Dr Anthony OYEOGBE (Nigeria)

In his research, Anthony 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.

PhD in Agronomy

Current Position: Senior Lecturer in Agronomy and Environmental Management at Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria and Research Associate at the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rostock, Germany

Research focus: agroecosystem sustainability, sustainable agronomy, precision/digital agronomy

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, India

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 realising the vision of a sustainable agriculture which is capable to ensure the livelihood of a growing world population in an ecologically sustainable way.