Dr Okwudili B. Ibeagwa

Dr Okwudili Bismarck Ibeagwa

Lecturer II

PhD, M.Sc., B.Agric.



Okwudili Bismarck Ibeagwa, PhD was born in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Liberia. He attended Faith Baptist Elementary school and United Methodist Elementary School in Buchanan, Liberia. High School was at Saint Peter Clavers’ Catholic High School Buchanan, Liberia and Merchants of Light School, Oba, Anambra State, Nigeria. He obtained the Bachelor of Agriculture (B. Agric) in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin Kwara State, Nigeria in 2003, the Master of Science (MSc) in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Project Management) from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State Nigeria in 2012 and the Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Project Management) from Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State Nigeria in 2019. He currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria He has authored and co-authored several research articles including the Rate of Return on Investment in Cassava Processing in Kwara State, Nigeria; Effect of the Second National Fadama Project on the Income and Welfare of Farm Households in Imo State, Nigeria, Effect of Land Grabbing on Agricultural Growth and Food Security in Nigeria, Assessment of Risk Management Strategies Among Arable Crop Farmers in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State, among others. He has also carried out Project consultancy including the Beneficiary Impact Assessment of the FG/IFAD Rice and Cassava Value Chain Development Project in Taraba State, Nigeria and Social Impact Assessment on the Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project L-PRES in the Anambra State of Nigeria.

Okwudili Bismarck Ibeagwa, PhD is a member of several learned associations including the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists, Agriculture Society of Nigeria and the Farm Management Association of Nigeria. His next of Kin is Osita Brisbane Ibeagwa Who works in the Radiography Department, Jos University Teaching Hospital JUTH, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Academic Qualification

  • 2019  –  Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, UmudikeAbia State, Nigeria
    • PhD in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Project Management)
  • 2012    Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, UmudikeAbia State, Nigeria
    • MSc. Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Project Management)
  • 2003 – University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
    • B.Agric (Agricultural Economics)
    • Second Class upper
  • 1993 – Merchants of Light Secondary School Oba Anambra State, Nigeria
    • S.S.C.E (Senior School Certificate Examination)
  • 1987 – Methodist Elementary School, Buchanan, Liberia

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Agricultural Society of Nigeria
  • Farm Management Association of Nigeria
  • Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists

Courses taught:

  • AEC 401         Agricultural Planning and Development
  • AEC 515         Agribusiness Management and Finance
  • ENS 301         Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies
  • AEC 505         Environmental Economics     
  • AEC 507         Farm Records and Accounting
  • AEC 508         Economics of Agricultural Cooperation        
  • AEC 202         Principles of Micro and Macro Economics,
  • AEC 514         Agricultural Finance  
  • AGR 302        Farm Practice IV
  • AEC 502         Agricultural Production Economics
  • ENS 302         Business Creation, Growth and Corporate Governance
  • AEC 717:        Agricultural Project Appraisal and Evaluation
  • AEC 817:        Agricultural Project Appraisal and Evaluation

Work Experience

  • Teaching and supervising teachers in a nursery and primary school in Ondo, Ondo State (NYSC)
  • Teaching in an adult literacy programme in Ilorin Kwara State.
  • Internship with Agricultural teaching and Research farm, University of Ilorin
  • Internship with Adewoye farm enterprises, Ilorin, Kwara state
  • Research with Win rock international under Alternative feeds for poultry farmers, Ilorin, Kwara State.

Research Interest

Agricultural Project Management, Agribusiness and Finance, Agricultural Resource and Environment, Policy and Planning, Entrepreneurship Development, Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture.


