Prof. OKOYE Chukwuemeka Uzoma.

Department: Agricultural Economics
Faculty: Agriculture
Designation : Professor
Email: chukwuemekauzoma.okoye@unn.edu.ng
Phone: +234(0)8036991587


Publications (Articles and Journals):

1. Okoye, Chukwuemeka Uzoma (2016). ‘Institution Building for Grassroots Community and Rural Development in Nigeria: Dominant Themes, Opportunities and Challenges’. Maiden edition of the public lecture series of the Centre for Community and Rural Development (CCRD), Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. 6th June, 2016.

2. Taofeeq A. Amusa.; Chukwuemeka U. Okoye and Anselm A. Enete (2015). ‘Determinants of Climate Change Adaptation Among Farm Households in Southwest Nigeria: A Heckman Double Stage Approach’. Review of Agricultural and Applied Economics. XVIII No. 2, 2015. Pp 03-11.

3. Tsue, P.T. , N.J. Nweze & CU Okoye (2014) ‘Vulnerability of Farming Households to Environmental Degradation in Developing Countries: Evidence from North Central Nigeria’ Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. Vol. 5, No 24.

4. Tsue, P.T. , N.J. Nweze & C.U. Okoye (2014) ‘Effects of Arable Land Tenure and Use on Environmental Sustainability in North-Central Nigeria’. Journal of Agriculture and Sustainability, 2014. Vol. 6. No 1.

5. Okoye, F. U., C. U. Okoye., A. C. Okoye and G. I. Edeoga (2014) ‘Determinants of Technical Efficiency by Gender Among Cocoyam Farmers in Anambra State’, The Nigerian Agricultural Journal, 45(1&2) pp 132-143.

6. Omeje Emanuel E and Chukwuemeka U. Okoye (2013). ‘ Critical Constraints Limiting the Engagement of Graduates of Agriculture in Commercial farming in South Eastern Nigeria’. Africa Journal of Development Research and Entrepreneurship, Vol 2 No. 1.

7. Okoye, Chukwuemeka U. (2013). ‘Women Entrepreneurship Development, Sustainable Livelihoods and Microfinancing in Nigeria’. Africa Journal of Development Research and Entrepreneurship, Vol 2 No. 1.

8. Umar H. S. ; C. U. Okoye and A. O. Agwale (2011) ‘Productivity analysis of sesame (sesamum indicum l.) production under organic and inorganic fertilizers applications in Doma local government area, Nasarawa State, Nigeria’. Tropical and Sub-Tropical Agroecosystems. 14 (in press).

9. Umar, H. S., C. U. Okoye and B. D. Mamman (2010) ‘Resource use efficiency in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) production under organic and inorganic fertilizer application in Keana Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Research journal of agriculture and biological sciences, 64): 466-471.

10. Akor, A.A; Iorliam, T.; and Okoye, C. U. (2010). ‘Effects of Cement Production Externalities on Crop Enterprse Profitability in Benue State, Nigeria’. Journal of Science and Technology Research. Vol. 9 No.3.

11. Umar, H. S. and C. U. Okoye (2010) ‘Productivity Analysis of Organic and Conventional Sesame (Sesamum indicum L) Production Sytems in Nasarawa State, Nigeria’. International Journal of Agricultural and Rural Development. Vol 1, No. 3.

12. Chukwuemeka U. Okoye and Agwu E. Agwu (2008) “Factors Affecting Agroforestry Sustainability in Bee Endemic Parts of Southeastern Nigeria” Journal of Sustainable Forestry,. Vol. 26, Number 2. Pp 132-154.

13. Chukwuemeka U. Okoye and Onyukwu E. Onyukwu (2007) “Sustaining Poverty Reduction Efforts through Inter-Agency Collaboration in Nigeria”, In Kenneth Omeje (ed) State Society Relations in Nigeria. London, Adonis and Abbey Publishers Ltd. Pp 176-203.

14. Okoye, Obiageli I. and Chukwuemeka U. Okoye (2006) “A Diagnostic Surveyn of Riverine Anambra State and Implications for Nutrition Education and Rural Development” Journal of Home Economics Research. Vol. 7, pp 57-63.

15. Okoye, C. U.; C. J. Arene and E. C. Nwagbo (2008) ‘Simulating the Employment Effects of Biotechnology in Nigeria’ In (ed.) Adepoju, Shola and Peter Bola Okuneye, Proceedings of the 20th Annual National Conference of the Farm Management Association of Nigeria, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Jos. Pp 227-238.

