Dr Edwin Idu

Educational Institution Attended and Dates
University of Agriculture, Makurdi, (2000-2008)
University of Agriculture Makurdi (1989-1995)
Ujor Memorial College, Otukpo (1982-1987)
L.G.E.A. Primary school, Ojali (1976-1982)

Qualifications Obtained With Dates
Ph.D in Agric. Ext. & Comm. (APPLIED ICT) (2008)
M.Sc. in Agric. Extension and Communication (2004)
B.Agric. (Agric. Econs), Second Class Honours; Upper
Division (1995)
General Certificate of Education O/level (1987)
First School Leaving Certificate (1982)
Additional Qualification
Data analysis using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).
Web development and hosting.
Computer knowledge of software programmes and light programminig languages applied in field of
agricultural and rural development like ADO, ASP, VBscript , SQL, HTML.
Working knowledge regarding office packages like, Microsoft word, Microsoft power point, Excel,
Access Microsoft, Internet explorer etc.

Membership of Learned Society
Member Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON)
National Financial Secretary, Nigeria Society of Indigenous Knowledge and Development (NSIKAD)
Member Science Association of Nigeria (SAN)

Cognate Experiences With Dates
Teacher (NYSC): Government Science Secondary School, Misau-Bauchi, Nov. 1995-Nov. 1996.

Missionary/Teacher: Reconciliation Ministries, Abuja, Mar. 1997-Nov. 1999.

Teacher: Happy Home Secondary School, Makurdi, Nov. 1999- May 2000.

Graduate Assistant: Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, University of
Agriculture, Makurdi May 2000- April 2004.

Assistant Lecturer: Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, University of
Agriculture, Makurdi, May 2004- September, 2007.

Lecturer II: Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, University of
Agriculture, Makurdi, October 2007- August 2008.

Lecturer II: Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Abuja,
September, 2008- September, 2010.

Lecturer 1: Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Abuja,
October, 2010- till date.

Courses Taught (UAM):
Undergraduate:
Introduction to agriculture AGR 201- UAM
Introduction to rural sociology AEX 201- UAM
Extension practice AEX 401- UAM
Farm practice AGR 301- UAM
Agricultural extension and communication AEX 301- UAM
Rural sociology AEX 504- UAM

Postgraduate (UAM):
Rural development administration PDA 0114- UAM
Administration of agricultural policy MPA 615 -UAM
Research Method PDM 015 -UAM

Courses Currently Taught (Uni-Abuja):
General Agriculture AGR 112
Introduction to Agricultural Extension AEX 211
Rural Sociology and Development 226
Application of Computer to Agricultural Production AGR 301
Administration and Programme Planning in Extension AEX 514
Agricultural Communication System AEX 513
Diffusion and Innovation AEX 512
Rural Community Development AEX 529
Operation and Maintenance of Media Equipment AEX 522

Research Work Supervised:
Undergraduate works supervised: 9
Diploma and Certificate: 6
Postgraduate works supervised: 3
Undergraduate works under supervision: 3
Postgraduate works under supervision: –
Publications:
Books
Idu, E.E., Apochi M., & Idu R.I. (2011). Biology for Agriculture. Abuja. Food for All Publishers. 112pp

