Publications

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Please email me if you would like a copy of a publication or to discuss them further.

Refereed

Youth perspectives on migration, poverty and the precarious future of farming in rural Ethiopia By Logan Cochrane and Siera Vercillo in Gender and Youth Migration: A Global Survey (Ed) Policy Press, University of Bristol.

Women’s household decision making autonomy and safer sex negotiation in Nigeria 
By Yuji Sano, Alice Sedziafa, Siera Vercillo, Roger Antabe & Isaac Luginaah,  Published here in AIDS Care

Debated agronomy: public discourse and the future of biotechnology policy in Ghana By Joseph A. Braimah, Kilian N. Atuoye, Siera Vercillo, Carrie Warring & Isaac Luginaah, Published here in Global Bioethics Journal

Does the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition impose biotechnology on smallholder farmers in Africa? By Siera Vercillo, Vincent Z. Kuuire, Frederick Ato Armah & Isaac Luginaah, Published here in Global Bioethics Journal

Utilisation of skilled birth attendants over time in Nigeria and Malawi By Kilian N. Atuoye, Jonathan A. Amoyaw, Vincent Z. Kuuire, Joseph Kangmennaang, Sheila A. Boamah, Siera VercilloRoger Antabe, Meghan McMorris & Isaac Luginaah, Published here in Global Public Health

Timing and utilisation of antenatal care service in Nigeria and Malawi By Vincent Z. Kuure, Joseph Kangmennaang, Kilian N. Atuoye, Roger Antabe, Sheila A. Boamah, Siera Vercillo, Jonathan A. Amoyaw & Isaac Luginaah, Published here in Global Public Health

Financial sustainability versus access and quality in a challenged health system: an examination of the capitation policy debate in Ghana By Kilian Nasung Atuoye, Siera VercilloRoger Antabe, Sylvester Zackaria Galaa & Isaac Luginaah, Published here in Health Policy and Planning

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Dissertations

Siera Vercillo (2013). Gender transformative food security policy for women working in agriculture in Africa. Masters dissertation, Institute of Development Studies, the University of Sussex supervised by Dr. Stephen Deverux

Siera Vercillo (2010). A gender analysis of CIDA’s foreign aid policy and strategy in Africa. Undergraduate thesis, University of Toronto supervised by Dr. Tom Tieku

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Book Reviews

Sustainable livelihoods and rural development Book Review by Siera Vercillo, Published here in Canadian Journal of African Studies

Ethical trade, gender and sustainable livelihoods: women smallholders and ethicality in Kenya Book Review By Siera Vercillo, Published here in Canadian Journal of Development Studies

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 Reviewer

Journal of Disaster Risk Studies

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 Academic Presentations

Presenter and Panelist. Agrarian change and shifting gendered food crop production in northern Ghana. Special Panel on Environment, Agriculture and Food Systems in Ghana. African Studies Association 60th Annual Meeting, paper discussant, Chicago, United States, November 16-17, 2017.

Presenter and Panelist. The good husband: Demystifying gendered responsibilities in farming for subsistence vs. cash purposes in northern Ghana. Special Panel on Agriculture and Food in Rural Africa. Canadian Association of Geographers – Ontario Division, Queens University, paper presentation, Kingston, Canada, October 20-21, 2017.

Presenter. Gendered agrarian change and food in northern Ghana. Africa-Western Collaboration Day. The Africa Institute, Western International, Western Heads East, poster presentation, London, Canada, November 22, 2016.

Presenter. Departmental Doctoral Presentation – Doctoral Research. Geography, University of Western Ontario, thesis presentation, London, Canada. November 4, 2016.

Presenter. Debated Agronomy-Public discourse and the future of biotechnology policy in Ghana. Canadian Association of Geographers – Ontario Division, University of Waterloo, paper presentation, Waterloo, Canada, October 29, 2016.

Presenter. Youth perspectives on migration, poverty and the precarious future of farming in rural Ethiopia. 11th Annual Centre for Refugee Studies Student Caucus Conference, York University, paper presentation, Toronto, Canada, September 24, 2016.

Co-Author. Safer Sex in Nigeria: Role of Women’s Household Decision-Making Authority. Population Association of America Annual Meeting, paper presentation, Washington, United States, April 1, 2016.

Presenter. Is Ghana’s Health Insurance Scheme Threatened by a Capitation Policy?. Science in the Developing the World, University of Waterloo, poster presentation, Waterloo, Canada, September 18, 2015.

Presenter. Hunger in the Midst of Plenty-The Messy National Buffer Stock Company Policy Debate in Ghana. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual General Meeting, paper presentation, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, June 1-5, 2015.

Co-Author. (First paper) Timing and Utilisation of Antenatal Care Service in Nigeria and Malawi. (Second paper) Access to and Utilization of Skilled Birth Attendants in the Context of MDG 5 in Sub-Saharan Africa. Health in Africa and the Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals Symposium, papers presentations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, May 21-22, 2015.

Presenter. Health Geography. Ontario and Canada Research Chairs Symposium, poster presentation, Toronto, April 1, 2015.

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Reports and others

Vercillo, S. (2017). Ghana’s new agriculture policy is leaving behind its smallholders. Agric In Ghana Blog. Available Here

Vercillo, S. (2016). Food waste – what do women have to do with it? Food Waste Studies Group. Available Here

Vercillo, S. (2014). Agriculture as a Business Capacity Building Program Pilot Evaluation in Sierra Leone and Recommendations for Mali.  For World Vision Canada and Global Affairs Canada’s System Approach to Improve and Sustain Food Security in West Africa.

Vercillo, S. (2012). Health and Safety in the Field Reporting Summary and Policy. Engineers Without Borders Canada.

Vercillo, S. (2012). Peer-Peer Farmer Learning in Ghana-Theory of Change. Engineers Without Borders Canada.

Vercillo, S. (2012). Agriculture As A Business Handbook and Proposal. Engineers Without Borders Canada.

Vercillo, S., & Felix, T. (2011). Annual Report – Environmental Legal Risk Mitigation Importance for Institutional Investors. Responsible Investing Committee, University of Toronto, Available Here.

Vercillo, S. (2010). The Failures of Canadian Foreign Aid: Tied, Mismanaged and Uncoordinated.  Attaché Journal of International Affairs Student Journal, University of Toronto. Available Here.

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