Major Departmental Research Projects

  • ‘Formative and feasibility assessment of opportunities for strengthening diary value chains in Ghana for improved maternal and child nutrition outcomes.’ A project funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Department for International Development (DFID).
  • ‘Agyeikrom Pre –School Project, Eastern Region’. A collaborative project by Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (Family and Child Studies), University of Ghana, Legon and the University of Kentucky, U.S.A. to support school feeding, training of pre-school teachers and caregivers, and improving conditions of parents’ involvement in schools.

List of Major equipment
Foods and Nutrition:

  • Disc attrition machine
  • Universal fritters
  • Incubation oven
  • Can sealer
  • Ice maker
  • Electronic Ice Chest
  • Pressure Canner
  • pH Analyzer 

Textiles & Clothing

  • Industrial (straight stitching) sewing machine
  • Industrial (over locking) sewing machine

Services (e.g. product analysis, impact assessment, etc)
Foods and Nutrition:

  • Food product development and analysis  
  • Value addition to local foods
  • Child and Community Nutrition

Textiles & Clothing:

  • Seminar/Talks on good grooming, Clothing, Fashion, etc.
  • Collaborate with Textiles producers and dressmakers to train them on garment manufacturing processes, batik/tie & dye making
  • Collaborate with local hand loom weavers to train students (especially foreign students) on Kente weaving.

Family Resource Management :

  • Extension activities in rural communities to improve the quality of life of individuals and families. 
  • Training in simple income generating activities

Family and Child Studies

  • The Early Childhood Center serves as a:

– Child study research laboratory / facility 
– Child centered, play oriented educational center

  • Training of Early Childhood Teachers
  • Provision of advisory services to Early Childhood Centers.