Biography PERSONAL DATA:
Full Name: ............................ Dr. Age, Akoso Iorbee
Date of Birth:..........................25-08-1960
Place of Birth:.........................Mbayegh in Ushongo !.-',.G.A.
State of origin:...........................Benue
Permanent Home Address:................ L.G.E.A. Primary School, Yinah, Ukum Mbawandam
Correspondence: ................................Department of Agricultural Extension and
Communication, Federal University of Agriculture P.M.B.2373, Makurdi
Marital Status:................................. Married with 7 children (5 boys, 2 girls)
Date of First Appointment: .......2-3-1987 (Inter-Service transferred)
Date appointment confirmed: .....9 - 3 - 2006
Present Rank and Salary: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Associate Professor ( CONVASS 06/6)
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUIONS ATENDED WITH DATES
1. Federal College of Education, Okene (1983-1986)
11. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1991-1996)
Ill. University of Agriculture, Makurdi (1998-2002)
IV. University of Agriculture, Makurdi (2003-2006)
v. N.K.S.T .Secondary School, Adikpo (1976-1981)
VI N.K.S.T. Primary School, Korinjo,Mbagwaza(1970-1975) .
3. ACADEMIC QYALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH
a. N.C.E. Agric (1986)
b. B.Sc.(Hons) Agric .Ed. Second Class Upper Division(1996)
c. M.Sc. Agric. Extension and Communication (2002)
d. Ph. D Agric. Extension Policy & Sustainable Rural &Agric.Dev.(2006).
e. WASCE 1981 1 University of London GeE (1982)
f) FSLC (1975)
OTHER TRAINING COURSES ATTENDED: Nil
5. PRIZES RECEIVED
i. Rev .Pastor Mbachirin's Best Teacher of the year Award (1997) - received
during N.K.S.T. Sec. School, Adikpo- graduation and prize giving ceremony
ii Best Biology Student Award (1981).Received from N.K.S.T. Secondary
School, Adikpo during Graduation and Prize Giving Ceremony.
iii Best Student Teacher A ward received from Isanlu Community Secondary
School, Isanlu, Kwara State (1984).
6. SCHOLARSHIPS 1 FELLO WSHIPS RECEIVED
i. Federal Bursary award(FCE, Okene,1983)
ii. University of Agriculture, Makurdi Ph.D Training facility Award
(2004 - 2006) iii.Benue State Scholarship Award(1983-1986)
7. COMPUTER LITERACY
Proficient in: Desktop publishing.
8. TEACHING 1 COGNATE EXPERIENCE WITH DATES
A. Teaching experience:
i. Agricultural Science Secondary School Tutor - 1987- 2004(TSB staff)
ii. Principal, Mbaikyaa Progressive Secondary ,School, Mbagwaza,
Ushongo L.G.A. ( 2000 - 2002).
Memberships Membership of learned societies:
1. Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria(AESON)- Zonal
Coordinator, North Central Nigeria,National Financial Secretary.
ll. Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN)
lll. Rural Sociological Association of Nigeeria(RuSAN)
IV. Agricultural Society of Nigeria(ASN)
v. Association of Deans of Agriculture in Nigerian
Universities(ADAN)-2014 to 2018
Publications International journals
1. Saliu, O.I. and Age, A.I. (2009). Privatization of AgriculturExtension
Services in Nigeria: Proposed Guidelines for implementation.
Journ. of Sust. Development in Agric. Clarion University of
Pennsylvania. 1 (2) 179pp.
11. Age, A.I., Obinne, C.P.O. and Demenongu, T.S. (2012). Communication
for Sustainable Rural and Agricultural Development in Benue
State, Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture Research.
111. Age, A.I., Anonguku, I. and Unongo, E.A. (2012). An overview of
livestock improvement and Extension Management
Technologies: Panacea for attaining Food Security and Industrial
Development in Nigeria . Journal of Sustainable Agriculture
Research. Canadian Centre of Science and Education (CCSE).
1(2) August .pp. 321 ISSN 1927-0518 www.ccsenet.org/sar
IV. Age, A.I. , Unongo, E.A. and Biam, C.K. (2013). Policy Planning and
Policy Implementation: The role of livestock Extension Policy
stakeholders. International Journal of Agricultural Innovations.
Centre for Advanced Training and Research, Medina, Accra,
Ghana. 3(1). ISSN.2276-6170.PP108-1113
v. Age,A.I., Demenongu,T.S. and Bello,M. (2013).Situational Assessment
of Rural and Agricultural Development Projects of the University
of Agriculture, Makurdi and its host community. Journal of
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
.www.academiejournals.org/JAERD .. pp83-88.
