Our Trainers

Soil Scientist/Conservationist

Dr. Bassey Udom is a Lecturer at the Department of Crop and Soil Science, and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Agricultural Research, University of Port Harcourt. He has a PhD and MSc. Degrees in Soil Physics/Conservation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has a number scientific publication in International and National referred Journals. He has attended many Scientific Activities at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy and the British Council. He has reviewed many scientific articles for National and International Journals. Current research interest is on soil organic carbon sequestration, soil aggregate stability and management of tropical soils.

Data Analyst and Programmer

OLUDARE is a highly accomplished and seasoned data analyst/statistician with expertise in managing creative direction initiatives within corporations. Skilled in programming and managing complex analysis that achieve desired goals of organization. Repeatedly promoted into senior leadership roles based on demonstrated success in taking initiatives, executing strategy, improving client relations with statistical insights. He also gathered experience supporting and training of data quality control team on automatic in-field monitoring, tracking of data collection process and survey quota breakdown.

Organic Farming Specialist and Biotechnologist

ENIYEKPEMI EBIMOBOERE is a Farmer and Agricultural Entrepreneur. She is a graduate of Plant Science and Biotechnology University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and currently the CEO of Ebi Agribusiness Ltd. She is a certified Tissue Culture and Molecular Geneticist at National Centre for Genetic resources and Biotechnology (NACGRAB), Ibadan. A Songhai trained farmer and a Certified Pest Control Professional at CERPMIST Environmental Academy, Nigeria. And she is presently setting up and managing DEFAR FARMS in Ogun state of about 150 acres. She is passionate about farm setup, cultivation of exotic and indigenous crops, poly house construction, supply of high yielding and favorable vegetable seeds and organic farm practices.

Consultant Entomologist- Specialist in the Biology, Rearing, Utilization and Commercialization of Edible Insects

Dr. Thomas Commander is the former Honorable Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bayelsa State. He is an entomologist and a Senior Lecturer of the Niger Delta University Bayelsa State in Nigeria. He is a specialist in the “Biology, Rearing, Utilization and Commercialization of African Palm Weevil (Rhynchophorus phoenicis)”. He graduated with first class BSc (Hon) Applied Biology. In 1995, he obtained his MSc Zoology from the University of Port-Harcourt and in 2004 he completed his PhD on Applied Entomology from the Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port-Harcourt. He had his postgraduate studies from the University of Ghana, Legion in Accra in 1994. In 2011, he was a non-Executive Director of the Board of the Bayelsa Farms Limited and chairman Advisory Council, Yenagoa Technology Incubation Centre (Under FMST, Abuja). He is a member of Nigerian Environmental Society (NES); Entomological Society of Nigeria (ESN), Plant Protection Society of Nigeria. He has written many publications and co authored other major academic publications.