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Mr. Emmanuel Adokwei Saka

Mr. Emmanuel Adokwei Saka

Principal Technologist


Fish and Fish Products, Fat and Oils, Cocoa and cocoa products

Contact Info



Available Hours

  • Monday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

About The Scientist

I am a highly ambitious, assertive and optimistic goal getter, one who believes in possibility and dare to make strides towards an impactful goal. I love innovation and thought provoking scientific endeavours which are targeted at adding value to people’s lives and making our planet cleaner. I love to ask questions and subject theories and ideas to scrutiny so as to discover more. My drive towards success and accomplishments is hinged on the principles of team work, respect, humility, a teachable spirit, confidence, team building and mutual action. I believe our world can get a whole lot better when we ask more questions and we learn to add on to the wealth of knowledge in the body of science and technology, the moon is too close to be the target for success.



R & D Activities

Key Areas of Research 

  • Tubers, Solar (Prototype and Hybrid Tunnel), Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) drying, Coconut processing, Chocolates development, Nuts and oil seeds.

On-going Projects

  • FISH-CIC (Fish: Changing Cultures In Changing Climate)- Grant application waiting for partners
    WAT (Water Melon Adding Value through Technology)- Seeking for grants

Projects Worked On

  • Tigernut (Cyperus esculentus) Starch project.
  • Prototype Solar Fish Dryer project
  • Desiccated coconut Chocolate project
  • CSIR-FRI/ West Africa Agriculture Productive Programme (WAAPP-I) Ghana project.
  • CSIR-FRI/ UGA-GP3MT Collaboration Research Support for Peanut (CRPS) project.

Technologies & Innovations

  • Solar dried anchovies in tomato sauce.
  • A prototype solar dryer for drying fish.
    [CSIR-Food Research Institute. Accra]
  • Technology for producing convenient yam chips and “Ampesi” (Pre-cooked yam).
    [CSIR-Food Research institute. Accra]
  • Technology for producing desiccated coconut Plain and Milk Chocolates locally
    [University of Cape Coast/ Cocoa Processing Company Limited, Tema Accra]

Collaborating Partners or Institutions

  • CSIR-Crop Research Institute. Accra.
  • CSIR- Science and Technology Policy Research Institute.
  • University of Cape Coast. Central Region.
  • Cocoa Processing Company Limited. Tema. Accra.
  • University of Ghana Legon. Accra.
  • European Union.
  • University of Georgia. United States of America.

Work Experience

Principal Technologist CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra-Ghana
Technologist CSIR-Food Research Insitute, Accra-Ghana
Chief Laboratory Technician St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School, Accra-Ghana
Food Safety Consultant National Board for Small Scale Industries, Accra-Ghana
Research and Sales Officer Malina Choices Enterprise, Accra-Ghana.
Production, Quality Control and Safety Officer Processed Foods and Spices Limited, Accra-Ghana

Education & Certification

MPhil, Food Science University of Ghana, Legon
BSc, Laboratory Technology University of Cape Coast, Ghana
HND, Science Laboratory Technology Accra Polytechnic
Certificate of participation International Conference organized by the African Society of Food Science & Technology held in Accra.
PEER Women in Science Mentoring program Organized by COAch, United States Agency for International Development and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. Kigali, Rwanda.

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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