Djima Koffi

Research Interests

• Plant protections
• Crop and storage pests’ control
• Entomophagy
• Molecular biology
• Chemo-ecological interaction between insects – crops- microorganisms – parisitoids


Biological and eclogical studies on pest and non-pest populations of the planthopper Pentastiridius leporinus (Hemiptera: Cixiidae)


Nagoshi RN, Goergen G, Koffi D, Agboka K, Adjevi AKM, Du Plessis H, Johnnie Van den Berg J, Tepa‑Yotto GT6,7, Winsou JK, Meagher RL, Brévault T (2022): Genetic studies of fall armyworm indicate a new introduction into Africa and identify limits to its migratory behavior. Scientific Reports 12:1941. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-05781-z

Nagoshi RN, Koffi D, Agboka K, Adjevi AKM, Meagher RL, Goergen G (2021): The fall armyworm strain associated with most rice, millet, and pasture infestations in the Western Hemisphere is rare or absent in Ghana and Togo. PLoS ONE 16:06. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0253528

Koffi D, Agboka K, Adjevi AKM, Assogba K, Fening KO, Osae M, Aboagye E, Meagher RL, Nagoshi RN (2021): Trapping Spodoptera frugiperda (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) moths in Different Crop Habitats in Togo and Ghana. Journal of Economic Entomology doi:10.1093/jee/toab048

Koffi D, Kyerematen R, Osae M, Amouzou K, Eziah VY (2021): Assessment of Bacillus thuringiensis and emamectin benzoate on the fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda (J. E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) severity on maize under farmers’ fields in Ghana International Journal of Tropical Insect Sciencedoi: 10.1007/s42690-021-00683-5

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2022 PhD student at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Department of Crop Science, Agricultural Entomology
2018-2022 Associate researcher at University of Lomé, Togo
-2018 Master of Entomology, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana
-2018 Genetic characterizations of fall armyworm populations of Togo and Ghana, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
-2015 Bachelor in Agricultural sciences, university of Lomé, Togo