Prof. Mrs. Chinyere Prisca Anyanwu

Prof. Mrs. Chinyere Prisca Anyanwu


BSc., MSc., PhD


A highly motivated and versatile professional with vast experience in plant breeding, genetics and research on quality assessments and genetic improvement of field and vegetable crops especially rice, cowpea, bambara ground nut, soybean, cucumber, water melon and okra.

Passionate researcher and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience in academics and research. Experienced in teaching students both at undergraduate and post graduate levels across four different tertiary institutions. Author of over 40 research papers published in peer reviewed local and international journals. Currently an Associate Professor and the Head of Department of Crop Science and Technology at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. I am a lady of the Knight of St Christopher of the Owerri Diocese of the Anglican Communion chapter,  the Staff Adviser of the Scripture Union Campus Fellowship (SUCF), FUTO and the Zonal family life Coordinator of the Scripture Union, Nigeria, Owerri East Zone. 

Skilled at building effective and productive relationships with students and colleagues alike.

Demonstrated ability to work through a problem effectively, and provide the best solution. Works well independently and collaboratively. Widely recognized by students, peers and superiors for work diligence. Current research involves the evaluation and utilization of some endangered African species and their suitability for production of infant formula. I am aspiring for advancement, increasing my professional capabilities and bringing out the best in every team I work with.

Academic Qualification

i.          Doctor of Philosophy (Plant Breeding and Genetics), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 2012 ii. Master of Science (Agronomy), Federal University of Technology, Owerri.    1997 iii. Bachelor of Science (Botany), University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.  1989   Professional Qualifications / certifications with dates

i. Basic Molecular Biology Techniques for DNA Technology, University of

Agriculture, Abeokuta.2006 ii. Resource Policies and Gene Bank Management, Wageningen

International, Netherlands,    2007 iii. Advanced Approaches in Participatory Crop Improvement, Wageningen

International, Netherlands,    2007 iv. Quantitative Genetics for Africa Scientists International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan. 2007.

v. Genomic Analyses in Plants, Animals, Fishes, Microbes and Pathogens

University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 2014 vi. Statistics and Statistical Computing Methods using SAS Software

International Institute of  Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan.2014

vii. Breeding Management System (BMS) by Integrated Breeding Platform

(IBP), National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Umuahia. 2016. viii. Design and Implimentation of Impact Evaluation Studies- Nigerian

Agricultural Policy Project and Feed the Future – U.S Government’s Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative( Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, August, 2019.

ix. Advanced Digital Empowerment Programme for Tertiary Institutions Data Analysis using SPSS and Power BI, FUT, Owerri. 2023.



  • WinRock Fellowship For Africa Women Leaders in Science and Environment(AWLAE), 2006

  • Netherland Fellowship Award, 2007 iii.   World Bank/ Step B Award, 2008




Genetic Society of Nigeria


Horticultural Society of Nigeria


Biotechnology Society of Nigeria


Crop Society of Nigeria


Agricultural Society of Nigeria


Soil Science Society of Nigeria

Courses Assigned to Teach


CST 201

Crop Anatomy, Taxonomy and




AGR 202

Farm Practice 1



AGR 207

Agricultural Biotechnology



AGR 303

Agricultural Genetics



CST 303

Plant Genetics and Breeding



AGR 304

Agricultural Statistics and Biometry



CST 304

Elements of Crop Production(for ABE)



CST 515

Field Experimentation



CST 502

Roots and Tubers, Fibre and Sugar




CST 506

Crop Breeding and Genetics











CST 706

Agricultural Biometry



CST 803

Advanced Biostatistics



CST 812

Advanced Crop Breeding



CST 813




CST 814

Quantitative Genetics



CST 816

Seed production, Processing and

Storage Technology



CST 839

Biotechnology and its Application to




CST 903

Advanced Biostatistics



CST 910

Advances in Plant Breeding



CST 911

Breeding for Special Crops


11                                                     CST 918



Seed Domestication and Conservation




National population Commission- Supervisor of Demarcators – 1983


University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Lecturer (NYSC)- Oct,1989- Sept, 1990.


 Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Lecturer, 1997-2001.


Department of Crop Science and Technology, FUTO- Lecturer, 2001-Date.

Research Interest

Areas of Research Interest: Quality assessments and genetic improvement of field and vegetable crops especially rice, cowpea, bambara ground nut, soybean, cucumber, water melon and okra. . Current research involves the evaluation and utilization of some endangered African species and their suitability for production of infant formula. Specialization: Plant breeding & Genetics.


1.                  Anyanwu, C. P. 2009. Stability Analysis of Yield and Yield-Related Traits of rain-fed rice (Oryza sativa L.) in an upland  ultisol in Owerri. Life Science Journal, Vol.6 (1): 90-93.

2.                  Anyanwu, C.P. and I. U. Obi.  2010. Genetic Diversity In Yield and Quality Attributes of Ten Genotypes of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) in Nigeria.  Researcher. 2(10): 79 -84.