VI. Bello, M., A.I.Age and E.S.Salau (2012). Contact Farmers'
effectiveness in Nigeria:A case study of Nasarawa State of
Central Nigeria.International Journal of Agriculture, 4 (2),
Ghana.ISSN:22S 1-0222.PP 1 08-114
Vll. Okwoche, V. A. ,Age, A.I. and Alegwu, f.0.(2012). An
Assessment of Youths Participation in Agriculture and Rural
Development, Benue State, Nigeria. Agricultural jour. Medwell
vin. Agbarevo ,M.N.B and Age, A.I.(2013).The Effects of Adoption of
Agricultural Extension Recommendations on Labour for
Cassava Production in Cross River State, Nigeria.
International Jour. of Scientific and Tech. Research.2(9).
IX. Age, A.I., Demenongu, T.S. and Ajoma, C. (2013). A Study of
Socio- Economic Importance and Methods of Controlling Weeds among
Rural Farmers III Yala Local Government
River State, Nigeria. International Jour. of
x. Age, A.I., Agbarevo, M.N.B. and Beetseh, K. (2014).A Comparative
Assessment of Sustainable Livestock Extension Service Delivery
in Benue and Nasarawa States, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Agric.
and Food Sciences.ISSN:2321-157l.2(5).pp.449-456.www.ajour
Xl. Agbarevo,M.N.B.,and Age, A.I.(2013). Effect of the Third National
Fadama Development Project on the income of Farmers in
K wande Local Govermnent Area of Benue State,
Nigeria.European jour. of Physical and Agricultural Sciences.
xu. Okwu,O.J.,Otene,A.V. and Age,A.I.(2015). Assessment of Vegetable
Farmers' Access to Postharvest Management Imformation in
Benue State,Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural and Food
imformation,16;pp243-252.Taylor and Francis
publishers.ISSN: 1 049-6505printIl540-4 722 online.
xin. Age, A.I., Vihi, S.K. and Adeiza, O.D.(2016). Assessment of Rural and
Agricultural Development Projects in Okehi Local Government
Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Agricultural
Extension, Economics and Sociology. ScienceDomain
International. 9(1 ).ISSN:2320-7027.pp.l-
xiv.Naswem, A.A.,Okwoche, V.A. ,and Age, A.I. (2016). Mainstreaming
Sustainability in the Nigerian Agricultural Trasnformation Agenda.
World Research Journal of Agric. Sciences.3(1)
Specializations Extension Policy & Sustainable Rural & Agricultural Development
Research Archive A. Current research
a. Situational analysis of outbreak of diseases of selected species
of livestock in Benue State (University of Agric., Makurdi
Research grant, 2009).
b. A comparative assessment of Livestock Extension Policy
Implementation in Benue and Nasarawa States, Nigeria. Ph.D
Thesis (2006), University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
c. A comparative analysis of the Socio Economic Characteristics
and management Practices of Swine Farmers in Rural and
Urban areas of Benue State, M.Sc. thesis (2002). University of
Responsibilities Serve as a reviewer to the following International and local journals:
a. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural
b. International journal of Agricultural
c. International journal of Agricultural Economics
,management and Development(IJAEMD),Kogi State
d. Journal of Rural Development, Agriculture and
Science (JORDAS),Department of Agric. Extension
and Communication, Federal University of
e. Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology
(JAST),Universityof Agriculture, Makurdi.
Science Domain international
11.. Guest Speaker ,2011 N.K.S.T. Secondary School Adikpo graduation and prize
giving ceremony. Paper Titled "Academic par excellence in Nigerian
Secondary Schools :Agents of sustainable Rural and Agricultural
111.. Guest Speaker, W.M. Bristow Secondary School Gboko 2009 community
lecture titled: Education for Rural Development and Food Security: A
local response initiative to the global economic crisis.
IV. Resource person ,BNARDA-North East Zone during their MTRM held at
BNARDA Office .Adikpo (2012).Paper presented titled-The role of
Rural Youths in Sustainable Rural and Agricultural Development
in Benue State, Nigeria.
v. Served as a Senior Lecturer on Sabbatical leave in the Department of
Sociology, University of Mkar, Mkar (2012/2013 session) .
v. Part-Time Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Benue State University,
VI. Facilitator at the 4th Postgraduate Seminar series held on Thursday.I B"
August, 2016 at the College of Management Sciences Lecture
theatre, FUAM on the title: Epistemological Research Ethics,
the nitty gritty involved in Referencing cum choice of
appropriate Statistical tools for data analysis.
V11. Guest Lecturer at Air War College Course 1(2016) held on 2ih January,2017
organised by the Air War College .Nigeria Air Force Base,
Makurdi on the title:The impact of Globalisation on Nigerian
Economic Development and National security.