Fabusoro, E: Research Conducted

RESEARCH INTEREST OR COMMISSIONED PROJECTS

A    Research Interest

Since 1999, I have been conducting research in the area of rural development studies with specific interests in:
(i)    Rural Development
(ii)    Livelihoods Dynamics,  
(iii)    Agricultural Extension
(iv)    Pastoral Studies
(v)    Gender Issues and
(vi)    Collective Action and institutions in Natural Resource Management
Within this field, I have conducted research personally and also with multidisciplinary teams.

B¬†¬† Commissioned Projects ‚Äď Completed

I have participated in over 15 research projects funded by National and International Organization. In three (3) of these, I have personally conducted research funded by international organizations and in the remaining projects I participated as socioeconomistAgricultural Extension/M&E expert, development partner and field officer.

The international researches I have conducted personally are as follows:
i.    Research on Socio-cultural and Institutional Factors in Agricultural Development n Africa: implications for Human security and Lessons from Japan. A Post Doctoral research project in the University of Tokyo, Japan. 2009 Р2011
ii.¬†¬† ¬†A Study on Property Rights, Access¬† to Natural Resources and Livelihood Security among Settled Fulani Agro-Pastoralists in Southwestern Nigeria. A project funded byInternational Foundation for Science, (IFS), Sweden and coordinated by United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, Yokohama, Japan; January 2005 ‚Äď June 2006
iii.    A Study of Pastoral practices and Collective Action for Overcoming Land Accessibility Constraints by Settled Fulani Pastoralists in Southwest Nigeria. A project being funded by International Foundation for Science, (IFS), Sweden, 2007 Р2009

Some of the multidisciplinary researches I have participated include the following national and International projects:
(i)    Head of Project Monitoring and Project Evaluation Team (PMPAT): Adding value to waste in the cassava processing-goat keeping system in Nigeria. A World Bank 2008 Development Market Place Project funded by the World Bank, 2008-2010
(ii)    Agricultural Extension / M and E Expert: Work, Earn and Learn Programme (WELP) for building capacity of young graduates in organic agriculture.  A project in collaboration with Coventry University, funded by Department for Innovations, Universities and Skills (DIUS), UK/British Council, under the Education Partnership programme (EPA), 2008-2009
(iii)    Socioeconomist: Mapping of Soybean Production and Processing Areas in Benue, FCT, Kano, Lagos, Ondo and Oyo States, Nigeria. A study commissioned by Promoting Pro Poor Opportunities in the Commodity and Service Market Programme, PrOpCom, a DFID affiliate organization, February/March 2007
(iv)    Socioeconomist: Commercial Demand in the Soyabean Value Chain in Nigeria. A study commissioned by Promoting Pro Poor Opportunities in the Commodity and Service Market Programme, PrOpCom, a DFID affiliate organization, February/March 2007
(v)¬†¬† ¬†Development Partner: A collaborative project on ‚ÄúSelf sufficient local economy as substantive basis for human security in Nigeria‚ÄĚ. A project funded by the Ministry of Education of Japan Government. August/September, 2006.
(vi)¬†¬† ¬†Project Mand E Officer: A Project on HIV/AIDS Awareness programme and campaigns among staff and students in Nigerian Universities sponsored by the United State Embassy, Abuja, under the United State Government President‚Äôs Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); April 2005 ‚Äď March 2006.
(vii)    Project Monitoring Officer: Assessment of Support Services Needs of Identified SMEs clusters in Nigeria for the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN), Abuja, and United Nations Development Programme, Abuja; December 2005- May 2006.
(viii)¬†¬† ¬†Mand E Officer: Monitoring and Evaluation of Sub-projects implementation for Fadama Community Associations under the Fadama II Development Programme in Ogun State. A project coordinated by Ogun State Fadama Development Office (OGSFDO) for vegetable farming development, November 2005 ‚Äď January 2006.
(ix)    Field Officer: Review of the Nigerian Agricultural policies for the World Bank Office, Washington DC/ Abuja between March and April, 2005
(x)    Field Officer: Animal Health Priorities among Livestock Stakeholders in Cross-River States, Nigeria. A project coordinated by International Livestock Research Institutes, (ILRI). May/June 2004
(xi)    Field Officer: Environmental Impact of Trade Liberalization in Nigeria. A project funded by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 2000-2002.

C¬†¬† Commissioned Projects ‚Äď In Progress
(i)    Vulnerability of Fulani Agro-Pastoralists Livelihoods to Climate Change and Emerging Innovations for Adaptations and Land Accessibility in Southwestern Nigeria. A project funded by Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START), United States of America
(ii)    Monitoring antimicrobial resistant bacteria in poultry production, processing and marketing chain in Nigeria. A project being commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), Rome, Italy.
(iii)    Environmental friendly agriculture based on community resources: a strategy for sustainable development and biodiversity in Nigeria, Mongolia, Indonesia, Mexico and Japan. A project being funded by the Ministry of Environment of Japan, 2011-2014

.    Climate Vulnerability of Settled Pastoralists and Adaptation strategies in southwest Nigeria

.    Research Project for Global Environment Change (GEC) in Africa sponsored by System For Analysis Research and Training (START), United States (2013)
.    Development of Cassava Peel-Based feed for ruminant in southwest Nigeria

·    Mapping of Soybean Production and Processing Areas in Benue, FCT, Kano, Lagos, Ondo and Oyo States. A study commissioned by Promoting Pro Poor Opportunities in the Commodity and Service Market Programme, PrOpCom, a DFID affiliate organization, February/March 2007

¬∑¬†¬†¬† A project on ‚Äúthe development of institutional Policy on HIV/AIDS‚ÄĚ for the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. A project funded by Association of African University (AAU), Accra, Ghana, June ‚Äď December, 2006

·    Assessment of Support Services Needs of Identified SMEs clusters in Ogun, Osun, Lagos, Kaduna and Anambra States for the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN), Abuja, and United Nations Development Programme, Abuja; December 2005- May 2006.

¬∑¬†¬†¬† Monitoring and Evaluation of Sub-projects implementation for Fadama Community Associations under the Fadama II Development Programme in Ogun State. A project coordinated by Ogun State Fadama Development Office (OGSFDO) for vegetable farming development, November 2005 ‚Äď January 2006.

·    Review of the Nigerian Agricultural policies for the World Bank Office, Washington DC/ Abuja between March and April, 2005;

·    Animal Health Priorities among Livestock Stakeholders in Cross-River States, Nigeria. A project coordinated by International Livestock Research Institutes, (ILRI). May/June 2004

·    Environmental Impact of Trade Liberalization in Nigeria. A project funded by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), 2000-2002.

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