David Yakubu Anambam (2016)


Title of the dissertation

Added Value of Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Non-traditional Export Products in the Agricultural Sector of Ghana


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Iur. Eike Albrecht

Short Bio


2013-2016: PhD in Environmental and Resource Management: Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany.

2002-2004: Master of Science in Human Ecology: Vrije Universiteit of Brussels, Belgium

2007-2008: Master of Arts in Development Studies. Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands

1997-2000: Bachelor of Science Degree. University of Ghana


April, 2017-Present: External Examiner for MPhil Candidates at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana.

September, 2016- Present:  Deputy Director, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and head of Agricultural Department at the Asante Akim South District Assembly, Ashanti Region

May, 2014- June, 2016: Teaching and Research Assistant at the Brandenburg University of Science and Technology (BTU), Cottbus - Senftenberg Germany. Modules Taught:  Voluntary Sustainability Standards, Integrated Sustainability. Involved in the E-Learning Project of the University. Mentoring Students on their PhD Projects.

2009-2013:  District Agricultural Extension Officer, of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture at the Bosomtwe District, Ashanti Region


Researcher and Lecturer at the University

Selected Publications

Anambam D. Y. (2016) Added Value of Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Non-tradtional Export Products in the Agricultural Sector of Ghana. Verlag Dr. Kovac GMBH: Fachverlag Fur Wissenschaftliche Literatur. Leverkusenstr, 13. 22761 Hamburg, Germany. Doctoral thesis

Anambam D. Y. (2015) Assessing the Performance of Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change Impacts in the Agricultural Sector in Northern Ghana. International Journal for Research and Development in Technology: Volume-3, Issue-2, Feb., 2015

Anambam D. Y. (2008), Irrigation-led Strategy for Poverty Reduction in Northern Ghana: Large Scale Versus Small Scale Irrigation, Gauging the Evidence. Institute of Social Studies Press, The Hague, The Netherlands .Master’s Thesis.

Anambam D. Y. (2004), Land Use Options and their Environmental Impacts in Northern Ghana. Vrije University of Brussels Press, Belgium. Master’s thesis.


Anambam D. Y., Asoh E. A., Schmidt M. and Palekhov D. Transformation of the Agricultural Sector towards Sustainability: The Case of Fairtrade Shea and Cocoa Production in Ghana and Cameroon. World Development Perspective Journal (Under review)

Anambam D. Y., Schmidt M. and Palekhov M.  An Empirical Study of Fairtrade Impact on Poverty Reduction of Smallholder Shea Producers in Northern Ghana: World Development Perspective Journal (Under review)

What will you remember most of your time at BTU Cottbus and in the PhD Programme ERM?

The PhD seminar presentations and the department Colloquium for PhD presentation

What advice to you have for prospective PhD candidates at BTU Cottbus?

A lot of prospects after graduation and is very rewarding to graduate successful to have a great future.