  1. Ibekwe U. C, Chikezie C, Ibeagwa O. B, Onyeoziri M. N (2015). ). Broilers Production among Small-Scale Producers in Imo State, Nigeria: A Profit Function Analysis. International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry 2(1):40-45.
  2. Eze C.CChikezie C., Ibeagwa O. B and Ejike R. D (2015). Indigenous Perspective and Green Economy: The Pathway to Sustainable Environment International Journal of Agriculture Innovations and Research Volume 3 (4).
  3. Henri-Ukoha, A; Anaeto, F.C; Chikezie, C; Ibeagwa, O. B; Ukoha, I.I, I.O. Oshaji and Anyiam, K.H (2015)Analysis of Cassava Value Chain InIdeato South Local Government Area, Imo State, South-East Nigeria. International Journal of life sciences (IN PRESS)
  4. Ukoha I.I., Osuji, M.N., Osuji, E.E. and Ibeagwa, O. (2014). Analysis of the Influence of the Skills Acquisition Programmes of the National Directorate of Employment on Job Creation in Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology (IJRT)
  5. Ben-Chendo, G.N., N. Lawal, M.N. Osuji and O.B. Ibeagwa (2015). Cost and Return of Paddy Rice Production in Kaduna State, of Nigeria. International Journal of Agricultural Marketing 2(5): 084 -089, December 2015.
  6. Ben-Chendo, G.N., Lemchi, J.I., Ibeagwa, O.B., Ehirim, N.C. and Oshaji, I. (2015). Multinomial LogitModelling of Child Schooling or Working in Plantain Chips Marketing in Anambra State. International Journal of Gender and Development Issues, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
  7. Osuji, M.N., Ben-Chendo, G.N., Ibeagwa, O.B. and Okoye, B.C. (2016). Analysis of Technology Used by Vegetable Farmers in Imo State. Standard Journal of Agricultural Economics and Extension. Vol. 2 (20). March 2016. (ISSN 2311 -2751).
  8. Eze, C.C, C.A. Emenyonu, A. Henri-Ukoha, I.O Oshaji, O.B. Ibeagwa, C. Chikezie and S.N. Chibundu (2016). Women Entrepreneur Access to Microfinance Bank Credit in Imo State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. a No. 1, pp. 123-129, February 2016.
  9. Oshaji, I.O., Henri-Ukoha, Essien, U.A., Ibeagwa, O.B., Uhuegbulem, I.J and Ejike, O.U. (2016). The productivity of Enterprises Owned by Women Loan Beneficiaries and Non-Loan Beneficiaries in Imo State, Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis. International Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneur Research, Vol. a No. 1, PP. 123-129, February 2016.
  10. Osuji, E.E., N.C. Ehirim, M.A.Y. Rahji, T.T. Awoyemi, K.K. Salman, M.A.C.A. Odii, S.C. Onyemauwa, Ibeagwa, O.B., C. Chikezie, and M.O. Okwara (2016). Farming Risks and Security Challenges in Vegetable Production in Orlu, Imo State. Asian Development Policy Review. ISSN 2313-8343 ISSN(p) 25182544. Vol. 1, 37-42.
  11. I.H. Eririogu, C.C. Eze, C.A. Emenyonu and O.B. Ibeagwa (2016). Analysis of Sustainable Agriculture Resource Use In Nigeria: An Ecological Footprint Approach JAERI.
  12. Offor, E.I. Ibeagwa, O.B. and Ikemefuna, C.S. (2016). Performance of Fresh Fish Marketing in Port Harcourt Municipal, Rivers State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment, 12(3): 133-136. September 2016.
  13. Kadurumba, C., Ibeagwa, O.B. and Idaresit, U.U. (2016). Analysis of the Marketing Efficiency of Water Yam Sellers in Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria. The Nigerian Agricultural Journal Vol. 7 No. 2, 2016.  ISSN 0300 – 368X
  14. I.I. Ukoha, A. Henri-Ukoha, O. Ibeagwa, U.A. Essien and M.N. Osuji (2017). Determinants of Rural Farmers Preference for Cashless transactions in Imo State. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics. ISSN 1336-9261, XX(Number 1, 2017).
