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Enoch Owusu Sekyere

Enok Owusu Sekyere
Enoch Owusu-Sekyere is a researcher at the Department of Economics, SLU. Enoch is a member of the Agricultural and Food Economics group at the Department of Economics, SLU. He is also affiliated with University of Pretoria and University of the Free State, South Africa as guest lecturer and research fellow, respectively.


Enoch is a member of the Agricultural and Food Economics group at the Department of Economics, SLU. Previously, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economics, SLU, and the University of the Free State, South Africa. Enoch is a research fellow at the University of the Free State, South Africa. He is also a guest/part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria. Enoch is an Associate Editor of Asian Development Policy Review journal. He has 10 years of experience in research across different regions.


  • Course Leader: International Trade and Food Policy, SLU (2022-to date)
  • Course Leader:  Econometrics and Programming (NA0179), SLU (2019-2021)
  • Animal health &welfare economics in Topics in Contemporary Agricultural Economics I (NA0180), SLU (2019-to date)
  • He is also a guest lecturer involved in lecturing Applied Microeconomics, UP (part-time); Institutional Economics, UP (part-time); Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, UP (part-time).  


Enoch is an applied and agricultural economist with broad empirical interests and focuses on food systems and their interlinkages with the environment, food security, food policy, and sustainable development in developing countries. Enoch’s research focuses on the impact assessment of private and government sectors investment, climate change, animal welfare, African economies, food security, food and agricultural policy, consumer behavior, choice experimental designs, farm management and decision, econometric modeling,  water and carbon footprint assessment, technology adoption, etc.


Enoch has research networks in developing countries, particularly in the SSA, East Africa, and SADC regions. He collaborates with researchers at several departments at SLU as well as at other Swedish and international universities and research institutes. Some of his recent collaborative research projects include: 

  • Dairy farming in extreme weather events: farm response and resilience. Source: Formas Project 
  • Potential of selective harvest based on mycotoxins content assessment in cereal crops. ERA-NET COFUND ICT-AGRI-FOOD. Collaboration with Gent University (Belgium), Aristotle University Thessaloniki (Greece), Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), Soluciones Agrícolas de Precisión S.L. (Spain), and University of Sevilla (Spain). 
  • Incorporation of Greenhouse Farming Technology into Urban Planning: Implications on urban households’ food and nutritional security, welfare, and resilience in Ghana”. SLU Global Food & Cities Seed Funding
  • Impact evaluation of the Ugandan government interventions under the Parish Development Model (PDM) on “Agri-food Production, Marketing, and Processing pillars” in the urban areas of Kampala City. Source: Network of Impact Evaluation Researchers in Africa (NIERA)
  • Determinants and impacts of urban agriculture on household food security & resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from South Africa and Uganda. Source: Global Challenges University Alliance (GCUA), SLU Global
  • Are old cows healthy and profitable? –  Using cow longevity to enhance welfare and farm profit. Source: Formas Project.
  • Validation of function and economy for alternative flooring solutions in cattle barns in Sweden.  Source: Stiftelsen Lantbruksforskning Project
  • Urban agriculture in South Africa: Determinants and Impacts on urban household’s food and nutrition security, welfare and resilience.  Collaboration with the University of the Free State, South Africa. Source: SLU Global


Enoch supervises students' theses/dissertations at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels.

Selected publications

  1. Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Fatoumata Nankoto Cissé, Esther Leah Achandi, Impact of solar energy subscription on the market performance of micro, small & medium enterprises in Nigeria, Energy Policy, Volume 188,2024,114063, ISSN 0301-4215,  
  2. Torsu, D. A., Danso-Abbeam, G., Ogundeji, A. A., Owusu-Sekyere, E., & Owusu, V. (2024). Heterogeneous impacts of greenhouse farming technology as climate-smart agriculture on household welfare in Ghana. Journal of Cleaner Production, 434, 139785.
  3. Abu Hatab, A., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Esmat, A.-R., & Lagerkvist, C.-J. (2023). In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic: Perceived risks, management strategies and emerging opportunities for small and medium agri-food enterprises in a developing country. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 97, 104045. 
  4. Oppong Mensah, N., Owusu-Sekyere, E., & Adjei, C. (2023). Revisiting preferences for agricultural insurance policies: Insights from cashew crop insurance development in Ghana. Food Policy, 118. 
  5. Owusu-Sekyere, E., Hansson, H., Telezhenko, E., Nyman, A.-K. and Ahmed, H. (2023), "Economic impact of investment in animal welfare–enhancing flooring solutions – Implications for promoting sustainable dairy production in Sweden", British Food Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

