Lecturer
Food Business & Development
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: S.Onakuse@ucc.ie
Lecturer
Food Business & Development
ORB 2.26
FOOD BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3350
E: s.onakuse@ucc.ie

Dr Stephen Onakuse received his early education from Bendel State College of Agriculture, and from the University of Agriculture Abeokuta (Nigeria). Stephen graduated with an MSc in Environmental Biology from the University of Ibadan (Nigeria) and his PhD in Food Science and Technology from University College Cork (Ireland). Stephen continued his study with a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from University College Cork. Stephen is a lecturer in the Department of Food Business & Development and a Research Fellow with the Centre for Sustainable Livelihoods, also at University College Cork. His research areas include the use of indigenous knowledge within communities as focal point of small-scale production interventions; building local capacities and shared knowledge that help sustain food security and livelihoods outcomes; socio-economic and community analysis; understanding the role of institutions in economic development and the processes of institutional change; environment and its impact on food security and the impact of corruption on development. Stephen has spent substantial periods in both sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. He is a member of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) the Network of EU universities engaged in tropical and subtropical food and agriculture research (NATURA) and is a member of the Agris Mundus Consortium - Master of Science in Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Development Studies Association, UK & Ireland (DSA), and Irish Forum for Global Health (IFGH).

Research Interests

My research interests include the interactions of social, cultural, and religious aspects of agriculture, Environmental Biology and Development studies; explore how the impact of corruption changes the development environment with some developing nations, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Essentially, my research work looks at how societies and cultures impact the transfer and adoption of development tools and vice-versa through community-based approaches. These include Livelihoods Analysis, Agricultural development through innovative technology practices, and policy advice for Poverty Reduction Strategies, and sustainable livelihoods in Developing Countries.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Contract farming and supply chain efficiency for improved market access in Malawi.European Union01-AUG-1331-OCT-16€125,400.00
FellowshipEuropean Union01-OCT-1430-SEP-17€125,400.00
Developing Food Value Chains for small and medium scale Cassava Farmers in Nigeria.European Union01-OCT-1530-SEP-18€129,900.00
TravelEuropean Union01-OCT-1430-SEP-17€7,500.00

