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Food Business & Development

Food Business & Development
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland
Food Business & Development
ORB 2.26
FOOD BUSINESS & DEVELOPMENT
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

+353-21-490-3000 S.Onakuse@ucc.ie

Biography

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.

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Research Projects

  • Contract farming and supply chain efficiency for improved market access in Malawi. (European Union) €125,400.00 (01-AUG-13 / 31-OCT-16)
  • Fellowship (European Union) €125,400.00 (01-OCT-14 / 30-SEP-17)
  • Developing Food Value Chains for small and medium scale Cassava Farmers in Nigeria. (European Union) €129,900.00 (01-OCT-15 / 30-SEP-18)
  • Travel (European Union) €7,500.00 (01-OCT-14 / 30-SEP-17)
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Affiliations

  • Member, 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) (/)
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Modules

  • Economics of the Agri-food System
  • Introduction to Food and Agricultural Economics
  • Contemporary Issues in Development
  • Introduction to Food Business and Development
  • Principles of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Macro-Economic Issues and Development
  • Food Security and the Developing World
  • Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods in the Developing World
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Languages

  • English : Reading=Fluent; Writing=Fluent; Speaking=Fluent
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Journal Activities

  • Referee, Journal Of Agricultural Economics (Jae) (-)
  • Referee, African Journal Of Political Science And International Relations (Ajpsir) (-)
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Committees

  • Member, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Task Force (2014 /)
  • , Students Relations Committee (/)
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Education

  • University College Cork, Ireland , DIPLOMA, Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2009)
  • University College Cork, Ireland , MA, Teaching and lEraning in Higher Education (2010)
  • University College Cork, Ireland , PHD, Food Business and Development (2003)
  • University College Cork, Ireland , Postgraduate Certificate, Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (2008)
  • University College Cork, Ireland , HDip, Co-operative Organisation, Food Marketing and Rural Development (2001)
  • University of Ibadan Nigeria , MSc, Environmental Biology - Entomology (1996)
  • University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Nigeria , BAGRSC, General Agriculture (1990)
  • Bendel State College of Agriculture, Ekpoma, Nigeria , Diploma, National Diploma (1985)
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Employment

  • Lecturer, Food Business & Development and Centre for Sustainable Livelihoods, UCC (/)
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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.
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Current Postgrads

  • Foley Helen Frances (Doctoral Degree)
  • Priegnitz Uta (Doctoral Degree)
  • Canwat Vincent (Doctoral Degree)
  • Jenin Lea (Doctoral Degree)
  • Repar Lana (Doctoral Degree)
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Recent Postgrads

  • Alicja Aurelia GLADYSZ (NUI (UCC) MSC COMMERCE) "The Agro-ecological Approach to Rural Development: Grassroots Initiative for Resilient Rural Communities in Spain and Nicaragua" (2015)
  • Ivancho Kmetovski (UCC MSC COMMERCE) "Conversion to Organic Farming – Constraints and opportunities for organic farming among small-scale farmers in Zanzibar" (2015)
  • Laura Schlebes (NUI (UCC) MSc) "Social Capital in Relation to Third Party Voluntary Certification: Assessing Social Capital for Certified Cocoa Producing Communities in Ghana." (2016)
  • Ohonsi Peace (NUI (UCC) MSc) "The Dynamics of Food Safety Food Safety in the Supply Chain of the Retail Sector in Ireland." (2016)
  • Anastasiia Pylaieva (NUI (UCC) MSC COMMERCE) "Conditions and feasibility of collective action in agricultural value chains in Azerbaijan." (2015)
  • Brona Considine (NUI (UCC) MSc) "An Investigation into Consumer Attitudes Toward Organic Infant Formula in Ireland" (2016)
  • Diana Verónica Luna González (NUI (UCC) MSc) "Impact of Biodiversity on Household Dietary Diversity and Children Nutrition Cross-sectional study in Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala" (2016)
  • O’Brien Tanya (NUI (UCC) MSc) "Does 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’" (2016)
  • Seher Gumus (NUI (UCC) MSC COMMERCE) "Enhancing the Preservation of Heirloom Rice Varieties in Mountain Province, Philippines: Ways and Means" (2014)
  • Ingrid Cravioto (NUI (UCC) MSC COMMERCE) "Resource orchestration in agribusiness incubators: A comparative analysis of two case studies in Africa" (2015)
  • Cathal Donnelly (NUI (UCC) MSC COMMERCE) "Consumer Perception of Insect based Food as an Alternative Source of Protein" (2015)
  • Sanja Brkanovic (NUI (UCC) MSc) "Political Decentralisation in Bolivia: How One Northern Altiplano Municipality is Using Public Procurement to Promote Regional Development in Agriculture" (2013)
  • Frederick Horlali Tsa (NUI (UCC) MSc) "Postharvest losses and marketing of orange: case study of orange from Matombo division to Morogoro urban markets, Tanzania." (2012)
  • ALINE BRAUNSTEFFER (NUI (UCC) MSc) "Setting up marketing Farmers Groups for Smallholders in Cambodia: A Participatory Approach to sustainably improve Market Access" (2014)
  • Juliana Dixon (NUI (UCC) MSc) "Driving Sustainable Consumption: Determining Techniques That Have Successfully Influenced Food Procurement Choices Toward Sustainable Options" (2013)
  • Opola, Felix Ouko (NUI (UCC) MSc) "Institutional Constraints to Growth and Development of Micro and Small Enterprises in Wet Markets in Sub Saharan Africa – A Grounded Theory Approach" (2014)
  • Clélia ROUCOUX (NUI (UCC) MSc) "Coffee in Kenya between fall and resilience: The case study of Murang County'" (2014)
  • Paula Martínez Cortés (NUI (UCC) MSc) "Agroecology and organic mechanisms and Practices - Participatory Guarantee Systems of Organic Quality in the case of Natural Agriculture Association of Campinas and region in Brazil" (2014)
  • Gezmu Anteneh Belachew (NUI (UCC) PHD) "Evaluating the Impact of Horticultural Development in the Rift Valley, Lake Zeway Region of Ethiopia" (2013)
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Professional Achievements

