Management Team

Centre Leader: Prof. D.K Adedzwa, is CEFTER Director and also the ACE Centre Leader. He trained as a Plant Breeder at Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria and Iowa State University, Ames Iowa USA.

SONY DSCDuring his over 40 years of work experience in the University, he has trained many MSc, PhD. students in Plant Breeding. Prof. Adedzwa is however most known for crop varieties he has released to the Nigerian Cropping system, some of which are still widely grown by farmers today. Prof. Adedzwa also holds a Diploma in sustainable rural livelihoods from the University of Bradford UK. He has wide experience in donor funded Development Projects from DFID, USAID, CIDA and the EU, where he worked as Team Leader. As the center leader, his ultimate responsibility is to ensure successful delivery of the ACE project objectives and meet the set milestones. He will also undertake his directorate roles which primarily are centered on managing the academic activities, faculty and students.

Project Manager: Dr Barnabas Ikyo has returned from diaspora to join the team. Portrait Ikyo2He has had post-doctoral research experience conducting and managing research with grants up to £1 million. He has done collaborative research working at the Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey Guildford. His immediate past project was sponsored by the Technology Strategy Board UK. Previous collaboration include, optimizing photonics devices for Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, the Walter Shoctky Institute, Munich and DelAgua Ltd UK. He is working directly with the ACE Centre Leader/CEFTER Director. He is responsible to the smooth day-to-day running of the project; he will coordinate all project activities and communication between all project partners. The project Manager is responsible to monitor progress reports from all sites and collaborating Institutions; review all planned activities and suggest adjustments, as necessary to the Center Leaders. He will also prepare the annual meeting of the External and the yearly International conference that will be organized by CEFTER.


Project Technical team Members

Prof. M.M Kembe                      Dean, Faculty of Sciences

Prof. E.A Omudu                      Member

Prof. J.O Fiase                        Member

Dr. S. T. Ubwa                       Director of Academic planning

Prof. Tseaa Shambe                   Member

Prof. L. Ega                            Member

Prof. B. A Kalu                         University of Agriculture Makurdi – Member

Dr. M. Imande                          HOD Maths and Computer Science

Dr. S. Agishi                            HOD Voc. & Technical Education

Dr. Mrs O. Igbum                      HOD Chemistry

Dr. (Mrs) Dinnah Ahule                 Women Farmers Association – Member

Dr. D. Gernah                           IFS, Uni. Agric. Makurdi – Member



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