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2015)'Case study of paprika supply chain efficiency in Malawi Central region'
Repar, L., Onakuse, S., Bogue, J. and A. Afonso (2015) 'Case study of paprika supply chain efficiency in Malawi Central region' In: . Escajedo San Epifanio and M. De Renobales Scheifler (eds). Envisioning a future without food waste and food poverty. Societal challenges. Wageningen, the Netherlands:: Wageningen Academic Publishers. [Details]
(2010)'Community-Based Organisations: Household Food and Livelihood Security in Southern Nigeria'
Onakuse, S; Lenihan, E; (2010) 'Community-Based Organisations: Household Food and Livelihood Security in Southern Nigeria' In: Marginality and Crisis: Globalisation and Identity in Contemporary Africa. Maryland - United States: Lexington Books. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'New Conceptual Framework for Sustainability'
Helen Foley, Joe Bogue and Stephen Onakuse (2016) 'New Conceptual Framework for Sustainability'. Irish Studies In International Affairs, 27 :1-19 Globe icon [Details]
(2015)'Changing food security: The challenges of climate change in Ukpeko, Etsako East, Edo State Nigeria'
Onakuse Stephen (2015) 'Changing food security: The challenges of climate change in Ukpeko, Etsako East, Edo State Nigeria'. African Journal of Agriculture and Food Security, Vol 3 (1):113-117 Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'The future of subsistence agriculture in the rural community'
Onakuse Stephen (2012) 'The future of subsistence agriculture in the rural community'. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 3 (1):61-71 Globe icon [Details]
(2011)'Nigeria’s Seven-Point Agenda and the Financial Crisis: Implications for Growth and Development'
Stephen Onakuse (2011) 'Nigeria’s Seven-Point Agenda and the Financial Crisis: Implications for Growth and Development'. Africana, 5 (3):21-46 Globe icon [CORA Link] [Details]
(2008)'Rural Livelihood Insecurity in Edo State: A Case Study of Etsako East Local Government Area of Nigeria'
Onakuse S. and Eamon Lenihan ; (2008) 'Rural Livelihood Insecurity in Edo State: A Case Study of Etsako East Local Government Area of Nigeria'. Sustainable Development, 5 (1 & 2) [Details]
(2007)'Policies, Programmes and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: A Critique. Africana: A Journal of Ideas on Africa and the African Diaspora'
Onakuse, S. and Eamon Lenihan; (2007) 'Policies, Programmes and Sustainable Development in Nigeria: A Critique. Africana: A Journal of Ideas on Africa and the African Diaspora'. African Journal of Political Science and International Relations, 1 (1):41-58 [Details]
(2006)'Institutionalising Corruption through Politics: The Nigeria Case Scenario'
Onakuse S. and Eamon Lenihan. ; (2006) 'Institutionalising Corruption through Politics: The Nigeria Case Scenario'. Sustainable Development, 3 (1 & 2) [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2016)New Strategies for Co-operatives: Understanding and Managing Co-operative Creation, Transition and Transformation ICA
Vincent Canwat, Myles Oelofse, Stephen Onakuse and Andreas De Neergaard (2016) A Competitiveness Approach to Assessing Performance of Agricultural Cooperatives: Cases of Coffee and Macadamia Cooperatives in Kenya New Strategies for Co-operatives: Understanding and Managing Co-operative Creation, Transition and Transformation ICA Globe icon [Details]
(2016)16th triennial meeting of the Virology Section of the European Association of Potato Research (EAPR)
Uta U. Priegnitz, W.J.M. Lommen, R.A.A. van der Vlugt, S. Onakuse, P.C. Struik (2016) Virus control in Ugandan seed potato tubers over multiple field generations by applying different seed technologies 16th triennial meeting of the Virology Section of the European Association of Potato Research (EAPR) Globe icon [Details]