Idu, E.E., Aiyedun, E.A., & Idu R.I. (2013). Computer for Agriculture. Joyce Publishers. 93pp
Referred Journal Articles
Idu E.E & A.D.E. Obinne (2002). Dissemination of research findings through journals in Universities in Benue state of Nigeria. International J of socio. & policy issues. Vol.1 (1): 94-97.
Idu E.E & A.D.E Obinne (2003). Anti-Aids media campaign and impact on rural youth in Apir community. International J. of gender and health stud. Vol 1 (1): 92-98.
Obinne C.P.O. & E.E. Idu (2004). A comparative study of the involvement of men and women farmers in improving Farmers’ participation in adoption of extension recommendation in Benue (Nigeria). Trop. Agric. Res. & Ext. J. 112-117.
Idu E.E. and C.P.O. Obinne (2004). Adoption levels of low-input technologies of IFPREB project in Nigeria by gender. J. of Agric. Sc. and Tech. Vol. 14 (1 & 2): 20-27.
Ekoja O.C., Idu E.E. & A.D.E. Obinne (2004). A comparative study of educational achievement in morning and afternoon schools in Makurdi metropolis. Mult. J. of res dev. Vol. 4 (1): 21-26
Kaka, H.J., Obinne C.P.O & E.E. Idu. (2004). Protective dress in agriculture: a study of practitioners in Benue state. Annals of res. in Nig. Vol. 4. (1). 57 –62.
Kaka, H. J., Obinne, C.P.O. & E.E. Idu. (2004). Socio- economic characteristics of rural cottage industries: a case study of Annune community, Benue State. Nig. J. of Agribus. & Rural Dev. Vol. 4 (2). 122 –132.
Idu E.E. (2006). The context of gender in indigenous knowledge and agricultural development Ethnoscience in agriculture for sustainable food production and livelihood. Vol 1 (1): 100-111.
Idu E.E., Ogwola, G.O. & J.A. Idoko (2007). Transfer and adoption of labour saving technologies. J. of Res. in National Dev. Vol 5 (2): 182-187.
Agbulu O.N. and E.E.Idu (2008) An assessment of organic and inorganic vegetable farming in Benue Valley of North Central Nigeria (Implication for agricultural educator). Human Ecology. Vol. 23(3): 345-350.
Agbulu O.N. & E.E.Idu, (2008). The impact of participatory and expository approaches on learning of agricultural science in senior secondary schools in Benue state. J. of Soc. Sc. Vol. 16(3):245-249.
Idu E.E., J.A. Idoko & T.O. Agbo (2008). Staff motivation and job performance in Benue agricultural and rural development authority (BNARDA). Benue J. of res. in sci. and educ. Vol. 1 (1): 33-40

Idu, E.E., Ejeh, E.E. and P.D. Ivande (2008). Evaluation of Budgetary Allocation to Agriculture in Benue State. Benue J. of res. in sci. and educ. Vol. 1 (1): 59-70.

Idu R.I., Obinne C.P.O. & Idu E.E. (2010). Adoption of cassava post-harvest technologies among rural women farmers in Benue state Nigeria. Int. J. of Agric. and Rural Dev. Vol. 1 (2): 170-178.

Idoko J.A, Idu E.E. & Nwachukwu L. (2010). Analysis of disposable income differentials on education of farmers’ children: implication for agricultural development. Int. J. of Agric. and Rural Dev. Vol. 1 (3): 204-21.
Idu E.E., Okwu, O.J., & M.B. Ikpe (2010). Influencing factors in the effectiveness of contact farmers in Zone C of Benue Agricultural and Rural Development Authority. Journal of Rural Dev. Agric. & Sc.vol 1: 1. 80 – 89
Idu, E.E., Idoko J.A. & M. Akelikwunu (2011). Assessment of OLAM Outgrower programme for rice production in Benue State. Int. J. of Agric. and Dev. Econs. Vol 1 (1): 109-115
Idu, E.E., Idoko J.A. & R.U. Idoko (2011). Economic Analysis of Small-Scale Fish Farming in Kuje Area Council, Abuja, Nigeria. Journal of Educational Innovators. Vol 4 (1): 80- 84
Idu, E.E., Saroa, F. & C.P.O. Obinne (2011). Factors that influence the Adoption of Low-Input Technologies by gender in rural communities of Benue State, Nigeria. Journal of Educational Innovators. Vol 4 (1):91- 95
Idu, E.E., Naswem, A. & R.I. Idu (2012). Capacity Building of Agricultural Entrepreneurs in Nigeria: a case for Demand –Driven Extension. The Inter. J. of Entre. Studies. Vol 5(2): 169- 172
Idu, E.E., Okoro, J.K. & Ojogbane, D.A. (2012). Use of Pepper (Capsicum annum) in Controlling Weevil Attack in the Storage of Cowpea: A New Window for Extension. Nig. Journal of Pure & Applied Sc. Vol. 5; 7-12.
Bello, M., Salau, E.S. & E.E. Idu (2013). Determinants of Aspiration among farmers in Jenkwe Development Area in Central Nigeria. J. of Rural Dev. Agric. & Science. Vol 2 (1): 117-128.

