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Abdul-Rauf Malimanga Alhassan


Water Resources and Aquaculture Management



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Abdul-Rauf Malimanga ALHASSAN (PhD) is a lecturer in the Department of Water Resources and Aquaculture Management (DWRAM) in the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD). He started off his carrier as an Agricultural Engineer in the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Ghana in 2008. While at MoFA, he worked on the “Project for Sustainable Development of Rainfed Lowland Rice Production” funded by the Japanese government through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), where he was responsible for overseeing land development of project demonstration sites, designing of water harvesting structures on rice fields and training of field staff and farmers in the project area on soil and water management practices. He also worked briefly (Dec 2019-Dec 2020) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Crop Research Institute on a project known as RECIRCULATE, a multi-institution and multi-disciplinary project funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) which was implemented by various partners including CSIR-Ghana, Lancaster University-UK, Lancaster University-Ghana, and other selected universities across Africa. While working with the RECIRCULATE project, he led the implementation of experiments assessing the effects of soil microbial dynamics on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under water saving irrigation technologies in Ghanaian rice cultivars.
Dr. Alhassan holds a PhD in Soil and Water Conservation with a focus on Conservation Agriculture from Gansu Agricultural University-China (2016-2019), MSc in Water Science and Engineering-Hydraulic Engineering (Land and Water Development option) from the UNESCO Institute of Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), Delft-Netherlands (2013-2015), and a BSc in Agricultural Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana (2003-2007).
Dr Alhassan has won a number of scholarships including the Netherlands fellowship program (NUFFIC) and the Gansu Agricultural University President’s Scholarship for his second and terminal degrees respectively. He has a number of publications in international journals and has also peer-reviewed manuscripts for a number of journals.

His current area of research includes irrigation and agricultural water management, climate-smart agriculture, climate change adaptation and mitigation, circular bioeconomy among others.

1. Alhassan, A. R. M. (2024). Impact of mulching and planting time on spring-wheat (Triticum aestivum) growth: A combined field experiment and empirical modeling approach. Open Agriculture, 9(1), 20220242.

2. Alhassan, A. R. M., Limantol, A. M., Larbi, I., Akolaa, R. A., & Akolgo, G. A. (2023). Analyses of crop water use and environmental performance of small private irrigation along the white Volta basin of Northern Ghana. Heliyon, 9(8).

3. Alhassan, A. R. M., Yang, C., Ma, W., & Li, G. (2021). Influence of conservation tillage on Greenhouse gas fluxes and crop productivity in spring-wheat agroecosystems on the Loess Plateau of China. PeerJ, 9, e11064.

4. Amichiatchi, N. J. M. C., Hounkpè, J., Soro, G. E., Khadijat, O. O., Larbi, I., Limantol, A. M., Alhassan, A.R. M., Bi, T. A. G., & Lawin, A. E. (2023). Analysis of past and projected changes in extreme precipitation indices in some watersheds in Côte d’Ivoire. Journal of Water and Climate Change.

5. Dotse, S. Q., Larbi, I., Limantol, A. M., Asare-Nuamah, P., Frimpong, L. K., Alhassan, A. R. M., … & Ayisi-Addo, A. K. (2023). Rainfall Projections from Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 in the Volta River Basin: Implications on Achieving Sustainable Development. Sustainability, 15(2), 1472.

6. Limantol, A.M., Larbi, I., Dotse, S.Q., Okafor, G.C., Asare-Nuamah, P., Frimpong, L.K., Alhassan, A.R.M., Angmor, E., Joel Premkumar, J.P., Lutterodt, G. and Asiamah, T.A., (2023). An increase in temperature under the shared socioeconomic scenarios in the Volta River Basin, West Africa: implications for economic development. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 14(8), pp.2808-2824.

