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Dr Stephen Onakuse

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Food Business & Development
University College Cork
Cork University Business School
Cork University Business School

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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 (AGRINATURA) and is a member of the Agris Mundus Consortium - Master of Science in Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Development Studies Association, UK & Ireland (DSA).

Grants and Honours

  • 18/02/2020 - Climate Smart Agriculture Research and Innovation Support for Dairy Value Chains in Eritrea, University College Cork
  • 30/09/2019 - Completing a framework for cost benefit analysis around the introduction of ICT based technologies on farm, University College Cork
  • 08/04/2019 - Teaching/Staff Enterprise Mobility Grant – ERASMUS programme of the European Union and Higher Education Authority, UCC
  • 08/04/2019 - Teaching/Staff Enterprise Mobility Grant – ERASMUS programme of the European Union and Higher Education Authority, UCC
  • 02/01/2019 - Sustainable Production and Consumption: The Influence of Social Norms, Environmental Protection Agency
  • 02/01/2019 - Sustainable Production and Consumption: The Influence of Social Norms, Environmental Protection Agency
  • 29/08/2017 - Reducing the impact of feedstuff transport by a better utilization of plant wastes for livestock in the dry Mediterranean areas: a way to improve meat quality?, European Union
  • 29/08/2017 - Reducing the impact of feedstuff transport by a better utilization of plant wastes for livestock in the dry Mediterranean areas: a way to improve meat quality?, European Union
  • 28/08/2017 - Dairy Value chain transformation and smallholder market access challenges in Andhra Pradesh, India, European Union
  • 28/08/2017 - Dairy Value chain transformation and smallholder market access challenges in Andhra Pradesh, India, European Union
  • 29/08/2015 - Developing Food Value Chains for small and medium scale Cassava Farmers in Nigeria., European Union
  • 29/08/2015 - Developing Food Value Chains for small and medium scale Cassava Farmers in Nigeria., European Union
  • 01/04/2015 - Research Support for African Student, Society of African Mission
  • 01/04/2015 - Research Support for African Student, Society of African Mission
  • 01/09/2013 - Contract farming and supply chain efficiency for improved market access in Malawi., European Union
  • 01/09/2013 - Contract farming and supply chain efficiency for improved market access in Malawi., European Union
  • 01/10/2010 - Travel Related projects, European Union
  • 01/10/2010 - Travel Related projects, European Union
  • 01/07/2008 - Agris Mundus MSc in Sustainable Development in Agriculture, European Commission
  • 01/07/2008 - Agris Mundus MSc in Sustainable Development in Agriculture, European Commission
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Other Activities

  • 11/01/2021 - Land Use Policy
  • 16/02/2020 - Living Leeside: 'When I first arrived, I thought this is where God lives'
  • 07/09/2019 - Why Irish people must reduce meat and dairy consumption and production to tackle Co2 emissions
  • 23/10/2018 - RUFORUM Biennial Conference in Kenya
  • 19/10/2018 - Negotiating the first steps to networking on the international stage
  • 01/02/2018 - Federal Government of Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC)
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Research Domains

  • Decision making and decision support, including DSS
  • Enterprise Wide Systems, in particular ERP
  • Research Methods in Information Systems
  • Mobile computing, especially as it relates to mobile and real time decision support
  • Agricultural development through innovative technology practices
  • SPSS
  • Sustainable livelihoods in Developing Countries
  • Food, hunger and nutrition  
  • Income Distribution and Inequality
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Thesis

  • 2017 - Contract farming and supply chain efficiency for improved market access in Malawi., University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2018 - An investigation into the salient barriers to consumer acceptance of Goat milk and its derivatives products in County Mayo, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2018 - An investigation into the salient barriers to the consumer acceptance of Goat milk and its derivatives products in County Mayo, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2017 - An investigation into consumer attitudes to vegetarianism and plant based dieters’ identities in Ireland., University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - Resource orchestration in agribusiness incubators: A comparative analysis of two case studies in Africa, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2016 - An Investigation into Consumer Attitudes Toward Organic Infant Formula in Ireland, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2016 - 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’, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2016 - The Dynamics of Food Safety Food Safety in the Supply Chain of the Retail Sector in Ireland., University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2015 - Conversion to Organic Farming – Constraints and opportunities for organic farming among small-scale farmers in Zanzibar, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2016 - Impact of Biodiversity on Household Dietary Diversity and Children Nutrition Cross-sectional study in Rabinal, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2010 - The Impact of Peasant Agriculture on the Environment: Its impact of Food Production in the South West Region of Cameroon, University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2012 - The human impacts of flower farm development in the Ethiopian Rift Valley region, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2017 - Understanding sustainability from a global perspective: exploring the role of education for sustainable development within contemporary education in Ireland, University College Cork (Thesis Co-Supervisor)
  • 2018 - Developing Food Value Chains for small and medium scale Cassava Farmers in Nigeria., University College Cork (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
  • 2019 - Understanding seed potato selection practices in Uganda (Thesis Primary Supervisor)
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Publications

