Prof. CHIDEBELU Sonny Angus Nnaemeka Dixie.

Department: Agricultural Economics
Faculty: Agriculture
Designation : Professor
Email: sonny.chidebelu@unn.edu.ng
Phone: +234(0)8037720684


Publications (Articles and Journals):

1. Ames G.C.W., W.A. Smathers, and S.A.N.D.Chidebelu (1980). The Export Market for recyclable materials, Research Report 342, Experiment Stations, The University of Georgia, USA. 2. Chidebelu, A.N., G.W.Ames and E.E.Brown (1980), Land use in Nigeria, Food Policy, V.5, N.4, November, pp. 300 -310, IPC Science and Technology Press Ltd., Surrey, England. 3. Chidebelu, A.S.N., E.E.Brown and H.M.Miller (1981), Limited income farmers; some new knowledge, Journal of Extension, V,19, Jan - Feb, pp. 14-18, Madison, Winsconsin, USA. 4. Chidebelu, A.S.N., E.E.Brown and H.M.Miller (1981), The low income farmer in Georgia; what is holding him back?, Georgia Agricultural Research, V.27, N.3, pp.7-9,The University of Georgia , Athens , Georgia, USA. 5. Nweke, F.I., G.N.Okoli and S.A.N.D.Chidebelu (1981), Feasibility Study of the University of Nigeria farm, Igga; a review, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nsukka. 6. Beckman, J.E., A.S.N.Chidebelu and J.R.Allison (1982), Economics of basic agricultural practices in the Piedmont area of Georgia, Research Bulletin 276, Experiment Stations, The University of Georgia, USA. 7. Yu, K.C., A.S.N.Chidebelu, H.M.Miller and E.E.Brown (1982), The relationship between socioeconomic characteristics of low income farmers and heir use of extension services, Research Report 400, Experiment Stations, The University of Georgia,USA. 8. Chidebelu, A.S.N., J.E.Beckman and J.R. Allison (1982), Ownership situation and management practices on small forests in Georgia, Research Report 391, Experiment Stations, The University of Georgia, USA. 9. Chidebelu, A.S.N. and M.E. Isiogugu (1982) Cooperative group Farming Societies in Nigeria; a case study of Borno State, J. of Tropical Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, V.20, N.4, pp.321-28, Leipzig, Germany. 10. Chidebelu, A.S.N., and M.E. Isiogugu (1982), The Impact of Cooperative Group Farming Societies in Nigeria; a study of Borno State, Review of International Cooperation, V.75, N.2, pp.41-44, London, England. 11. Chidebelu, A.N.(1983), Problems of formal smallholder credit in south-eastern Nigeria, Agricultural Administration, V.13, pp. 1-9, Applied Science Publishers, Essex, England. 12. Okonkwo, S.N.C., U.G.N. Anazodo, G.O.I.Ezeike, S.A.N.D.Chidebelu and R.I. Egwuatu (1984), Proposal for increased food and industrial raw materials production in Nigeria, Agro-systems Consultancy Unit, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 13. Chidebelu, A.S.N.,and Grant Ezeronye (1985), Some neglected farm management problems facing food farmers in Anambra State of Nigeria; a study of Nsukka Local Government Area, Nigerian Journal of Rural Development and Cooperative Studies, V.1, N.2,pp. 122-131, Centre for Rural Development and Cooperative Studies, UNN. 14. Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. (1986). Diffusion of Cooperative mode of production among Smallholder Farmers in Nigeria, in Okereke, O.(ed), Cooperatives in the Nigerian Economy, Proceedings, Nsukka, Nigeria; University of Nigeria Press. 15. Chidebelu, A.N. and Kierian N. Ezike (1988), The Agricultural Development Projects approach to smallholder credit; the case of Lafia ADP, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, V.27, N2, April-June, pp. 186-196.Germany. 16. Chidebelu, S.A.N.D.(1989),Strategies Adopted by Nigerian Housewives to cope with Fluctuations in food prices; a study of Nsukka households, Nigerian Journal of Rural Developement and Cooperative Studies, CRDC, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 17. Arene, C. J. and S. A. N. D.Chidebelu (1989), Economics of Labour, Fertilizer and Pesticides use in Rice Production in Nigeria; a Study of Anambra/Imo States World Bank Rice Project, Uzo-Uwani, Nigerian J. of Rural Devt. and Coop. Studies, CRDC, UNN. 18. Ezike, K.N. and S.A.N.D.Chidebelu (1990), Group Approach to Agricultural Financing in Nigeria; the Case of farmers cooperatives in generating and funding agricultural ventures in Abakaliki Local Government Area, in Okonkwo, L.C. et. al. (eds.), Issues in National Development, Proceedings, Enugu: ABIC Publishers. 19. Chidebelu, A.N. and Ngozi J. Amadi (1990), Pig production in Southeastern Nigeria under the Intensive, semi- Intensive and extensive systems, Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, V.38, N.4, December, pp. 411-418, OAU/Inter African Bureau for Animal Resources, Nairobi, Kenya. 20. Besong, Manfred T. and S.A.N.D. Chidebelu (1990), Food Crops Marketing in Cameroon: the Case of Cassava, its Derivatives and related Commodities in Fako Division, Southwest Cameroon, Science and Technology Review, Younde, Cameroon. 