Mr. Gabriel Adu-Aboagye

Research Scientist

Office : ARI Room 7

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Degrees : M. Sc. Applied Poultry Science


Research Interests
  • Formulation of feed to meet the nutrient requirement for chicken, turkeys, guinea fowls, quails and ducks.
  • Improve the reproductive performance of Broiler breeders, commercial laying hens and quail breeders.
  • Improve the local production of day-old chicks, poults and keets.

  • Current Research

    Effect of black soldier fly larvae meal (BSFLM), in the diet of Japanese quails on their growth and reproductive performance

    Brief Profile

    Mr. Gabriel Adu-Aboagye is a Research Scientist and a member of the Farmed Animal Technology Development Division of the CSIR – Animal Research Institute. He holds a Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Applied Poultry Science from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK and presently, a PhD candidate pursuing reproductive physiology as a specialty at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. His expertise includes poultry nutrition and reproduction relative to these species namely broiler breeders, commercial layers, guinea fowls, quails, and turkeys. He has been involved in several donor funded projects and consultancies that have had immense impact on communities and farmers engaged in the poultry industry. These projects include among others Insect as food for West Africa (IFWA), CABI Switzerland project to feed local poultry with insect larvae (House fly, Black soldier fly) and termites and KOPIA project to up-scale the development of locally adopted commercial broiler day-old chicks (ARIBRO). He has also been a key resource person for a lot of national training programs for poultry farmers’ associations at the Greater Accra, Central, Eastern, Western and Volta regions of Ghana. He is still a lecturer at the CCST – CSIR-Animal Research Institute campus and lectures the following courses Non-Ruminant Nutrition and Production Systems and Feed Technology aside thesis supervision. He has 14 publications in peer-reviewed journals to his credit.


  • Affedzie-Obresi, S., Adu – Aboagye, G., Nkegbe, E. K., Asuming – Bediako, N., Ansah, K. O., Mensah-Bonsu, A., Sarpong, D. B., Amegashie, D. P. K., Kwadzo, G. T-M., Wallace, P. A and Clottey, V. A. (2020) . Black Soldier Fly (Hermitia illucens) Larvae Meal as Alternative Protein in Broiler Production in Ghana. Submitted to Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science; 55(1): 1 - 21

  • Hettie Arwo Boafo, Siegfried Affedzie-Obresi, Dossou Seblodo Judes Charlemagne Gbemavo, Victor Attuquaye Clottey, Emmanuel Nkegbe, Gabriel Adu-Aboagye and Marc Kenis (2019) Use of Termites by Farmers as Poultry Feed in Ghana. Insects; 10:69

  • Nkegbe, E.K., Adu-Aboagye, G., Afedzie-Obresi, S., Boafo, H.A., Wallace, P., Clottey, V., Kenis, M., Nacambo, S., Karbo, N. and Aning, G.K. (2019) Chemical safety of biological substrates and their contamination factors associated with housefly larvae meal. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science; 9(2): 148-151.

  • Nkegbe, E. K., Arwo, B. H., Adu-Aboagye, G., Afedzie-Obresi, S., Wallace, P., Karbo, N., Clottey, V., Nacambo, S., Kenis, M. and Aning, G.K. (2019) Microbial isolates associated with potential housefly larvae meal production substrates in Southern Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science; 9(2): 135-140.

  • Nkegbe, E. K., Adu-Aboagye, G., Affedzie-Obresi, S., Wallace, P., Arwo Boafo, H., Clottey, V., Nacambo, S., Kenis, M., Karbo, N., and Aning, G.K. (2019) Effects of housefly larvae meal on blood cells, serum electrolytes and biochemical parameters of grower phase indigenous coastal savannah ecotype chicken in Southern Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science; 9(2): 33-38.

  • Amoah, K. O., Nyameasem, J. K., Asiedu, P., Adu –Aboagye, G., Wallace, P. A., Ahiagbe, K. M. J. and Rhule, S. W. A. (2018). Protein and energy requirements for indigenous guinea keets (Numida meleagris) in southern Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Agricultural Science; 52, 105 - 111 7. Wallace, P.A., Nyameasem, J. K., Aboagye G.A., Affedzie-Obresi, S., Nkegbe K., Murray, F., Botchway, V. Karbo, N., Leschen, W., Marquart P. O. and Clottey V. (2018). Effects of replacing fishmeal with black soldier fly larval meal in the diets of grower-finishing guinea fowls reared under tropical conditions. Tropical Animal Health and Production.

  • Nkegbe, E. K., Adu-Aboagye, G., Affedzie, O. S., Nacambo, S., Boafo, A. B., Kenis, M., and Wallace, P. (2018). Potential Health and Safety Issues in the Small-Scale Production of Fly Larvae for Animal Feed- A Review. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science;9(1): 1 - 10

  • Wallace, P.A., Nyameasem, J. K., Aboagye G.A., Affedzie-Obresi, S., Nkegbe K., Karbo, N., Murray, F., Leschen, W. and Marquart P. O. (2017). Impact of black soldier fly larval meal on growth performance, apparent digestibility, haematological and bold chemistry indices of guinea fowl starter keets under tropical conditions. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 49(6):1163 - 1169

  • 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. Journal of Animal Science Advances; 5(9): 1392-1397.

  • 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 Association: 15(2): 21-30.

  • 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, 40-45.

  • 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.

  • 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): 21-30.