RUFORUM OPPORTUNITY UPDATES

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The University of Nigeria, Nsukka is now a member of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). Thanks to the tireless effort of our Vice-Chancellor Prof. Benjamin Ozumba and our own Prof (Mrs) Anthonia Achike in making this possible.

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), established by ten Vice Chancellors in 2004, is a consortium of 85 African universities operating within 35 countries spanning the African continent. RUFORUM is coordinated by a Secretariat hosted by Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. The organisation evolved from its predecessor, the Forum on Agricultural Resource Husbandry (FORUM) program of the Rockefeller Foundation. RUFORUM is registered as an International Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and has mandate to oversee graduate training. In July, 2014, RUFORUM signed a cooperation agreement with the African Union to support the implementation of the new African Union for Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa, 2024 (STISA 2024).

RUFORUM supports universities to address the important and largely unfulfilled role that universities play in contributing to the well‐being of small‐scale farmers and economic development of countries throughout the sub‐ Saharan Africa region. The consortium has several unique features for building Africa’s innovation capacity and for engaging universities in development process and practice. For more information and available opportunities, visit: http://www.ruforum.org/

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SENATE COMMITTEES FOR 2018/2019 ACADEMIC SESSION

UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

UPDATED FACULTY & SENATE COMMITTEES FOR 2018/2019 ACADEMIC SESSION

1. FACULTY COMMITTEES    
A. Faculty Bakery Project Committee Department Membership
1. Prof. Iro Nkama FST Chairman
2. Mrs. Esther C. Omah FST Member
3 Mr Onyeka E. Nduka FST Member
4. Dr. Mrs. J. Nwamara Nutr. & Dietetics Member
5. Dr. Mrs. Franca Okechukwu Home Sc & Mgt. Member
6. Dr. Ebele Amaechina Agric. Econs. Member
7. Dr. Mrs. A. N. Asadu Agric. Ext. Member
8. Dr. Mary-Ann  Adaobi Okafor Nutr. & Dietetics Member
9. Farm Manager/ His Representative Farm Operations Member
10. Dr. Mrs. G. Davidson H. Science & Mgt Member
11. Mrs. Nkem Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
B. Faculty 4th Year Programme Committee    
1. Dr. S. E. Obalum Soil Sc. Chairman
2. Dr. C. Osita Ani. Sc. Deputy Chairman
3. Mr. Clement Attamah Agric. Ext. Secretary
4. Mrs. Vivian Osadebe Crop Sc. Member
5. Mr. Paul Adeosun Agric. Econs. Member
6. All Departmental SIWES Coordinators From the 8 departments Members
7. Farm Manager /his Representative Farm Operations Member
8. Other field workers representing the different departments Agric. Econs; Ani. Sc.; Crop Sc; & Soil Sc. members
C. Environmental Committee    
1. Mr. Godwin Oko-Ibom Crop Sc. Chairman
2. Prof. C. U. Okoye Agric. Econs Member
3. Dr. Mrs. Stella Ozougwu Home Sc & Mgt. Member
