Professor Saa Dittoh is an Agricultural Development/Food Systems Economist at the West African Centre for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture (WACWISA) of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale, Ghana. WACWISA is one of the World Bank-assisted African Centres of Excellence (ACE) for Development Impact. He is also a member of the Department of Food Security and Climate Change of UDS. He lectures mainly graduate students, in the Faculties of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences (FAFCS), and Natural Resources and Environment (FNRE) of the University. He has been lecturing and undertaking research and consultancy services mainly in the West African sub-region for over 40 years. He has special interests in the promotion of smallholder agriculture for food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and food systems, sustainable natural resources management, and the empowerment of rural women. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Ghana Journal of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (GJAEAB).
Professor Dittoh has collaborated with many knowledge institutions and organizations in research and training. They include several universities in Africa and Europe, UNU, IWMI, IFPRI, CIAT, GDN, World Vegetable Center, and others. He has also, over the years, been a consultant to several national and international organizations such as the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria; the Ghana Ministries of Food and Agriculture, Lands and Forestry, and Trade and Industries; the World Bank, AfDB, EU, GTZ/GIZ, DFID, CIDA/Global Affairs Canada, USAID AFD, UNICEF, WFP, FAO, IFAD, NEPAD, AGRA, World Vision and others.
Professor Dittoh has also been a Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Students, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University for Development Studies, Tamale, at various times.