Dr. Franklin K. K. Avornyo is a Principal Research Scientist and head of the Nyankpala station of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Animal Research Institute (CSIR – ARI). He holds a B. Sc. degree in Agriculture (Animal Science option) from the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, M. Sc. in Sustainable Agriculture from the University of London and Ph. D in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Cambridge, UK. He also holds a Diploma in Agricultural Research for Development from the Wageningen University. His area of expertise includes animal nutrition, farming systems research, sustainable agriculture, development- oriented research in agriculture, value- chain approach and animal production. He has teaching experience as a Physics master at Dzodze-Penyi Senior High school and a Teaching Assistant at the University of Ghana. His research activities have included facilitating the development of guinea fowl and small ruminant value chains and business clusters, developing climate-smart multi-species fodder bank, feed formulation, climate change and variability implications for fodder production and goat value chains, intensification of integrated farming systems, improving pig productivity, promoting local innovations, controlling guinea keet mortality, preference studies, growth studies, digestibility and degradability estimation, animal traction and animal behaviour studies. He supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University for Development Studies, Tamale and at the same time serves as external examiner at the same University. He has participated in a number of international conferences. Dr. Avornyo has also been a resource person for training in research and extension and attracted 34 separate funds through the submission of research proposals besides attraction of funding through consultancy. Some of the proposals have been on promotion of ethnoveterinary innovations, livestock value chain development, climate-smart livestock production, integrated farming systems, breed improvement, controlling keet mortality, animal traction and animal feeds and feeding. He has been a member of National steering committees, Food for Life Think-Tank and Project Core Management Teams. He has 35 publications as books, book chapters and refereed journal articles. He reviews for Agricultural and Food Science Journal of Ghana, Scientific African, Tropical Animal Health and Production, Animal Nutrition, Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science, Asian Journal of Biotechnology and Bio-resource Technology, Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development, Animal Feed Science and Technology, African Journal of Food Science and Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science. He has won a mobility grant offered by Research and Innovation Support for Europe and Africa (RINEA) project to attend a World Conference. He was given a Certificate of appreciation by German Development Cooperation (GIZ) for fruitful cooperation on Market-Oriented Agriculture and Agribusiness Programme and Certificate of recognition by a joint team of Ghana Society of Animal Production and Canadian Society of Animal Science for being the Head of the Field Implementation Team on an integrated crop-livestock systems project.