nkeki.kamai

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Title: 
Dr.
Full name: 
Nkeki Kamai
First Name: 
Nkeki
Surname: 
Kamai
Function: 
N2Africa coördinator

History

Member for
3 years 3 months
Institute: 
IITA
Country: 
Nigeria
Career: 

Nkeki Kamai was educated at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (1984 BSc) and University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria (1994 MSc Crop science and 2010 Doctorate degree in Crop Physiology and Production and System Agronomy). He has extensive experience spanning over 28 years, in the fields of agronomy, crop science, natural resource management, stress physiology and farmer participatory evaluation of technologies, which enabled him to initiate, design and efficiently implement research and development-oriented project activities in the Nigeria savannas. His areas of interests include crop and natural resource management, general and systems agronomy, crop and land management, crop physiology and crop adaptation for biotic and abiotic stresses. Kamai was lecturer at the University of Maiduguri, before joining IITA from 2015 to date. Prior to that he worked as a Deputy Director, Borno State Agricultural Program (1989-2000); and as a Research Supervisor (2006-2009) in one of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) implemented projects tagged “Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in Borno State’’ (PROSAB). Within N2Africa he is Country Coordinator for Nigeria.

Dr. Kamai has published over 10 journal articles. He was the Agronomist for the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project (2008 - 2014), Agronomist/Seed specialist of West and Central Africa Council for the Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD/CORAF) Maize Research and Development Project (2010 – 2014), for the Harvest Plus Challenge Program (2010 to 2014) and for Genetic Improvement of Cowpea for Striga Resistance using Molecular tools project (2010 to 2015).