Dr Edwin Idu

Dr Edwin Idu

Academic qualifications 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)
Other skills
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.
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)

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
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.
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.
PROPCOM (DFID) Workshop on Making Nigerian Agricultural Markets Work for the Poor, held at hill station hotel, Jos, Nigeria, Dec. 11, 2007
Trainer: New Nigeria Foundation workshop for training of enumerators held at BNARDA, Makurdi, Nigeria, Oct. 2007.
PROPCOM (DFID) Workshop Making Nigerian Agricultural Markets Work for the Poor, held at Hamdala hotel, Kaduna, Nigeria, July, 2007.
DFID Workshop/Stakeholders meeting on HIV/AIDS control held at the DFID office in Makurdi Benue State in 2001
Trainer: UBEB Workshop for JSS Senior Master Academics held at ICT Centre, FCT College of Education, Zuba, Abuja. 19 – 21 October, 2009.
Trainer: UBEB Workshop for JSS Senior Master Administration held at ICT Centre, FCT College of Education, Zuba, Abuja. 26 – 28 October, 2009.

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

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Campus Address
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