Anthony OYEOGBE, PhD in Agronomy (Nigeria)

Oyeogbe Anthony

Anthony holds a degree in Agronomy from LAUTECH in Nigeria, a double Master’s degree in Soil Science from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria; and Agronomy from Sardarkrushinagar Agricultural University in India, and a PhD in Agronomy from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi.

Current Position: n.a.

Research focus: Conservation agriculture, precision agronomy, crop modelling, bioeconomy

In his research, he focuses on the need for a global shift from current farming practices to sustainable agriculture systems, capable of providing both significant productivity increases and ecosystem services.

The jury awarded him a Green Talent in 2013 because of his contribution to sustainable agriculture that is capable of ensuring food security for the growing world population in an ecologically sustainable way. He has since been nominated to present papers at several international conferences.

2015 EAGE– First Proximal Sensing Supporting Precision Agriculture Conference
2014 Ninth Africa Development Forum
2014 Fourth Climate Change Development in Africa Conference ‘Africa can Feed Africa now'


 CV as submitted for the Green Talents award (2013):

DIVISION OF AGRONOMY, INDIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Research focus: Conservation agriculture in maize-wheat cropping systems for improving productivity and soil health

The need for a global shift from current farming practices to sustainable agriculture systems capable of providing both significant productivity increases and eco-friendly services have captivated Anthony Oyeogbe’s research interest.

Dedicated to the cause of agricultural research, Anthony Oyeogbe has for many years been studying eco-friendly production systems that could be implemented on a large scale in order to meet global food demands. His research focuses on conservation agriculture, which paves the way for a new example of sustainable food production and management system.

Oyeogbe completed his degree in Agronomy in Nigeria and then continued his studies with two master degrees in Soil-Water Management and Cropping Systems and Soil Fertility, in Nigeria and India, respectively. He is currently enrolled in a PhD programme in Conservation Agriculture and Resource-Use Management in New Delhi, India.

Over the last few years, he has been exposed to agronomy of crop production, soil water conservation and fertility, crop modelling and soil-water systems, and the environmental impact of climate change on crop productivity. He is presently acquiring expertise in weed and crop residue management.

Through his research, Oyeogbe is working on sustainable practices that would help smallholder farmers achieve higher productivity, profitability and resource efficiency, while enhancing flow of income.

The jury was particularly impressed by the great importance of Oyeogbe’s research. His interdisciplinary work contributes significantly to realizing the vision of a sustainable agriculture which is capable to ensure the livelihood of a growing world population in an ecologically sustainable way.