About The Founder and C.E.O


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HUSSEIN YUNUS ALHASSAN  born in Tamale in the year 1962 is a Ghanaian and a founder of KAYABA Management Foundation popularly known as KAYFUND.

SKILLS & EXPERTISE

HUSSEIN YUNUS ALHASSAN have skills and expertise in the following areas: Post harvest loss assessment and measurements, Data collection, analysis and design of improved indigenous post-harvest storage structures for small scale farmers, training of small scale farmers and marketers on post-harvest temperature control, guidance and counseling and curriculum design. I also have expertise in Agriculture, Horticulture, Post-harvest technology, rural community development and Leadership & Youth Development.

EDUCATION

  1. University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale, Ghana

Certificate obtained: M. Phil. Post-Harvest Technology

  1. Methodist University College, Ghana

Certificate obtained: B.Sc. General Agriculture (1st Class Honours)

 

  1. University of Ghana, Legon
  2. Certificate obtained: National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering
  3. Tamale Polytechnic

Certificate: City & Guilds Agricultural Technician Stage III

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

            

  1. Ashanti Gold (A.G.C.) OBUASI: Certificate Course in Practical Basic and Advance  HYDRAULIC
  2. Tamale Polytechnic 11 – 13 June 2002        :Workshop on Tertiary  Teaching Methodology and Assessment by (UCEW)
  3. University for Development Studies (UDS) Tamale, 19-21 (2002): National Workshop of GSAE.

Theme: Rice Industry in Ghana Problems and Challenges

  1. Tamale Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) Post Harvest Division (2002): Workshop by NRI on Cowpea  Storage
  2. KNUST 20-24 Sept. 2004: International Conference 2nd West African Society of Agricultural Engineering       (W.A.S.A.E.)

Theme:  Hunger without Frontiers.

  1. WAGENINGEN UR, THE NERTHERLANDS:

Short course on Postharvest Technology on:

  • Product quality
  • Biology in detritions
  • Keep ability
  • Storage and cooling

Date and Place: 18th-22th September 2006-WAGENINGEN INTERNATIONAL.

  1. DRONTEN PROFEESIONAL AGRIC UNIVERSITY, THE NERTHERLANDS:

Professional training on postharvest Technology topics covered

  • Product Quality
  • Biology in detritions
  • Keep ability
  • Storage and cooling

Date and Place: 17th-22th September 2006

EXPERTISE-BUREAU SCHUTEN–UNDER A NUFFIC/GHANA PROJECT 401-410:

Workshop on postharvest technology on:

  • Quality assessment of horticultural crops
  • Test of bananas
  • Psychometric measurement and calculations
  • Constructing a cooler
  • Combine storage
  • Flower vase life
  • Apple firmness

Date and Place: 19th-30th November 2007

  1. EXPERTISE-BUREAU SCHOUTEN-UNDER NUFFIC GHANA PROJECT 401-410:

Workshop on postharvest technology on:

  • Cool storage
  • Refrigeration and calculation
  • International trade.

Date and Place: 18th-29th February 2008-Ho, Ghana.

  1.  COTTAGE ITALIA INDUSTRIES GHANA LIMITED (MEMBER OF COTTAGE INDUSTRIES, ITALY):

Workshop on Tomato and pineapple fruit juice processing.

Date and Place: 24th -27th October 2008-Accra

  1. CAH AGRICULTURAL UNVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCE DRONTEN, NERTHERLANDS:

Professional workshop on:

  • Setting up an outreach program
  • Project development logical frameworks and project proposal writing
  • Conceptualizing and formulating a departmental development plan.

Date and Place: 25th-29th August 2008-HO

Date and Place: 23th-27th March 2009-TAMALE

  1. CAH UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCE DRONTEN NERTHERLANDS:

Professional workshop on competency based training (C.B.T), topics covered:

  • Curriculum and assessment development
  • Teaching methodology
  • Personal development plan
  • Quality control of curriculum
  • Applied post-harvest Technology

Date: Between January 2005 and August 2008

  1. OMEGA CENTRE FOR MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT SOUTH AFRICA:

Short course on logistics and distribution management

Date and Place: 6th-17th July 2009-NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA.

