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Dr. Onyeneke Robert

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Dr. Robert Ugochukwu Onyeneke has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics with specialization in Resource and Environmental Economics. He is a Reader of Resource and Environmental Economics in the Department of Agriculture, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He has been actively engaged in research and teaching in Nigerian Universities for more than a decade. In his research, he seeks to understand the relationship between climate change and sustainable development, with the aim of designing and evaluating policies and programmes. To his credit are many research papers published in local and international journals, peer-reviewed book chapters and conference proceedings. Dr. Onyeneke has been involved in the development and review of climate change and agricultural policies and plans for the Federal and State governments in Nigeria. He has also served as an expert reviewer to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Selected Publications (Articles and Journals)

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1 Onyeneke, R.U., Amadi, M.U., Njoku, C.L. and Osuji, E.E. (2021). Climate change perception and uptake of climate-smart agriculture in rice production in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Atmosphere, 12 (11), 1503.
2 Emenekwe, C.C., Onyeneke, R.U. and Nwajiuba, C.U. (2021). Financial development and carbon emissions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
3 Bhattacharyya, S.S., Adeyemi, M.A., Onyeneke, R.U., Bhattacharyya, S., Faborode, H.F.B., Melchor-Martínez, E.M., Iqbal, H.M.N. and Parra-Saldívar, R. (2021). Nutrient budgeting - A robust indicator of soil-water-air contamination monitoring and preve
4 Onyeneke R.U. (2021). Does climate change adaptation lead to increased productivity of rice production? Lessons from Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 36, 54–68.
5 Olabisi, L.S.; Onyeneke, R.U.; Choko, O.P.; Chiemela, S.N.; Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O.; Achike, A.I. and Aiyeloja, A.A. (2020). Scenario planning for climate adaptation in agricultural systems. Agriculture, 10, 274; doi:10.3390/agriculture10070274
6 Onyeneke, R.U., Emenekwe, C.C., Amadi, M.U., Munonye, J.O., Njoku, C.L. and Izuogu, C.U. (2020). Demand analysis of rice in Nigeria: application of quadratic almost ideal demand system model. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 10 (1)
7 Onyeneke R.U., C.O. Igberi, J.O. Aligbe, F.A. Iruo, M.U. Amadi, S.C. Iheanacho, E.E Osuji, J. Munonye and C. Uwadoka (2020). Climate change adaptation actions by fish farmers: evidence from the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Australian Journal of Agr
8 Onyeneke, R.U.; Amadi, M.U. and Anosike F.C. (2019). Biofortification in Nigeria: A Systematic Review. AIMS Agriculture and Food, 4 (4): 892 – 906. doi: 10.3934/agrfood.2019.4.892
9 Tarfa, P.Y., Ayuba, H.K., Onyeneke, R.U., Idris, N., Nwajiuba, C.A., Igberi, C.O. (2019). Climate change perception and adaptation in Nigeria’s Guinea Savanna: Empirical evidence from farmers in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Applied Ecology and Environmen
10 Choko, O.P.; Olabisi, L.S.; Onyeneke, R.U.; Chiemela, S.N.; Liverpool-Tasie, L.S.O and Rivers III, L. (2019). A resilience approach to community-scale climate adaptation. Sustainability, Vol. 11, No. 11, 3100; doi:10.3390/su11113100.
11 Emenekwe, C.C., Onyeneke, R.U., and Nwajiuba, C.U. (2022). Assessing the combined effects of temperature, precipitation, total ecological footprint, and carbon footprint on rice production in Nigeria: a dynamic ARDL simulations approach. Environmental Science and Pollution Research.