All publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Peer-reviewed articles:


Oppong Danso, E.; Atta-Darkwa, T.; Plauborg, F.; Sabi, E.B.; Kugblenu-Darrah, Y.; Abenney-Mickson, S. & Andersen, M.N. (2018). Development of a Low-Cost Solar-Powered Water Supply System for Small-Scale Drip Irrigation Farms in Sub-Saharan Africa: Dosing Tank and Bell Siphon Perspective. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering (144) 7


Ahmed, F., Arthur, E., Plauborg, F., Razzaghi, F, Kørup, K. & Andersen, M.N. (2017). Biochar amendment of fluvio-glacial temperate sandy subsoil: Effects on maize water uptake, growth and physiology. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science.   

Amoakwah, E., Frimpong, K.A., & Arthur, E. (2017). Corn cob biochar improves aggregate characteristics of a tropical sandy loam. Soil Science Society of America Journal 81, 1054–1063.

Amoakwah, E., Frimpong, K.A., Okae-Anti, D. & Arthur, E. (2017). Soil water retention, air flow and pore structure characteristics after corn cob biochar application to a tropical sandy loam. Geoderma. 307, 189–197.

Arthur E. & Ahmed, F. (2017). Rice straw biochar affects water retention and air movement in a sand-textured tropical soil. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, doi:10.1080/03650340.2017.1322196 


Baidoo, I., Sarpong, D.B., Bolwig, S. and Ninson, D. (2016). Biochar amended soils and crop productivity: A critical and meta-analysis of literature. International Journal of Development and Sustainability 5 (9), 414-432 

Frimpong, K.A., Amoakwah, E, Osei, BA & Arthur, E. (2016) Changes in Soil Chemical Properties and Lettuce Yield Response Following Incorporation of Biochar and Cow Dung to Highly Weathered Acidic Soils Journal of Organic Agriculture and Environment, vol 4, no. 1, pp. 28-39.


PhD thesis:

Fauziatu Ahmed (2017). Biochar amendment to temperate and tropical sandy soils: Effect on crop physiology under drought and salinity stress      

MPhil and Master:

Ninson, D. 2015. Factors affecting biochar technology adoption by vegetable farmers in the Kwahu East District of Ghana

Nathaniel Parker, 2017. Biochar application to highly weathered tropical soils: soil hydraulic and aggregate characteristics. Ghent University

Conference contributions


Amoakwah, E., Arthur, E., Andersen, M.N., Islam, R.K. and Frimpong, K.A. (2017). Corn Cob Biochar Improves Aggregate Characteristics of a Tropical Sandy Loam. Tropentag 2017. Bonn, Germany, 20/09/2017 - 22/09/2017.

Amoakwah, E, Arthur, E, Frimpong, KA & Khandakar, R. (2017) Corn cob biochar effects on tropical soil aggregate stability and aggregate-associated carbon and nitrogen contents. Poster. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual meeting Tampa, USA, 22/10/2017 - 25/10/2017

Amoakwah, E, Frimpong, K.A., Arthur, E & Khandakar, R. (2017). Biochar effects on microbial community profiling of a tropical sandy loam. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual meeting, Tampa, USA, 22/10/2017 - 25/10/2017

Andersen, MN, Dorvlo, SY, Amoakwah, E, Eduah, JO, Amoah, KK, Danso, EO, Baidoo, I, Plauborg, F, Sabi, EB, Abenney-Mickson, S, Henriksen, UB, Ahrenfeldt, J, Frimpong, KA, Abekoe, M, Breuning-Madsen, H, Taah, KJ, Liu, F, Sarpong, D, Bolwig, S, Ahmed, F & Arthur, E. (2017). Green Cohesive Agricultural Resource Management - The WEBSOC Project. Poster. Tropentag. Bonn, Germany, 20/09/2017 - 22/09/2017

Dorvlo, SY, Addo, A, Kemausour, F, Abenney-Mickson, S, Ahrenfeldt, J, Henriksen, UB & Andersen, MN (2017). Clean Cook Stove Technology for Artisanal Palm Oil Clarification and Biochar Production in Ghana. Tropentag. Bonn, Germany, 20/09/2017 - 22/09/2017

Eduah, JO, Breuning-Madsen, H, Abekoe, M & Andersen, MN (2017). Phosphorus Fractionation and Sorption Characteristics of Biochar Amended Soils of Ghana. i Future Agriculture: Socio-ecological transitions and bio-cultural shifts. Tropentag 2017. Bonn, Germany, 20/09/2017 - 22/09/2017.


Ahmed, F., Arthur, E., Plauborg, F., & Andersen, M. N. (2016). Biochar Effects on Maize Physiology and Water Capacity of Sandy Subsoil. International Scientific Conference Conserving Soils and Water. Abstract.


F. Ahmed, E. Arthur, Y. O. Kugblenu-Darrah, M.N.Andersen (2015). Effect of biochar on dry season shallot yield in the Keta Sand Spit of Ghana. International Biochar Symposium 2015: Biochar - Contribution to Sustainable Agriculture. Abstract.

K.A. Frimpong, E. Amoakwah, E. Ar


Isaac Baidoo (2017) Biochar-solar drip irrigation technology for smallholder agriculture in Ghana. Newspaper: Weekly Spectator. 22 April 2017.

Kwadwo K. Amoah (2016) Interview at open day for innovators in Ghana organised by the Ministry of Science and Innovations. ANGEL TV. September 2016.

Janne Hansen (Mathias N. Andersen) 2013. Biochar and Water to solve problems in West Africa. Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, News  -- link til artikel: