Professor Anthony Youdeowei

Prof. Anthony Youdeowei is currently Visiting Professor of Capacity Strengthening in Agricultural Research for Development at the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom and Director/Trustee of Pesticides Action Network, PAN-UK. His major interests are in tropical plant protection, and agricultural research and development issues in Africa. He studied at the Rothamsted Experimental Station in the United Kingdom. He has worked closely with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and was involved in the FARA study on the assessment of the agricultural research delivery capacity of the national agricultural systems in Africa, which led to the implementation of the Strengthening Capacities for Agricultural Research and Development in Africa (SCARDA) project, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). He advises African Governments, the FAO/United Nations, the World Bank (Africa Region), GIZ, FARA, CTA and other development agencies on integrated production and pest management policies, planning, implementation, Farmer Field Schools, pesticides management as well as training in scientific communication and the management of agricultural journals. He is the author of several books on agricultural education, integrated pest management and plant protection extension and training. He has published over 120 research papers in plant protection and agricultural development. Prof Youdeowei is a Founding Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) in Nairobi, Kenya, Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy, and a Director of the West African Book Publishing Limited in Lagos, Nigeria. His hobby is promoting science for African children, and he has written several basic and junior secondary textbooks in science and agriculture for children.

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