Chapters in Referred Books
Idu, E.E. Ama, T. & Obinne, A.D.E. (2005). Gender and indigenous knowledge in neighbouring communities of the University of Agriculture. Readings on indigenous processing, storage and marketing for poverty reduction in Nigeria. CEKARD Associates, Makurdi. 301-315.
Idoko J.A. and Idu E.E (2008). Innovative teaching and learning: the role of computer technology. In: innovations in teaching and learning. 58- 66.
Idu E.E. and C.P.O. Obinne (2009). Promoting effective research-extension-farmer-input linkage system; ICT as a cornerstone. Perspective in agricultural extension and rural development. J.U. Agbamu (ed). 182-196.

Paper published in Referred Conference Proceedings
Obinne, A.D.E., M.O. Agada, & E.E. Idu (2001). Evaluation of materials and methods for teaching agricultural science in urban and rural secondary schools: a case of Makurdi metropolis and its environs. Proceedings of Children-in-Agriculture Programme (CIAP). 4th National research networking meeting and conference. 292-301
Idu, E.E., T.N. Tee and A.D.E. Obinne (2001). Assessment of children’s participation in crop and forest production: a case of study of youth in Makurdi metropolis. Proceedings of Children-in-Agriculture Programme (CIAP). 4th National research meeting and conference. 114-120
Obinne, A.D.E., E.E. Idu & T.N.Tee (2001). Assessment of youth participation in livestock production and career prospects in Agriculture in Makurdi metropolis. Proceedings of Children-in-Agriculture Programme (CIAP). 4th National research meeting and conference. 131-137
Obinne, C.P.O., Age, I.A. & E.E. Idu (2002). A Comparative study of the practice of swine farmers in rural and urban areas of Benue state, Nigeria. Proceedings of the eight annual national conference of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria. Stakeholders participation for strengthening agricultural extension practice and food security in Nigeria. 40 – 47.
Ekefan, E., Idu E.E. & A. Girgi (2004). Post-harvest handling of citrus fruits: a new conceptual framework in the Benue trough. Indigenous knowledge and agriculture for sustainable development. Proceedings of the national conference on indigenous knowledge and development. Makurdi. 244-252.
Idu, E.E., & A.D.E. Obinne (2004). Posters and Bills: a new conceptual approach to youth’s career development in agriculture. Indigenous knowledge and agriculture for sustainable development. Proceedings of the national conference on indigenous knowledge and development. Makurdi. 424-423.
Obinne, C.P.O, Attah, J. & E.E. Idu (2004). Characterization and utilization of organic farming practices in Benue state: a case study of rural dwellers in Okpokwu and Ogbadigbo Local Government Areas. Indigenous knowledge and agriculture for sustainable development. Proceedings of the national conference on indigenous knowledge and development. Makurdi. 190-196
Obinne, C.P.O., Adebisi, J.F & E.E. Idu (2005). Coordination between technology generation and transfer systems: an examination of the University extension system and agricultural development project. Proceedings of the ninth annual national conference of the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria. Structure and operation of agricultural extension in democratic & deregulated economy. 90-94.
Idu E.E. C.P.O. Obinne and E.P. Ejembi (2006). The potentials of cyber extension in livestock service delivery in Nigeria: The University of Agriculture Makurdi Example. Proceedings of the 20th Annual National Conference of Farm Management Association of Nigeria. Held at Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria federal College of Forestry, Jos Plateau, 18th -21st September, 2006. 177-180.
Obinne A.D.E., Ishaku D.P. & Idu E.E. (2006). The traditional aspects of girl-child education in Berom community, Plateau State. Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Indigenous Knowledge and Development. Held at Cross River University of Technology, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Obubra, Cross River State, Nigeria, 9th- 12th November, 2005. 44-52.
Age I.A., C.P.O. Obinne and E.E. Idu (2006). A Comparative assessment of livestock extension policy implementation in Benue and Nasarawa state. Proceedings of the eleventh annual national conference of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria. 1-8.
Idu E.E. (2007). Integrating cyber extension in agricultural research and development: a model for universities of agriculture. Proceedings of the 2nd annual international conference on ICT for development, education and training. Held at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, May 28-30, 2007. 120-121.
Idu E.E., Obinne, A.D. and R.I. Idu (2008). Determination of research’s access and usage of internet for effective dissemination of research output: a case for university of agriculture, Makurdi. In: Education in the information age: global challenges and enhancement strategies. Proceedings of first international conference of the faculty of education, university of Nigeria Nsukka. 103-107.
Idu E.E. Humbe I.T. & C.P.O. Obinne (2008). Indigenous Chick Colouration in restraining Predatory hawk /kite activity in Iorkume Community. In: Indigenous Science for Development and Social Mobilization. Proceedings of the 4th annual international conference. 59-67.

