OKIGBO, Prof. Bede Nwoye

Born September 26, 1926
in

IRE VILLAGE, OJOTO-UNO, ANAMBRA STATE, Nigeria.

Prof.

OKIGBO

Bede

Nwoye
B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D; agronomist consultant, ethrobotanist; Born: September 26, 1926; Place: Ojoto-Uno; Hometown: Ojoto; LGA: Ide-Mili South; State: Anambra; Married: Philomena Nkiruka Mbanwusi, December 26, 1960; No of Children: four sons, two daughter; EDUCATION: St. Odilia's School, Ojoto, 1935; St. Mathew's Amawbia, 1936; St. Josephs Ekwulobia, Isiofia, 1937-39; St. Andrews Catholic School, Adazi, 1940; Our Lady's Catholic School Umuoji, 1942; St. Josephs Asaba, 1943; School of Agriculture, Moor Plantation Ibadan, 1949-51; Government College Umuahia, 1943-48; Washington State College, (now Washington State University), Pullman, Washington, 1952-534; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1954-58; CAREER: Teacher, Providence High School, Onitsha, 1948; Agric asst. in Training; Agric. Asst. Federal Department of Agricultural Research, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, 1949-50, 1951; Research Specialist, Agronomy, Ministry of Agriculture and National Resources, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, 1959-60; Rockefeller Research f/Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary School, University of Ibadan, 1960-61; Lecturer I, Department of Plant/Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria, 1961-62; Senior. Lecturer, Department of Plant/ Soil Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1963-65;a-prof. University of Nigeria Nsukka, 1965-71; Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, at various times during the civil War; ag. v-c, 1968-70; ag. ch. Planning and Management Committee, 1970-71; ch. Special Investigation Group, Food Production Directorate, 1967-68; Co-ordinator Biaffran Land Army, 1968-70; Part-time ch. Agric Development Corporation, East Central State, Nigeria, 1971-72; prof/Head, Department of Plant- Soil Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka, 1971-73; ch. Agric Research Council Nigeria, 1975-76; Agronomist, (Systems) and Leader (dir.) Farming Systems Program, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, 1973-76; Deputy dg. IITA, Ibadan, 1973-88; mm: Admin Committee on Coordination Sub Committee on Nutrition, 1978-81; ch. Agricultural Research Institutes Review Panels, Nigeria, 1980-81; visiting prof. International Agric, Cornel University, New York, 1982; Visiting-prof. African Agric Development, Michigan State University, 1983, 1988-89; First dir. United Nations University Programme on Natural Resources in Africa, 1990-93; 1994-96 Retired; Consultant to United Nation University, INRA, 1996-98; currently. Consultant, Agronomist/Ethrobotanist; mm/f. Science Association of Nigeria; f. Nigeria Academy of Science; mm: Nigerian Association of Agric Economist, 1986; Institute of Biology, UK, 1980-88; Founding mem. Nigeria Academy of Science, since 1997; f: Third World Academy of Science, since 1985; Association of Tropical Foresters, 1985; associate, Nitrogen Fixing Trees Association, since 1987; American Society of Agronomy, since 1960; Grays Science Society of Nigeria, I960; International Society of Tropical Roots and Tuber Crops; International Society of Tropical Roots and Tuber Crops; International Society of Tropical Roots and Tuber Crops West African branch, since 1975; The Office of Technology Assessment of U.S.A Congress Advisory Panel on Enhancing Agriculture in Africa, 1986-87; The Rockefeller Foundation, 1988-91; Advisor, United Nation University Collaborative Research Programme on Population, Land Management and Environment Changes, 1994-96; ah: Alphazeta Agric, Society, Henries (Washington State University), 1953; Phikappa Phi Education; Henries Society, Washington State Chapter, 1954; D.Sc.(Honoris Causa) University of Ife; December 1981; D.Sc (Honoris Causa) University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1985; Outstanding Alumni award, Washington State University, 1990; American Society of Agriculture, International Agronomy award, 1996; The first all African Crop Science Congress award for Pioneering Work in Farming Systems Research and Distinguished Academic Career, Pretoria South African, 1997; publ: Cropping Systems and Related Research in African, AAASA Occasional Publication Series OT-1, Addis Ababa, 1980; Plants and Food in Igbo Civilization and Culture, Government Printer Owerri, 1980; Development of Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in African- Roles of International Agric Research Centers and National Agricultural Research Systems, 1991; Distinguished Africa Society Lecture series No.l IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria; Co-authored, Integrating Crops and Livestock Production in West Africa, Fad Animal Production, Health Paper No 41 Rome, 1983; hob: gardening, plant and insect collecting, book collecting, fishing; res: P.O. Box 1685; Awka, Anambra State; fax: 234-46-412702 or 42-455510; e-m: [email protected] metrong.com pha: Ire Village, Ojoto Uno Idemili South Iga. Anambra State.
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Philomena Nkiruka Mbanwusi,
State of Origin: Anambra State
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 4
Number of Female Children 2
Profession Academia
Working Experience
St. Odilia's School, Ojoto, 1935; St. Mathew's Amawbia, 1936; St. Josephs Ekwulobia, Isiofia, 1937-39; St. Andrews Catholic School, Adazi, 1940; Our Lady's Catholic School Umuoji, 1942; St. Josephs Asaba, 1943; School of Agriculture, Moor Plantation Ibadan, 1949-51; Government College Umuahia, 1943-48; Washington State College, (now Washington State University), Pullman, Washington, 1952-534; Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1954-58
Tertiary
N/A

gardening, plant and insect collecting, book collecting, fishing

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March 31, 2017
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