FULL NAME:                                  Prof. Amadioha, Anderson Chidi (FNIE)

NATIONALITY:                               NIGERIAN BY BIRTH          

MARITAL STATUS:                        Married

CONTACT ADDRESS:                  Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, PMB 7267, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria



July,1976            WASC                                   – Aguata High School, Aguata (1971 – 1976)

July, 1978            HSC /GCE A/L – 4 papers   –  Holy Ghost College, Owerri (1976-1978)

July, 1983            B.SC. (Hon.)  Botany            – University of Ife (OAU), Ile –Ife. (1980 – 1983)

September,1985   M.SC. (Plant Pathology)      – University of Ibadan, Ibadan (1984 – 1985)

September, 1987   PGDE                                – University of Port-Harcourt, Port-Harcourt (1986 – 1987)

February, 1994     Ph.D (Plant pathology)       – University of Ibadan, Ibadan. (1991 -1994)



                        Course                                           Date                        Awarding Country/Organization


1.      Basic Security in the field                   September 2004                         UNIDO

2.     Advanced Security in the field              April 2007                                  UNIDO

3.     Advanced Course on Quality

        and safety of agricultural products        Oct. 2008                                   China

4.     Horticultural Crop Production                January, 1999                             Israel

5.     Integrated Management of bacterial

        Diseases of cassava and cowpea         April 1999                                Republic of Benin

6.     Cell and Tissue culture Techniques       June 1997                              National Agency for Sc.

                                                                                                                      and Engr. Infrastructure

                                                                                                                    (NASENI) and UNESCO.

7. Computer Appreciation                              July 1997                               MOUA, Umudike


1.       Bio-NET International (UK) –Founding member

 2.       The Systematic Association (UK)

3.       Science Association of Nigeria

4.       Nigerian Society for Plant Protection

5.       Agricultural Society of Nigeria

6.       Biotechnology Society of Nigeria.



1.       Amadioha, A.C. (1993) Synergism between oxalic acid and polygalacturonase in the depolymerization of Potato tuber tissue.  World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 9, 599 – 600. (U.K)

2.       Amadioha, A.C. (1993) Production of cellulolytic enzymes by Rhizopus oryzae in culture and Rhizopus-infected tissues of potato. Mycologia 85,574-578.(U.S.A)

3.                 Amadioha, A C.  (1993) Effect of cultural conditions on the growth and oxalic acid production in Rhizoctonia bataticolaThe Mycologist 7, 118 – 120. (UK)

 4.                 Amadioha, A. C. and Oladiran, A. O. (1993) Pectolytic enzymes produced by   Rhizoctonia bataticola in culture and Rhizoctonia –infected tissues of potato tubers (Solanum tuberosum L.) Mycopathologia 122, 163 – 167 (Netherlands)

5.                 Amadioha, A. C. (1994) Depolymerization of potato tissue by oxalic acid, polygalacturonase and cellulase produced by Aspergillus niger, Die Nahrung 38, 340- 341, (Germany)

6.                 Amadioha, A. C. (1994) Pectolytic enzymes of Rhizopus arrhizus produced in culture and infected potato tubers. Fitopatologia Brasiliera 19, 139 – 143 (Brazil).

7.                 Amadioha, A. C. (1995) Interaction of extracellular hydrolytic enzymes and oxalic acid during pathogenesis by Sclerotium rolfsii (Sacc). Journal of Innovations in life Sciences 2, 5-9 (Nigeria)

8.                 Amadioha, A. C. (1995) Effect of culture media on production of  cell wall degrading enzymes and their interactions during pathogenesis by Rhizoctonia bataticola (Taub). Journal of Innovation in Life Sciences 2, 1 – 4 (Nigeria).

9.                 Amadioha, A. C. (1996) Control of storage rot of potato caused by Rhizopus oryzae. International Journal of Pest Management 52, 311- 324. (UK).