Papers Accepted for Publication in Learned Journal
Kaka H.J., Idu, E.E. and M.O. Agada. Socio-economic characteristics of rural cottage industries: a case study of Annune community, Benue state –Nigeria. J. of Agric. Sc. and Tech. In Press.
Odiaka E.C, Idu E.E. and A.K. Orbunde. Role of visual aids in rural communication: a case study of Idoma comminity in Benue state, Nigeria. In press
Technical Reports
Idu E.E. (1995). Exploratory study of on-going institutional programmes in river blindness control and the impact on some socio-economic variables: a case study of the kastin-Ala and Otukpo Local Government Areas. Undergraduate project report. Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria. 40pp
Idu E.E. (2003). Assessment of the Impact of Improved Farmers Participation in Research and Extension in Benue (IFPREB) on resource poor men and women farmers. M.Sc. Thesis. Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria. 65pp
Idu E.E. (2007). Developing and Applying Cyber Extension: a case for University of Agriculture, Makurdi-Nigeria. Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Agricultural Extension and Communication, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria. 149pp

Conference Organised/Attended Within the Last Five Years

Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria, 18th Annual Conference, held at the Savanna Guest House, Lafia, Nasarawa State. May 6 – 8th, 2013

rice-Africa, 3rd International Conference on rice for food, market and development. Held at the Merit House, Maitama, Abuja. March 4 –6th March, 2013

Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria, 17th Annual Conference, held at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, March 11- 14th, 2012

rice-africa 1st International Conference on rice for food, market and development. Held at the Raw Material Research and Development Council, Abuja. March 3-5th March, 2011

National Cashew Week (organized by African Cashew Alliance) held at IITA, Ibadan 2- 5th March, 2010

3rd Annual International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training. Held at the International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana, May 28-30, 2008.

Conference Papers presented within the last five years

Policy and investment incentive for cashew processing in Nigeria. Presented during the National Cashew Week (organized by African Cashew Alliance). Held at IITA, Ibadan 2- 5th March, 2010

Indigenous chick colouration using garula in restraining predatory hawk/kite activity in Iorkume community. Presented during the Nigeria Society of indigenous Knowledge and Development 4nd annual conference held at Kogi State University, Anyagba, 5th –8th, November, 2008.

Integrating cyber extension in agricultural research and development: a model for universities of agriculture. Presented during the 2nd Annual International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training. Held at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, May 28-30, 2007.

The potentials of cyber extension in livestock service delivery in Nigeria: The University of Agriculture Makurdi Example. Presented during the Farm Management Association of Nigeria 20th annual conference at Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Federal College of Forestry, Jos Plateau, 18th -21st September, 2006.

Linkage between technology generated and transfer system: an examination of the university extension system and agricultural development project. Presented during the 9th annual conference at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife, 8th to 11th March, 2004.

