Dr. Nnanyere Okwunna Aladi

Dr. Nnanyere Okwunna Aladi

Senior Lecturer

B. Agric. Tech., MSc., PhD
Email: nnanyere.aladi@futo.edu.ng



Nnanyere Okwunna Aladi holds a PhD degree in Animal Products and Processing and has held a full time faculty position in the Department of Animal Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) since 2009. He is actively researching on the use of bio-processing techniques to develop alternative technologies that will add value to animal food products, improve nutritive value of livestock feed material and reduce feed cost and use of food grains for feeding of monogastric animals in sub Saharan Africa. This drive has led to the development of FERMCARPP – low cost co-fermentation product of grated cassava root and palm kernel cake for replacement of maize in non-ruminant diets; okara fortified cassava meals for human and livestock feeding and CHICKLISH – a kilishi like meat cracker from chicken. One of his research paradigms is that ‘one day, we will profitably feed our chickens on straws’. Married with six children

Academic Qualification

  • PhD Degree in Animal Products Technology, FUTO (2016)
  • MSc Degree in Animal Products Technology, FUTO (2006)
  • Registered Animal Scientist
  • B. Agric. Tech. In Animal Science and Technology, FUTO (1999)


  1. University Scholar Merit award 1995/1996, 1996/1997, 1997/1998 (For the best 200L, 300L and 400L student of the Department of Animal Science and Technology, FUTO)
  2. Eshiet ‘eme’ Iloeje Award 1999 (For the best graduation student of the Department of Animal Science and Technology, FUTO)
  3. International travel grant award by FARA/PAEPARP to participate in the RUFORUM/PAEPARD sponsored Write-shop to develop proposals for submission to the African Union Research Grants 2018 Call for Proposals taking place from 16th to 20thApril 2018 in Entebbe, Uganda
  4. International conference award by Water Research Institute, Ghana to participate in the 3rd Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) Academy Week, 25th – 29th June 2018, Accra, Ghana.
  5. International Scholarship awards by NUFFIC-OKP (Orange Scholarship program) to participate in the ICRA short course, ‘Making Education Work’ 14 Sep – 17 Dec 2020


  • Member, Nigerian Society for Animal Production
  • Member, Animal Science Association of Nigeria

Courses Assigned to Teach

Undergraduate courses taught.

  1. AST 503           Abattoir Management and Animal Product Handling and Marketing
  2. AGR 306          Processing and Storage of Agricultural Food Products
  3. AGR 204          Agricultural Biochemistry
  4. AST 409/518   Animal Microbiology
  5. AGR 308          Geographic Information Systems in Agriculture
  6. AST 302           Introduction to Animal Nutrition and Feeding
  7. AST 506           Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology
  8. AST 403           Animal Feeds and Feeding
  9. AGR 307          Elements of Crops and Animal Production

Postgraduate courses taught.

  1. AST 715           Animal Products Technology
  2. AST 706           Feedstuffs and Animal Feeding System
  3. AST 811           Meat and Meat Products Technology
  4. AST 827           Dairy and Dairy Products Technology
  5. AST 828           Poultry and Poultry Products Technology
  6. AST 834           Standard Regulations in Animal Production and Processing
  7. AST 903           Recent Advances in Animal Products Technology
  8. AST 904           Global issues in Animal Husbandry
  9. AST 912           Developments in Chemical Analysis


  • The teaching of undergraduate courses (2009 to date)
  • The teaching of postgraduate courses (2016 – date)
  • Supervision of graduate and undergraduate student
  • Departmental SIWES Coordinator
  • Departmental Examination Officer
  • Coordinator, Departmental Postgraduate program
  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Research Interest

  • Animal products and processing
  • Bioprocessing for value addition
  • Animal microbiology and intestinal health


  1. Aladi, N. O., Nwafor, E. J., Odoemelam, V. U., Emenalom, O. O., Okoli, I. C., & Okeudo, N. J. (2021). Performance, carcass, and organoleptic scores of broiler chickens fed diets containing wet or sun-dried fermented mixture of grated cassava roots and palm kernel cake as replacements for maize. Tropical Animal Health and Production53(2), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11250-021-02687-2 Publisher: Springer Nature, B.V. Netherlands
  2. Aladi, N.O., Ukosa S.M., Ogbuewu, I.P., Okoli, I.C. and Okeudo, N.J. (2021). Weight gains and economy of production of weaner pigs fed diets containing fermented mixture of cassava root pulp and palm kernel cake as replacement for maize. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development 24(2): 5859-5865 Publisher: School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology., FUTO
  3. Aladi, N. O., Okpaliko, F. C., Ikpamezie, L. C., Omede, A. A., Emenalom, O. O., Okoli, I. C., & Okeudo, N. J. (2021). Solid-state fermentation improves the nutritive value of grated cassava roots and palm kernel cake mix for growing pigs. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production48(6), 106-120. https://doi.org/10.51791/njap.v48i6.3284 Publisher; Nigerian Society for Animal Production
  4. Ahiwe, E. U., Ejiofor, I., Oladipupo, O. A., Ogbuewu, I. P., Aladi, N. O., Obikaonu, H. O., & Emenalom, O. O. (2022). Effect of composite enzyme supplementation on production parameters, intestinal segment measurements, and apparent nutrient digestibility of broiler chickens fed low energy and protein diets. Tropical Animal Health and Production54(6), 1-11. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11250-022-03402-5 Publisher: Springer Nature, B.V. Netherlands
  5. Egenuka, F.C., Okeudo, N.J., Umunnabuike, J.T., Gbolubi P.E. and Aladi, N.O. Growth Performance and Egg Quality Characteristics of Laying Hens Fed Fresh and Dry Ginger (Zingiber officinale). International Journal of Poultry Science, 22 (1); 17-23, 2023 DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2023.17.23
  6. Ohanaka, A.U.C., J.N. Ohanaka, O. Aladi, I.P. Ogbuewu, I.F. Etuk and I.C. Okoli, 2023. Potentials of palm wine as probiotics and organic acids source in animal nutrition. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 18: 44-56. DOI:10.3923/ajava.2023.44.56

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