  1. WORLD FOOD LOGISTICS ORGANISATION. USA:

Post-harvest loss assessment workshop under WFLO project

Identification of appropriate post-harvest technologies for improving market access and income for small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa founded by Bill and Melinda Gates foundation

Date and Place: 21th-22th may 2009-CSIR-CRI, KUMASI GHANA.

  1. WORLD FOODLOGISTICS ORGANISATION. USA:

Planning workshop for the project

Identification of appropriate post-harvest technologies for improving market access and income for small horticultural farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Date and Place: 10th-12th November 2009-UC DAVIS, CALIFORNIA.

  1. WORLD FOOD LOGISTICS ORGANIZATION-USA:
  2. Participated as team leader for Ghana polytechnics in a research project:

Identification of Appropriate Post Harvest Technologies for improving market access and incomes for smallholder horticultural farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Project Director was Dr. LISA KITNOJA, Post-Harvest Education Foundation USA.

Date and Place: February 2009-Davis CA, USA.

  1. INTERNATIONAL HORTICULTURAL CONGRESS 2010 (IHC 2010) IN LISBON, PORTUGAL:

From: 22nd – 27th August 2010.

THEME: Science and Horticulture for People.

Delivered a paper on part II of the topic: Identification of appropriate post -harvest technologies for improving market access and income for small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa

Trip funded by Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.

  1. POST HARVEST EDUCATION FOUNDATION USA: Founded by Dr. Lisa Kitinoja

Instructor for the Global Postharvest E-learning Program 2012-13

  1. GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMME IN WEST AFRICA (GET 2012):

From 5th to 11th February, 2012, Methodist University College Ghana, By: Handong Global University, South Korea.

  1. POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY SHORT COURSE-UC DAVIS, CALIFORNIA (17TH -28TH JUNE 2013)
  2. SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNER: 2013 POST HARVEST TECHNOLOGY SHORT COURSE.
  3. AGRA: EXPECTS & STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP ON WASTE & SPOILAGE ISSUES IN GHANA: From 16th – 17th April 2014, Miiklin Hotel-Kumasi

THEME: Challenges facing smallholder farmers & Potential intervention points

  1.  PUBLICATIONS;
  • Identification of Post-harvest technologies for small scale horticultural farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. – published
  • Extraction Yield, Efficiency And Loss Of The Traditional Hot Water Floatation (HWF) Method Of Oil Extraction From The Seeds Of Allanblackia Floribunda
  • Effects of Braine Preservation on the shelf Life of Lettuce (LacTuca Sativa L.) stored under Tropical Ambient Temperature
  • Effects of stages of maturity and ripeness on the biochemical characteristics of three local varieties of tomato fruit. – unpublished
  1. ASSOCIATION:
  • Member Ghana Society of Agricultural Engineering, (GSAE)
  • Member Ghana Association of Horticultural Science
  1. INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
  • WFLO Appropriate Postharvest Technology Planning Project Title: Identification of Appropriate Postharvest Technologies for Improving Market Access and Incomes for Small Horticultural Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia Grant Agreement: BMGF Grant Number 52198 Project Dates: Feb 2009 – Jan 2010 Project co-leaders: Dr. Lisa Kitinoja (WFLO), Dr. Marita Cantwell (UC Davis)
  • Project: RWS01/2013 – Investigation of Issues and Challenges Facing African Smallholder Farmers and Highest Potential Intervention Points in Reducing Waste and Spoilage in African Food Systems.

Position: Ghana In-Country Expert Dates: March 10, 2014- May 31, 2014

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID): “Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Horticulture” (Horticulture Innovation Lab) No. EPP-A-00-09-00004. Award Sub award No. 09-002945-113. Project Title: Building Scientific and Research Capacity in the Horticulture Sector in Ghana; Host Country Institution/Organization Principal Investigator (PI): Hussein Yunus Alhassan of Horticulture Innovation Lab Project (“LEAD”)
  • Sub award Period of Performance: 02/01/2015 – 01/31/2016

 

  1. LANGUAGES:
  • International: English [Spoken, Read & write]  level – Excellent

                          Hausa    [Spoken]   Level – Good

  • Local: Dagbanli [Spoken] Level – Excellent, [Read & Write] Level – Very Good

Twi [Spoken] Level – Good

 

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