3.                  Onyia, V.N., Obi, I. U and Anyanwu C.P. 2012. Estimation of Heterosis  and Inbreeding Depression in  Quantitative Traits of Rice (Oryza  sativa L.).  Agro-Science Journal of Tropical Agriculture, Food,    Environment and Extension. Vol.11, No. 1. Pp55-63.

4.                  N. C. Onwubiko, C.S. Nkogho, C. P. Anyanwu and G. C. Onyishi.  2013. Effect of Sterilant concentration and time of application on sweet  potato (Ipomoea batatas Lam)  explants. International Journal of  Current Microbiology and Applied Science. Vol 2(8). 2013. pp 14-20.

5.                  Anyanwu, C. P.  and I. U. Obi. 2013.  Analysis of grain quality traits in an 8 x 8 Diallel cross 

experiment of upland rice (Oryza  sativa L.) in  Owerri. The International Journal Of Sc.& Tech.(TAIJST). Vol. 1&2, 67-78. Dec. 2013.

6.                  Anyanwu Chinyere P. and Obi I.U. (2014). Quantitative analysis of agronomic traits of rice genotypes. WebPub Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 2(2), pp. 31-37, 2014.

7.                  Ojiako, F. O.; Agu, C. M.; Ngwuta, A. A.; Ogoke, I.J.; Anyanwu, C. P.; Onweremadu, E. U.

and Ibeawuchi, I. 2014. I. Enhancing Jatropha curcas (Linnaeus) Cultivation and Seed Yield among  Farmers in Nigeria: A Review. Journal Agric., Research & Development, 13(2)1-14.

8.                  Chinyere Prisca Anyanwu and Ignatius Ugwudike Obi (2015). Genetic Effects on Panicle Traits of Crossbred Rain fed Rice Cultivars using Generation Mean Analysis. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science.  Vol. 7(5), pp. 134-142.

9.                  Chinyere Prisca Anyanwu and Ignatius Ugwudike Obi (2015). Heterosis and combining ability effect of protein content on rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes. Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science. Vol. 7(8), pp. 256-261. 

10.              Adikuru N. C., Okafor, S. U., Anyanwu, C. P. and Ihem, E. E. 2016.  Comparative Study of Lime And Palm Bunch Ash Effects On Soil PH And Maize Performance In Owerri, South Eastern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment. 12(2):166-170.

11.              Umeh, O. A., A. A. Ngwuta, G. C. Onyishi, C. P. Anyanwu, E.R. keyagha, Peter- Onoh and

Onovo, J. C. 2017. Application of Molecular tools in breeding Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.). A Review. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (IJARD). Vol. 20(2):31753180.

12.              Adikuru N. C., Francis, A. A., Anyanwu, C. P., Onwubiko, N. C. and Alagba, R. A. 2017. Preliminary Evaluation of Bambara Groundnut ( Vigna subterranean (L.) Verde) for growth and reproductive characteristics in Owerri South Eastern, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment. 13(4):103-107. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (IJARD). Volume 21(1): 3449-3457, 2018.

13.              Umeh, O.A. and Anyanwu, C.P. 2018.  Breeding Genetically Modified Organisms: their benefits, issues and regulations in Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (IJARD). Volume 21(1): 3449-3457, 2018.

14.              Adikuru, N.C., Ogoke, I.J., Anyanwu, C.P and Uzoho, B.U (2019) Liming effects on reproductive growth and Yield components of maize grown on an acid rainforest soil. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics. Vol. 120 (2):141–147.

15.              Umeh, O.A., Ngwuta, A.A., Onyishi, G.C. and Anyanwu, C.P.. (2019, June), “Preliminary

Evaluation Of The Performance Of Sixteen Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Cultivars In Owerri-

west Southeastern,Nigeria. Nigerian Journal Of Agriculture, Food And Environment.”, Faculty of Agriculture, University Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Vol. 15, (Issue 2), pp 82-88, ISSN 0331-0787

16.              Umeh, O.A., Ngwuta, A.A., Onyishi, G.C. and Anyanwu, C.P. (2019). Comparative studies on the proximate composition of fruits of sixteen cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) varieties.

Nigerian Journal of Crop Sience. Vol. 6 (2) pp 1 -5.

17.              OA Umeh, AA Ngwuta, GC Onyishi, CP Anyanwu (2019). Morphological Characterization of Cucumber Germplasm for Yield and Yield Associated Traits in Owerri Area Southeastern Nigeria. Int’l Journal of Agric. and Rural Dev. SAAT, FUTO. Volume 22 Issue 2. Pages 4228-4236. 18.       1Dialoke, S.A. , 2Bosah, B.O., 1Egemba, J. 1Echereobia, C.O., 1Anyanwu, C.P., 1Uba, C.P., 3                1              1

Ibeh, M.C., Umelo, Q.C. & Enwere, E. (2019). Preliminary Assessment of Insect Pest of Sunflower (Helianthus annus L.) in Owerri Rain Forest Zone of South- Eastern, Nigeria. G.J.B.B., VOL.8 (3) 2019: 282-289.

