. These research portfolios collectively aim to promote the production and consumption of indigenous and underutilized fruits and vegetables to improve the livelihoods of small-scale horticultural farmers, ultimately contributing to household income, food and nutrition security in the sub-region.

My research interest encompasses crucial areas such as food security, food system strengthening, gender dynamics, climate resilience, livelihood diversification, and sustainability issues within the agricultural sector. My research is characterized by a commitment to addressing real-world challenges and providing relevant recommendations for informed policy formulation in the sub-region and beyond. Driven by a profound desire to improve the lives of rural communities, especially the vulnerable, my overarching objective is evident in my dedication to sustainable livelihood improvement and poverty alleviation through community-led agricultural initiatives. My multidisciplinary research approach, coupled with a keen interest in issues like food security and climate resilience, reflects a holistic understanding of the complexities inherent in agricultural development.

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