(2016)Africa Since Independence: Promise, Pugnacity, and Failure in the Post-Colonial Contexts. An International Conference
ONAKUSE Stephen (2016) Changes in Food Types and Consumption Patterns since Independence: The Case of Lagos State, Nigeria Africa Since Independence: Promise, Pugnacity, and Failure in the Post-Colonial Contexts. An International Conference Globe icon [Details]
(2016)Africa Since Independence: Promise, Pugnacity, and Failure in the Post-Colonial Contexts. An International Conference
Victor JATULA, Stephen ONAKUSE, and Tom LODGE (2016) What Are the Effects of Regional Concentration of the Press on Politics in Nigeria? Africa Since Independence: Promise, Pugnacity, and Failure in the Post-Colonial Contexts. An International Conference Globe icon [Details]
(2016)Africa Since Independence: Promise, Pugnacity, and Failure in the Post-Colonial Contexts. An International Conference
Victor JATULA, Stephen ONAKUSE, and Tom LODGE (2016) The Press and Politics: An Evaluation of Media Contributions to the Democratic Africa Since Independence: Promise, Pugnacity, and Failure in the Post-Colonial Contexts. An International Conference Globe icon [Details]
(2014)Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources, Tropentag
Repar, L., Onakuse, S. and Bogue, J. (2014) Management in agri-food chains: What do we know about contracts and how to move forward? Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources, Tropentag Prague, Czech Republic, , 14-SEP-14 - 19-SEP-14 Globe icon [Details]
(2014)Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources
Uta Priegnitz, Willemien Lommen, René van der Vlugt, Stephen Onakuse, Paul Struik (2014) Improving Seed Potato Quality in Southwestern Uganda for Strengthening Food and Cash Security Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources [Details]
(2013)11th Development Dialogue - Tropentag
Lana Repar, Onakuse Stephen, Joe Bogue (2013) Contract Farming as Business Model for Sustainable Rural-Urban Supply Chains: Sincere Efforts or Just Profit? 11th Development Dialogue - Tropentag Globe icon [Details]
(2012)Resilience of agricultural systems - Tropentag
Osilamah K. Solomon, Søren K. Rasmussen, Onakuse Stephen, Ivy Drafor Amenyah, Margaret Ottah Atikpo (2012) Post-harvest Losses and Food Sustainability Challenges of Rural Farmers in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Rural Maize Farmers in Ghana Resilience of agricultural systems - Tropentag Globe icon [Details]
(2012)Resilience of agricultural systems - Tropentag
Dorothee Hucke and Onakuse Stephen (2012) The Effects of Salinisation on Rural Agricultural Development in the Gambia. Resilience of agricultural systems against crises Resilience of agricultural systems - Tropentag [Details]
(2012)Conference on Global Solidarity – Wexford, Ireland
Anteneh, B.G, Chisholm, N. and Onakuse, S (2012) The General Working Conditions of Flower Farms in the Ethiopian Rift Valley Conference on Global Solidarity – Wexford, Ireland [Details]
(2012)International Sociological Association/RC 22 Sociology of Religion
Onakuse, S. and Bogue, J. (2012) Religious Volatility: The Tragedy of Religious Violence and Intolerance in Northern Nigeria Politics International Sociological Association/RC 22 Sociology of Religion [Details]
(2011)The 18th Conference of Action For Ireland (AFRI) ‘Seed for Change’
Onakuse S. (2011) Food Crisis in Africa: political and economic perspective on agricultural development The 18th Conference of Action For Ireland (AFRI) ‘Seed for Change’ [Details]
(2011)International Scientific Conference