4. Dr. Mrs. Scholastica Eze Nut. & Dietetics Member
5. Mr. Donald Uchua Agric. Econs Member
6. Dr. Benedict Unagwu Soil Sc. Member
7. Ms. Oluchukwu Nwadi FST Member
8. Mr. Charles Udoye Agric. Ext. Member
9. Mr. Fredrick Udeh Ani. Sc. Member
10. Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
D. Faculty Lecture Series Committee
1. Prof. C. U. Okoye Agric. Econs Chairman
2. Dr. (Mrs.) Nneka Uchegbu FST Member
3. Dr. Ngozi Priscilla Owoh Home Sc.  & Mgt. Member
4. Mr. Remingus Ozioko Agric. Ext. Member
5 Mr. Chinonso Emmanuel Dim Ani. Sc Member
6. Mr. John Paul Ihemezie Agric. Econs. Member
7. Mr. Oluebube Chukwuka, Nutr. & Dietetics Member
8. Mrs. Modesta N. Chukwulobe Crop Sc. Member
9. Mrs. Nancy Ebido Soil. Sc. Member
10. Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
E. Public Complains/ Ethics Committee    
1. Prof. T. M. Okonkwo FST Chairman
2. Prof. Mrs.  A. I. Achike Agric. Econs. Member
3. Dr. Mrs. I. Iloeje Home Sc. Mgt. Member
4. Dr. Mrs. M. U. Dimelu Agric. Ext. Member
5. Prof. K. P. Bayeri Crop Sci. Member
6. Prof. M. I. Uguru Crop Sci. Member
7. Dr. Mrs Joy Nwamara Nut. & Dietetics Member
8. Prof. A. O. Ani Ani. Sc. Member
9. Dr. S. E. Obalum Soil Sc. Member
10. Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
F. AG 201 Coordination    
1. Dr. S. Eze Crop Sc. Coordinator
2. Dr. C. O Osita Ani. Sc. Ass. Coordinator
G. Faculty Auxiliary Project Committee    
1. Prof. A. O Ani Ani. Sc. Chairman
2. Dr. Stanley Ilo Ani. Sc. Member
3. Prof. K. I. Ugwoke Crop Sc. Member
4. Mr. Charles Udoye Agric. Ext Member
5. Dr. (Mrs.) E.O.U. Uzodinma FST Member
6. Mr. Chika Jidere Soil Sc. Member
7. Dr. Gloria Ifeoma Davidson Home Sc. & Mgt. Member
8. Mr. Cyril Anoshirike Nutrition & Dietetics Member
9. Dr. Umaru Isaac Ibrahim Agric. Econs. Member
10. Dr. Charles O. Osita Ani  Sc. Member
11. Faculty Farm Manager Farm Operations Member
12. Mr. James Suleiman Usman Farm Operations Member
13. Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
H. Faculty Welfare Committee    
1. Dr. V. Onyia Crop Sc. Chairman
2. Dr. Mrs A. B. C. Ezeibe Agric. Econs. Member
3. Mrs. Chizoba Oranu Agric. Econs. Member
4. Ms. Peace Nkechi Akah FST Member
5. Mr. John Okoro Agric. Ext Member
6. Mr. Alloy Maduforo Nut & Dietetics Member
7. Dr. Mrs. N. G. Onyeke Home Sc.  & Mgt. Member
8. Dr. Vincent C. Azuka Soil Sc. Member
9. Ms. C. P. N Uberu Animal Sci. Member
10. Nominated representatives of non- Academic staff from different departments From All Departments Members
11. Mrs.  Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
I. Strategic Partnership/ Consultancy Committee    
1. Prof (Mrs) A. I Achike Agric. Econs. Chairman
2. Dr. Lizzy Udenta Nutr. & Dietetics Member
3. Dr. (Mrs.) Ify Asogwa FST Member
4. Dr. B. C. Okpukpara Agric. Econs Member
5. Dr. N. S. Machebe Ani. Sc Member
6. Mrs. Ifeoma Anugwa Agric. Ext Member
7. Dr. Mrs. Nkeiruka Ayogu Nutr. & Dietetics Member
8. Dr. Simon Aba Crop Sc. Member
9. Prof. G. I. Okafor FST Member
10. Dr. P I. Ezeaku Soil Sc. Secretary
J. Faculty Agro-Science Journal Committee    