  6. B. A. Adamie, E. Owusu-Sekyere, M. Lindberg, S. Agenäs, A-K. Nyman and H. Hansson (2023). Dairy cow longevity and farm economic performance: Evidence from Swedish dairy farms. Journal of Dairy Science, ISSN 0022-0302. Doi:
  7. Wanglin Ma, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Hongyun Zheng, Victor Owusu (2023). Factors influencing smartphone usage of rural farmers: Empirical analysis of five selected provinces in China. Information Development, 0(0).  
  8. Owusu V, Donkor E, Owusu-Sekyere E, Ogundeji A and Owusu Asante B (2023). Editorial: Climate change, variability, and sustainable food systems. Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 6:912811. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2022.912811.  
  9. Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Ann-Kristin Nyman, Mikaela Lindberg, Birhanu Addisu Adamie, Sigrid Agenäs, Helena Hansson, (2023). Dairy cow longevity: Impact of animal health and farmers' investment decisions, Journal of Dairy Science, 2023, ISSN 0022-0302. 
  10. Wanglin Ma, Puneet Vatsa, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Xiaoshi Zhou & Victor Owusu (2022) Does income diversity really stimulate household consumption expenditure diversity? Evidence from mean-based and unconditional quantile regressions, Applied Economics, VOL. 55, NO. 55, 6567–6581. DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2022.2159012.  
  11. E. Owusu-Sekyere, H. Hansson, E. Telezhenko, (2021). Dairy farmers’ heterogeneous preferences for animal welfare-enhancing flooring properties: A mixed logit approach applied in Sweden, Livestock Science, 2021, 104591, ISSN 1871-1413, 
  12.  Matlou, Ringetani; Bahta, Yonas T.; Owusu-Sekyere, Enoch; Jordaan, Henry. 2021. "Impact of Agricultural Drought Resilience on the Welfare of Smallholder Livestock Farming Households in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa" Land, 10, no. 6: 562.
  13. Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Helena Hansson, Evgenij Telezhenko, (2021). Use and non-use values to explain farmers’ motivation for the provision of animal welfare, European Review of Agricultural Economics, 2021; jbab012,
  14. Mampe Masemola, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Abiodun.A. Ogundeji, Hermias.N. van Niekerk, Petronella Chaminuka (2021). Farmers’ preference and willingness to pay for a multivalent lumpy skin disease and Rift Valley fever novel vaccine: A Discrete Choice Experiment in the Free State province, South Africa, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2021,105293.
  15. Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Cindy Bibariwiah, Victor Owusu, Emmanuel Donkor (2021). Farming under irrigation management transfer scheme and its impact on yield and net returns in Ghana, Land Use Policy, Volume 102, 2021,105266. ISSN 0264-8377,
  16. Owusu-Sekyere, E., Abdulai, A. & Jordaan, H. (2020). Heterogeneous demand for ecologically sustainable products on ensuring environmental sustainability in South Africa. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies 22, 39–64. 
  17. Mikovhe Gadisi, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere & Abiodun Akintunde Ogundeji (2020) Impact of government support programmes on household welfare in the Limpopo province of South Africa, Development Southern Africa, 37(6), 937-952
  18. Donkor, E.A.; Donkor, E.; Owusu-Sekyere, E.; Owusu, V. (2020). The Development and Promotion of Sweet Potato Yoghurt in Ghana: Implications for Sustainable Production and Consumption Policies. Sustainability, 12, 3336.
  19. Muthelo, D.; Owusu-Sekyere, E.; Ogundeji, A.A. (2019) Smallholder Farmers’ Adaptation to Drought: Identifying Effective Adaptive Strategies and Measures. Water 2019, 11, 2069.
  20. Thutwa K, Chabo R, Nsoso SJ, Mareko M, Kgwatalala PM, Owusu-Sekyere E. (2019).  Indigenous Tswana pig production characteristics and management practices in southern districts of Botswana. Tropical Animal Health and Production. DOI:
  21. Bahta, Y. T., Owusu-Sekyere, E. (2019). Improving the income status of smallholder vegetable farmers through a homestead food garden intervention. Outlook on Agriculture, 1–9.
  22. Owusu-Sekyere, E & Jordaan, H (2019). The Development and Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Food Products in South Africa. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 8(3), 112-118(7).
