Dr. Nnaemeka Anyanwu
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Dr. Nnaemeka Anyanwu

Senior Lecturer
Department of Animal Science and Technology, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Crop and Pasture Production from The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

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Nnaemeka J. Anyanwu has over 20 years of pre -and post-doctoral engagement in feed and forage crop evaluation, and crop-livestock systems with a strong nexus with their interactions. Since 2000, he has been involved in farm animal and feed resources research, including forage crop evaluation, integrated small ruminant-crop production systems, forage-based poultry feed evaluation, soil fertility and nutrient cycling, soil physical and chemical properties amendments/amelioration and plant beneficial responses to organic mineral nutrients as a function of manure type. He has expertise in investigating animal responses to changes in feed, environmental and other physiological conditions. He also studies the role of climatic variables and its implications in feed-forage yield as well as the complex interactions of nutrient variability with associated climatic variables. An important aspect of his expertise involves data management and analysis. Prior to 2009, he was a Project Manager of the World Bank-assisted National Fadama Development Project (Imo State Fadama II Project) a poverty alleviation programme which was aimed at sustainably supporting farmers and rural folks through the provision of grants for productive agricultural enterprises as well as supporting the natural resource ecosystem in their areas through the Global Environmental Facility) GEF supported environmental management programme for the Fadama ecosystems within these areas. He also worked as a Research Supervisor in the small ruminant and forage production and improvement programme at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) , both in Ibadan, Nigeria. He has published over 20 journal articles book chapters and Technical Reports and has made presentations at national and international conferences.

Area of Interest:

Animal Production
Animal Nutrition
Animal Feeding

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Anyanwu, N.J., V.U. Odoemelam, U.E. Ekezie, V.O. Nwaiwu, I. Etela, I.I. Ekpe and G.A. Kalio, 2020. Effect of dietary levels of Moringa oleifera seed meal on growth, haematological and biochemical profiles of broiler finisher chicken. Res. J. Anim. Sci., 14: 26-32.
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  2. Anyanwu, N.J., J.O. Ogualu, V.U. Odoemelam, G.A. Kalio and I.I. Ekpe, 2020. Sheep and goat farming in Imo state Southeast Nigeria: A traditional vocation at the verge of extinction? Niger. J. Anim. Prod., 47: 237-246.
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  3. Anyanwu, N.J., B.C. Obilonu, V.U. Odoemelam, I. Etela, G.A. Kalio and I.I. Ekpe, 2020. Growth performance and haematological characteristics of broiler finisher chickens fed palm kernel cake as partial replacement for maize and soya bean. Niger. J. Anim. Prod., 47: 111-119.
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  4. Okoli, I.C., C.O.I. Udedibie, C.C. Achonwa, I.P. Ogbuewu, N.J. Anyanwu and V.H.A. Enemor, 2019. Physicochemical characterizations of leaf meals derived from tropical plants as possible nutraceuticals in animal production. Asian J. Biol. Sci., 12: 693-701.
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  5. Ekpe, I.I., S.C. Asagwara, B.U. Uzoho, S.E. Okere, N.J. Anyanwu and V.C. Nwankwo, 2016. Evaluating rumen digesta as a source of plant nutrient in Owerri Southeast, Nigeria. Acad. J. Sci., 5: 221-226.
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  6. Anyanwu, N.J. and I. Etela, 2013. Chemical composition and dry matter degradation characteristics of multi-purpose trees and shrubs in the humid lowlands of Southeastern Nigeria. Agrofor. Syst., 87: 747-754.
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  7. Larbi, A., I. Etela, H.N. Nwokocha, U.I. Oji and N.J. Anyanwu et al., 2007. Fodder and tuber yields and fodder quality of sweet potato cultivars at different maturity stages in the West African humid forest and savanna zones. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol., 135: 126-138.
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  8. Larbi, A., N.J. Anyanwu, U.I. Oji, I. Etela, L.D. Gbaraneh and D.O. Ladipo, 2005. Fodder yield and nutritive value of browse species in West African humid tropics: Response to age of coppice regrowth. Agrofor. Syst., 65: 197-205.
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