10.            Amadioha, A. C. (1997) Interaction of hydrolytic enzymes produced by Rhizoctonia bataticola during rot development. Acta Phytopathologia 32, 79-87. (Hungary)

11.             Amadioha, A. C. (1998) Control of postharvest tuber rot of potato incited by Rhizoctonia bataticola. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 31, 225-231. (Germany)

12.            Amadioha, A.C. (1998) Control of powdery mildew of pepper (Capsicum annum L.) by leaf extracts of Carica papaya. Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants 6, 33 –40 (U. S. A)

13.            Amadioha, A. C. and Obi, V. I. (1998) Fungitoxic activity of Azadirachta indica and Xylopia aethopica on Colletotrichum Iindemuthianum. Journal of Herbs. Spices and Medicinal Plants. 6, 33-40 (U. S. A)

14.     Amadioha, A. C. (1998) Cellulolytic enzyme production by Rhizoctonia    bataticola. Arch Phytopath. Pfanz. 31, 415- 421 (Germany)

 15.     Amadioha, A. C. (1998) Effect of infection by Rhizopus oryzae on biochemical composition of stored potato tubers. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53, 145 –151 (Netherlands).

16.     Amadioha, A.C. (1998) Effect of Cultural Conditions on the growth and amylolytic enzyme production by Rhizopus oryzae. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomological Hungarica, 33, 115 –121 (Hungary).

17.     Amadioha, A. C. (1998) Sustainable crop protection: A case of natural plant products. Proceedings, 13th Annual Conference of Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN). 249-255 p (Nigeria)

18.     Amadioha, A. C.  and Adisa, V. A. (1999) Postharvest microbial deterioration of potato tubers (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Nigeria. Journal of Tropical Root Crops 3(2), 40- 43 (Nigeria).

19.     Amadioha , A. C. and Obi, V. I. (1999) Control of anthracnose disease of cowpea by Cymbopogon ciltratus and Ocimum gratissimum. Acta Phytopathologica et Entomotogica 34, 85 –89 (Hungary).

20.     Amadioha, A.C. (2000) Controlling Rice blast in vitro and in vivo with extracts of Azadirachta indica. Crop Protection 19, 287 – 290 (U. S.A.)

21.     Amadioha, A.C. (2000). The production and activity of extracellular amylase by Rhiozoctonia bataticola.  Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection.33, 1-9 (Germany)

22.     Amadioha, A. C. (2001) Fungitoxic effect of some leaf extracts against Rhizopus  oryzae causing tuber rot of potato Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection.33 499 –507 (Germany)

23.     Amadioha, A.C. (2001) Fungicidal activity of some plant extracts against Rhizoctonia solani in cowpea. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. 33,509 –517 (Germany)  

24.     Amadioha, A.C. (2001) Changes in Biochemical composition of stored potato tubers during pathogenesis by Rhizoctonia bataticola. Archieves of Phytopathology and Plant Protection.34, 45, 54 (Germany)

25.     Awurum. A. N. Emechebe, A. M. and Amadioha, A. C. (2001) Effect of cropping systems on disease development in cowpea (Vigna anguiculata (L) Walp) in Umudike Southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment 3, 31 –38 (Nigeria)

26.     Amadioha, A.C. (2002) Fungitoxic effects of extracts of Azadirachta indica against Cochliobolus miyabeanus causing brown spot disease of rice. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. 35, 37-42 (Germany)

27.     Amadioha, A.C.  and Obilor, P. N. (2002) Fungitoxic effects of Nicotiana  tabacum and Carica papaya against Rhizopus oryzae causing yam tuber rot in storage. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment. 4, 108 -113 (Nigeria).

28.    Amadioha, A. C. (2002) Strategies for reducing/minimizing nutrient inputs from agricultural sources into water bodies in Nigeria. Proceeding on Workshop on sediment and pollutionsources in the national inland waterways and management strategies, organized by UNIDO in Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria 23-24 December, 2002 (Nigeria)

29.  Amadioha, A. C. (2003) Evaluation of some plant leaf extracts against Collectotrichum lindemuthianmum in cowpea. Acta Phytopathologica 38, 259-265 (Hungary).

30.    Amadioha, A. C. and Uchendu, P. N. (2003) Post harvest control of tomato fruit rot caused by  Fusarium solani with extracts of Azadirachta indica. Discovery and Innovation 15 (2).  83-86 (Kenya).

31.   Amadioha, A.C. (2004) Control of black rot of potato caused by Rhizoctonia bataticola using        some plant leaf extracts.   Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 37, 111-117 (Germany).

32.      Opara Emmanuel Umunna and Amadioha, A.C. (2006) The effect of heat treatment of seed on disease severity, germination and yield of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill.) in Umudike, Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research 17, 46-52. (Nigeria).