Onakuse S. Bogue J. and Eamon L (2011) The Links between Indigenous Crop Cultivation and Household Food Security in Kerewan, the Gambia International Scientific Conference Globe icon [Details]
(2011)AGRINATURA Workshop and Research Methodology
Onakuse, S. (2011) Sustainable Development and Food Policy Issues across the Globe AGRINATURA Workshop and Research Methodology [Details]
(2011)Agrarian Perspectives XX Challenges and Opportunities for the Future
Onakuse, S., Bogue, J. and Lenihan E. (2011) The Links Between Indigenous Crop Cultivation and Household Food Security in Kerewan, the Gambia Agrarian Perspectives XX Challenges and Opportunities for the Future , 13-SEP-11 - 14-SEP-11 , pp.77-90 [Details]
(2010)Ministerial Conference on Higher Education in Agriculture in Africa (CHEA) Speke Resort and Conference Centre, Munyonyo Kampala, Uganda
Chisholm Nick, Onakuse S and Mike Fitzgibbon ; (2010) Enhancing Rural Development Capacity through North-South Collaborative Graduate Programmes: An Ireland ¿ Ethiopia Case Study Ministerial Conference on Higher Education in Agriculture in Africa (CHEA) Speke Resort and Conference Centre, Munyonyo Kampala, Uganda [Details]
(2010)Agrarian Perspective: Proceedings of the 19th International Scientific Conference September 14 ¿ 15, 2010 Prague, Czech Republic
Onakuse S. and Eamon L; (2010) The Financial Crisis: Implications for Nigeria¿s Seven-Point Agenda Agrarian Perspective: Proceedings of the 19th International Scientific Conference September 14 ¿ 15, 2010 Prague, Czech Republic Globe icon [Details]
(2010)Irish Forum for Global Health (IFGH) Biennial Conference
O' Breasail, D., Onakuse, S. and Bogue J.; (2010) The links between Indigenous crop cultivation and the Nutritional status of Children in kerewan, the Gambia Irish Forum for Global Health (IFGH) Biennial Conference [Details]
(2010)Global African Spiritualities and Social Transformation. Africa International University/ NEGST
Onakuse, S; (2010) The Church is going into the World and the World is going into the Church: A two Way Dimension for Development? International Conference 'Politics, Poverty and Prayer Global African Spiritualities and Social Transformation. Africa International University/ NEGST Nairobi, Kenya, [Details]
(2010)AGRARIAN PERSPECTIVES
Eamon, L;Onakuse, S (2010) The Financial Crisis: Implications for Nigeria's Seven-Point Agenda AGRARIAN PERSPECTIVES , pp.105-116 [Details]
(2010)GCARD/GFAR International Workshop Montpellier
Chisolm, Nick; Fitzgibbon, Mike; Onakuse, S (2010) Enhancing Rural Development Capacity through North-South Collaborative Graduate Programmes: An Ireland - Ethiopia Case Study. Challenges ; Innovative Process for Capacity Strengthening in Agriculture for Development GCARD/GFAR International Workshop Montpellier Montepellier, France, , 26-MAR-10 - 30-MAR-10 [Details]
(2010)GCARD/GFAR International Workshop Montpellier
Chisolm, Nick; Fitzgibbon, Mike; Onakuse, S; (2010) Enhancing Rural Development Capacity through North-South Collaborative Graduate Programmes: An Ireland - Ethiopia Case Study. Challenges & Innovative Process for Capacity Strengthening in Agriculture for Development GCARD/GFAR International Workshop Montpellier Montepellier, France, , 26-MAR-10 - 30-MAR-10 [Details]
(2009)European Union Agris Mundus Research Methodology Workshop - Catania, Italy
Onakuse, S. ; (2009) Business with Ethics or Business as Usual: A case Study of Fair Trade Coffee in Tanzania European Union Agris Mundus Research Methodology Workshop - Catania, Italy [Details]
(2009)Erasmus Mundus Coordinators' Conference in Brussels, at the Management - Central Europe