Workshop Experience
i. Capacity Building for eLearning in Africa, 3rd annual international conference/workshop on ICT for development, education and training. Held at the international conference centre, Accra Ghana, May 28-30, 2008.
ii. Capacity Building for eLearning in Africa, 2nd annual international conference/workshop on ICT for development, education and training. Held at the Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, May 28-30, 2007.
iii. PROPCOM (DFID) Workshop on Making Nigerian Agricultural Markets Work for the Poor, held at hill station hotel, Jos, Nigeria, Dec. 11, 2007

iv. Trainer: New Nigeria Foundation workshop for training of enumerators held at BNARDA, Makurdi, Nigeria, Oct. 2007.
v. PROPCOM (DFID) Workshop Making Nigerian Agricultural Markets Work for the Poor, held at Hamdala hotel, Kaduna, Nigeria, July, 2007.
vi. DFID Workshop/Stakeholders meeting on HIV/AIDS control held at the DFID office in Makurdi Benue State in 2001
vii. Trainer: UBEB Workshop for JSS Senior Master Academics held at ICT Centre, FCT College of Education, Zuba, Abuja. 19 – 21 October, 2009.
viii. Trainer: UBEB Workshop for JSS Senior Master Administration held at ICT Centre, FCT College of Education, Zuba, Abuja. 26 – 28 October, 2009.

Community Service
Managing Editor: International Journal of Agricultural and Rural Development, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Uni-Abuja
Member – Examination and Result Computation Committee, CDL, Uni-Abuja (March 2010 –date)
Seminar coordinator – Dept of Agric. Ext.& Comm.Uni-agric. Makurdi (2004-2005)
Secretary- Committee on Departmental Hand Book, Uni-agric. Makurdi (2005)

Coordinator: UAM Graduating Students-Employers Interactive Forum.
2005/2006 session: Organised a college/maiden lecture on overcoming the challenges in the
labour market (which drew 6 discussants(Manager of UBA Makurdi, Oceanic Bank Makurd,
Wema Bank Makurdi, Ranx Tito Makurd, Olam Nigeria Ltd), from the private sector and
over 300 participants) held at the Academic block A large lecture hall on 14th July, 2006.

Organize Extension Day with students of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agriculture,
2011/2012 Session

Administrative Responsibility
Examination Officer- Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Uni-Abuja (2011-till date)
CDL Coordinator – Agricultural Economics and Extension Programme, Uni-Abuja (2009 – 2010)
SIWES Coordinator- Dept of Agricultural Extension & Communication Uni-Agric. Makurdi (2008)
Examination Officer – Dept of Agricultural Extension & Communication Uni-Agric. Makurdi (2006 -2008)

Rural Development and Related Works/Studies

Lead Consultant: rice-Africa (2013). Facilitated the 3rd International Conference on rice for food, market and development. Held at the Merit House, Maitama, Abuja. March 4- 6th March, 2013

Lead Consultant: PrOpCOM (DFID) (2011). Assessment of the Impact of NESG Rice Network Activities

Lead Consultant: rice-Africa (2011). Facilitated the 1st International Conference on rice for food, market and development. Held at the Raw Material Research and Development Council, Abuja. March 3-5th March, 2011

Consultant: African Cashew Alliance (2010). Facilitated the Nigeria National Cashew Week Programme at the IITA, Ibadan, Oyo State, 2-5 March 2010

Consultant: UBEB (2009). Workshop for JSS Senior Master Academics held at ICT Centre, FCT College of Education, Zuba, Abuja. 19 – 21 October, 2009/ Workshop for JSS Senior Master Administration 26 – 28 October, 2009.

Consultant: PrOpCOM (DFID) /New Nigeria Foundation (2007). Soya value chain baseline survey in Plateau State
Consultant: New Nigeria Foundation (2007). PCU Fadama III Conduct of Agro-Industry Potentials and Constraints Study in Benue State

Major Professional Achievement
Developed a Web-Based Online Extension System for University Extesion services. Published
research articles on adoption and communication of improved agricultural innovations as a
means of raising farm productivity and ensuring sustainability.

Award of Excellence
2007 ASUU RESEARCH GRANT AWARD FOR PhD THESIS
Referees
i. Prof. E.A. Aiyedun
Department of Agric. Econs & Ext.
PMB 117
University of Abuja, Abuja

ii. Professor P. Idisi iii. Prof. C.P.O. Obinne
Department of Agric. Econs. & Ext. Dept. of Agric. Ext. and Comm.
PMB 117 PMB 2373
University of Abuja, Abuja. University of Agriculture, Makurdi

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