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Expert NameDr. Ibrahim Baba Yakubu
TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionDepartment of Geography, Bayero University, Kano
Telephone00234 803 454 7223
Work ExperienceMy career commenced with a 14 year work experience with a World Bank Assisted Afforestation Project in Kano, between 1990 and 2004. The basic thrust of that experience was to provide guidance for the identification of priority areas for tree-crop research and consultancies and their implementation in Nigeria’s Afforestation Program. I was also responsible for the provision of technical specifications for tree nursery development, shelterbelt establishment, farm-forestry and agroforestry systems in Nigerias arid zone states. Between 2004 and now, my services were invited by the Department of Geography, Bayero University, Kano as Lecturer I, and have now risen to an Associate Professor of Geography. The basic thrust in this university job has been teaching and research. Thematic areas: Landuse and Conservation; Household Energy; Climate Change Impact on Tree Density on Smallholder Farms
QualificationsPhD. Geography. Bayero University, Kano (2003)
Number of Publications20
Awards1. Letter of Commendation for excellent performance in the 1995 Automatic Weather Station Data Handling and Analysis Course, Module 25, Awarded by the Meteorological Office College, Shinfield, United Kingdom. 2. Certificate of Achievement, awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture in recognition of outstanding performance at the Agroforestry Extension and Training Course, Module TC 170.05 at the University of Florida, USA, in 1992. 3. Letter of Commendation for the production of Nigeria’s Afforestation Plan, awarded by the Head, World Bank Assisted Afforestation Program Coordinating Unit, Kano
Other Activities1. Member, Forestry Association of Nigeria. 2. Member, Meteorological Society of Nigeria (Publicity Secretary, 1996 – 1997). 3. Member and Northern Coordinator, Beekeepers Association of Nigeria [BAN]. 4. Patron, Geographical Society of Nigeria (Bayero University, Kano, Chapter).
Publications1. Yakubu, I. (2011). An Appraisal of Plant Adaptation in the Savanna : The Case of Six Provenances of Azadichta indica A. Juss in Kano, Nigeria. VDM Verlag Dd. Muller GmbH & Co. GK, Germany 2. Yakubu, I. (2010). Climate change impact on the density of Faidherbia albida on smallholder farms in the degraded lands of Kano, northern Nigeria. (30) 330-332.The Environmentalist, Netherlands. 3. Yakubu, I. (2008). Genotype x environment interactions: survival performance of six internationally sourced provenances of Azadirachta indica A. Juss in a degraded land in Kano, Nigeria. (28) 376-378.The Environmentalist, Netherlands. 4. Yakubu, I. (2007). Survival and growth among six internationally sourced Provenanaces of Azadirachta indica A. Juss in a degraded land in Kano, Nigeria. Vol. 5 (2). (1-5).The Nigerian Geographical Journal. 5. Ayodele, J. T., Yakubu, I. and Adekiya, O. A. (2007). Sulphur dioxide as indoor pollutant in Metropolitan Kano, Nigeria. Vol. 31 (2) (159 -166). Journal of Environmental Systems, United States of America.
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