Dr. Lilian Chinaenye Emma-Okafor

Dr. Lilian Chinaenye Emma-Okafor

senior lecturer

BSc., MSc., PhD
Email: lilian.emmaokafor@futo.edu.ng


DrLilian chinaenye Emma-Okafor is a lecturer at Federal University of Technology,Owerri Nigeria. . She is currently a senior Lecturer in the Department of Crop science and Technogy. Dr. Emma-Okafor has won several award including: school of vocational studies Award of Best Graduating Student (1992), Her current research is focused on improving production of endiginous fruits and vegetable crops She is also interested in organic agriculture for  conservation of soil .Her works on fruits and vegetables are to solve the problems of food shortage and promote sustainability of the resource base in Nigeria and globally. Dr.Emma- Okafor has authored over 37 publications in the priority areas of horticulture.  Lilian Chinenye Emma-Okaforhails from Ezioha-Amaifeke in Orlu L.G.A. of Imo State, married with five(5) children

Academic Qualification

1 Federal University of Technology, Owerri. (Doctor of Philosophy,  2011)
Ph. D Horticulture

2   Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. (Master Degree,  2004)
M.Sc Agronomy

3 University of Nigeria ,Nsukka.(Bachelor Degree    1995) Bachelor of Science(Agric Ed)

4Alvan Ikoku College of Education ,Owerri( Nigeria Certificate of Education.1998)NCE

5 Girls secondary school Ihioma, Orlu (WASC 1987)


  • Best Graduating student of school of vocational studies Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Imo State


  • Organic Agriture project for Tetiary  institution in Nigeria(OAPTIN)


  •  Horticultural society of  Nigeria (HORTSON)

  • Organization for women in science for the developing world (OWSDW)                                         

  • Agricultural society of Nigeria  (ASN)

Courses Assigned to Teach



Departmental SEWES Coordinatr 2015-2017)


Departmental PG committee member, 2013- 2021 to date



Departmental undergraute Seminar committee member 2020-to date


Academic class advicer 2016 -2021 session

Research Interest

  • horticultural crop production and improvement

  • Organic agricultural production


1  Emma-Okafor L.C., Obijuru E.E.Nwokeji E.M Echereobia C O and Okoli N,A   Effect of poultry manuer and wood ash on the growth and yield of cucumber(Cucumis sativumL)in Owerri SoutheastNigeria Net Journal of Agriculture Science Vol. 10(2), pp. 49-53,2022  

2 Emma-Okafor, L.C., Obiefuna, J.C., Nwokeji, E.M., Ibeawuchi, I.I.., Okoli, N.A.,Peter -Onoh C.A and Alagba R.A Fertilizer Management system for improved establishment, fruiting and yield pattern of bush mango (Irvingia gabonensis) in southeastern Nigeria, Journal of Agriculture and Food Environment Vol. 9(1): 59-66, 2022

3 Emma –okafor , L.C  Obiefuna, J.C ., Okoli , N.A Nwaigwe M.O., Abana , P.C., Keyagha, E.R, and Ibeawuchi, I.I. (2019). Moisture conservation techniques and microclimate moderation for late season production of selected maize (Zea mays) varieties in southeastern Nigeria  Journal of Agric and Food Environment (JAFE), Vol. 6(1): 32-34

4Emma-Okafor, L.C., Obiefuna, J.C., Iwuanyanwu, U.P., OKoli, N.A., Keyagha, E.R., Alagba, R.A. and Ibeawuchi, I.I. (2019). Effect of manure for sustainable productivity of plantain and cassava intercrop in the southeastern Nigeria Nigerian Journal of Agric. And Tech Vol. 16 (1-5)

             5  Emma-Okafor L.C., Obiefuna, J.C., Alagba, R.A., Okoli, N.A., Nnebue O.M., Keyagha,                    .             ER  and Ibeawuchi, I.I. Pineapple Forage Legume Intercropping Systems for                              Sustainable Pineapple Production in the Tropical Rainforest of Southeastern  Nigeria

