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Prof. Charles Tortoe

Prof. Charles Tortoe

Director/Chief Research Scientist


Roots and Tubers, Cereals and Legumes, Fruit and Vegetables Processing and Preservation, Food Safety

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Available Hours

  • Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30
  • Thursday 8:30 - 4:30

About The Scientist

Charles Tortoe is a Chief Research Scientist, Acting Director of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Food Research Institute and Associate Professor of the CSIR-College of Science and Technology affiliated to the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. He completed his Ph.D (Food Science) at the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom. Charles holds certificates in Post-harvest Technology, Food Packaging, Food Product Development and Marketing, Quality and Food Safety Management in Food Industry, Agri-business Development and Food Supply Chain Management from the Wageningen University, the Netherlands, certificate in Biosafety Assessment and Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology from the Institute for Plant Biotechnology for Developing Countries, Ghent University, Belgium. He is accredited Technical Trainer and Service Provider for Grants Proposal Writing, Scientific Writing, Communication and Presentation by AuthorAiD (United Kingdom) and the Millennium Development Authority (MIDA) of the Millennium Challenge Account (USA). He is a certified Champion for Change in Scaling-up Food Security in Africa by US Agency for International Development. In addition, he holds several certificates on Leadership, Management, and Mentorship from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra, University of Ghana Business School, Legon and Management Development and Productivity Institute (MDPI), Accra.

His research works involves food processing and preservation of root and tuber, fruits and vegetables and cereals and legumes crops. Other works are on value added products, food security, food safety and quality control, HACCP, training, development and promoting farmers, processors, Micro-Small-Medium Scale and Large Scale Enterprises.

He has worked on several projects including World Bank/GoG West Africa Productivity Programme (WAAPP-2A), DFID/Street Foods Project, WFP Process for Progress (P4Ps) Programme,  EU/Cassava SME Project, CSIR-FRI/Waapp Yam Project, Millennium Development Authority (MIDA) of the Millennium Challenge Account, csir-fri/tno-Netherlands project, GIZ German Government Project, EU Gratitude Project and Mitsubishi Research Institute Yam Project.

He is a member of several professional bodies and has authored and co-authored more than 310 Scientific and Technical publications consisting of Refereed Journal Papers, Registered Copyrights, Edited Conference Papers, Edited Research Reports, Approved Consultancy Reports, Technical Manuals, Brochures/Leaflets, Trainer of Trainer (ToT) Reports and Workshops Reports. He is a reviewer for Frances Taylor, Elsevier, Springer, Wiley Publishers and journals including International Journal of Food Science and Technology, Journal of Food Quality, Journal of Food Engineering, LWT-Food Science and Technology, Journal of Food Processing and Technology, Food Review International and many other scientific journals.


Food Research Institute is located Adjacent to Ghana Standards Authority, Near Gulf House, Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, Accra, Ghana. We are open to the general public from Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5:00pm, excluding holidays. If you need any additional information or have a question, please contact us on 0302-962068/+233-243302980 or email us at info@foodresearchgh.org or director@foodresearchgh.org.

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