33.      Amadioha, A.C. (2006) Prospect in development of eco-friendly biopesticides from neem (Azadirachta indica) in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2006 International Neem Conference Kunming, China, November 11-15, 2006. p. 51-58 (China).

34.      Amadioha, A. C. (2007) Effect of cultural conditions on production of polygalacturonase by Rhizoctonia bataticola. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 40 (5), 353-358. (Germany)

35.      Amadioha, A. C. and Markson, A. A. (2007) Post harvest control of cassava tuber rot by Botryodiplodia acerina using extracts of plant origin. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 40 (5), 359-366. (Germany).

36.      Amadioha, A.C. and Markson, A. A. (2007) Control of storage rot of cassava tuber caused by    Rhizopus oryzae using some plant extracts. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection 40(6), 381-388 (Germany).

37.      Markson, A. A., Amadioha, A.C., Wokocha, R.C., Omosun, G., and Madunagu, B.E. (2010) Biochemical alteration of yam tuber tissues incited by Botryodiplodia theobromae Pat. International Journal of Current Research 4, 94-97.(India)

38.      Markson, A. A., Omosun, G., Madunagu, B.E., Amadioha, A.C., and Wokocha, R.C.(2010) Physicochemical alteration of tissues of white yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir) tubers incited by Botryodiplodia theobromae Pat. International Journal of Current Research 4, 55-61. (India).

39.      Amadioha, A. C. and Obi, U.O. (2011) Anti-microbial effect of Azadirachta indica and Ocimum gratissimum against Aspergillus niger causing storage rot of Garcinia kola. International Journal of Current Research and Review 10, 33-37 (India).

40.      Amadioha, A. C.  and Opara, J.O. (2012) Control of storage rot of yam tuber (Dioscorea rotundata) incited by Aspergillus niger using plant extracts of plant origin. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, 13 (1) 84-90 (Nigeria).

41.      Amadioha, A. C., Uzoanya, O. and Opara, J.O. (2012) Control of post-harvest Microbial deterioration of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) using plant leaf extracts. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment, 13 (1) 91-98 (Nigeria)

42.      Awurum. A. N. Emechebe, A. M. and Amadioha, A. C. and Wokocha, R. C. (2012) Development of Psuedocercospora leaf spot on cowpea (Vignia unguiculata (L) WALP) in intercrop systems. Nigeria Journal of Plant Protection 26 (1), 161-172 (Nigeria).

43.      Awurum, A. N.; Amadioha, A. C. and Emechebe, A. N. (2011) Effects of cropping systems on disease development of cowpea in Umudike, South East Nigeria. Sustainable Journal of Agriculture and the Environment 3(2) 31-38.

44.   Markson, A. A., Amadioha, A. C., Omosun, G., Madunagu, B. E., Udo, S. E., Umana, E. J. (2012) Control of Botryodiplodia theobromae causing Tissue Rot of White Yam  (Dioscorea rotundata Poir). Scholarly Journal of Agricultural Science 2(1), 1-7 (UK).

 45. Markson, A. A., Omosun, G., Madunagu, B.E., Amadioha, A.C., Umuna, E.J. and Udo, S. E (2013) Potency of plant-based fungicides against a rot pathogen of white yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir). Journal of Phytopathology. In press (India).

46.Markson, A. A., Omosun, G., Umana, E. J., Madunagu, B. E., Amadioha, A. C., Udo, S. E. (2014)

Differential response of Solanum tuberosum L. and Ipomea batatas L. to three rot pathogens. International            Research Journals of Natural Sciences 2(1), 40-51. (UK).



Reducing Food Losses Through Sustainable Methods of Plant Disease Management: An Imperative for Actualization of Food Security in Nigeria. 13th Inaugural Lecture, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, June 20, 2012.


1.  Principles of Crop Protection, A.C. Amadioha, Nwabeke, Obi, V. I. (Eds.) TOTAN   Publishers, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

2.  The Healing Power of Natural Plant and Animal products, Iwuanyanwu E.O. and A. C. Amadioha (Eds) Serolak Publishers, Oweri, imo State.

2.     Diagnosis and Control of Tropical Tuber Crop Diseases. A. C. Amadioha (Ed) TOTAN Publishers, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.