                 FUTO Journal Series Volume-4, Issue-2. PP-1-, 2018.  Volume-4, Issue-2. PP-1-,


6 Emma-Okafor, L.C., Okoli, N.A., Alagba, R.A., Ibeawuchi, I.I., Obiefuna, J.C. And Keyagha E.R Effects of Three Rates of Mucuna Live-Mulch in the Production of Plantain in Owerri Area of Southeastern Nigeria INT’L JOURNAL OF AGRIC. AND RURAL DEV. SAAT FUTO Volume 20(1): 3004-3010, 2017

Emma-Okafor, L.C., Okoli, N.A., Alagba, R.A., Ibeawuchi, I.I., Obiefuna, J.C. And Keyagha E.R

Fruiting Patterns of Explants from Acropetal Loci of Pineapple Growth axis Int”L Journal of Agric Volume 20(1): 3011-3015, 2017

8 Emma–Okafor, L.C., Obiefuna, J.C., Ibeawuchi, I.I., Okoli, N.A., Keyagha, E. R., Amasiatu, O.M. Cookey, C.O. Alagba, R.A. Effective Weed Management And Income Generation In Plantain Production In The Rainforest Zone Of Nigeria Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering science studies vol2 issue11 Nov 2016.

9 Emma-Okafor, L.C., Obiefuna, J.C. Alagba,R.A., Ibeawuchi,I.I., Okoli N.A., Abana, P.C.,  Cooky,C.O. and Ogwudire,V.E  Evaluation of selected Tree leaves as Green Manure mulch for sustainable Plantain production in the Rainforest Agroecology of Southestern Nigeria .International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development Vol 19(1):2576-2582, 2016


10 Emma-Okafor, L.C., Obiefuna, J.C.Abana, P.C., Keyagha,E.R., Ogwudire,V.E., Cooky,C.O.,and Okoli,N.A

Effect of Tillage method and poultry manure on the growth and yield of African garden egg(Solanum marcrocarpon) in Owerri Rainforest of Nigeria.International journal of Agriculture and Rural Development.    Vol 19(1):2583-2589

11 Emma-Okafor, L.C., Obiefuna,J.C.,Ibeawuchi,I.I., Onweremadu,E.U., Okoli,N.A., and Okere S.E.

Soil fertility Maintenance in late season plantain production using poultry manure and time of planting in Owerri FUTO Journal Series (FUTOJNLS) Vol-2, Issue-1,pp-9-16

                12  Emma-Okafor, L.C., Obiefuna, J.C., Ngwuta, A.A and Ibeawuchi, I.I.

                  Women in Fruit Tenure and Production in Southeastern Nigeria

                International Journal of Gender and Development  Vol. 11: No. 5 Pp.160-167

13  Emma-Okafor, L.C Obiefuna, J.C. Ibeawuchi, I.I. Peter Onoh, C.A., Okoli, N.A., Alagba, R.A., Keyagha, E.R. Effect of Planting Time and Poultry Manure on Late Season Plantain Establishment and Yield in Owerri Rain Forest Zone of Nigeria Journal of Biology, Agriculture and HealthcareVol. 5: No 20, 2015


14  Emma-Okafor L.C, Obiefuna,J.C., Horsefall, T.I.M. Ibeawuchi, I.I., Peter-Onoh, C.A, Okoli N.A, Alagba,R.A. and Keyagha R.E.