1. Prof. M. I. Uguru Crop Sc. Editor-in-Chief
2. Dr. S. Obalum Soil Sc. Secretary
3. Prof. N. Nnam Nutr. & Dietetics Associate  Editor –in- Chief
4. Prof A. O. Ani Ani. Sc. Business Manager
3. Dr. Mrs. J. C. Chah Agric. Ext. Associate Editor
4. Prof. Iro Nkama FST Associate Editor
5. Prof S. O. C. Ugwu Ani. Sc. Associate Editor
6. Prof. C. J. Arene Agric. Econs Associate Editor
H. Impact Factor Verification Committee    
1. Prof. Paul Bayeri Crop Sc. Chairman
2. Dr. C. E. Nwaobodo Agric. Ext. Member
3. Dr. A. Enete Agric. Econs. Member
I. Faculty Representative on University SERVICOM    
1. Dr. Mrs. Ifeoma Nwaoha FST Faculty Representative
J. Faculty Representative to Senior Staff Housing Committee    
1. Dr. Mrs. Chikwendu Nut & Dietetics Faculty Representative
K. Faculty Representative to Junior Staff Housing Committee    
1. Mr. E. I. Eze Crop Sc. Faculty Representative
L. NAAS Staff Adviser    
1. Dr. P I. Ezeaku Soil Sc. Students’ Adviser
2. Dr. Mrs. Cynthia Nwaobodo Agric. Ext Assistant Students’ Adviser
M. Faculty ICT Committee
1. Mr. John Paul Ihemezie Agric. Econs Faculty Rep./ Chairman
2. Mr. Remigius Ozioko Agric Ext. Member
3. Ms. E. J. Nnodim Home Sc. &  Mgt. member
4. D. C. V. Azuka Soil Sc Member
5. Mr. A. N. Maduforo Nutr. & Dietetics Member
6. Mr. P.U. Ukwu & Miss Ogochukwu Chukwuemelie Crop Sc Member
7. Mr. Bright Amaeule Ani. Sc Member
8. Mr. Ekene C. Umego FST Member
9. All Departmental Non- Academic Representatives 8 Depts. Members
N. Faculty Representative to Departmental Appraisal / Assessment Committee for Academic Staff    
1. Pro. C. U. Okoye Agric. Economics Faculty Representative
2. UNIVERSITY SENATE COMMITTEES
A. Senate Curriculum Committee    
1. Dr. Mrs J. M. Chah Agric Ext. Faculty Rep./ Chairman
2. Dr. Ifeoma E. Nwaoha FST Member
3. Dr. A. A. Enete Agric. Econs Member
4. Dr. S. U. Ozougwu Home Sc. &  Mgt. Member
5. Dr. P. I. Ezeaku Soil Sc. Member
6. Prof. K. P. Baiyeri Crop Sc. Member
7. Dr. U. S. Onoja Nutr.  & Dietetics Member
8. Dr. S. U. Ilo Ani. Sc. Member
9. Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
B. Senate Entrance Board Committee  
1. Prof. A. E. Agwu Dean Faculty Rep./ Chairman
2. Prof. Iro Nkama FST Member
3. Prof. N. Nweze Agric Econs Member
4. Dr. C. I. IIoeje Home Sc. &  Mgt. Member
5 Dr. S. E. Obalum Sol Sc. Member
6. Prof. Mrs. U. M. Ndubuaku Crop Sc. Member
7. Prof. U. A. Onyechi Nutr. & Dietetics Member
8. Prof. S. O. C. Ugwu Ani. Sc Member
9. Prof E. A. Onwubuya Agric. Ext. Member
10. Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
C. Senate Research Grant Committee    
1. Prof. C.L. A. Asadu Soil Sc. Faculty Rep./ Chairman
2. Prof. J. I. Eze FST Member
3. Dr. Nnaemeka Chukwuone Agric. Econs Member
4. Dr. G. I. Davidson Home Sc. &  Mgt. Member
56. Prof. N. M. Nnam Nutr. & Dietetics Member
6 Prof. P. E. Ogbonna Crop Sc. Member
7. Prof. A. G Ezekwe Ani. Sc. Member
8. Dr. Mrs. M. U. Dimelu Agric Ext. Member
9. Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
D Faculty Representative to University Appraisals Committee (UAC)  
  Prof. J. I. Eze FST Faculty Rep.
 