Onakuse, S; Didier, Pillot; (2009) Higher Education and Development - Agris Mundus - Sustainable Development in Agriculture Masters Course Erasmus Mundus Coordinators' Conference in Brussels, at the Management - Central Europe [Details]
(2008)Irish Forum for Global Health Biennial Conference
Fu, Rong. Zuo, T. Lenihan, E. Onakuse, S. ; (2008) Repoverty in China: Health Care Perspectives Irish Forum for Global Health Biennial Conference University College Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2008)First ISA Forum of Sociology - Sociological Research and Public Debate, Barcelona, Spain
Onakuse, S., Eamon Lenihan and Mike Fitzgibbon ; (2008) The Impact of New Generation Churches on Poverty in Nigeria Development Process First ISA Forum of Sociology - Sociological Research and Public Debate, Barcelona, Spain Barcelona, Spain, [Details]
(2008)ASR 2008 conference in Boston, USA
Onakuse, S. and Eamon Lenihan ; (2008) Migrants and the roles of Christian missionaries in Ireland: A cultural perspective. 'New dynamics of religious expansion in a globalizing world' ASR 2008 conference in Boston, USA Boston, USA, [Details]
(2008)Irish Forum for Global Health Biennial Conference
Onakuse, S., Eamon Lenihan, Onyekwere M.D and Fu Rong ; (2008) The role of women in Reproductive Decision-making in Uzanu Edo State, Nigeria Irish Forum for Global Health Biennial Conference University College Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2007)Joint International Conference on Globalization: Migration, Citizenship and Identity University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Onakuse, S. and Eamon Lenihan. ; (2007) Community-Based Organisations Approach: Household Food and Livelihood Security in Southern Nigeria Joint International Conference on Globalization: Migration, Citizenship and Identity University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria, [Details]
(2005)Being a Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of Society of African Missions (SMA) Priest
Onakuse, S. ; (2005) The African in Europe: What hope from the church? Being a Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of Society of African Missions (SMA) Priest Dromantine, Newry, Belfast, [Details]
(2004)Globalisation and Inclusion: Challenges for Professional Education in the Third Level Sector. Development Co-operation Ireland. Department of Foreign Affairs
Onakuse, S. ; (2004) A Review of Corruption and Sustainable Development in Nigeria Globalisation and Inclusion: Challenges for Professional Education in the Third Level Sector. Development Co-operation Ireland. Department of Foreign Affairs University College Cork, Ireland, [Details]
(2007)Development's Futures Conference
Onakuse S. and Eamon Lenihan; (2007) Livelihood Systems and Rural Linkages in Niger-Delta Regions of Nigeria Development's Futures Conference NUI Galway, , 24-NOV-07 - 25-NOV-07 [Details]
(2006)A Conference to Celebrate a Century and a Half of Missionary Endeavour
Onakuse S. ; (2006) Corruption and the Development of African Countries. Paper presented on the occasion of the 150 Years of SMA Solidarity with Africa A Conference to Celebrate a Century and a Half of Missionary Endeavour University College Cork, , 30-MAR-06 - 31-MAR-06 [Details]
(2006)Linking the Global and the Local: Education for Development in a Globalising World
Onakuse S. ; (2006) The Indigenous Knowledge Dimension to Food Security Linking the Global and the Local: Education for Development in a Globalising World World. Irish Aid, Development Co-operation of Foreign Affairs, [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2012African Leadreship and Excellence Awards The African Voice
2015Most Outstanding Personality of the Year Award Nigerian Carnival Ireland (NCI)
2016Certificate of Recognition Anambra Irish Professionals Association (AIPA)