Productivity Response of Maize /Sweetpotato Mixture to Poultry Manure Rates in Owerri Southeastern Nigeria  International journal of Agric and  Rural Development Vol 18(2). 2015. Pp. 2173-2182

15Emma-Okafor L.C, Obiefuna,J.C., Horsefall, T.I.M. Ibeawuchi, I.I., Peter-Onoh, C.A, Okoli N.A, Alagba,R.A. and Keyagha R.E.  Productivity Response of Maize /Sweetpotato Mixture to Poultry Manure Rates in Owerri SoutheasterInternational  Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development Vol 18(2). 2015. Pp. 2173-2182

16  N. A, Okoli, J. C., Obiefuna, I. I., Ibeawuchi, L. C., Emma-Okafor, R. A., Alagba and C. C., Obasi. (2020, May), “Plantain/watermelon Intercropping Systems For Improved Food Security And Income Generation During The Late Cropping Season.”, Canadian Journal of Agriculture and Crops., Vol. 5, (Issue 1), pp 9- 102

17 N. A. Okoli, J. C. Obiefuna, I. I. Ibeawuchi, R.A. Alagba and L.C. Emma-Okafor.. (2020, December), “Emergence, Transplant Vigor, Stand Establishment And Juvenile Growth Of Soursop ( Annona Muricata L.) Seedlings As Affected By Seed Weight And Nursery Media.”, Acta Horticulturae, Vol. 1273, pp 347 – 353

18 Nneka. A., Okoli, Julius. C. Obiefuna, Innoncent. I. Ibeawuchi, Genevive. C. Echefu, Rosemond. A. Alagba, Gabriel. O. Ihejirika and Emma-Okafor, Lilia. (2020, December), “Influence Of Organic Mulch Sources And Time Of Their Application On The Yield Of Plantain (Musa Spp.) In Owerri, Southeast Nigeria”, The Proceedings of the Nigerian Academy of Science., Vol. 13, (Issue 1), pp 68 – 78

19 Okoli, N. A, Obiefuna, J.C, Alagba, R. A, Emma-Okafor, L. C and Adikuru, N. C.. (2017, July), “Effect Of Seed Weight And Nursery Media On Emergence, Growth And Survivability Of Soursop (annona Murcata L) Seedlings”, Nigeria Journal of Crop Science, Vol. 4, (Issue 2), pp 24 – 29


20 N. A, Okoli, J. C, Obiefuna, R. A, Alagba, Emma-Okafor, L. C.. (2016, July), “Improvement Of Germination And Seedling Vigour Of Soursop (Annona Muricata L.) Using Hydro-priming And Dehydration Treatments”, FUTO Journal Series (FUTOJNLS)., Vol. 2, (Issue 1), pp 57 – 61



1Emma-Okafor, L. C, Obiefuna, J. C, Ibeawuchi, I. I, Okoli, N. A, Alagba, R. A. and Keyaha, E. R.. (2017, September), “Yield Enhancement In African Eggplant (Solanum Marcrocapon) Production Using Poultry Manure And Kitchen Ash Mixture In Owerri, Nigeria.”, Proceedings of the 4th National Annual Conference of Crop Science Society of Nigeria (CCSN), Vol. 4, pp 100 – 106

2 Emma-Okafor, L. C, Obiefuna, J. C, Ibeawuchi, I. I, Ihejirika, G. O., Duruigbo, C. I, Keyagha, R. E. and Okoli, N. A.. (2016, February), “Home Garden: Model For Sustainable Farming In Southeast Nigeria”, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of the Institute of Women, Gender and Development Studies, Vol. 5, pp 754 – 763


3 Okoli, N. A, Ibeawuchi, I. I, Ugbaja, M. C, Emma-Okafor, L. C. and Alagba, R. A.. (2019, October), “Improvement Of The Productivity Of Waterleaf (Talinum Fructicosum L. Juss) Using NPK Fertilizer And Stem Cutting Length.”, Proceedings of 6th Annual Conference, Crop Science Society of Nigeria,, Vol. 6, pp 300 – 306

4 Okoli, N. A, Obiefuna, J. C, Ibeawuchi, I. I, Ihejirika, G. O, Alagba, R. A and Emma- Okafor, L. C, Peter-Onoh, C. A.. (2014, September), “Effect Of Palm Bunch Ash On The Growth And Yield Of Cassava In The Rain Forest Zone Of Owerri, Nigeria.”, Proceedings of the 2nd National Annual Conference of Crop Science Society of Nigeria (CCSN), Vol. 2, pp 59 – 62

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