Interview of Ikechi Agbugba


Dr. Agbugba earned a BSc, MSc & PhD degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nigeria. His specialization was Agricultural Marketing & Agribusiness Management. On completion of his doctorate degree programme, he proceeded for a 2-year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa under the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) Collaboration Centre for Research on Smallholder Development in the Dept. of Agric. Econ & Extension, Faculty of Science & Agriculture. As a Field Research Officer, he has also gained experience with a World Bank-Assisted Project by name: Micro, Small & Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) Project, & Business Development Office at Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria. He is a reputable university and academic don, researcher, consultant, as well as laureate with over 30 articles, majority of which are published in international academic proceedings & journals. More so, he is a senior academic & researcher in the Dept of Agricultural & Applied Economics, Rivers State University, Nigeria. He reviews papers for International Food & Agribusiness & Management Association (IFAMA), Kamla-Raj Enterprises (KRE) Publishers, New Delhi, India; among others. He is also a member of the Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological, Environmental & Engineering Society (APCBEES) with HQs in Hong Kong, China. Furthermore, he has featured as conference moderator/speakers in international conferences relating to food & agricultural sciences in Malaysia, India, South Africa & the USA. His professional and career vision is geared towards contributing to the on-going transformational and developmental initiatives in rural communities, analysis of agricultural systems, natural resource decision-making, and development of teaching and management support tools, as well as identifying and strengthening the capacities and potentials of the rural communities through extension programmes in line with food and agribusiness activities, so as to plan, and implement innovative developmental initiatives which will, to a reasonable extent halve poverty thereby ensuring food security.


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