Dr. Ndubuisi Chinedu Adikuru

Dr. Ndubuisi Chinedu Adikuru

senior lecturer

B.Tech, MSc., PhD
Email: ndubuisi.adikuru@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Dr. Ndubuisi C. Adikuru is a Senior Lecturer and a Research Associate at the Center for Agricultural Research and Extension (CARE) and the Institute of Erosion Studies (IES). He obtained B. Agric. Tech.(Crop Production) in 1994,  MSc (Crop Physiology) in 2008 and PhD (Crop Physiology) in 2015   from Federal University of Technology, Owerri . In his doctoral research he studied the impact of change in rainfall pattern on maize growth and development in the rainforest agroecology with a view to determining adaptive options. He has interest in studying the effects of climate variability and change and other environmental factors on crop growth and development in the tropics. He attempts to understand the response of crops to soil acidity and moisture deficit associated with change in rainfall pattern. In attempt to develop climate change adaptation strategies, Dr. Adikuru and his research group have been working on the introduction of Bambara groundnut (Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc)- a drought tolerant food legume- into the cropping system of the rainforest agroecology.

Apart from teaching and research, he engages in community development activities. In this area, his effort led to the attraction of a grant from Pesticide Action Network (PAN) UK in 2009 for Environmental Education in some schools in Imo state. The project was executed in collaboration with a non-governmental organization – Concerned Group for Environment Population and Development in Nigeria. He has also been involved in a number of national socio economic development study programmes including the World Bank sponsored baseline survey in Imo state under the Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP) (2005/2006) and baseline survey in Imo state under the Fadama II rural agriculture development project (2008). He is a member of a number of Professional bodies including Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN), Crop Science Society of Nigeria (CSSN), Nigeria Environmental Society (NES) and Organic Agriculture Professionals in Nigeria (OAPTIN).