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Dr Ernestina Fredua Antoh



Office-location Bureau of Integrated Rural Development


Dr. Mrs. Ernestina Fredua Antoh is a Senior Research Fellow at the Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD), College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, (CANR). She has training in Sociology with focus on social planning and rural policy development, monitoring and evaluation. Dr. Mrs. Ernestina Fredua Antoh holds Doctoral degree in Development Studies from University of Cape Coast. Ernestina joined KNUST in 1986 after graduation from the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra and currently the Director of BIRD and provides leadership to the Bureau.

Ernestina’s research interests focus on rural livelihoods, microfinance, gender and development, value chain governance and coordination. Her major research has been in the area of microfinance and human capital development resulting in a number of peer-reviewed journal articles. She has special interest in the role of market queens in the commodity chain especially, market queens and value chain. She has been involved in community engagement and outreach services through dissemination of research results at workshops and training programmes. She has participated in several national socio-economic studies involving project appraisal, planning, impact assessment and evaluation, baseline and feasibility studies. She has been a member of International Mission Programmes as a rural sociologist. Ernestina is a member of numerous boards and committees.