Mrs. Vida Korkor Lamptey
Senior Research Scientist

Office: ARI Room 25

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Degrees: M. Sc Animal Science (Animal Breeding and Nutrition;
Wageningen University)
B. Sc Agriculture (Animal Science Option,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology


Research Interests
My passion after the first degree has always been to help improve on our local breeds of chicken with the view to realize their full potential, conserve the germplasm, enhance their productivity thereby achieve food security for the nation, increase profit margins and improve the livelihood of our local farmers. This urged me on to pursue the M. Sc in Animal Science where I majored in Animal Breeding and minored in Animal Nutrition. Thereafter, I joined the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research –Animal Research Institute. Since then, I have been working with various research teams in order to achieve my set goals. Though the breeds have covered chicken, guinea fowls, pigs and small ruminants on-station and on-farm trials as well, I have gained more experience working with chicken over the years.

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
  • Genetic diversity and phenotypic characterization of rabbit (Oryololagus cuniculus) in some selected regions in Ghana (PhD thesis work)
  • Developing health, nutritional and modern management practice packages for ARIBRO Broilers.
  • Improvement and Upscaling of Developed Locally Adapted Commercial Broiler Day-Old Chicks.


    Mrs. Vida Korkor Lamptey is a Senior Research Scientist and the Unit Head of the poultry section of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Animal Research Institute (CSIR-ARI). She holds a Master of Science (M. Sc) degree in Animal Science from The Wageningen University, The Netherlands and a Bachelor’s degree (B. Sc) in Agriculture from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. Her expertise includes improving local breeds to maximise their potential, characterization of animals, conservation of germplasm of our indigenous breeds and the use of local materials in feed formulation to reduce the cost of feeding especially for chicken. She has interest in exploring as we’ll as using ethno-veterinary medicinary resources as suitable alternatives for orthodox medication in our local breeds to curtail the antibiotics resistance in both animals and humans. Currently, she is the Acting Head of division for the Farmed Animal Technology Development. She has been involved in several donor funded projects and consultancies that have had marked influence the beneficiary’s farmers as well as stakeholders. These projects includes enhancing guinea fowl production through improved ethno-veterinary practices ( funded by WAAPP), broiler breed development project (funded by EDIF, Ghana), community-based small ruminant breeding project for the Northern Regions of Ghana ( funded by Canadian Development Agency through Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development), Creating competitive entrepreneurs in pig value chain (funded by Skills Development Fund ) and Establishment of a small scale layer model complex (funded by KAFACI, Korea). She has one published book, and eight peer-reviewed journals in her name.


    Refereed Journal Papers
    1. Sarkodie, J. A., Squire, S. A., Oppong, B. E., Domozoro, C. Y. F., Kretchy, I. A., Ahiagbe, M .K. J., Frimpong-Manso, S., Kwakyi, N. A. O., Edoh, D. A., Sakyiama M, Lamptey, V. K., Affedzi-Obresi, S, Duncan, J. L., Debrah, P., N’guessa, B. B., Asiedu-Gyekye, J. I. and Nyarko, A. K. (2016). Antioxidant and antimicrobial capacities of ethanolic extraction of Pergularia deamia leaves a possible substitute in diabetic management. Journal of Complementary and integrative medicine; (13): 1-7.

    2. Sarkodie, J. A., Squire, S. A., Oppong-Bekoe. E., Kretchy, I. A., Domozoro, C. Y. F., Ahiagbe, K. M. J., Twumasi, M. A., Edoh, D. A., Adjei De-Graft, G., Sakyiama, M., Lamptey, V. K., Affedzi–Obresi, S., Duncan, J. L., Debrah, P., Frimpong-Manso, S., N’guessan, B.B., and Nyarko, A. K. (2015). The antihyperglycaemic, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Ehretia cymosa. International Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry; 4(3): 105-111.

    3. Sarkodie, J. A. Squire, S. A, Kretchy, I. A, Bekoe, E. O., Domozoro, C. Y. F., Ahiagbe, K. M. J., Adjei, E., Edoh, D. A., Amponsah, I. K., Sakyiama, M., Lamptey, V. K., Affedzi-Obresi, S., Duncan, J. L., Debrah, P., N’guessan, B. B. and Nyarko, A. K. (2015). Borassus aethiopum, A Potential Medicinal Source of Antioxidants, Anti-inflammatory and Antimicrobial Agents. Herbal Medicine: Open Access 1(1):1-7.

    4. Lamptey, V. K. and Obresi S. A. (2015). Effects of time of change of broiler starter to broiler finisher diets on the performance of meat type chicken. Ghana Journal of Agric Science; 49:99-103.

    5. 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 genotype in Ghana. Journal of Animal Science Advance; 5(9): 1392-1397.

    6. 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.

    7. Hagan, B. A., Adu-Aboagye, G., Asafu-Adjaye, A., Lamptey, V. K., 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.

    8. Hagan, B. A., Adu-Aboagye, G., Asafu-Adjaye, A., 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


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