Azindow Yakubu Iddrisu

Academic Year: 
2017-18
Direction: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of Ghana
Project Title: 
Agribusiness policies and Commercial Food Production: The case of Rice and Maize in Northern Region of Ghana

Azindow Yakubu Iddrisu is a third year PhD student in the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. His PhD research examines recent developments in commercial agriculture in Northern Ghana and the rise of support structures to integrate smallholder farmers into agribusiness value chains. Azindow was awarded his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Archaeology and Information Studies with First Class Honors in 2009 from University of Ghana. He gained admission to read a Master of Philosophy Degree due to his high academic performance, and was awarded Master of Philosophy degree in 2012. He served as Research Assistant, Graduate Assistant and Teaching Assistant in University of Ghana over a period of six years. Azindow is a past recipient of SSRC’s Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellowship, and Futures Agricultural Consortium’s Fieldwork Bursaries.