Honours and Awards

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

Peer Reviewed Journals

Year Publication
2016 New Conceptual Framework for Sustainability
Helen Foley, Joe Bogue and Stephen Onakuse (2016) New Conceptual Framework for Sustainability. : Irish Studies In International Affairs [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [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 [Details]

Book Chapters

Year Publication
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. : Escajedo San Epifanio and M. De Renobales Scheifler : : 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. : : Lexington Books [Details]

Conference Publications

Year Publication
2016 A Competitiveness Approach to Assessing Performance of Agricultural Cooperatives: Cases of Coffee and Macadamia Cooperatives in Kenya
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. [Details]
2016 Virus control in Ugandan seed potato tubers over multiple field generations by applying different seed technologies
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. [Details]
2016 Changes in Food Types and Consumption Patterns since Independence: The Case of Lagos State, Nigeria
ONAKUSE Stephen (2016) Changes in Food Types and Consumption Patterns since Independence: The Case of Lagos State, Nigeria. [Details]
2016 What Are the Effects of Regional Concentration of the Press on Politics in Nigeria?
Victor JATULA, Stephen ONAKUSE, and Tom LODGE (2016) What Are the Effects of Regional Concentration of the Press on Politics in Nigeria?. [Details]
2016 The Press and Politics: An Evaluation of Media Contributions to the Democratic
Victor JATULA, Stephen ONAKUSE, and Tom LODGE (2016) The Press and Politics: An Evaluation of Media Contributions to the Democratic. [Details]
2014 Management in agri-food chains: What do we know about contracts and how to move forward?
Repar, L., Onakuse, S. and Bogue, J (2014) Management in agri-food chains: What do we know about contracts and how to move forward?. [Details]
2014 Improving Seed Potato Quality in Southwestern Uganda for Strengthening Food and Cash Security
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. [Details]
2013 Contract Farming as Business Model for Sustainable Rural-Urban Supply Chains: Sincere Efforts or Just Profit?
Lana Repar, Onakuse Stephen, Joe Bogue (2013) Contract Farming as Business Model for Sustainable Rural-Urban Supply Chains: Sincere Efforts or Just Profit?. [Details]
2012 Post-harvest Losses and Food Sustainability Challenges of Rural Farmers in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Rural Maize Farmers in Ghana
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. [Details]
2012 The Effects of Salinisation on Rural Agricultural Development in the Gambia. Resilience of agricultural systems against crises
Dorothee Hucke and Onakuse Stephen (2012) The Effects of Salinisation on Rural Agricultural Development in the Gambia. Resilience of agricultural systems against crises. [Details]
2012 The General Working Conditions of Flower Farms in the Ethiopian Rift Valley
Anteneh, B.G, Chisholm, N. and Onakuse, S (2012) The General Working Conditions of Flower Farms in the Ethiopian Rift Valley. [Details]
2012 Religious Volatility: The Tragedy of Religious Violence and Intolerance in Northern Nigeria Politics
Onakuse, S. and Bogue, J (2012) Religious Volatility: The Tragedy of Religious Violence and Intolerance in Northern Nigeria Politics. [Details]
2011 Food Crisis in Africa: political and economic perspective on agricultural development
Onakuse S (2011) Food Crisis in Africa: political and economic perspective on agricultural development. [Details]
2011 The Links between Indigenous Crop Cultivation and Household Food Security in Kerewan, the Gambia
Onakuse S. Bogue J. and Eamon L (2011) The Links between Indigenous Crop Cultivation and Household Food Security in Kerewan, the Gambia. [Details]
2011 Sustainable Development and Food Policy Issues across the Globe
Onakuse, S (2011) Sustainable Development and Food Policy Issues across the Globe. [Details]
2011 The Links Between Indigenous Crop Cultivation and Household Food Security in Kerewan, the Gambia
Onakuse, S., Bogue, J. and Lenihan E (2011) The Links Between Indigenous Crop Cultivation and Household Food Security in Kerewan, the Gambia. [Details]
2010 Enhancing Rural Development Capacity through North-South Collaborative Graduate Programmes: An Ireland ¿ Ethiopia Case Study
Chisholm Nick, Onakuse S and Mike Fitzgibbon (2010) Enhancing Rural Development Capacity through North-South Collaborative Graduate Programmes: An Ireland ¿ Ethiopia Case Study. [Details]
2010 The Financial Crisis: Implications for Nigeria¿s Seven-Point Agenda
Onakuse S. and Eamon L (2010) The Financial Crisis: Implications for Nigeria¿s Seven-Point Agenda. [Details]
2010 The links between Indigenous crop cultivation and the Nutritional status of Children in kerewan, the Gambia