Year                Status                                  Institution

1983 – 1984        (NYSC)                               College of Education, Minna, Niger State

1988 – 1994        (Asst. Lect. – Lect. I)         School of Agric, Abia State University, Uturu

1994 – 1995        Lecturer I                           Dept. of Crop Production, Federal Univ. of Tech. Owerri

1995 – 2005        (Snr. Lect. – Professor)     Michael Okpara Univ. of Agriculture, Umudike.      

2005 – 2009       Rector                                  Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo.

2010 – Date        Professor                             Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.    



1.        Rector, Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Imo State, Nigeria.

2.         Dean, College of Crop and Soil Sciences

3.       Head of Department, Dept. of Plant Health Management,

4.       Member, University Senate

5.       Teaching and Research Farm Committee (Chairman)

6.       Root Crop Research Programme (Chairman)

7.       Member Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

8.       Member Imo State scholarship Board



1.       International Workshop on identification and Characterization of Pest and Microorganisms, London (UK)

2.       CAB International Review Conference, London (UK)

3.       Presented 20 papers at National and International Conferences and workshops

4.       Organized two International workshop and four National conferences

5.       International Workshop on IPM of Cassava and bacterial diseases of Cowpea and root crops, Cotonou (Republic of Benin)

6.        The 2006 International Neem conference, Kunming (China)



          Award                                                       Awarding body

1.    Fellowship Award (FNIE)                         Institute of Economics of Nigeria

2.    Award of Excellence                                Nigeria Institute of Physics

3.    Leadership in Education Merit Award    TimeNews

4.    Africa Leader of Integrity Award           Africa International News Magazine

5.    Best Rector of the year 2008 Award       National Assoc. of Imo State Students

6.    Award of Excellence in Service               National Assoc. of South East Students 

7.    Scholarship                                              Shell Petroleum Development Company

8.    Best Science Student (HSC)                   Holy Ghost College, Owerri (1978)

9.    Patron,                                                    Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) (2007-2009



1.       Delegate National Constitutional Conference – Iho Ward, 1994

2.       Member District Education Committee – Ikeduru L.G.A

3.        Chairman, Board of Governors, Iho-Dimeze Comprehensive Sec. School.

4.        President, Umuakpim general assembly, Iho-Dimeze, Imo State


HOBBY:    (1)     Reading;     (2)     Sports

                        (3) Table Tennis;       (4)    Foot ball




1.   International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (11TA) on maize and grain legume (Cowpea, Soybean) programmes.

2.   West and Central Africa Maize Collaborative Research Network (WECAMAN) Coted’ Ivoire on early and Extra – early maize varieties.

3.   Nationally Coordinated Research Programmes (NCRP) on cowpea, Soybean

      and tuber crops( yam and cassava.)



1.   Imo State Government: cassava, cowpea and soybean production

2.   Abia State Government: Cowpea Production

3.   Federal Government: Review and Re- design of curricula and syllabi of Federal Staff Training Institutions.

4.   UNIDO: Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Medicinal, Oil, Aromatic and Pesticidal  (MOAP) plants; Biopesticides and Pollution of Inland Water Ways

5.   Enugu State Government: Rice production

6.   Agip (Green River Project): Oil Palm Seedlings.

7.   United Nations University: Member College of Research Associates

8.   Seed for Africa (UK):  Establishment of vegetable gardens and orchards in primary schools.



1.  UNDP Abia State Project on Changing Land use Pattern, Land Capacity and Soil Degradation in communities where UNDP activities are taking place.

2.  Abia State Government; cowpea production project.

3.       Imo State government; cowpea production project and

3.  Establishment of vegetable gardens and orchards in some primary schools in Abia and Imo States curtsy of Seed for Africa Grant (U.K)



1.    Ph.D             –     graduated 11

2.    Master’s degree       –     graduated 16

3            PGD            –     graduated 4



       Institution/Organization                           Area of Collaboration


1.     DeKalb Technical College (DTC)          Institutional Collaboration

Clarkston, Georgia.

2.     Southern Polytechnic University

Marietta, Georgia.                                   Institutional Collaboration

3.     Georgia Perimeter College

Georgia.                                                  Institutional Collaboration

4.     Hands and Hearts International Inc.      Waste to Wealth (Wood pellets)

U.S.A.                                                     Eye glass frames using bicycle spokes.                                                  

     5. United Nations industrial Development    Consultant on Medicinal, Oil,         

         Organization (UNIDO).                            Aromatic and Pesticidal Plants (MOAPPs)

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