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Centre for International Development, University College Cork Member/
Irish Forum for Global Health Member/
European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) Member/
Network of European Agricultural ¿ Tropically and sub-tropically oriented Universities and scientific complexes Related with Agricultural development) (AGRINATURA) Member/
Development Studies Association, UK & Ireland (DSA) Member/
Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) Member/
International Sociological Association (ISA) Member/

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2015)Envisioning a Future without Food Waste and Food Poverty: Societal Challenges,
Repar, L.; Onakuse, S.; Bogue, J. and Afonso, A.ain) (2015) Case study of paprika supply chain efficiency in Malawi Central region. [Oral Presentation], Envisioning a Future without Food Waste and Food Poverty: Societal Challenges, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain , 17-NOV-15 - 18-NOV-15. [Details]
(2014)Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources,
Repar, L., Onakuse, S. and Bogue, J. (2014) Management in agri-food chains: What do we know about contracts and how to move forward?. [Poster Presentation], Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources, Tropentag, Prague, Czech Republic, , 17-SEP-14 - 19-SEP-14. [Details]
(2013)The Politics of Land Grabbing: Strategies of Resistance University of Limerick,
Anteneh Belachew Gezmu, Nicholas Chisholm and Onakuse Stephen (2013) Environmental change and conflict between flower growers and local farmers in central Ethiopia. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Politics of Land Grabbing: Strategies of Resistance University of Limerick, University of Limerick, Ireland . [Details]
(2008)Repoverty in China: Health Care Perspectives. Irish Forum for Global Health Biennial Conference,
Fu, Rong. Zuo, T. Lenihan, E. Onakuse, S. ; (2008) . [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings], Repoverty in China: Health Care Perspectives. Irish Forum for Global Health Biennial Conference, University College Cork , 17-OCT-08 - 18-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)The role of women in Reproductive Decision-making in Uzanu Edo State, Nigeria. Irish Forum for Global Health Biennial Conference October,
Onakuse S., Eamon Lenihan, Onyekwere M.D and Fu Rong ; (2008) . [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings], The role of women in Reproductive Decision-making in Uzanu Edo State, Nigeria. Irish Forum for Global Health Biennial Conference October, University College Cork , 17-OCT-08 - 18-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)The Impact of New Generation Churches on Poverty in Nigeria Development Process. First ISA Forum of Sociology - Sociological Research and Public Debate,
Onakuse S., Eamon Lenihan and Mike Fitzgibbon ; (2008) . [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings], The Impact of New Generation Churches on Poverty in Nigeria Development Process. First ISA Forum of Sociology - Sociological Research and Public Debate, Barcelona, Spain , 05-SEP-08 - 08-SEP-08. [Details]
(2008)Global Health Challenges: Environment, Hunger and Diseases of Poverty,
Onakuse, S.; (2008) . [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings], Global Health Challenges: Environment, Hunger and Diseases of Poverty, University College Cork , 17-OCT-08 - 18-OCT-08. [Details]
(2008)Migrants and the roles of Christian missionaries in Ireland: A cultural perspective. 'New dynamics of religious expansion in a globalizing world' at the ASR 2008 conference,
Onakuse S. and Eamon Lenihan ; (2008) . [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings], Migrants and the roles of Christian missionaries in Ireland: A cultural perspective. 'New dynamics of religious expansion in a globalizing world' at the ASR 2008 conference, Boston , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08. [Details]
(2005)The African in Europe: What hope from the church? Being a Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of Society of African Missions (SMA),
Onakuse S.; (2005) . [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings], The African in Europe: What hope from the church? Being a Paper Presented at the Annual Conference of Society of African Missions (SMA), Dromantine, Newry, Co. Down , 15-FEB-05 - 16-FEB-05. [Details]
(2004)A Review of Corruption and Sustainable Development in Nigeria. Globalisation and Inclusion: Challenges for Professional Education in the Third Level Sector. Development Co-operation Ireland,
Onakuse S. ; (2004) . [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings], A Review of Corruption and Sustainable Development in Nigeria. Globalisation and Inclusion: Challenges for Professional Education in the Third Level Sector. Development Co-operation Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland , 01-JAN-04 - 01-JAN-04. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Task Force Member2014 /
Students Relations Committee /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Food Business & Development and Centre for Sustainable Livelihoods, UCC Lecturer/

