Mrs. Achiamaa Asafu-Adjaye Koranteng
Senior Research Scientist




Research Interests
After graduating with B. Sc Agriculture with specialization in Animal Science, I developed a passion for animal agriculture and that spurred me on to further my career in animal production. I have worked as a research scientist in this Institute for the past ten years in the poultry and livestock sector. I have gained practical research experience working at the poultry unit of the CSIR-ARI and my skills and knowledge in animal nutrition has been enhanced immensely over the years. Please, highlight the aspects of poultry that your research target

Current Research
Currently, I am undergoing a PhD programme at the Regional Centre of Excellence in Avian Sciences (CERSA), University of Lome, Togo. The study is focused on gut health of broiler chicken with the aim to evaluate the impact of dietary fibre on the gut health of broiler chickens.

Current Projects
  • Part of the team working on the “Establishment of Small-Scale Layers Model Complex” Funded by: Korea - Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI). The main aim of this project is to build self-reliance capacity of small-scale farmers through their retained project earnings and also build capacity of experts in member countries through co-operation with Korean experts.

  • Part of the team working on the Upscaling of Developed Locally Adapted Commercial Broiler Day-Old Chicks a Korea Programme on International Agriculture

  • (KOPIA) Ghana Centre and CSIR-Animal Research Institute Project whose main objective is to improve and expand already existing nucleus population of broiler parents to serve as a renewable, sustainable source of day-old chicks.


    Mrs. Achiamaa Asafu-Adjaye Koranteng joined the CSIR-Animal Research Institute in May, 2009 as a Research Scientist. She worked as a regulatory officer at the Food and Drugs Authority from the year 2007 to 2009 prior to joining the CSIR. She acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science (Animal Science major) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her M. Sc degree was acquired in Animal Production and Nutrition from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. She was the field coordinator for the ARIBRO broiler breeding project which ended in 2017. The project involved the development of the fast-growing broiler breed called “ARIBRO” at the Institute and with the staff of the Institute headed by Professor Kwame Boa-Amposem. She was involved in data collection, analysis and dissemination of results which were used for the development of this technology. She was the sectional head of the poultry unit of the Intensive Livestock Production System Division. She was a member of the team who worked on the Small Ruminant Breeding project in northern Ghana. The project’s aim was to develop new breeds of sheep and goats with high matured body weight to meet the growing demand of sheep meat in Ghana. She is a member of the Ghana Society of Animal Production where she became the Vice-Secretary from 2013 to 2015. She was appointed as the acting Head of the then, Intensive Livestock Production System Division in 2016 to 2018. She was later appointed as the Head of Farmed Animals Technology Development Division after the Re-engineering of the Institute’s organogram focused on modern technologies for livestock production and technology packages for different categories of livestock farmers.


    Refereed Journal Papers
    1. Adu, E. K., Asafu-Adjaye, A., Hagan, B. A. and Nyameasem, J. K. (2017). The grasscutter: an untapped resource of Africa’s grasslands. Livestock Research for Rural Development; 29(3) Article #047

    2. Hagan, B. A., Nyameasem, J. K., Asafu-Adjaye, A. and Darfour-Oduro, K. A. (2016). Predicting the live weight of grasscutters using their linear body measurements. Livestock Research for Rural Development; 28(8), Article #143

    3. Lamptey V. K., Hagan B. A., Asafu-Adjaye A., Adu-Aboagye G., Darfour-Oduro K. A. and Boa-Amponsem, K. (2015). phenotypic profiles of exotic broiler genotypes in Ghana. J Anim Sci Adv; 5(9): 1392-1397

    4. Asafu-Adjaye, A., Lamptey, V. K., Adu-Aboagye, G., Hagan, B. A. and Boa-Amponsem, K. (2014). Feeding high levels of dietary wheat bran to layer chicken during their growing and laying phase and its effect on laying performance. Journal of The Ghana Science Associatio;n 15(2): 21-30

    5. Hagan, B. A., Nyameasem, J. K., Asafu-Adjaye, A. and Duncan, J. (2014). Effects of non-genetic factors on the birth weight, litter size and pre-weaning survivability of West African Dwarf goats in the Accra Plains. Livestock Research for Rural Development: 26(1)

    6. Darfour-Oduro, K., Hagan, B. A. and Asafu-Adjaye, A. (2014). Lactation curves of Friesian-Sanga and Sanga cows in Ghana. Livestock Research for Rural Development; 26(10)

    7. Hagan, B. A., Asafu-Adjaye, A., Adu-Aboagye, G., Lamptey, V. K. and Boa-Amponsem, K. (2013). Performance of different genotypes of commercial layer chicken fed high levels of dietary wheat bran. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science; 7(1): 40-45.

    8. Hagan, B. A., Adu-Aboagye, G., Asafu-Adjaye, A., Lamptey, V., and Boa-Amponsem, K. (2013). Response of two broiler genotypes to diets containing cocoa pod husk. Online Journal of Animal and Feed Research; 3(1): 15-19.

    9. Ayim, M., Asafu-Adjaye A., Beckley, C., Adu-Aboagye, G., Owusu-Ntumy, D. D., Baryeh, K., Arthur, C. and Ogbetey. K. (2012). Serological survey of Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection in layer chickens in the Ga-East district of the greater Accra region. Journal of the Ghana Science Association, 14 (1), 22-29.

    10. Hagan, B. A., Asafu-Adjaye, A., Darfour-Oduro K. A. and Boa-Amponsem, K. (2012). Effects of male-female exposure period on some reproductive parameters of grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus) and the pre-weaning growth performance of their young ones. Livestock Research for Rural Development; 24 (12)

    11. Donkoh, A., Nyannor, E. K. D., Asafu-Adjaye, A. and Duah, J. (2003). Ground maize cob as a dietary ingredient for broiler chickens in the tropics Journal of Animal and Feed sciences; 12, 153–161.


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