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Stafford, Texas, 77477, United States
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10000/month
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October 16, 2016

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ODUNZE, Azubuike Chidowe, PhD

Specialist Soil & Water Conservation/Land use Management 311 Wheelhouse Court, Stafford TX, 77477

Phone: +1-832-***-****; +234 803-***-****

Email: acw2yu@r.postjobfree.com; acw2yu@r.postjobfree.com

ODUNZE Azubuike Chidowe PhD

Present Position: Professor; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria Education: Doctor of Soil Science (Soil & Water Conservation/Land use Management): Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 2006 Master of Science (Soil Science) Pedology and Land use Planning. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 1987

Bachelor of Agriculture (Soil Science) University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, in 1980

Professional Experience: 1981-2016: Professor; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria Courses Taught:

A Undergraduate Teaching 1991-2016:

Soil and Water Conservation

Introductory Soil and Water Conservation

Soil-Water-Plant Relations

Introductory Soil Chemistry and Pedology

Soil Conservation and Erosion Control

Irrigation Agronomy.

Management of Irrigated Lands

Agro-climatology

B Postgraduate Teaching1991-2016:

Soil and Land use Planning

Soil and Water Conservation

Soil Water Plant Relations

Management of Irrigated Lands

Earth and Earth Practices

Soil Genesis and Classification

Agro-Climatology

Academic Honors and Awards:

2003 Neville Clarke Award’ winner: for Outstanding Teamwork. International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

2011-2013 TWAS-UNESCO Research Fellowship Award for Senior Visiting Scientist in China:

2012-1013 Sabbatical Leave award: Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. 2003 Published in the MARQUIS WHO’S WHO in Science and Engineering. 21st Century Edition, 7th edition of Who s Who in Science and Engineering. N.J., U.S.A Pages 942 &1664.

2003 Award of Excellence by American Association for the Advancement of Science

(AAAS), EGE015/0213757 H3F35T3). New York, Washington, DC USA. Membership I.D No. 20002174

2004 International Scientist of the Year 2003 & 2004. Award of Excellence by the International Biographical Centre Cambridge CB2 3QP England, 7th November 2003, & March 26th 2004.

2005 Leading Scientist of the World–2005-.Awarded by International Bibliographical centre, St Thomas Place, Ely, CB7 4GG, England (Ref: LS/INV) 2005 Man of the Year- 2005. Awarded by American Bibliographical Institute, Inc. 5126 Bur Oak Circle, P.O. Box 31226, Raleigh, North Carolina 27622 USA Journal Publications: Published fifty four (54) articles in peer review reputable international Journals Book Publications: Published seven (7) books and/or book chapters Proceedings Publication: Published thirty three (33) peer review conference proceedings Technical Reports: Published twenty seven (27) technical reports from research project activities Professional Responsibilities:

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students Research Supervision/ Mentorship Responsibility

1991- 2008 Undergraduate Thesis Supervisor (14 students) Postgraduate Supervision: PhD

2006-2016 PhD Dissertation Supervision 20 Students) Postgraduate Supervision: MSc.

1991-2016 MSc. Thesis Supervision (30 Students)

Research Partnerships and Extension activities:

2014-2015 Principal Investigator; Up-Scaling Integrated Striga Management in Africa

(ISMA) in Nigeria (Kano and Bauchi States) in collaboration with International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) Kenya, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2011-2014 Principal Investigator: Achieving Sustainable Striga Control for Poor Farmers in Africa/International Striga Management in Africa (ISMA) Push-Pull Nigeria; in collaboration with International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) Kenya and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan, Nigeria. 2007-2010 Partner: International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC-Africa), IAR and CGIAR on KKM in a Land Management and Soil Moisture Stress Mitigation trial for Rice, Maize and Cowpea production in the Northern Guinea Savanna zones of Nigeria.

2006-2010 Partner: IFDC/IAR Project on 'the Contribution of Smallholder Agricultural Intensification to Poverty Alleviation and Long-term Sustainability of the Natural Resource Base in SSA

2007-2009 Partner: International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC-Africa), International Funds for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in a study on Soil Moisture Stress Mitigation and Boron Fertilizer use for cotton production in Katsina State Nigeria. 2006-2008 Partner: Soil Conservation Options in the Savanna of West Africa: new approaches to assess their potentials 2006. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and IAR project partnership.

2000-2003 Partner: DFID-WEED (Striga) Management Project: - Integrated Weed Management in the Nigerian Savanna Zones, A collaborative Research between Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria, Department for International Development

(DFID-UK), Silsoe Research Institute (UK), and Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria.