16. Okoye, Chukwuemeka U. (2006) “Estimating Farm-Level Soil Erosion Control and Damage Costs in Enugu State, Nigeria”, In (eds) Adepoju, Shola and Peter Bola Okuneye, Proceedings of the 20th Annual National Conference of the Farm Management Association of Nigeria, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Jos. Pp 521 -529.

17. Onoja, Anthony O and Okoye, C. U. (2006) “Environmental Degradation and  Externalities in Nigerian Agro-Industrial Enterprises: Lessons for Nigerian Economic Reform” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN) held at National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, October 16-20, 2006. pp. 124-128.

18. Okoye, C. U (2006). “Cooperatives, Rural Development and Moral Hazard: An Alternative Explanation of Failure”. Journal of Cooperative and Rural Economics. Vol. 1. PP 86- 105.

19. Okoli, E. N and C. U. Okoye (2005) “Analysis of Factors Affecting Cassava Exports in Nigeria” In Ogisi O’Raye Dicta, Bola Okuneye, and W. J. Oyaide (eds). Proceedings of The 19th Annual Conference of the Farm Management Association of Nigeria.

20. Okoye, C. U. and Uzor O. Okoye (2004) "Globalisation, Women's Work Intensity and Household Well-being in Nigeria": in Tade Aakin Aina, Chachage Sethy L. Chachage and Elizabeth Annan-Yao (eds) Globalisation and Social Policy in Africa Dakar, CODESRIA, PP339.

21. Okoye, Chukwuemeka U. (2003) “Innovation Driven by Necessity”: The Case of Lions Microcredit Society, Centre for Research and Documentation (CRD), Kano, Forthcoming.

22. Okoye, Chukwuemeka U (2003) ,“Women food Merchants and urban Governance in Nigeria: Towards a Synthesis for Sustainable Cities”, Uppsala, Nordic Africa Institute. (In press).

23. Okoye, C.U. (2003)" Women and Agribusiness: An Integrative Analysis of Gender in Development". Proceedings of The First International Seminar on Women in Africa and The African Diaspora (forthcoming).

24. Okoye, Chukwuemeka U (2002) ‘On The Measurement of the Economic Impact of Agricultural Extension and Implications for Its Funding’ Nigerian Journal of Agricultural Economics , Vol. 2.

25. Okoye, C. U.(2001) 'Agrarian Reform Policies in Nigeria: Trends and Recent Evidence', Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research,Vol.1, pp56-66.

26. Okoye, C. U. (2001) ‘Forest Resources Conservation and Sustainable Development in Nigeria’. Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research, 2:50-59.

27. Okoye, Chukwuemeka U. (2001) ‘Financing Cooperative Enterprises in Nigeria’ Nig. Journal of Cooperative Studies. Vol.1 No.1, pp 39-54.

28. Okoye, C. U. and Amon O. Okpala (2001) ‘The History of Community Banking and Its Role in Nigerian Rural Economic Development’, The Review of Black Political Economy Winter 2001, Vol 28, No.3. pp. 73 – 87.

29. Okoye, C. U. (2001) “Modifications of the Application of Soil Erosion Control Technologies in Subsistence Agriculture” Agro-Science Vol. 2 Number 2. Pp62-69.

30. Okoye, C.U. and M.O. Ijere (1991)"Role of The Better Life Programme in National Development, in Ijere,M.O. (ed.) Women in Nigerian Economy. Enugu, Acena Publishers.

31. Okoye, C. U. (1999) "Preparation of Research Proposals in Socio-economic Projects: Critical Issues and Approaches", Proceedings of The Workshop on The Crafting and Evaluation of Competitive Tenders and Proposals, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Nsukka Branch, 9 - 13 November, 1999.

32. Okoye, C. U. (1999) "Impact of Beekeeping/Honey Hunting on Forest Species in The Guinea Savannah of South Eastern Nigeria", Journal of Agricultural Extension Vol. 3, PP 73 – 82.

33. E.C. Nwagbo and C. U. Okoye (1998) "Soil Erosion Control Policy As Planned Change: Some Dilemmas in Implementation". Nigerian Journal of Extension and Rural Development, Vol 4, No. 1.

