Staff Profile

Dr. Oko-Isu Oko-Isu

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Anthony is an exemplary scholar as well as a person of tremendous character with significant leadership skills. He is a lecturer and Head of the Agribusiness and Management Department at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI) Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He joined the University in August 2015.

Oko-Isu has strong academic research excellence evidenced in his research outputs and publications with high ranking journals. He is also a successful leader as he pioneered the Agribusiness and Management program and Department and till date the Head of the program. He also served as the Pioneer Director of AE-FUNAI Farms Directorate a position he occupied till 31st August 2021. His responsibilities in AE-FUNAI included; secretary - University Central Accreditation committee, Faculty seminar committee, Faculty research team and Faculty cooperative society; member of Faculty summit and Hidden Hunger conference organizing committees; Coordinator for Establishment of Centre for Food and Nutrition Security, etc.

In Nigeria, he is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Micronutrient Deficiency Control, member of the State Committee on Food and Nutrition (SCFN) Ebonyi State, Nigeria as well as the National Public Relations Officer (PRO) and South-East Nigeria Zonal coordinator of the United Nations (UN) Academia and Research Network for Scaling-Up Nutrition in Nigeria (ARN-SUNN). He served as a member of the Technical committee that hosted the National Micronutrient Conference organized by the Government of Nigeria and her partners.

In November 2019, he was elected as the first African into the Research Data Alliance Technical Advisory Board (RDA-TAB) representing Europe and Africa. He still sits in the Board till date (see

Anthony is a recipient of research grants and fellowships including the OCP Research LLC travel grant and the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) training fellowship on “Computer Applications in agriculture”. He has also received several pieces of training from the Association of Commonwealth Universities, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the World Bank Group, etc.

Anthony is an experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of huge data handling and collection in his research institution and for other organizations. He is Skilled in Data Analysis, Quantitative Research, Agripreneurship, rural development, poverty reduction, management, and Health Economics.

Among his assets as a professional is an ability to effectively organize and facilitate groups, especially for purposes of collaborative and participatory research (such as interdisciplinary research and projects that involve a community advisory board) and faculty development to enhance the research capacity of faculty and staff. He is skilled in group dynamics and related communications.

Selected Publications (Articles and Journals)

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1 Monograph and Books Oko-Isu, A*. (2016) Analysis of Entrepreneurial Behaviour of Cassava Farmers: Ebonyi State, Nigeria. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing 144 pp.
2 Anthony Oko-isu*, Agnes Ugboego Chukwu, Ofoegbu Grace N., Igberi Christiana Ogonna, Ololo Kennedy, Tobechi Agbanike, Lasbrey Anochiwa, Nkechinyere R. Uwajumogu, Micheal Enyoghasim, Okoro Uzoma Nnaji, Adeolu Adewale (2019); Coffee Output Reaction T
3 Robert Onyeneke*, Chinyere Nwajiuba, Christiana Igberi, Mark Umunna, Francis Anosike, Anthony Oko-isu, Jane Munonye, Christian Uwadoka, Adewale Adeolu (2019) Impact Of Caregivers’ Nutrition Knowledge And Food Market Accessibility On Preschoo
4 A.I. Adeolu*, V.U. Oleforuh-Okoleh, W. Mathew, R.U. Onyeneke, R.N. Nwose, A. Oko-Isu and K.P. Oguagu (2019) Genetic parameters for pre-weaning litter traits in heterogeneous population of rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) raised in the humid tropics. I
5 Ogunji J.O., Onyeneke R. U.; Oko-Isu, A. Olaolu, M. O. and S. Iheanacho (2019). The role of University in Fighting Hidden Hunger: A case study of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ebonyi State Nigeria. At the National Micronutrient Confere
6 Oko-Isu, A., Nwachukwu, I.N*., Oteh, U.O., Njoku, M.E., (2014) Analysis of entrepreneurial behavior among cassava farmers In Ebonyi State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agricultural Science, Research and Technology in Extension and Education Syst
7 Adama, L.A., Oko-Isu, A*., Onwusiribe, N.C., and Chukwu, A.U., (2018) Impact of the exchange rate and inflation on capital allocation to agriculture in Nigeria. Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) Journal of Accounting, Busi
8 Nwachukwu I. N*., Alamba C. S., Oko-isu A., (2010) Determinants Of Institutional Credit Repayment Performance Among Farmers In Afikpo North Lga Of Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Aab Bioflux - Advances In Agriculture & Botanics - International Journal Of The