Current Projects

Understanding the dynamics of women in formal and informal leadership positions to improve sub-national tax reform and fiscal decentralization in Ghana


Investigators: Dr. Apusigah, University of Development Studies in Ghana and
Dr. Arku, Western University in Canada,
Merlin Chatwin (PhD Student), Siera Vercillo (PhD Candidate)

 Those who grow the food are the most hungry: Explaining gendered smallholder farming food disparity in northern Ghana

Investigators: Dr. Luginaah, Dr. Weis and Siera Vercillo (PhD Candidate), Western University in Canada

 Building resilient environments through livestock services: An action research project mapping livestock grazing in Northern Ghana

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Investigators: Siera Vercillo (PhD Candidate), Western University in Canada and Peter Awin, CowTribe in Ghana

Past Projects

Independent research debate for the future of agriculture in Africa, Gender and social inclusion theme

Investigators: Dr. Okali, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and others

Systems approach to improving and sustaining food security in West Africa in Sierra Leone, Mali, and Ghana

Implementers: Agriteam Canada, with Siera Vercillo as an External Consultant

 Agriculture as a business in Ghana

For Ministry of Food and Agriculture with implementers: Siera Vercillo, Programme staff and others

 Study missions from China



Implementers: Siera Vercillo, Programme Coordinator, and others


Environment, social and governance corporate social responsibility

Responsible Investing Committee, Division of Business Affairs, University of Toronto with Investigators: Thomas Felix, Siera Vercillo and others

 Women’s Rights and Climate Change

logoOutreach and advocacy by Victoria Harnett, Emily Wiseman and Siera Vercillo among others