34. Okoye, C. U. (1998) 'Comparative Analysis of Factors in The Adoption of Traditional and Recommended Soil Erosion Control Practices in Nigeria', Soil & Tillage Research, 45, 251- 263.

35. Okoye, C. U. (1998) 'Can Stratified PRA Platforms Improve Dialogue and Build Concensus?', PLA Notes, No. 31, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London.

36. Okoye, C. U (1998) 'Assessing The Participatory Aspects of Credit Programmes: Evidence From A Village Adoption Scheme in Nigeria' Development Policy Review, Vol. 16, No. 2.

37. Okoye, C. U. (1998) 'Meshing Knowledge Systems and Stimulating Farmer-Innovation in Soil Erosion Control: The Extra-Mandate Role of Extension Agents in Nigeria' Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, Volume 5, No.2, September.

38. Okoye, C. U. (1998) 'Determinants of Return Migrant's Access to Farm and Non-farm Sectors of Rural Nigeria' Journal of Rural Development and Administration, Vol. XXX, No. 1, Winter.

39. Okoye, C.U (1997) Problems of Handling and Disposal of Agricultural Produce in Riverine Communities: Implications For Rural Economy, Proceedings of The In-Service Training Workshop on Handling, Storage and Preservation of Agricultural Produce, Centre For Rural Development and Cooperatives, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria (Forthcoming).

40. Okoye, C. U. (1997) 'Some Administrative and Management Problems of Cooperatives in Developing Countries: The Case of Nigeria', Journal of Rural Development and Administration Vol XXIX, No. 1, pp. 27-42.

41. Okoye, C. U. (1996) 'Reform-Induced Migration Counterstreams: What value For Environment and Development?' Splash, Vol. 12, No. 2.

42. Okoye C.U.(1996) 'Ruralism, Environmentalism and Rural Development in Africa,' Journal of Rural Development and Administration Vol XXV111, No. 1, pp.14-19.

43. Chidebelu, S.A.N.D., D. Ayichi and C. U. Okoye (1996) The Impact of Price and Exchange rate fluctuations on Volume of Agricultural Export Commodities: The Case of Natural Rubber, 1970-1990', NISER/SSCN National Research Network on Liberalization Policies in Nigeria. Working Paper No. 10.

44. Okoye, C. U (1996) 'Credit and Credit Management', in Obioha, F. C. and N. J. Nweze (eds), Proceedings of The 8-day Training Workshop For Fisherfolk/farmers on Agricultural and Credit Management and Organization, CRDC, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

45. Okoye, C.U.(1995a) "Ruralising Development Research: Need, Problems and Prospects. In E.C.Eboh et al (eds) Rural Development in Nigeria: Concepts, Processes and Prospects. Enugu, Auto-Century Publishers.

46. Okoye C.U.(1995b)"The Rural Economy and Community Banking in Nigeria."In E.C.Eboh et al(eds) Rural Development in Nigeria: Concepts, Processes and Prospects. Enugu, Auto-Century Publishers.

47. Ijere, M.O. and C.U Okoye (1994) Population, Employment and Environment, in Adeniyi Osuntogun and Alfred Adewuyi (eds) Population and The Nigerian 11 Environment. Foundation For Environmental Development and Education in Nigeria pp. 64-80.

48. Okoye, C.U. and E.C. Nwagbo (1992) "Impact of Return Migration on Availability of Agric. Labour in Nigeria the Case of Anambra State" Beitrage Zur Tropischen Landwirtschaft und Veterinamedizin.Leipzig, Germany, Vol 2.

49. Okoye, C.U. (1980) "Nigeria's Lopsided Culture" The New Processes, Vol.1, No.2.pp.20-27.

CONFERENCE/SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP PAPERS

1. Okoye, Chukwuemeka Uzoma (2015) ‘Agricultural Entrepreneurship: the Key to National Economic Growth and Sustainable Livelihoods’ A Public Lecture Presented at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the University of Port Harcourt and the 10th Anniversary of the Faculty of Agriculture, 21st April, 2015.

2. Okoye, Chukwuemeka Uzoma (2014) Developing the Capacity to Nurture Talents and Ideas for Sustainable Business Creation and Growth Among Students. Presented at the Train the Trainer Workshop at Federal Polytechnic Unwana, Afikpo, June 19, 2014.

