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The Farm Practical Year (FPY otherwise called SIWES) students of the Faculty of Agriculture at UofA posed with President, Professor Olumuyiwa James, Jayeoba, along with the Mrs Nwokocha, Joy Nnenna who led them.
ADAN President, Prof. Jayeoba delivering his welcome address at Bioeconomy Workshop holding at Yola, Adamawa State
Prof. S. Y. Simon delivering a welcome address on behalf of VC, MAU Yola
Happening at Bioeconomy Workshop holding at Yola, Adamawa State
Group photo of members of the high table including our own Chair, ADAN BoT and President, ADAN. Congratulations!
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Jonathan Jeremiah ATUNGWU

Jonathan Jeremiah ATUNGWU is the Secretary of the Association of Deans of Agriculture in Nigeria Universities (ADAN)

and the Dean of the College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria where he is a Professor of Plant Nematology and an Organic Agriculture Scientist in the Department of Crop Protection. Joe Atungwu holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree of FUNAAB and a Short Course Certificate (Equivalence of Masters’ Degree in Sustainable Agriculture) from Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom. He also attended the International Certificate programme at China Agricultural University, Beijing. He is one of those who pioneered organic agriculture movement and development in the country in 2005. He joined ADAN in 2019 and have been visibly contributing to sustainable growth and development of the Association. Atungwu has been involved in curricula development at both national and international levels. He has tremendous leadership experiences, including being a Director, Deputy Dean, Head of Department, Principal Investigator, Internal and External Assessor for Professorial Cadre as well as Undergraduate and Graduate External examinations throughout the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Professionally, Atungwu is the President of the Nigerian Society for Plant Protection (NSPP) and a Chairman, Board of Trustees of Network of Biopesticides and Phytomedical Stakeholders (NEBIPS) and a Trustee of three other Non-governmental organisations in Nigeria. He is the Patron of Nigerian Society of Permaculture (NISOP). On the International scene, Professor Atungwu is a member of the Steering Committee of the West African Network on Organic Agriculture Research and Training. He is also a member of the Biotic Constraints and Food Production Committee of the International Society for Plant Pathology. He was the Course Coordinator of the International Summer School on Organic Agriculture. He has travelled to many countries including UK, China, South Africa, Kenya, Sierra-Leone etc in a bid to enhancing his capacity for research, teaching and training in agriculture. Professor Atungwu is a great mentor for the up and coming agricultural scientists, teachers, agro-preneurs and the youths generally. He is a marriage Counselor and happily married Faith and blessed with wonderful children.

ResearchGate: Atungwu
Skype: joe.atungwu


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it is a non-stock, non-profit organization with Deans of different Universities as members, As an association, it envisioned itself as innovative, competent and empowered in leading institutions achieve excellence in agriculture education for national and global development.

The Association is made up of those Universities in Nigeria that offer a degree course in agriculture or related agricultural areas. In Nigeria there are currently thirteen such Universities, spread across every State and located in both metropolitan and rural locations.

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