  15. Anyanwu, U.G., E.E. Osuji, N.C. Ehirim, I.I, Ukoha and O.B. Ibeagwa (2017). Factor Analysis of Net Returns from Cassava Value Addition in Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of Nutritional Ecology and Food Research Vol.4 p. 1-4.
  16. Ben-Chendo, G.N., Ibeagwa, O.B., Ukoha I.I., Essien, U.A., Onyemauwa, S.C. and Uhuegbulem, I.J.. (2017). Productivity Analysis of Telfairia Based Cropping Systems of Women Farmers in AhiazuMbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. FUTO Journal Series Volume 3, Issue 1.
  17. Chikezie, C., Ibeagwa, O. B. and Henri-Ukoha A. (2018). Community-Based Adaptation Measures Among Food Crop Farmers in South-East, Nigeria. Agricultural Economics and Extension Research Studies AGEERS Journal) 6(1):31-38.
  18. O. B. Ibeagwa, N. C. Ehirim, G. N. Ben-Chendo, I. I. Ukoha, E. C. Osuji,I. A. Maduike, M. O. Okwara and S. E. Martins (2019). Assessment of Risk Management Strategies Among Arable Crop Farmers in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 33(3): 1-10.
  19. Ibeagwa, O.B., Eririogu H., Chikezie C., Ukoha I.I, Osuji M.N.1, Uhuegbulem I.J. and Barnabas B. C. (2019). Determinants of Allocative Efficiency of Smallholder Cassava Farmers in Imo State, Nigeria. The International Journal of Agriculture, Management and Technology 3(1): 76- 83.
  20. Ibeagwa, O.B., Onyebinama, U.A.U., Chikezie, C., Ukoha I.I., Essien, U.A., Uhuegbulem, I.J., Oshaji, I.O and Okonkwo, E.K. (2019). Analysis of Project Infrastructure and Determinants of Income of Beneficiaries in the National Fadama Development Project in Imo State, Nigeria. Agricultural Economics and Extension Research Studies. 7 (1): 41 -52.
  21. C. Chikezie, U. C. Ibekwe, D. O. Ohajianya, J. S. Orebiyi and O. B. Ibeagwa (2019). The vulnerability of Food Crop Farmers to Climate Change in South-Eastern Nigeria. The Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 30(4): 1-8.
  22. Chikezie, C., Chidiebe-Mark, N.M., Maduike I.A., Ibeagwa, O.B., Onyekachi, E.U. (2019). Determinants of Risk Management Strategies Among Rice Farmer in Ebonyi State, Nigeria The International Journal of Agriculture, Management and Technology Vol. 3, No. 1.
  23. Okpara, B.O. and Ibeagwa, O.B. (2019). Spatial Analysis of Fresh and Smoked Fish Markets in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Agricultural Economics and Extension Research Studies. 7 (1): 41 -52
  24. Ibeagwa, O.B., Ukoha, I.I. Essien, U.A., Chikezie, C., Okwara, M.O., Oshaji, I.O. and Offor, E.I. (2017). Analysis of the viability of poultry enterprise in Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (IJARD), 20(2) (in press).
  25. Ibeagwa, O.B., Ben-Chendo, G.N., Ehirim, N.C., Chikezie, C., Nnamerenwa, G.C., Ukoha, I.I., Ejike, O.U., Okwara, M.O. and Uhuegbulem, I.J. (2017). Performance of Bread Marketing in Owerri Agricultural Zone of Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (IJARD), 20(2) (in press).
  26. Ibeagwa, O.B., Essien, U.A., Benchendo, G.N., Ehirim, N.C., Iyede, E.I. and Onwuazombe, O.L. (2018). FUDMA Journal of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology. 4(2): 96-102.
  27. Ibeagwa, O.B.Chikezie, C., Obi-Nwandikom C.O., Ukoha I.I., Oshaji, I.O., Ofor E.I. and Offie J.C. (2019).Analysis of the Profitability of Rice Marketing Enterprises in Enugu State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development Volume 22(2): 4618-4625.
  28. Simonyan, J.B., Onyenweaku, C.E and Ibeagwa, O.B. (2019). Effect of Land Grabbing on Growth in Nigeria’s Agricultural Sector (1980 -2015). Global Journal of Science Frontier Research: D 19(4): 21-30.
  29. Ibeagwa, O.B., Simonyan, J.B. and Onyenweaku, C.E. (2019). Relationship Between Land Grabbing And Agricultural Productivity of Investment In Nigeria: An ADRL Approach. Sustainable Agriculture Research. (in press).