3. Okoye, Chukwuemeka Uzoma (2014) Business Opportunity Evaluation. Presented at the Train the Trainer Workshop at Federal College of Education, Eha Amufu, Enugu State, June 11, 2014.

4. Okoye, Chukwuemeka Uzoma (2013) Business Opportunity Identification. Paper Presented at the Train the Trainer Workshop of The Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies on Entrepreneurship Education, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, February 11 – 15, 2013.

5. Okoye, C. U and N. I. Amu-Nnadi. ‘SMEs and Risk Management in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities’. A Paper Delivered at the Special and Strategic Workshop on Risk Management for SMEs organized by Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) at Nike Lake Resort Hotel, Enugu on Tuesday 28th May, 2013.

6. Okoye, Chukwuemeka Uzoma (2013) Technological Entrepreneurship and Management of Innovation. Paper presented at the Train the Trainer Workshop of The Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies on Entrepreneurship Education, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, February 11 – 15, 2013.

7. Okoye, Chukwuemeka Uzoma (2012) ‘CEDR in the Drive Towards Making UNN a Foremost Entrepreneurial University in Africa’ Paper presented at a 2-day Administrative Training Workshop for University Staff, 11 -12 June 2012.

8. Okoye, Chukwuemeka Uzoma (2012) ‘Women Entrepreneurship Development’ A discussion paper presented at the Centrel Bank of Nigeria 2012 Development Finance Conference at Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo. 15th September 2012.

9. Okoye, Chukwuemeka Uzoma. (2010). ‘Livelihood Systems Analysis in Microfinance: a Concept Note and Proposal’ Presented at The 2010 Faculty Conference of the Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. 29th – 31st July 2010. NB: This paper is completely revised and improved version of the paper read in 2004 at The First 12 National Workshop on Microcredit in Daily Livelihood’ organized by the Centre for Rural Development and Cooperatives (CRDC), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in Collaboration with Lions Microcredit Society, at CRDC, UNN, 19th – 20th October, 2004.

10. Okoye, Chukwuemeka U. (2009) “Soil Erosion Control and Damage Costs in Nigerian Small Farms: Implications for Farm Growth and Sustainability” Paper presented at the 111 European Association of Agricultural Economists (AAE)–International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) Seminar ‘Small Farms: decline or persistence’ at University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, 26th-27th June 2009.

11. Okoye, Chukwuemeka U (2002) “Women food Merchants and urban Governance in Nigeria:Towards a Synthesis for Sustainable Cities”, Paper presented at the workshop on Gender and Markets under the Nordic Africa Institutes Programme on Cities, governance and Civil Society, at Bamako, Mali, September 7 – 13, 2002.

12. Okoye, Obiageli I. and Chukwuemeka U. Okoye (2005). ‘A Diagnostic Survey of Riverine Anambra State and Implications for Nutrition Education and Rural Development’. Presented at the sixth Annual National Conference of Home Economics Research Association of Nigeria, 7-10 September, 2005 at University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

13. Okoye, Chukwuemeka (2005) ‘Policy Challenges for Microfinance Design and Practice in Nigeria’ A Discusion Paper Presented at The Enugu Forum, African Institute for Applied Economics held at Sunshine Guest House (Annex), Enugu on Friday 19th August 2005.

14. Okoye, C. U. (2004) ‘Livelihood Systems Analysis in Microfinance: a Concept Note and Proposal’ , at The First National Workshop on Microcredit in Daily Livelihood’ organized by the Centre for Rural Development and Cooperatives (CRDC), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in Collaboration with Lions Microcredit Society, at CRDC, UNN, 19th – 20th October, 2004.

15. Okoye, C. U. (2004) ‘Institution Building in Nigerian Microfinance Institutions’ at The First National Workshop on Microcredit in Daily Livelihood’ organized by the Centre for Rural Development and Cooperatives (CRDC), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in Collaboration with Lions Microcredit Society, at CRDC, UNN, 19th – 20th October, 2004.

16. Okoye. C. U. (2004) ‘Innovative Collaborations Among Microfinance Institutions in Nigeria’, at The First National Workshop on Microcredit in Daily Livelihood’ organized by the Centre for Rural Development and Cooperatives CRDC), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in Collaboration with Lions Microcredit Society, at CRDC, UNN, 19th – 20thOctober, 2004.