Journal article

Year Publication
2018 DONKOR, E., ONAKUSE, S., BOGUE, J., CARMENADO, I. D. L. R. (2018). Promoting value addition among farmers in the cassava food value chain in Nigeria. British Food Journal. Details
2018 OGUNDEJI, A. A., DONKOR, E., MOTSOARI, C., ONAKUSE, S. (2018). Impact of access to credit on farm income: policy implications for rural agricultural development in Lesotho. Agrekon. Details
2018 REPAR, L. A., ONAKUSE, S., BOGUE, J., AFONSO, A. (2018). Key challenges in Malawi’s paprika supply chain: new insights into contract farming. Development in Practice. Details
2018 SALAMI, S., O’GRADY, M., LUCIANO, G., PRIOLO, A., ONAKUSE, S., MCGEE, M. (2018). PSI-12 Inclusion of dried corn gluten feed in a concentrate supplement for grass silage-fed steers improves the fatty acid profile of beef.. Journal of Animal Science. Details
2018 SALAMI, S., O’GRADY, M., LUCIANO, G., PRIOLO, A., ONAKUSE, S., MCGEE, M. (2018). PSIX-37 Fatty acid composition and antioxidant potential of beef from steers fed corn or wheat dried distillers’ grains in a supplement to grass silage.. Journal of Animal Science. Details
2012 ONAKUSE, S. (2012). The Future of Subsistence Agriculture in the Rural Community of Uzanu, Edo State, Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. Details
2017 REPAR, L., ONAKUSE, S., BOGUE, J., AFONSO, A. (2017). Optimising contract design in modern food supply chains: The case of paprika sector in Central Malawi. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics.
2017 DONKOR, E., ONAKUSE, S., BOGUE, J., CARMENADO, I. D. L. R. (2017). The impact of the presidential cassava initiative on cassava productivity in Nigeria: Implication for sustainable food supply and food security. Cogent Food & Agriculture. Details
2016 FOLEY, H., BOGUE, J., ONAKUSE, S. (2016). New conceptual framework for sustainability. Irish Studies in International Affairs. Details
2018 DONKOR, E., ONAKUSE, S., BOGUE, J., CARMENADO, I. D. L. R. (2018). Determinants of farmer participation in direct marketing channels: A case study for cassava in the Oyo State of Nigeria.. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, Denmark. Details
2015 ONAKUSE, S. (2015). Changing food security: The challenges of climate change in Ukpeko, Etsako East, Edo State Nigeria. African Journal of Agriculture and Food Security. African journal of agriculture and food security.
2008 ONAKUSE, S., LENIHAN, E. (2008). Rural Livelihood Insecurity in Edo State: A Case Study of Etsako East Local Government Area of Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Development, Canada. Details
2018 REPAR, L., ONAKUSE, S., BOGUE, J., AFONSO, A. (2018). Is It All About the Money? Extent, Reasons and Triggers for Side-selling in Malawi's Paprika Supply Chain. International Journal on Food System Dynamics. Details
2020 CANWAT, V., OELOFSE, M., ONAKUSE, S., DE NEERGAARD, A. (2020). Effects of certified organic production on supplier failures and potential income effects of supplier failures on producers: Evidence from vegetable and macadamia producers in Kenya. Agribusiness. Details
2019 DONKOR, E., ONAKUSE, S., BOGUE, J., DE LOS RIOS, I. (2019). Fertiliser adoption and sustainable rural livelihood improvement in Nigeria.. Land Use Policy.
2019 PRIEGNITZ, U., ONAKUSE, S., LOMMEN, W., STRUIK, P. (2019). A Farm Typology for Adoption of Innovations in Potato Production in Southwestern Uganda.. Front. Sustain. Food Syst., Switzerland.

Book chapter

Year Publication
2015 REPAR, L., ONAKUSE, S., BOGUE, J., AFONSO, A. (2015). Case study of paprika supply chain efficiency in Malawi Central Region. Wageningen Academic Publishers.
2010 ONAKUSE, S., LINEHAN, E. (2010). Marginality and Crisis: Globalization and Identity in Contemporary Africa.. Details

Conference paper

Year Publication
2017 REPAR, L., BOGUE, J., ONAKUSE, S., AFONSO, A. (2017). Food Supply Chain Contracts in Vertical Marketing Systems.
2011 ONAKUSE, S., BOGUE, J., LENIHAN, E. (2011). The Links Between Indigenous Crop Cultivation and Household Food Security in Kerewan, the Gambia.

Edited book

Year Publication
2019 ONAKUSE, S., PILLOT, D., DE NEERGAARD, A., HEIJMANS, E., BIONDI, L., RAPISARDA, C., ... PRIOLO, A. (2019). Agris Mundus Master of Science in Sustainable Development in Agriculture Book of Abstracts. Other, Ireland.

Conference abstract

Year Publication
2012 ONAKUSE, S. (2012). Post-harvest Losses and Food Sustainability Challenges of Rural Farmers in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Rural Maize Farmers in Ghana., Germany. Details

Magazine article

Year Publication
2011 ONAKUSE, S. (2011). Nigeria’s Seven-Point Agenda and the Financial Crisis: Implications for Growth and Development.. A Journal of Ideas on Africa and the African Diaspora. Details
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