Bismark Agyei Yeboah

PhD Topic

Entrepreneurial Orientation and Internationalisation of Small and Medium-Sized Agri-Food Enterprises in Ghana.

  • This research seeks to understand the Entrepreneurial Orientation (EO) of agri-food SMEs within the developing country context - Ghana in particular. The study also explores the dimensions of International Entrepreneurial Orientation (IEO) that drive foreign market entry of agri-food SMEs in Ghana.



  •  1984 Born in Tema (Ghana)
  • 2004 - 2008: Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness), University of Ghana, Ghana
  • 2010 - 2012: Master of Science (Agriculture and Resource Management - Food and Resource Economics), University of Bonn, Germany
  • 2019 - Ongoing: PhD Candidate at the International SEPT Program, University of Leipzig, Germany


Professional Experience

  • 2013 - 2019: Advisor (Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge Management, Agricultural Policy, Gender), Market Oriented Agricultural Programme (MOAP), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Accra - Ghana
  • 2012: Intern (Agricultural Policy), Sector Project "Agricultural Policy and Food Security", Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Bonn - Germany
  • 2012: Intern (Knowledge Management), Sustainable Sanitation Programme and Secretariat of Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Eschborn - Germany
  • 2009 - 2010: Research Operations Assistant, African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), Accra - Ghana
  • 2009: Project Coordinator, Multi-Features and Capacity Enhancing Consultancy Services, Accra - Ghana
  • 2008 - 2009: Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Ghana, Ghana



  • 2010 - 2012: North Rhine Westphalia (NRW) Scholarship, for Master of Science degree at University of Bonn


Key Qualifications

  • Project Management - project development, monitoring and evaluation
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Value Chain Analysis and Promotion
  • Innovation Adoption
  • Dialogic Moderation and Facilitation
  • Gender Analysis and Mainstreaming
  • Policy Impact Assessment


Articles in journals

  • Yeboah, B.A. and Egyir, I.S. (2009) "Fufu flour processing in Ghana: Costs, returns and institutional support expected to encourage young entrepreneurs", Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol. 42, No. 1&2, pp. 157-168 (Link).


Conference presentations

  • Yeboah, B.A. and Sowah, A. (2012) "Farm and farmer characteristics that influence tomato farmers' awareness and willingness to adopt mobile phone based Market Information Services in Ghana", poster presentation at International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development conference (Tropentag 2012), "Resilience of agricultural systems against crises", Göttingen, Germany (Link).



Bismark Agyei Yeboah

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
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