7. Fudjoe, S. K., Li, L., Jiang, Y., Alhassan, A. R. M., Xie, J., Anwar, S., … & Xie, L. (2022). Impact of soil amendments on nitrous oxide emissions and the associated denitrifying communities in a semi-arid environment. Frontiers in Microbiology, 13.
8. Akolgo, G. A., Uba, F., Opoku, R., Tweneboah-Koduah, S., Alhassan, A. R. M., Anokye, E. G., … & Nunoo, E. (2022). Energy analysis of poultry housing in Ghana using artificial neural networks. Scientific African, 17, e01313.

9. Akolgo, G. A., Quaye, D. N. D., Alhassan, A. R. M., Asosega, K. A., Nunoo, E., Akimsah Jedaiah, O. A., … & Atta-Darkwa, T. (2022). Status of Agricultural Mechanization in Ghana: Insight from Farmers’ Perception, Population, and Nonagricultural Sector Growth. Advances in Agriculture, 2022.

10. Wu, J., Ma, W., Li, G., Alhassan, A. R. M., Wang, H., & Chen, G. (2020). Vegetation degradation along water gradient leads to soil active organic carbon loss in Gahai wetland. Ecological Engineering, 145, 105666.

11. Alhassan, A. R. M., Ma, W., Li, G., Jiang, Z., Wu, J., & Chen, G. (2018). Response of soil organic carbon to vegetation degradation along a moisture gradient in a wet meadow on the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau. Ecology and evolution, 8(23), 11999-12010.

12. Ma, W., Alhassan, A. R. M., Wang, Y., Li, G., Wang, H., & Zhao, J. (2018). Greenhouse gas emissions as influenced by wetland vegetation degradation along a moisture gradient on the eastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau of North-West China. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 112, 335-354.

13. Bruce, B. P., Alhassan, A. R. M., Dou, X., & Gong, D. (2019). Profitability and Water Productivity of Small Scale Irrigation Schemes in Northern Ghana. Journal of Agricultural Science, 11(3).

Book Chapters

14. Amankwaa-Yeboah, P., Yeboah, S., Alhassan, A.-R. M., Osei, G., Amponsah, W., Laboan, B. M., Adu-Dankwa, E. S., & Dodd, I. C. (2023). Paradigms Shaping the Adoption of Irrigation Technologies in Ghana. Handbook of Irrigation Hydrology and Management, 363–388.

15. Yeboah, S., Oteng-Darko, P., Adomako J., Alhassan A.R.M. 2020. Biochar Application for Improved Resource Use and Environmental Quality. In Applications of Biochar for Environmental Safety, 93. Ahmed A. Abdelhafez and Mohammed H. H. Abbas (Eds). ISBN: 978-1-78985-896-9.

1. Sustainable Development Conference 2021- Organized by University of Environment and Sustainable Development & Fredereich Erbert Stiftung, Akosombo, Ghana. (22nd Jul, 2021-25th Jul, 2021)

2. Re-opening the bin-waste, economy, culture and society conference 2021 (Online)-Organized by University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 10th Jun, 2021-12th Jun, 2021.

Lecturer, Department of Water Resources and Aquaculture Management, University of Environment and Sustainable Development, Somanya, Ghana (Jan 2021-Date)

Research Scientist (Contract), CSIR-Crops Research Institute, RECIRCULATE Project, Fumesua, Kumasi (Dec 2019-Dec 2020)

Land Development Engineer (On secondment), MoFA-JICA Project (Sustainable Development of Rainfed Lowland Rice Production Project), Tamale (Jul 2009 – Oct 2013)

Agricultural Engineer, Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Tamale (Sep 2008 – Dec 2020)

Positions Held & Hold


Grants Won

1. Department examination officer, Department of Water Resources and Aquaculture Management, UESD, January 2023-Date
2. Student Coordinator, School of Sustainable Development, UESD, 2021-2022″

Development Studies Association (UK) – Member

Jospong Environmental Sanitation Research Fund (JESRF)-2022-2024. Design and performance evaluation of a small-scale waste to energy technology for sustainable waste management and energy generation.