Anugwa, Ifeoma Quinette
Dr. Ifeoma Quinette Anugwa is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and a Research Fellow at the Resource and Environmental Policy Research Centre, University of Nigeria Nsukka. She graduated with a First Class Honors in Agricultural Extension. She has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Communication with focus on climate change, food security and gender. She has about twelve years of teaching and research experience in agriculture, climate change, environmental economics, digital technologies, food security, gender, rural livelihood and sustainable development. She has publications in reputable international journals.
Ifeoma’s research interests are climate change vulnerability and resilience, environmental policy, environmental economics, food security, food system transformation, gender, rural livelihoods, sustainable development, and trans-disciplinary integration. She has examined the gender dynamics of households’ resilience to climate change induced food insecurity. She has also worked extensively on climate change awareness, vulnerability and indigenous adaptive capacities in riverine communities. She has assessed gender-based livelihood strategies for coping with climate change and food insecurity. She has further evaluated losses and damages in flood-prone communities. She is currently working on building the resilience of extension organizations to support food system transformation in the face of climate change.
Mentoring (Ph.D. students and Masters)
She has supervised over thirty undergraduate thesis, and co-supervised one Ph.D and Masters students, respectively
Grants and Consultancy
- “Strengthening the capacity of agricultural extension lecturers in teaching competency-based undergraduate curriculum in Nigerian Universities”. Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TetFund) National Research Fund grant, 2022.
- “Strengthening agricultural extension training in MSU-Alliance for African Partnership Consortium in Africa”. Consortium involves 7 institutions across USA, India, Nigeria, Malawi, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda. Partnership for Innovative Research in Africa (PIRA) grant awarded by Alliance for Africa Partnership at Michigan State University, USA, 2021.
- “Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in riverine communities of Southern Nigeria”. Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TetFund) Institution Based Research Fund grant, 2015.
- “Gender-specific livelihood strategies for coping with climate change-induced food insecurity in Southeast Nigeria”. United States Agency for International Development funded Norman Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agricultural Programme Fellowship, 2014.
- Spring Fellow of the Norman Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agricultural Program (LEAP) awarded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
- Best Graduating Student in the Faculty of Agriculture for the 2008/2009 Session awarded by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
- Best Graduating Student in the Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka for the 2008/2009 Session awarded by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka
- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Agricultural Extension