Saa Dittoh

UDS, Ghana


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Professor Saa Dittoh is an agricultural development and food systems economist with the West African Centre for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture ( WACWISA) at the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale in (Northern) Ghana. He has special interest in the promotion of smallholder agriculture in relation to food and nutrition security, sustainable agricultural and food systems, irrigation and agricultural water management technologies, sustainable natural resources management, ICT for rural development and participatory learning approaches. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE). He has been a consultant to several international, continental and national organizations for decades, including UNICEF, WFP, FAO, IFAD, The World Bank, AfDB, World Vision, USAID, DFID, EU and others. He participated actively in the development of Ghana’s Medium Term Agriculture Sector Development Plans (METASIP I and II), Ghana’s Long Term Development Plan (2018 – 2057) and several other national and continental development endeavors. Prof. Dittoh has been Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Students and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the UDS.