Name: Awosanmi Femi Emmanuel
Qualifications: B. Tech., M.Phil., Ph.D
Status: Senior Lecturer
Specialization: Seed Science & Technology
Dr. Femi Emmanuel Awosanmi is a Lecturer cum Researcher with background in Agronomy and specialization in Seed Science and Technology over a period of 12 years. His research interests entails seed production potential, seed quality development, physiological maturity and storage potential of major crops and underutilized species with reference to climate change and food security. Having previously worked as an Agricultural Extension Officer, he had participated in and facilitated many training courses for farmers, seed analysts and local seed business groups in Nigeria. He served as a resource person in training Seed Analysts from the National Agricultural Seeds Council in 2008; AGRA Training course on Maize Hybrid Seed Production, Processing and Management in 2013; CORAF/WECARD (West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development)-sponsored Training of seed officers (from 8 WCA countries- Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal) on the Production of High-Quality Maize Seeds in 2015; and served as an Assistant to the Consultant in training youths on Local Seed Business, organized by Catholic Relief Services, Abuja in 2017.
He is a co-Investigator of a TETFUND (Tertiary Education Trust Fund) Institution-Based Research Grant for the research: Optimization of seed germination protocol for cultivation and conservation of Solanecio biafrae (Oliv. & Hiern) C. Jeffrey [Woorowo] Germplasm. He is a member of the Association of Seed Scientists’ of Nigeria, Sustainable Futures Network, International Herbage Seed Group, CONNECTED Network Team, International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS) and International Society for Seed Science (ISSS). He has supervised 2 postgraduate (with 2 ongoing) and 16 undergraduate research theses. He has published in well-reputed journals locally and internationally and serves as a reviewer for many journals.