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Dr. Friday Ogar Idiku


Agric. Extension & Rural Sociology


Lecturer I


[email protected]

About Dr. Friday Ogar Idiku

Dr. Friday Ogar Idiku was employed in the University of Calabar, Calabar on November 3, 2010 as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension. He was promoted to the rank of Lecturer 1 in 2017. Dr. Idiku is a holder of Ph.D. in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2015), M.Sc. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2006) and B. Agric in Agricultural Economics and Extension (1998) all from the University of Calabar. He also holds a certificate in Training and Extension from Practical Training Centre Plus (PTCplus) in Barneveld, the Netherlands in 2013. Since joining the University, Dr. Idiku has been engaged in teaching, researching, and mentoring and Community development both within and outside the University Community. He has won several scholarship/research grants to include Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship, Association of Commonwealth Universities (AU) grants, International Hidden Hunger Congress grant and Tetfund grant. He has participated in several local and International Conferences with papers presented in U.S.A., Germany, Netherlands and delivered numerous talks in different fora. Dr. Idiku has successfully supervised over 6 Post graduate students and numerous undergraduate students since joining the services of the University. He is highly published and a reviewer with several reputed journals and has contributed chapters in published books. Dr. Idiku is a Member of several professional bodies like the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON), Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN); Development Research uptake in Sub Saharan Africa (DRUSSA); Agriculture – Nutrition Community of Practice, Worldwide, International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE); University of Bebraska – Lincoln; Global Forum on Agricultural Advisory Services and Lecturers without Borders International. Dr. Idiku has held several positions such as Examination Officer, Chairman, Departmental Post Graduate Committee, Sub Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and currently the Acting Head of Department, Agricultural Extension & Rural Sociology, University of Calabar. He is happily married with children.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
First School Leaving CertificateChrist the Kings Primary School, Okpoma, Yala Government Area, Cross River State19781985
Senior Secondary School CertificateGovernment Technical College, Ogoja, Cross River State19871991
B. Agric (Agricultural Economics and Extension)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria19931998
M. Sc. Agric Extension and Rural DevelopmentUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria20012006
PhD Agric Extension and Rural DevelopmentUniversity of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria20082015

S/N Publication
Idiku, F. O, Iheme, M.N; Elemi, G.F; Eremi, E.O and O. O. Eyikwaje. (2011).The Role of Agricultural Credit in Artisanal Fisheries Development in Cross River State and Implications for Agricultural Extension Services. International Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics (IJADE), 1(1): 27-34.
Idiku, F.O. (2010).  Assessment of Poverty Status of Farmers in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. African Journal of Agricultural Research and Development, 3(3), 30-35.
Idiku, F.O, and Angba, A.O. (2010). Consumers concern when purchasing vegetables in Calabar     Metropolis: Implication for agricultural extension services. Nigerian South East Journal of     Agricultural     Economics and Extension, 9, (1 &23): 28-35.
Idiku, F.O, Ele. I.E., Aboh, C. L. Angba, A. O. and Bassey, J.I (2014). Poverty Profile of Farm Households in Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture, (JOSPA), 17, (1&2):71-79
Nneoyi, I. O, Effiong, J.B and Idiku, F.O.(2010). Relationship between agro-tourism and poverty reduction in rural Cross River State, Nigeria. Nigerian South East Journal of Agricultural Economics     and Extension, 9, (1 &23): 17-22
Ndifon, H.M, Patrick, I.V &Idiku, F.O. (2012). Extension Educational Needs Assessment of Women Farmers in South-South Nigeria. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2 (13):319-324
Idiku, F. O. Ofem, N. I, Ijorgu J. B, Amadi, C, C and Undiandeye, U.C. (2015). Enhancing Fish Farming With the Use of Mobile Phones by Fish Farmers in Calabar Metropolis, Journal of Educational Policy and Entrepreneurial Research 2, (9) 2015
Beatrice Ojong Ndifon, Imo Edet Umoinyang and Idiku, F. O. (2016). Differential Item Functioning Of 2010 Junior Secondary School Certificate     Mathematics Examination In Southern Educational Zone Of Cross River State,     Nigeria. Available at https://
Idiku, F.O., Ndifon, H.M and Ben, J. (2011). Academic-Industrial Collaboration for Research and Sustainable Development in the Third World. International Journal of Development Studies, 6 (4):  26-32.
Idiku, F.O. (2012). Impact of Quality Assurance of Private Universities in Nigeria on the Quality of Graduates and Research Outputs. A paper presented at the 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (18CCEM), August 27-31, 2012, University of Mauritius.
Idiku, F.O, Angba, A.O. and Ushie, M.E. (2012). Food Insecurity Challenges and Sustainable Agricultural Development in Nigeria. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Volume 5, Number10: Pages 25-30. Online Available at
Idiku, F.O, Abang, S.O; Angba, A. O; Ndifon, H.M; and Etta, H. (2011).Bridging the Global Digital Divide for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development in the Third World. International Journal of Sustainable Development,1 (3): 5-12

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
Research Grant by Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). GBP 500Association of Commonwealth Universities2011-07-12
Conference GrantNRN 754000TETFUND2012-07-10
Research Grant by Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) August, 2012. GBP 800Association of Commonwealth Universities2012-08-16
International Hidden Hunger Congress, Stuttgart, Germany.EURO 1500University of Hohenheim2013-03-27
TETFUND Conference Grant NRN 700000TETFUND2015-12-16

S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Two-Day Sensitization Training/Workshop on DRUSSACampus Activities organized by Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) London, United Kingdom held at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria 2005-06-072005-06-11
Third (3rd) World Congress on Poverty and Sustainable Development of the Third World held at the University of Lome, Republic of Togo 2011-05-012011-05-05
First (Inaugural) Commonwealth Summer School, held at the University of Buea, Republic of Cameroon2011-07-272011-08-01
International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD, USA 2012)Montclair State University, New Jersey, United States of America2012-07-312012-08-02
The 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (18CCEM)at the University of Mauritius2012-08-272012-08-31
International Course on Module Training and ExtensionOrganized by Practical Training Centre Plus (PTC ) Barneveld, The Netherlands2013-01-052013-02-02
First International Hidden Hunger Congressheld at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany2013-03-062013-03-09
Third World Food Studies Conferencethe University of Austin, Texas, United States of America,2013-10-152013-10-16
9. Applications of Global Positioning System (GPS)for Agricultural Productivity Training Organized by West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP)conducted by Clemence 2014-09-222014-09-27
National Agriculture in the Classroom ConferenceNational Agriculture in the Classroom Conference held at Galt House Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America2015-06-062015-06-20
“Improving Responsiveness of Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services in the context of Climate change and Agripreneurship in Western and Central Africa” Better engagement with women, youth and farmer’s organizations through knowledge management" organized in partnership with GFRAS/GIZ, CTA, GWI, AFAAS, ACEFA and MINADER Limbe Cameroon Republic2016-09-302017-10-07