Lecturer II, Agricultural Economics Department

Dr Mrs Comfort Chikezie

Dr Mrs. Comfort Chikezie

Lecturer II

B. agric (UNICAL), MSc (FUTO), PhD (FUTO)
Email: comfort.chikezie@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Mrs Chikezie Comfort was born in Aba, Abia State of Nigeria. She attended Golf Course Primary School Aba in 1983, Girls’ High School, Ogbor-Hill Aba Abia State Nigeria. She obtained her Bachelor of Agriculture (B.Agric) in Agricultural Economics and Extension from the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria in 1998, a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Agricultural Economics (agricultural resource and environmental economics) from Federal University of Technology, Owerri Imo State Nigeria in 2008 and 2018 respectively. She has Research interests in Resource Use, Climate Change and Environment. She works in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria as Lecturer II and she has several kinds of research Paper. This includes Size Distribution of Income among Rice Based Farming Households in the South-Earthen States of Nigeria, International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development 1(1),2011; Rate of Information Communication Technology (ICT) Use: Its Determinants among Livestock Farmers in Ukwa East, Abia State of Nigeria, Universal Research publications URP journals, 2012 and Profitability of Garri Processing in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State ARPN Journal of Science and Technology 2 (4) May 2012. Dr Chikezie is a member of several professional associations including the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists and the Agricultural Society of Nigeria. She is married to Mr Chikezie Arisa.

Qualifications
Courses Assigned to Teach
Publications

  • 2018  –  Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, PhD in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Resource and Environmental Economics)
  • 2008  –  Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, M Sc. Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Resource and Environmental Economics)
  • 2018 – University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. B.Agric (Agricultural Economics), Second Class upper
  • 1993 – Girls’ High School, Ogbor-Hill Aba, Abia State, Nigeria, S.S.C.E (Senior School Certificate Examination)
  • 1983 – Golf Course Primary School Aba, Abia StateNigeria, First School Leaving Certificate

  • AEC 201 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
  • AEC 301  INTRODUCTION TO FARM MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
  • AEC 502 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION ECONOMICS
  • AEC 409 ECONOMETRICS
  • AEC 411 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATION RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURE
  • AEC 507 FARM RECORDS AND ACCOUNTING