E. Senate Scholarship Committee    
1. Prof. E. K. Ngwu Nutr. & Dietetics Faculty Rep. / Chairman
2. Prof. P. O. Uvere FST Member
3. Dr. E. C. Amaechina Agric Econs Member
4. Prof. E. A. Onwubuya Agric Ext. Member
5. Dr. G. I. Davidson Home Sc. &  Mgt. Member
6. Mr. C. M. Jidere Soil Sc. Member
7. Prof. M. I Uguru Crop Sc Member
8. Prof. A. E. Onyimonyi Ani Sc. Member
9. Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
F. Senate Examination Committee    
1. Dr. J. C. Iwuchukwu Agric Ext. Faculty Rep./ Chairman
2. Dr. N. Obetta FST Member
3. Dr. P. I. Opata Agric Econs Member
4. Dr. Mrs. C. E. Nwaobodo Agric Ext. Member
5. Dr. B. E. Olua Home Sc. &  Mgt. Member
6. Dr. B. O. Unagwu Soil Sc Member
7. Dr. A. M. Okafor Nutr. & Dietetics Member
8. Dr. S. C. Eze Crop Sc. Member
9. Dr. H. M. Foleng Ani. Sc. Member
10 Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
G. Faculty Representatives to Senate  
1. Dr. Mrs Nne-Ola Onuoha Nutrition & Dietetics Faculty Rep.
2. Dr. Mrs J. Chah Agric. Ext. Faculty Rep.
H. Senate Postgraduate Committee    
1. Prof. P. E. Ogbonna Crop Sc. Faculty Rep./ Chairman
2. Prof. J. I. Eze FST Member
3. Dr. J. C. Ibe Agric. Econs Member
4. Dr. Mrs. J. M. Chah Agric Ext. Member
5. Dr. B. O. Mbah Home Sc. &  Mgt. Member
6. Dr. S. E. Obalum Soil Sc Member
7. Prof. U. A. Onyechi Nutr. & Dietetics Member
8. Dr. V. N. Onyia Crop Sc Member
9. Prof. A. O. Ani Ani. Sc Member
10. Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
I. Senate Publications Committee    
1. Prof. E. U. Madukwe Nutr. & Dietetics Faculty Rep  / Chairman
2. Prof. P. O. Uvere FST Member
3. Prof. C. U. Okoye Agric. Econs Member
4. Dr. Mrs. J. C. Iwuchukwu Agric Ext. Member
5. Dr. B. E. Olua Home Sc. &  Mgt. Member
6. Dr. B. O. Unagwu Soil Sc Member
7. Dr. S. C. Aba Crop Sc Member
8. Dr. N. S. Machebe Ani Sc. Member
9. Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
J. Senate Library Committee    
1. Prof. Kevin Ikechukwu Ugwuoke Crop Sc. Faculty Rep./ Chairman
2. Mrs. Esther Chinelo Omah FST Member
3. Miss C. N. Onunka Agric. Econs Member
4. Mr. Clement Attamah Agric. Ext. Member
5. Dr. N. G. Onyeke Home Sc. &  Mgt. Member
6. Mrs. N. Ebido Soil Sc. Member
7. Mr. R. I Edeh Nutr. & Dietetics Member
8. Mr. I. N. Eze Crop Sc Member
9. Dr. I. J. Ohaganyi Ani. Sc. Member
10. Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
K. Senate Timetable Committee    
1. Mr. P.B.I. Njepuome Agric. Econs Faculty Rep. / Chairman
2. Prof. G. I. Okafor FST Member
3. Dr. Mrs. A. N. Asadu Agric Ext Member
4. Dr. F. O. Okechukwu Home Sc. &  Mgt. Member
5. Mr. C. M. Jidere Soil Sc Member
6. Dr. J. N. Chikwendu Nutr. & Dietetics Member
7. Mr. G. O. Oko-Ibom Crop Sc Member
8. Mr. C. C. Nwoga Ani Sc. Member
9. Mrs. Nkem B. Mgbemene Dean’s Office Secretary
L Equipment Maintenance Committee    
1. Prof. A. O. Ani Ani. Sc. Chairman
2. Dr. Vincent C. Azuka Soil Sc Member
3. Mr. Clement Attamh Agric Ext. Member
4. Mr. Paul Adeosun Agric Econs Member
5. Mr. Kanu Abacha Farm Operations Member
6. Mr. Chidi Aru Kalu Farm Operations Member