17. Okoye, Chukwuemeka U (2001) “On The Measurement of The Economic Impact of Agricultural Extension and Implications for its Funding” Paper Presented at The 2001Annual Conference of The Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists, at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 11-13 June, 2001.

18. Okoye, C.U. (2000) “Environmental Diplomacy and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: The Role of NGOs” A Discussion Paper Presented at The Nigeria NGO Consultative Forum (NINCOF) Zonal Workshop, Thursday, 31st August, 2000 at Development Education Centre Headquarters, Enugu, Nigeria.

19. Okoye, C. U. (2000) "Post Adjustment Practices in Nigerian Microfinance Institutions: An Analysis of Evolution, Extent and Implications for Economic Growth and Development", Presented at The CODESRIA Methodological Seminar on Post-Adjustment in Africa, at African Development Bank Headquarters, Abidjan, 25 - 28 April, 2000.

20. Okoye, C. U (2000) "Forestry Resources Conservation and Sustainable Development in Nigeria" An Invited Paper Presented at LEAD-Nigeria Inter-Cohort Assembly/World Environment Day Commemoration on 5th June, 2000 at the Auditorium of The Chartered Institute of Bankers, Victoria Island, Lagos.

21. Okoye, C. U. and Amon Okpala (2000) "Employment and Income Effects of Biotechnology in Nigeria: The Case of Cocoa Butter Substitutes" An Interim Research Report Presented at the 7 th Annual Workshop of The African Technology Policy Studies Network at Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Harare, Lusaka, Zambia, 1-5 November 2000.

22. Okoye, C.U (2000) “Community-Based Women Organizations, Conflict Resolution Strategies and Sustainable Democracy/Good Governance” An Invited Paper Read at The 3rd Triennial Capacity Building Workshop for Presidents of Development Education Centre (DEC)-Assisted Women Groups East of The Niger, Friday 15th December,2000 at DEC Headquarters, Enugu, Nigeria.

22. Okoye, C. U. (1999) "Cooperatives and Rural Development". An Invited Paper Presented at The One-day Seminar for Cooperatives and Other Groups on The Family Economic Advancement Programme (FEAP) Loans Organized by University of Nigeria Community Bank (Nig) Ltd, 22nd October, 1999.

23 Okoye, C. U. (1998) "Urbaniztation, Poverty, Women's Work Intensity and Household Well-Being in Nigeria' Guest Researcher Seminar at the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden, 5th November, 1998.

24. Okoye, C. U. (1997) "Traditional Beekeeping and Agroforestry: Implications for Economic Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability" Paper read at the NEST/Ford Foundation 1997 Research Competition Methodology Workshop held at Ibadan, Nigeria, 3rd October, 1997.

25. Okoye, C, U. (1995) "Where and How to Raise Funds for Cooperative Business", Seminar on Organization and Management of Cooperative Business Enterprises Organized by Rolloff (Nig) Ltd, Ughelli, Delta State, Nigeria, 1995.

26 Okoye, C. U. (1997) "Urbanization, Poverty, Women's Work Intensity and Household Wellbeing in Nigeria" Paper read at the Methodological Seminar of CODESRIA on Globalization and Social Policy in Africa. Abidjan, 6-9 October, 1997.

27. Okoye, C. U. (1996) "Employment and Income Effects of Biotechnology in Nigeria: The case of Cocoa Butter Substitutes" Paper Read at the Third Annual Workshop of The African Technology Plicy Studies Network at Cresta Oasis Hotel, Harare, Zimbabwe, 20-25 October 1996.

28. Okoye, C. U. (1993)"Return Migration and Agricultural Labour Supply in Nigeria" Paper presented at The Methodological Seminar of 1993 Grantees, Bingerville, Cote d'Ivoire, April 11-16, 1993).

29. Okoye, C. U. (1992) "Financing and Management of Raw Materials Processing Technology", at National Workshop on Raw Materials Processing Technology, Nsukka, August, 1992.

30. Okoye, C. U. (1992) "Employment Options For The Retired", at Annual Workshop on Retirement From Public Service, Institute of Child Health, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Dec., 1992.

31. Okoye, C. U. (1988) "Sources of Revenue for Local Governments in Nigeria: A Critical Analysis", at Workshop on Revenue Generation and Financial Management for Local Government Treasurers and Revenue Officers in Anambra State, May, 1988.




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