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. [Details]
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
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. [Details]
2010 The Financial Crisis: Implications for Nigeria's Seven-Point Agenda
Eamon, L;Onakuse, S (2010) The Financial Crisis: Implications for Nigeria's Seven-Point Agenda. [Details]
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
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. [Details]
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
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. [Details]
2009 Business with Ethics or Business as Usual: A case Study of Fair Trade Coffee in Tanzania
Onakuse, S (2009) Business with Ethics or Business as Usual: A case Study of Fair Trade Coffee in Tanzania. [Details]
2009 Higher Education and Development - Agris Mundus - Sustainable Development in Agriculture Masters Course
Onakuse, S; Didier, Pillot (2009) Higher Education and Development - Agris Mundus - Sustainable Development in Agriculture Masters Course. [Details]
2008 Repoverty in China: Health Care Perspectives
Fu, Rong. Zuo, T. Lenihan, E. Onakuse, S (2008) Repoverty in China: Health Care Perspectives. [Details]
2008 The Impact of New Generation Churches on Poverty in Nigeria Development Process
Onakuse, S., Eamon Lenihan and Mike Fitzgibbon (2008) The Impact of New Generation Churches on Poverty in Nigeria Development Process. [Details]
2008 Migrants and the roles of Christian missionaries in Ireland: A cultural perspective. 'New dynamics of religious expansion in a globalizing world
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. [Details]
2008 The role of women in Reproductive Decision-making in Uzanu Edo State, Nigeria
Onakuse, S., Eamon Lenihan, Onyekwere M.D and Fu Rong (2008) The role of women in Reproductive Decision-making in Uzanu Edo State, Nigeria. [Details]
2007 Community-Based Organisations Approach: Household Food and Livelihood Security in Southern Nigeria
Onakuse, S. and Eamon Lenihan (2007) Community-Based Organisations Approach: Household Food and Livelihood Security in Southern Nigeria. [Details]
2005 The African in Europe: What hope from the church?
Onakuse, S (2005) The African in Europe: What hope from the church?. [Details]
2004 A Review of Corruption and Sustainable Development in Nigeria
Onakuse, S (2004) A Review of Corruption and Sustainable Development in Nigeria. [Details]
2007 Livelihood Systems and Rural Linkages in Niger-Delta Regions of Nigeria
Onakuse S. and Eamon Lenihan (2007) Livelihood Systems and Rural Linkages in Niger-Delta Regions of Nigeria. [Details]
2006 Corruption and the Development of African Countries. Paper presented on the occasion of the 150 Years of SMA Solidarity with Africa
Onakuse S (2006) Corruption and the Development of African Countries. Paper presented on the occasion of the 150 Years of SMA Solidarity with Africa. [Details]
2006 The Indigenous Knowledge Dimension to Food Security
Onakuse S (2006) The Indigenous Knowledge Dimension to Food Security. [Details]

Conference Contributions

Year Publication
2015 (2015) Case study of paprika supply chain efficiency in Malawi Central region. [Oral Presentation]
Repar, L.; Onakuse, S.; Bogue, J. and Afonso, A.ain) (2015) (2015) Case study of paprika supply chain efficiency in Malawi Central region. [Oral Presentation]. [Details]
2014 Management in agri-food chains: What do we know about contracts and how to move forward?. [Poster Presentation]
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]. [Details]
2013 Environmental change and conflict between flower growers and local farmers in central Ethiopia. [Invited Lectures (Conference)]
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)]. [Details]
2008 [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]
Fu, Rong. Zuo, T. Lenihan, E. Onakuse, S (2008) [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]. [Details]
2008 [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]
Onakuse S., Eamon Lenihan, Onyekwere M.D and Fu Rong (2008) [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]. [Details]
2008 [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]
Onakuse S., Eamon Lenihan and Mike Fitzgibbon (2008) [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]. [Details]
2008 [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]
Onakuse, S (2008) [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]. [Details]
2008 [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]
Onakuse S. and Eamon Lenihan (2008) [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]. [Details]
2005 [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]
Onakuse S (2005) [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]. [Details]
2004 [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]
Onakuse S (2004) [Editorship of Whole Conference Proceedings]. [Details]
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