Alhaji Mas-ud Mustapha

Alhaji Mas-ud Mustapha

Alhaji Mas-ud Mustapha is the Director of the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Research (IAER), Tamale Technical University, Tamale in Ghana. He is also a Senior Lecturer of Agronomy at the Department of Sustainable Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture. Prior to this, he was the Head of Department for Automotive Engineering (2020 – 2021), TaTU, Tamale, Ghana. He has previously held the office of the Head of Department for Agricultural Engineering ( 2018 – 2020), TaTU, Tamale , Ghana. He was also the examination officer and Agricultural Engineering Departmental rep ( 2015 – 2017) to academic board in TaTU, Tamale, Ghana. Alhaji Mas-ud was also the Coordinator for the PUM and also ATVET / GIZ Local Subsidy Project on Mango Value Chain ( 2020 – 2021) in TaTU, Tamale, Ghana.


University for Development Studies:  PhD in Crop Science              2019    ongoing

University of Ghana, Legon   :  MPhil, Crop Science  2008 to 2010

University for Development Studies: BSc. Agricultural Technology  2000 to 2004

Work Experience

Alhaji Mas-ud taught in Tamale Islamic Senior High School from 2005 to 2011 as an integrated science and chemistry teacher. At the time he was teaching at Islamic Senior High School he also worked on part time basis as Project coordinator – Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD- NGO) Tamale. He was also a Trainer for MiDA farmer groups in the Savelugu-Nanton District with IPSL  (Investment Protocol Services Limited) based in Accra. He resigned and then joined TaTU in 2011. He worked as a Lecturer until date. He was employed as an Assistant Lecturer and through publications, community service and teaching he rose through the ranks to Senior Lecturer in 2016. He has served in so many committees including ICT committee, TUTAG Audit Committee, Scrutineers for convocation election (Non-Teaching), Tender evaluation panel and Scrutineers for convocation election (Teaching). 

Research Interest/Output

Alhaj Mas-ud’s area of research is crop production with emphasis on optimizing yield and yield components. He has publications on Effectiveness of cowpea (Vigna unguicuilata L.) living mulch on weed suppression and yield of maize (Zea mays L); Influence of Spatial Arrangement on Agronomic Performance of Maize (Zea Mays)-Groundnut (Arachis Hypogea); Effect of  Neem  and False Yam botanicals on Parasitic Nematodes  of  Yam (Dioscorea spp); Relative Planting Dates Effect on the Agronomic Performance of Maize (Zea Mays L.) and Groundnut (Arachis Hypogea L) in an Intercrop System. Other publications are on Accessibility and Utilization of Information and Communication Technology in Extension Service Delivery in the Northern Region of Ghana;  Effects of Information and Communication Technology in Extension Service Delivery in the Northern Region of Ghana; Constraints Militating against the use of Information and  Communication Technology in Extension Service Delivery in the Northern Region of Ghana. He has eight (8) articles and one (1) book published.