2000-2003 Project Manager: Special project: Development of Strategies to Promote Farmer Utilization of Herbaceous Legumes for Natural Resource Management to Improve Farm Income and Food Security. A collaborative project between BMZ/GTZ of Germany, IITA and ILRI, Ibadan, Nigeria and IAR/ABU. Zaria, Nigeria. 1999-2002 Member: System-wide Programme on Integrated Pest Management in The Nigerian Northern Guinea Savanna Zone.A collaborative Research between Institutes For Agricultural Research (IAR) and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria.

1997-2001 Partner: Effect of cropping sequence on the yields and fertilizer needs of cereal and legume crops in Rotation in the Northern Guinea Savanna Zone of Nigeria; between Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria (IITA/IAR/ABU Eco-regional Programme for the Humid Tropics of Sub-Saharan Africa (EPHTA) Project) 1997-2001 Partner: Livestock selectivity and effects of forage legumes on soil improvement in the Northern Guinea Savanna zone of Nigeria,.A collaborative Research between the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Ibadan, Nigeria and EPHTA (ILRI/IITA/IAR/ABU/ EPHTA).

2001 Member: Technology Review Meetings / On-Farm Adaptive Research

(TRM/OFAR) Core Team Kano State for IAR/ABU Zaria. 1993-2000 Partner: International Institute of Tropical (IITA) Agriculture in Legume Integration Collaborative Research between IAR and IITA. 1990-1996 Member: Bauchi State Monthly Technology Review core team of Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 1991-1994 Partner: International Livestock Centre for Africa in a Soil Conservation Study Titled Productivity of West African Dwarf goats on improved pasture in a mixed crop livestock system in the sub humid zone of Nigeria

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE/HONOUR SOCIETIES

2012-2013 Departmental Postgraduate Program Coordinator: Department of Soil Science, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.

2009-2013 Head/Leader, Farming Systems Research and Extension Programme (2009- 2013) Institute for Agricultural Research; negotiated partnership between Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) and Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) on

use of Agromet. data in agriculture , signed to by NiMet and IAR on 10th August 2015.

2006-2012 Departmental Post Graduate Programme Coordinator: Department of Soil Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

2006-2010 National General Secretary; Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) 2006-2010 Managing Editor: Nigerian Journal of Soil and Environmental Research

(NJSER). Department of Soil Science/IAR, Faculty of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

1994-2016 Reviewer to several reputable peer reviewed international journals and Member Editorial Board for “Sustainability in Environment” international journal, USA 1999 Editors: “Land Development Manual for National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) Field Operations”. Yiljep, Y. D., Bassi, S. Y., and A.C. Odunze.

1990-1994 Member: Soil Extension Committee, Soil Science Society of Nigeria

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Consultancy Services:

1996 Consultant Pedologist: Soil Survey and Fertility Baseline NALDA Project, Katsina State, Nigeria (Yar Manua).

1995 Consultant Pedologist: Soil Fertility Baseline study at NALDA Project (Gumi) Sokoto State, Nigeria.

1995 Consultant Pedologist: Soil Fertility Baseline Study at NALDA Project

(B/Gwari) Kaduna State, Nigeria

1991-1993 Consultant: Soil Conservation Expert for International Livestock Centre for Africa, Kaduna, Nigeria.

1993 Land use/Pedology Consultant: Sokoto State NALDA Farmland Development Project; Gumi LGA, Sokoto State, April 1993.

1993 Consultant Soil Conservation: Soil Fertility Revaluation of the Northern Nigerian Flourmills' Farm at Kabuki, Niger State; for IAR/ABU Zaria, Nigeria. 1993 Land use/Soil Conservation Consultant Nasarawa-Wase Farm Land Development Project. Nasarawa-Wase, Plateau State, Nigeria. July 1993. 1993 Consultant Soil Conservation: Soil Fertility Revaluation of the Northern Nigerian Flour Mills' Farm at Kaboji, Niger State; for IAR/ABU Zaria, Nigeria. 1992 Short term Soil Survey/Land use Development Consultant with Federal Agricultural Co-ordination Unit (FACU), Ibadan, Nigeria as a member of a team to design an Agricultural Development Project for National Agricultural Land Development Agency (NALDA) in Kaduna State, Nigeria. 1992 Short-term land use Development Consultant with FACU for the Mid- term Review of Implementation of the second Multistate Agricultural Development Projects for Adamawa/Taraba State ADP s.

Research Interests:

1. Soil & Water Conservation

2. Land use management and Farming Systems adaptation 3. Soil Quality/Health for sustainable crop and Livestock production 4. Climate Change adaptation and mitigation measures Professional Associations:

1. Member: Soil Science Society of Nigerian (SSSN) 2. Member: International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) 3. Member: International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO). 4. Member: International Soil Conservation Organization (ISCO). 5. Member, European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC)



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