21. Nwike, I. J. and A. N. Chidebelu (1991), Agricultural technology transfer: the case of Imo State Agricultural Development Programme Area, in Olukosi, J.O., A.O.Ogungbile and B.A.Kalu (eds.), Appropriate agricultural technologies for resource-poor farmers, Proceedings of the 3rd. National Farming Systems Network, pp.195-206. 22. Nwagbo, E.C. and A.N.Chidebelu (1991), Economics of cassava production in Anambra State of Nigeria, Enugu: Anambra State Agricultural Development Programme. 23. Chidebelu, A.N. (1991), The importance of hired labourers on smallholder farms in Anambra State, Nigeria, African Social Science Series Research report No. 12, Winrock Research Institute for Agricultural Development, Morilton, Arkansas, USA. 24. Chidebelu, A.S.N.D.(1992), The market and working conditions of hired labourers in south-eastern Nigeria: a study of Anambra State, Journal of Tropical Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, V.30, N.4,pp.335-40, Leipzig, Germany. 25. Igboeli, G., S.M, Anika, F.O.C.Ezedinma, W.O.Enwezor and S.A.N.D.Chidebelu (1992), Anambra State Agricultural Plan, 1992, Committee of Experts in Agriculture, Awka, Ministry of Agriculture. 26. Udealor, A. B.I, Edekobi, U. Amalu, S.A.N.D.Chidebelu, and D.Umeh (1993)), Weed control in yam/maize/cassava alternate row intercropping system using low growing crops in Enugu and Anambra States, Proceedings of the 18th annual farming systems research and extension workshop in south eastern Nigeria, NCRI, Umudike, Nigeria, Dec. 5-11, pp. 22-28. 27. Mbanasor, J.A. and S.A.N.D.Chidebelu (1994), Costs and returns analysis of palm-oil processing techniques in rural Nigeria, in Anyanwu, A. (ed.), Enabling Environment for National Growth, Benin, Nigeria: Barloz Publishers Inc. 28. Alimba, J.O. and S.A.N.D.Chidebelu (1994), Linkages in rural development: evidence from selected rural communities in Anambra State, Nigeria, in Anyanwu, A. (ed.), Enabling Environment for National Growth, Benin, Nigeria: Barloz Publishers Inc. 29. Chidebelu, S.A.N.D., O.E.Obinna, E.Ozor, T.Onukwugha and U.V.Umoffia (1994), Rural Markets and Infrastructures Project Study: Imo State Report, Sheda, Abuja: Federal Agricultural and Coordinating Unit (FACU). 30. Chidebelu, A. N. and J.A. Mbanasor (1995), The response of arable smallholder farmers of Abia and Imo States of Nigeria to the structural adjustment programme, Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology 31. Okwuanga, J.A., A.Udealor, S.A.N.D.Chidebelu and I.B.Edekobi (1995), On-farm evaluation of upland rice varieties, Proceedings of the 9th. Farming Systems Workshop in South-east Nigeria, pp. 62-63. 32. Okwuanga, J.A., A.Udealor, S.A.N.D.Chidebelu and I.B.Edekobi (1995), Evaluation of the productivity of Cassava/Maize/ Sweet potato intercrop grown in alternate row arrangement in Anambra State, Proceedings of the 9th. Farming Systems Workshop in South-east Nigeria, pp.59-61. 33. Achike, A.I. and A.N.Chidebelu (1996), A comparative analysis of two agricultural credit schemes operating in Nigeria, Journal of Agriculture, Technology and Education, V.1, N.2, Sept., pp.79-84. 34. Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. and Marie Ngo-N'djon (1997), The economics of goat production in south-eastern Nigeria: Implications for the future, Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, V.25, N.1, pp.93-99. 35. Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. and Nkechi Ezeogu (1997), Gender issues in sustainable agricultural investment: the case of women soap enterprises, Proceedings of the 13th. Annual Conference of Farm Management Association of Nigeria, pp. 19-25. 36. Chidebelu, S.A.N.D.(1998), Evaluating feasibility studies for agricultural project loans: some salient considerations, in Ijere, M.O. and Aja Okorie (eds.), Readings in Agricultural Finance, Lagos: Longman Nigeria PLC. 37. Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. (1999), The challenge of REFILS towards poverty alleviation in the next millennium, Keynote Address, in Enyinnia, T.(ed.), Proceedings of the Annual Farming Systems, Research and Extension Workshop in South-eastern Nigeria, Nov.,pp.1-11. 38. Besong, M.T., O.U.Onokpise and S.A.N.D.Chidebelu (1999), Modified stability analysis of on-farm trials involving varieties and fertility levels, International Journal of Tropical Agriculture, V.17, N.1-4, pp.41-49, March-December. 39. Ukwueze, F.N., and S.A.N.D.Chidebelu (2002), Indigenous Knowledge and Agricultural Inputs: The Case of Honey Production and Marketing in Nsnkka Agricultural Zone of Enugu State, Nigerian J. of Agricultural Economists, V. , N. , pp. 40. Njoku, M.E. and S.A.N.D.Chidebelu (2003). Market structure analysis of palm oil marketing in Imo State. J. of Rural Sociological Association of Nigeria. Vol.1, pp. 123 – 129. 