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Dr. Mrs. Charlotte Oduro-Yeboah

Dr. Mrs. Charlotte Oduro-Yeboah

Principal Research Scientist/Deputy Director/Food Technologist


Food Product Development and Enhancement, Root and Tubers, Fruits and Vegetables, Cereals

Contact Info



Available Hours

  • Monday 2 PM
  • Thursday 2 PM

About The Scientist

Dr. Mrs. Charlotte Oduro-Yeboah is the Acting Deputy Director and Principal Research Scientist. Rev. Joseph Oduro-Yeboah is her husband, and they have three children together. She earned a doctorate in food science from the University of Ghana/ CIRAD in Montpellier, France, from 2011 to 2015, a master's degree in food science from the University of Ghana, Legon, from 2002 to 2005, and a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and nutrition from the University of Ghana, Legon, from 1992 to 1996. She has spent the past twenty-one (21) years with the CSIR-Food Research Institute, rising through the ranks from Assistant Research Grade to her current position. From 2016 until 2018, she was the division head of the Food Technology Research Division.



R & D Activities

COTVET COTVET training modules on Food processing and value addition for Food processors
Mboss Upscaling millet grain technology for sustainable livelihood in West Africa –mboss millet sourdough Project.
MAG Modernizing Agriculture in Ghana (MAG) Canadian Project.
BIOMASS Developing biomass –based value chain of plantain and reducing postharvest losses of Plantain through value addition.
Netherland Sugar-loaf Pineapple Project Possibility of air-freighting of sugar-loaf pineapples. Netherland Sugar-loaf Pineapple project.
MiDA Millennium development authority Technical Training service providers, accredited by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) of the Millennium Challenge Account at the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Region- Consultancy work.
C:AVA Cassava Adding Value to Africa Project(C:AVA). Responsible for training of medium to large Scale processors of HQCF in Volta, Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana. Was part of the team that developed training manuals for HQCF.
CSIR-FRI/GTZ/MOAPP CSIR- Food Research Institute/GTZ/MOAPP Dried Fruits Shelf—Life Studies. Assisted in shelf-life studies of the dried fruits.
CSIR-FRI/EU Cassava SME’S project CSIR-FRI/EU Cassava SME’S project.Developed appropriate quality assurance systems for small and medium scale enterprises processing Root and tubers (cassava SME’S) to provide quality for their products. This was conducted under the CSIR-FRI/EU cassava SME’S project. Trained all the staff of selected SME’S on developed quality systems of their products and food safety management programmes on food processing to ensure safer foods.

Work Experience

Head of Food Product Development Lab 1 CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana
Head of Division CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana
Senior Lecturer CSIR-College of Science and Technology, Accra-Ghana
Unit Head Roots & tubers Products Development Unit, CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana
Senior Research Scientist CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana
Research Scientist CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana.
Assistant Research Scientist CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana

Awards & Honors

AWARD Fellowship African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowship by CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program hosted by World Agroforestry by Centre (ICRAF), United Nations Avenue, Gigiri. P. O. Box 30677 Nairobi, 00100 Kenya.
Award winner, Women in Science Mentorship program Award winner for Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research. Women in Science Mentorship program. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Project Grant Possibility of Sea-freighting of sugarloaf pineapples project.
Project Grant Development of protein extruded snacks from plantain and cowpea

Education & Certification

PhD, Food Science University of Ghana/ CIRAD, Montpellier-France
MPhil, Food Science University of Ghana, Legon
BSc, Biochemistry and Nutrition University of Ghana, Legon

Food Research Institute is located Adjacent to Ghana Standards Authority, Near Gulf House, Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, Accra, Ghana. We are open to the general public from Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm, excluding holidays. If you need any additional information or have a question, please contact us on 0302-962068/+233-243302980 or email us at info@foodresearchgh.org or director@foodresearchgh.org.

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