  23. Owusu-Sekyere, E., Yondela Y. Mahlathi, Henry Jordaan, (2019). Understanding South African consumers’ preferences and market potential for products with low water and carbon footprints. Agrekon, 58(3), 354-368. 
  24. Mohlotsane, P., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Jordaan, H., Barnard, J. H., van Rensburg, L.D. (2018).  Water Footprint Accounting Along the Wheat-Bread Value Chain: Implications for Sustainable and Productive Water Use Benchmarks. Water 2018, 10, 1167.
  25. Owusu-Sekyere, E., Morné E. Scheepers and Jordaan, H. (2017). Economic water productivities along the dairy value chain in South Africa: Implications for sustainable and economically efficient water-use policies in the dairy industry. Ecological Economics, 134(2017), pp. 22-28.
  26. Owusu-Sekyere, E., Jordaan, H. and Hatem C. (2017). Evaluation of water footprint and economic water productivities of dairy products in South Africa. Ecological Indicators, 83(2017), pp. 32-40.
  27. Owusu-Sekyere, E., Morné E. Scheepers and Jordaan, H. (2016). Water footprint of milk produced and processed in South Africa: Implications for policy-makers and stakeholders along the dairy value chain. Water 8, pp. 322.
  28. Farida Badu-Gyan, Johannes I.F. Henning, Bennie Grové, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere (2018). Examining the social, physical and institutional determinants of pineapple farmers’ choice of production systems in Central Ghana. Organic agriculture. .
  29. Bahta, Y. T., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Tlalang, B. E. (2018). Does women’s empowerment through policy intervention reduce food insecurity in South Africa? Development in Practice,
  30. Owusu-Sekyere, E., Owusu, V., Worlah Y. Akwetey, Jordaan, H., Abiodun A. Ogundeji (2018). Economic welfare implications of food safety and quality policy changes in Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 13 No 4, 357-371. 
  31. Emmanuel Donkor, Victor Owusu, Enoch Owusu-Sekyere, Abiodun A.Ogunde. (2018). The adoption of farm innovations among rice producers in northern Ghana: Implication for sustainable rice supply. Agriculture 2018, 8(8), 121.
  32. Bahta, Y. T., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Tlalang, B. E. (2018). Assessing participation in homestead food garden programmes, land ownership and their impact on productivity and net returns of smallholder maize producers in South Africa. Agrekon, 57(1),49-63.
  33. Bahta, Y. T., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Donkor, E. Tlalang, B. E. (2018). The impact of the homestead food garden programme on food security in South Africa. Food Security, 10(1), pp. 95-110. Available at:
  34. Donkor, E., Owusu-Sekyere, E., Owusu, V., Saadu, S., Baidoo, J., Avame, H.Y., Eric, D.K. and Owusu, F.S. (2017). Assessing the financial viability of the floricultural industry in Ghana. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 11 (1-2), pp. 119-126. 
  35. Owusu, V., Donkor, E. and. Owusu-Sekyere, E. (2017). Accounting for the gender technology gap amongst smallholder rice farmers in Northern Ghana. Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol. 69(2), pages 439-457.
  36. Owusu, V., Owusu-Sekyere, E. and Donkor, E. (2017). Consumer perceptions and willingness to pay for cassava-wheat composite bread in Ghana: A hedonic pricing approach. Journal of Development and Emerging Economies 7(2), pp.1-22.
  37. Donkor, E., Owusu-Sekyere, E, Owusu, V. and Jordaan, H. (2016). Impact of row-planting adoption on productivity of rice farming in northern Ghana, Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics 19 (2), pp. 19-28. 
  38. Donkor, E., Owusu-Sekyere, E, Owusu, V. and Jordaan, H. (2016). Impact of agricultural extension service on adoption of chemical fertilizer: Implications for rice productivity and development in Ghana. NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 79 (2016), pp. 41-49.
  39. Owusu-Sekyere, E., Owusu, V. and Jordaan, H. (2014). Consumer Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Beef Food Safety Assurance Labels in the Kumasi Metropolis and Sunyani Municipality of Ghana. Food Control 46, pp.152-159.  


Researcher at the Department of Economics; Agricultural and Food Economics
Postal address:
Inst For Ekonomi, Box 7013
75007 Uppsala
Visiting address: Ulls hus, Ulls väg 27, 756 51 Ultuna, Uppsala

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