41. Ike, P. C. and S.A.N.D. Chidebelu (2003). Analysis of the influence of socioeconomic variables on the economic performance of women small scale business enterprises in Nigeria: the case of the restaurant industry in Enugu State. J. of Home Economics Research. Vol, 5, No.1, pp44-51. 42. Ike, P. C. and S.A.N.D. Chidebelu (2004). Women micro business enterprises: a study of the financial contribution of female street food vendors to the family welfare in Enugu State, Nigeria. NATT Research Seris. A journal of the Nigerian Association of Technology. Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 53 – 56. 43. Okoli P.I., S.A.N.D. Chidebelu, and E.C.Nwagbo(2004),The nature and practice of street food vending in Anambra State, Nigeria Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment, Vol. 6, No. 2. 44. Chidebelu, S.A.N.D., E.C.Nwagbo, and O.I.Eze (2005), Reformation of Enugu State Agriculture and New Agricultural Policy and Strategy, State and Local Government Programme No. , Department for International Development, Enugu, Nigeria. 45 Onyebinama, U.A.U., Chidebelu, S.A.N.D., and Nwagbo, E.C. (2005) Devaluation and Nigeria’s food imports in Ogosi, D., Okuneye, P., and Oyaide, W.J. (eds). Economic Reforms and Management of Nigerian Agriculture. Proceedings of the 19th annual conference of the Farm Management Association of Nigeria, pp63-67. 46 Onyebinama, U.A.U., Chidebelu, S.A.N.D., and Nwagbo, E.C. (2007), The effect of exchange rate adjustment on the output of Nigerian Agriculture. The Nigerian Agricultural Journal, V.38, pp82-91. 47 Enibe, D.O., Chidebelu,S.A.N.D., Onwubuya,E.A.,Agbo,C.I., and Mbah, A.A. (2008). Policy issues in the structure, conduct and performance of banana market in Anambra State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria, V.12, N.1, pp. 96-106 48 Onubogu, G. C. and Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. (2009).Economic efficiency determination in broiler production in Imo State of Nigeria: a profit function approach. International J. of Agriculture and Rural Development, V.11, N.2, 119-124. 49 Agbo, Festus and Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. (2010). Socio-economic determinants of cooperative societies’s access to the services of the Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank. Field Actions Science Reports. (online). V.4 50 Onogwu, G., Arene, C.J., and Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. (2011). An analysis of trend and determinants of intra-ECOWAS trade in agricultural products. Indian Journal of Economics and Business,V. 10, N.4, Dec. 51 Mkpado, M., Arene, C.J., and Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. (2012).Hectarage response of rice production to market liberalization and price risk in Nigeria. Economic Affairs (Quarterly J. of Economics). V.57, N.1, March. 52 Waziri, P.R., and Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. (2012). Cattle and beef enterprises in Delta State, Nigeria: future challenges. Proceedings of the International Agricultural Conference, Faculty of Agriculture, Anambra State University, Igbariam Campus, 53 Adakaren, B., and Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. (2012). The contribution of marketing in alleviating poverty of rural women: a case of palm oil marketing in Edo State, Nigeria. Proceedings of the International Agricultural Conference. Faculty of Agriculture, Anambra State University, Igbariam Campus. 54 Adakaren, B., Ahmadu, J., and Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. (2012). Marketing margin and spatial price efficiency of palm oil I Edo State, Nigeria: implications for food security. Proceedings of the International Agricultural Conference. Faculty of Agriculture, Anambra State University, Igbariam Campus. 55 Onubogu, G.C. and Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. (2012). Technical efficiency of market age and enterprise size for broiler production in Imo State, Nigeria. The Nigerian Agricultural Journal, V.43, October, 190-203. 56 Onubogu,G.C., Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. and Eboh, E.C. (2012). Allocative efficiency analysis of market age of broiler production in Imo State, Nigeria. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the Farm Management Association of Nigeria, October 15-19. 217-224. 57 Adakaren, Blessing, Arene, C.J. and Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. (2013). Co-integration and market integration: an application to Raphia palm wine markets in Niger Delta area of Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, V.2. N.6 , Mar-Apr) 77-86. 58 Onubogu, G.C., Chidebelu, S.A.N.D. and Eboh, E.C. (2013). Enterprise type, size and allocative efficiency of broiler production in Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Research and Technology V.2, N.6, 10-19.




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