Publications

  1. Chikezie, C; Ibekwe, U.C; Ohajianya, D.O; Orebiyi, J.S; Oguoma, N. N; Obasi,      P.C; Henri-Ukoha, A; Emenyonu, C.A andI.U Nwaiwu (2011). “Size   Distribution of Income among Rice-Based Farming Households in South-Eastern States of    Nigeria” International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development (IJAMAD), 1(1):31-37 February 2011.
  2. Ibekwe, U.C; Chikezie, C; Obasi, P.C; Eze, C.C and A. Henri-Ukoha (2012).             ‘Profitability of Garri Processing in Owerri North Local Government Area of       Imo state’ ARPN     Journal of Science and Technology, ISSN 2225-7217,   2(4):340-343 May 2012
  3. Henri-Ukoha, A; Chikezie, C; Osuji, M.N and I.I Ukoha (2012). ‘Rate of       Information Communication Technology (ICT) Use: Its Determinants among             Livestock Farmers in Ukwa West LGA’ International Journal of Agricultural and Food Science, ISSN 2249-8516, 2(2):51-54 June 2012.
  4. Chidiebere-Mark, N.M; Nwosu, C. S; Nwankwo, O.O; Chikezie C; Odofor, H. U and R.D Ejike (2014). ‘Profitability of Cassava-Based Crop Farmers in Owerri Agricultural Zone of Imo State, South-East Nigeria’ Wudpeecker Journal of Agricultural Research ISSN 2315-7259, 3 (1):010-015 January 2014.
  5. 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 ISSN 2394-5907 (Print) & ISSN 2394-5915 (Online)
  6. Eze C.C, Chikezie 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) ISSN (Online) 2319-1473
  7. Onyeagocha, S.U.O; Henri-Ukoha A; Chikezie, C; Adaka G. S; E.E. OladejoUhuegbulam I. J             and I.O. Oshaji (2015). Economics of Catfish (Clariasgariepinus) and Tilapia (Tilapia zilli) under Monoculture and Polyculture Production in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria: A Comparative Approach Global Journal of Current Research Vol. 3 No. 4. 2015.             Pp. 101-105 ISSN: 2320-2920
  8. Henri-Ukoha, A; Anaeto, F.C; Chikezie, C; Ibeagwa, O. B; Ukoha, I.I, I.O.     Oshajiand Anyiam, K.H (2015).Analysis of Cassava Value Chain in          Ideato            South Local Government Area, Imo State, South-East Nigeria  International           Journal of life sciences
  9. Chikezie C, Ibekwe U. C, Ohajianya D. O, Orebiyi J. S, Ehirim N. C, Henri-Ukoha A, Nwaiwu I.U.O, Ajah E. A, Essien U. A, Anthony G and Oshaji I.O. (2015) “Effect of Climate Change on Food Crop Production in South-East,   Nigeria: A Co-Integration Model Approach ”International Journal of Weather,  Climate Change and Conservation Research2 (1):47-56.  March 2015
  10. Emenyonu. C.A., C.C. Eze, I.O. Oshaji, A. Henri-Ukoha, I.J. Uhuegbulam, C. Chikezie and O.U. Ejike (2016) Analysis of Poverty Status of Women Microfinance Loan Beneficiaries and Non-Loan Beneficiaries in Owerri, Imo State International Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Studies 3(1):46-54, February 2016
  11. Chikezie, C., Ibekwe, U. C., Ohajianya, D. O., Orebiyi, J. S., Henri-Ukoha, A., Ukoha, I.I., Osuji M.N. and Anthony G. (2016) Climate Change and Perceived Climate Hazards: A TrendAnalysis in Southeast Nigeria International Journal of Weather, Climate Change and Conservation Research 2 (1)1-10, March 2016
  12. Osuji M.N, Ukoha I.I, Chikaire, J.U, Chikezie. C. and Ajibola, B.O. (2016).  Determinants of  Factors Affecting Net Return of Tomato Marketing in  Owerri Metropolis Imo State Nigeria Elixir International Journal (Marketing Management Journal) 91 (2016) 38232-38235
  13. Eze, C.C., C.A. Emenyonu, A, Henri-Ukoha, I.O. Oshaji, O.B. Ibeagwa, C.Chikezie and S.N. Chibundu (2016) Women Entrepreneurs’ Access to Microfinance Bank Credit in Imo State, Nigeria.Global Journal of Agricultural Research 4(1):9-17, March 2016
  14. Osuji, E.E. N.C. Ehirim. M.A.Y Rahji T.T. Awoyemi K.K. Salman M.A.C.A. Odii, S.C. Onyemuwa, O. B. Ibeagwa, C. Chikezie&M.O. Okwara (2017).  Farming Risks and Security Challenges in Vegetable Production in Orlu Imo State Asian Development Policy Review5(1).37-42 ISSN(e): 2313-8343 ISSN(p): 2518-2544
  15. 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 Journal (AGEERS) 6 (1), 31-38
  16. Ibeagwa, O. B., Ukoha, I. I., Essien, U. A., Chikezie, C., Okwara, M. O. Oshaji, I. O. and Offor, E. I. (2018). Analysis of the viability of poultry enterprise in Imo State, Nigeria  International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (IJARD).
  17. Ibeagwa, O. B., Ben-Chendo, G. N., Ehirim, N. C., Chikezie, C., Nnamerenwa, G. C. et al (2018). Performance of Bread marketing in Owerri Agricultural Zone of Imo State, Nigeria International Journal of Agriculture and Rural        Development (IJARD).
  18. Onyema, M. C., Ekwugha, E. U., Uluocha, O. B., Chikezie, C. and Onyema, R.     (2018): A Feasibility Study for the Development of Forest Cooperatives in Ekeugba and Ngor-Okpala Areas of Imo State, Nigeria. FUTO Journal Series (FUTOJNLS)4 (2), 10-21
  19. Ibeagwa, O.B., Eririogu H., Chikezie C., Ukoha I.I. Osuji M.N.,           Uhuegbulem            I.J. and Barnabas B. C. (2019) Determinants of Allocative Efficiency of   Smallholder Cassava Farmers in Imo State, South-East Nigeria.  The International Journal of Agriculture, Management and Technology, 3 (1),76-83
  20. C. Chikezie, U. C. Ibekwe, D. O. Ohajianya, J. S. Orebiyi and O. B. Ibeagwa            (2019): Vulnerability of Food Crop Farmers to Climate Change in South-Eastern Nigeria Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics &        Sociology 30(4),1-8
  21. 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 OfIncome Of Beneficiaries In The National Fadama DevelopmentProject In Imo State, NigeriaAgricultural Economics and      Extension Research Studies (AGEERS) 7 (1),41-52
  22. Chikezie, C., Chidiebere-Mark, N.M., Maduike, I. A., Ibeagwa, O. B. and Onyekachi E. U. (2019): Determinants of Risk Management Strategies among Rice Farmers in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. The International Journal of Agriculture,   Management and Technology, 3 (1), 84-88
  23. 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

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