19.              Ogbedeh, K.O1., Ekwe, C.P1., Ihejirika, G.O1., Dialoke, S.A1., Onyewuchi, O.P1., Anyanwu, C.

P1., Bosah B.O3,Kalu, I.E2., Cookey, C.O1 and Nnebue, O.M1 (2019). Effect of palm bunch ash and Neem ( Azardirachta indica A. Juss) leaf powder on termite infestation in groundnut field in Owerri ultisol, South-eastern, Nigeria. Life Science Journal 2019;16(5).pp 79-85. 

20.              Umeh, O.A., Ngwuta, A.A., Onyishi, G.C. and Anyanwu, C.P. (2020). Comparative studies of the yield performance of improved and adapted genotypes of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) in Owerri, southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and veterinary sciences. (IORS-JAVS) Vol. 13 (Issue 7). Pp 19 – 24.

21.              Umeh Ogechukwu Anulika, Ngwuta Agwu Abraham, and Anyanwu Chinyere PRISCA.

(2020, ), “Combining Ability Analysis For Yield And Some Of Its Associated Characters In

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.).”, Alpinus publication, Vol. 5, (Issue 04), pp 180-191., ISSN: 24568643.

22.              Nwakuche Chinenye ONWUBIKO,1* Queen Ifeoma EMEREOLA,1Chinyere Prisca ANYANWU,1 Grace Ovute CHIMDI2. (2021). Preliminary study on species variability and evolutionary status of African walnut (Plukenetia conophora). ACTA UNIVERSITATIS SAPIENTIAE AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT, 13 (2021) 77–87. 

23.              Umeh, O.A., Ngwuta, A.A., Onyishi, G.C and Anyanwu, C.P.(2021). Heterosis for Yield and Its Components in Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) in Owerri Southeastern Nigeria,. Int’l Journal of Agric. and Rural Dev. SAAT, FUTO. Volume 24(1): 5704-5710 2021.

24.              E. M. Nwokeji a*, V. E. Ogwudire a , C. P. Anyanwu a, C. O. Cooky a, E. R. Keyagha a, G. O.

Ihejirika a and A. A. Ngwuta a ( 2022). Management of Tomato Fusarium Wilt and Septoria Leaf Spot through the Use of Plant Extracts and Tomato Cultivars, in Owerri, South East, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Research in Biosciences 4(2): 214-222, 2022; Article no.AJORIB.1159.

25.              E. M. Nwokeji a*, M. I. Nwufo a, C. M. Agu a, G. O. Ihejirika a, P. C. Anyanwu a, C. PeterOnoh a, V. E. Ogwudire a, S. A. Dialoke a and S. E. Okere a. (2022). Efficacy of Some Plant Mulches and Tomato Cultivars on the Growth Parameters and Wilt of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) in Owerri, Imo State, South East, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Research in Crop Science 7(3): 2430, 2022; Article no.AJRCS.90215 ISSN: 2581-7167.

Conferences Attended and papers presented

1.         Anyanwu, C. P., Onwubiko, U.C. and Obi, I. U.(2009). Genetic variability in the quality traits of 15 Nigerian rice (Oryza sativa L.).   Proceeding of the International Conference on Global food crisis.

  1. Onwubiko, N.I. and Anyanwu, C. P. (2009). Cultivar Selection for Dry Season Vegetable Production for the Eradication of Global food crisis Proceeding of the International Conference on Global food crisis
  2. Anyanwu, C.P. and I.U.Obi. (2011). Comparative Analysis of the Quality of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Varieties Proceedings of the 45th Annual conference of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN),
  3. Anyanwu, C. P., Onyia, V. N. and I. U. Obi. (2013). Genetic Analysis of Yield Parameters of Rice In: Proceedings of the 1st Crop Science Society of Nigeria Conference.
  4. Anyanwu, Chinyere P. and Obi, I.U. (2013). Quantitative assessment of agronomic traits of rice genotypes. 1st International Conference and Exhibition of the Organization for Women in Science for the Science in Developing World (OWSD), 2013. University of Uyo. 2-6th June, 2013
  5. Anyanwu, Chinyere P., Obiefuna, J.C.  and Obi, I.U. (2014). Genetic analysis of generation means of quality traits of some upland rice genotypes in Nigeria. 5th General Assembly and International  Conference of the Organization for Women in Science in Developing World (OWSD)          Mexico from 17th – 20th September, 2014. 
  6. C Obasi, L.M Ajaere, A.A Ngwuta, G.C Onyishi, C.P Anyanwu. (2019 ), “Biofortification Of Crops;A Tool For Fighting Hidden Hunger In Sub-Saharan Africa,”, 3rd International Conference on Food Security and Hidden Hunger,, pp 71 – 82.
  7. Umeh ,O.A., Ngwuta,A.A., Onyishi,G.C. and Anyawu, C.P.. (2020, ), “Correlation

Coefficient And Principal Component Analysis Studies For Fruit Yield And Its Components In

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Genotypes. Book Of Proceedings Of The 38th Annual Conferences Of The Horticultural Society Of Nigeria (HORTSON) Nsukka.”, Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON).

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