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2009University College Cork, Ireland DIPLOMAPostgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2010University College Cork, Ireland MATeaching and lEraning in Higher Education
2003University College Cork, Ireland PHDFood Business and Development
2008University College Cork, Ireland Postgraduate CertificatePost Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
2001University College Cork, Ireland HDipCo-operative Organisation, Food Marketing and Rural Development
1996University of Ibadan Nigeria MScEnvironmental Biology - Entomology
1990University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria BAGRSCGeneral Agriculture
1985Bendel State College of Agriculture, Ekpoma, Nigeria DiplomaNational Diploma

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
English FluentFluentFluent

Outreach Activities

 Description

Gorta/SelfHelp - is Africa leading International development charity with an expertise in small scale farming and growing family-farm businesses. Gorta/Self Help is motivated by injustice and with the organisation expertise in small scale farming and growing family-farm business, and the opportunity, they are able to help farmers change the lives of their families.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Agricultural Economics (Jae) Referee-
African Journal Of Political Science And International Relations (Ajpsir) Referee-

Teaching Interests

Help students develop their critical thinking skills, their ability to apply knowledge, their hands-on experiences, to be adaptive to change, to analyse in multi-disciplinary teams, and to gain other ‘soft’ skills through group work, student placement and other student’s activities.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2015Alicja Aurelia GLADYSZ NUI (UCC)MSC COMMERCEThe Agro-ecological Approach to Rural Development: Grassroots Initiative for Resilient Rural Communities in Spain and Nicaragua
2015Ivancho Kmetovski UCCMSC COMMERCEConversion to Organic Farming – Constraints and opportunities for organic farming among small-scale farmers in Zanzibar
2016Laura Schlebes NUI (UCC)MScSocial Capital in Relation to Third Party Voluntary Certification: Assessing Social Capital for Certified Cocoa Producing Communities in Ghana.
2016Ohonsi Peace NUI (UCC)MScThe Dynamics of Food Safety Food Safety in the Supply Chain of the Retail Sector in Ireland.
2015Anastasiia Pylaieva NUI (UCC)MSC COMMERCEConditions and feasibility of collective action in agricultural value chains in Azerbaijan.
2016Brona Considine NUI (UCC)MScAn Investigation into Consumer Attitudes Toward Organic Infant Formula in Ireland
2016Diana Verónica Luna González NUI (UCC)MScImpact of Biodiversity on Household Dietary Diversity and Children Nutrition Cross-sectional study in Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala
2016O’Brien Tanya NUI (UCC)MScDoes familiarity with a region, as an underpinning construct of the Country of Origin Effect, alter quality perception of the food products from that region – an investigation for County Wexford’
2014Seher Gumus NUI (UCC)MSC COMMERCEEnhancing the Preservation of Heirloom Rice Varieties in Mountain Province, Philippines: Ways and Means
2015Ingrid Cravioto NUI (UCC)MSC COMMERCEResource orchestration in agribusiness incubators: A comparative analysis of two case studies in Africa
2015Cathal Donnelly NUI (UCC)MSC COMMERCEConsumer Perception of Insect based Food as an Alternative Source of Protein
2013Sanja Brkanovic NUI (UCC)MScPolitical Decentralisation in Bolivia: How One Northern Altiplano Municipality is Using Public Procurement to Promote Regional Development in Agriculture
2012Frederick Horlali Tsa NUI (UCC)MScPostharvest losses and marketing of orange: case study of orange from Matombo division to Morogoro urban markets, Tanzania.
2014ALINE BRAUNSTEFFER NUI (UCC)MScSetting up marketing Farmers Groups for Smallholders in Cambodia: A Participatory Approach to sustainably improve Market Access
2013Juliana Dixon NUI (UCC)MScDriving Sustainable Consumption: Determining Techniques That Have Successfully Influenced Food Procurement Choices Toward Sustainable Options
2014Opola, Felix Ouko NUI (UCC)MScInstitutional Constraints to Growth and Development of Micro and Small Enterprises in Wet Markets in Sub Saharan Africa – A Grounded Theory Approach
2014Clélia ROUCOUX NUI (UCC)MScCoffee in Kenya between fall and resilience: The case study of Murang County'
2014Paula Martínez Cortés NUI (UCC)MScAgroecology and organic mechanisms and Practices - Participatory Guarantee Systems of Organic Quality in the case of Natural Agriculture Association of Campinas and region in Brazil
2013Gezmu Anteneh Belachew NUI (UCC)PHDEvaluating the Impact of Horticultural Development in the Rift Valley, Lake Zeway Region of Ethiopia

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Foley Helen Frances Doctoral Degree
Priegnitz Uta Doctoral Degree
Canwat Vincent Doctoral Degree
Jenin Lea Doctoral Degree
Repar Lana Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2017Economics of the Agri-food System FE6125Economics of the Agri-food System
2017Introduction to Food and Agricultural Economics FE1019Introduction to Food and Agricultural Economics
2017Contemporary Issues in Development FE4417Contemporary Issues in Development
2017Introduction to Food Business and Development FE1101Introduction to Food Business and Development
2017Principles of Agricultural and Resource Economics FE1020Principles of Agricultural and Resource Economics
2017Macro-Economic Issues and Development FE4006Macro-Economic Issues and Development
2017Food Security and the Developing World FE4008Food Security and the Developing World
2017Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Developing World FE6903Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Developing World

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Agtrain SupAgroFRANCE
AGTRAIN University of CopenhagenDENMARK
Agtrain University of WageningenHOLLAND
Agtrain UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRIDSPAIN
Agtrain University of CataniaITALY
The Agris Mundus Master of Science - European Erasmus Erasmus MundusFRANCE