Edwin M. Igbokwe, born in 1950 is a professor of agricultural/rural sociology at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria where he has taught at undergraduate and graduate levels since 1993. He received a Ph.D from the same university in 1992. He has carried out rural research in several development-related subjects in Africa including public policy, rural economics, land use and administration, indigenous knowledge and rural development and technology policies. He has supervised and graduated 20 Ph.D and M.Sc candidates between 1995 and 2012. His current interest is technology policy and development. An associate fellow of the African Institute for Applied Economics (A.I.A.E.), Enugu, Nigeria, Dr. Igbokwe has consulted widely for both local and international agencies such as the Free University, Amsterdam, the Word Bank and USAID in Nigeria. A specialist in participatory appraisal techniques, he has over 70 publications including his pioneering work with Nnenna Enwere, Participatory Rural Appraisal in Development Research and many book chapters.