University of Cape Coast

Prof. Ernest Laryea Okorley

Ernest L. Okorley has been working as Agricultural Extension and Community Development expert since 1998. He is currently a Professor in the School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana, where he had his first and second degrees. He completed his PhD in 2007 at Massey University, New Zealand. Ernest’s core field is agricultural extension and community development. He has a particular interest in extension management and information support for development practitioners in government and non-governmental organizations. As an advocate of experiential learning, Ernest has been involved in the development and implementation of action-oriented curricula for capacity building in extension and agribusiness education, community development, and NGO studies in Ghana. In his research and capacity building activities, he has worked with a number of organizations including the Ghanaian Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana Cocoa Board, IFAD and several universities in Africa, which are involved in the Sasakawa Fund for Extension Education in Africa (SAFE) Programme. Apart from his regular teaching and thesis supervision in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, he serves on several university committees within and outside the University of Cape Coast.