 

Signed

Prof Agwu E. Agwu

Dean


REPRC UNN AND EfD INITIATIVE

The Resource and Environmental Policy Research Centre (REPRC) is a centre established by the University of Nigeria Nsukka to serve as a research, capacity building and policy advocacy centre on resource and environmental policy issues in Nigeria. It is the proposed EfD centre in UNN.

 

Our Vision

The vision of REPRC UNN is to be a world class and key environment for development research and policy advocacy centre in Sub-Saharan Africa with major focus on Nigeria; training students that will act as change agents in Nigeria and regional environment sector; implementing cutting-edge researches that will have both local and global impact; while providing evidence-based input into policy formulation and advocacy towards solving the myriads of environmental and economic development problems in Nigeria and the region.

 

Our Goal

The goal of REPRC UNN is to build capacity and conduct research and advocacy environment, agriculture, natural resources, climate and related issues, and thus facilitate and support evidence-based policymaking, policy implementation and ensure policy effectiveness in Nigeria for poverty reduction and sustainable development.

 

Objectives of the REPRC-UNN

The specific objectives of the Centre are to:

  1. undertake research in environment, agriculture, natural resources, climate and related issues to facilitate evidence-based policymaking in Nigeria to ensure poverty reduction and sustainable development;
  2. conduct training, and mentorship programmes for postgraduate students, UNN staff and other members of the larger society;
  3. provide opportunities for members and other identified researchers within the University of Nigeria, in particular, and Nigeria in general, to engage in international research collaborations in the environment, agriculture, natural resources and climate issues;
  4. create a forum in which academics, policy makers and civil servants set the research agenda for critical resource and environmental policy issues in Nigeria;
  1. share research results, support, host and/or participate in academic events and engage in policy dialogue with government and other stakeholders to facilitate policy implementation.

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BRIEF HISTORY OF MITCHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE – NIGERIA

In 1960, Michigan State University (MSU) helped establish the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), one of Nigeria’s first universities and precisely, the first indigenous university in the country. The project was interrupted by the Nigerian/Biafran War. But the connections made there were not forgotten. Decades later, MSU is building on those connections through a variety of new projects.

In 2016, Michigan State University (MSU) through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) through the Faculty of Agriculture.  The MOU captures several themes including research collaboration and an exchange of scholars’ program. Following up on the MOU, the Vice Chancellor, UNN, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba with several faculty members visited MSU on September 17 – 22, 2017.


2015 Activities so far

Under the current Dean, Professor Ngozi Nnam, the series was kick-started on the 11th of February, 2015 by a Guest Lecturer in the person of the Dean of Social Sciences, Professor Ignatius Madu. Professor Madu talked on the “Place of Geography in Agricultural Research.” Since then, we have had Professor Agwu of Agricultural Extension talk on “Strengthening Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services: Challenges and Changing Paradigms”; Dr. (Mrs) Uche Onyechi of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, on “Indigenous Foods and their Potential for Combating non-communicable diseases”, which was sponsored by Nestle Plc. On the 10th of November, 2015, Dr. C.U. Agbo of Crop Science, presented on ‘Ex-situ Conservation and heterosis breeding of plants – tools for crop conservation, improvement and utilization”

The next lecture will be presented by Dr. Anselm Onyimonyi of Animal Science Department. Dr. Onyimonyi will be talking on “Animal rights and their implication for human health”

Be part of the exciting, stimulating and scientific lecture series of the Faculty of Agriculture.


Faculty Lecture Series

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty Lecture Series

Importance

The faculty lecture series has remained a very important part of the faculty academic activities and a fertile ground for kick starting research dissemination, nurturing research collaboration and cross-fertilization of research ideas. It is also an avenue for stakeholder participation in research development and implementation and hence community/national development. The theme of the lecture is ‘Enhancing food and nutrition security in the country

Objectives:

The general objective of the lecture series is to enhance food and nutrition security in Nigeria. Specifically, the lecture aims to:

(a) re-ignite the passion for quality research in all areas of agriculture among staff and students

(b) engender trans-disciplinary research collaboration among staff and students of the faculty

(c) engender stakeholder participation in agricultural research and development

(d) present an annual publication of the lecture series.


Visit of the Nigerian Coordinator of Nigerian Women in Agricultural Research for Development (NIWARD) to the Faculty of Agriculture, UNN, on 25th – 26th October, 2015

The Nigerian Coordinator of Nigerian Women in Agricultural Research for Development (NIWARD) with the UNN Mentors made a courtesy call to the Vice Chancellor on the 26th of October 2016. The purpose of the visit was to familiarize the Vice-Chancellor with the AWARD fellowship and fellows and to request for his support in hosting the 4th AGM of the NIWARD in 2016. NIWARD meeting brings together all the Nigerian AWARD fellows, mentors and mentees along with other stakeholders like representatives from Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria to deliberate on how to improve Agriculture for national development.

An awareness-making event was also held at the Faculty of Agriculture Lecture Hall the same day and the Vice- Chancellor was present to grace the event. The AWARD/NIWARD Coordinator, Professor Stella Williams, gave a presentation on (Thema’s Journey). The Chairman, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, Vice-Chancellor, University of Nigeria gave the opening remarks while the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Professor Ngozi Nnam, presented a welcome address.

A talk on benefits of AWARD was presented by Dr Chinyere Okebalama (AWARD Fellow).

Dr. Ebele Amaechina (AWARD Fellow) coordinated the filling of AWARD Application forms and there was room for discussions. It was an educative and interesting seminar. The 4th AGM of NIWARD will be hosted by University of Nigeria, early next year.