Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Organisation's type: Agricultural Education Institution

Organization Acronym *: KITA

Year of Registration *: 1992

Year of Commencement of Operations *: 1984

Contact Information

  • Postal Address *: P. O. Box 293, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana West Africa
  • Office Location: Admin Blk, KITA Campus, Domeabra, Off Oduom Roundabout 10 mins drive from Oduom Roundabout on the Kumasi Accra Road
  • Region *: Ashanti
  • Country *: Ghana
  • City *: Domebra, Kumasi
  • Telephone *: +233244796059
  • Fax :
  • Email *: director@kitaghana.org
  • Website *: www.kitaghana.org


  • Vision *: To be a green center of excellence in education, training and technology deployment for sustainable development in Ghana and beyond
  • Mission *: Providing and environment for high impact training education and research to generate the knowledge and skills required for sustainable environmental stewardship and human development in Ghana and beyond
  • Thematic Areas *:
  • Target Group:
  • Key Objectives *: • To provide professional technical agricultural training to the youth • To undertake farmer-based research to develop appropriate strategies for practicing farmers, both commercial and subsistence • To enhance the transfer of modern technology to rural farmers and SMEs to improve their productivity and reduce their risks • To protect the environment for increased agricultural productivity • To assist rural farmers to have links to credit and inspire confidence of financial institutions in rural agricultural credit delivery • To provide business development services to prospective and practicing farmers and trainees to establish their own agricultural projects and identify market for their produce • To assist rural communities to draw their own village development plans based on their local resources, to improve upon their own lifestyles • To liaise with local and international institutions and organisations with similar objectives
  • Core Competencies *: Youth Capacity Development
  • Government Engagement:

More Information

  • Major or Current Achievements *: 98% trainee employment rate First Campus Based Agro-Industrial Center First Agro-processing Incubation Center Umbrella Organization supporting 36 Farmer-based organizations, Associations, and NGOs
  • Functional Board *:
  • Number of Board Members *: 9
  • List Expertise of Board Members *: Banking, Renewable Energy, Agric Economics, Traditional Ruler, Statistics, Agronomy
  • Organisational Strategic Plan *:
  • Head of Organisation *: Noah Owusu-Takyi
  • Name of Contact Person *: Samuel Owusu-Takyi
  • Position of Contact Person *: Director
  • Number of Staff *: 34
  • Number of Males *: 26
  • Number of Females *: 8