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Prof. Malachy O. Akoroda
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Publications


My publications in journals and documents relate to: yams, cassava, sweetpotato, cowpea, maize, sugarcane, okra, Telfairia occidentalis, jute (Corchorus), peppers, amaranths, Celosia argentea, eggplants, tomato, Egusi melon, plantain (Musa sp.) and spice species. Publications by category:


Seed production and reproductive biology of crops

1. Ogunniyan D.J. and Akoroda M.O. 2004. On seed-yam production and management in south-western Nigeria. Bowen Journal of Agriculture.

2: 117-126. 2. Aighewi, B.A., M.O. Akoroda and R. Asiedu. 1998. Seed yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir.) production, storage and quality in some yam zones of Nigeria. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops–Africa Branch, Cotonou, Rep. of Benin, October 11–17, 1998.

3. Demo, P., M.O. Akoroda, D. Njualem, J.T. Koi, V. Deffo and S.F. Nana. 1998. Effects of different seed tuber sizes on sprouting, emergence, haulm development and yield of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in the western highlands of Cameroon. 1. Sprouting, emergence and haulm development. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops–Africa Branch, Cotonou, Rep. of Benin, October 11–17, 1998.

4. Demo, P., M.O. Akoroda, J. Koi, V. Deffo, D. Njualem and S.F. Nana. 1998. Effects of different seed tuber sizes on sprouting, emergence, haulm development and yield of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in the western highlands of Cameroon. 2. Tuber yield and tuber size. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops–Africa Branch, Cotonou, Republic of Benin, October 11–17, 1998.

5. Aighewi, B.A., R. Asiedu and M.O. Akoroda. 1998. Producing seed yams (Dioscorea rotundata Poir.) from sprouts. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops–Africa Branch, Cotonou, Bénin, October 11–17, 1998.

6. Segnou, C.A. Fatokun; M.O. Akoroda; and S.K. Hahn. 1992. Studies on the reproductive biology of white yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir.) Euphytica 64: 197–203.

7. Akoroda, M.O. and Adejoro, M.A. 1990. Patterns of vegetative and sexual development of Telfairia occidentalis Hook. f. Tropical Agriculture. 67: 243–247.

8. Akoroda, M.O. 1986. Seed desiccation and recalcitrance in Telfairia occidentalis. Seed Sci. & Technol. 14: 327–332.

9. Akoroda, M.O. 1986. Tubercle requirements for sett production in white yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir.). Indian Journal of Agricultural Science 56: 44–46.

10. Akoroda, M.O. 1985. Sexual seed production in white yam. Seed Science and Technology 13 : 571–581.

11. Akoroda, M.O. 1984. Estimating pollen grain viability for controlled hybridization in white yam. Crop research 24: 11–22.

12. Akoroda, M.O. 1983. Floral biology in relation to hand pollination of white yam. Euphytica 32: 831–838.

13. Akoroda, M.O. 1983. Long-term storage of yam pollen. Scientia Hortic. 20: 223–230. 14. Akoroda, M.O. and Akintobi, D.A. 1983. Seed production in Corchorus olitorius. Acta Horticulturae 123: 231–236. July 1981.

15. Akoroda, M.O., Wilson, J. E. and Chheda, H.R. 1981. Artificial pollination, pollen viability and storage in white yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir.). In: Tropical Root Crops: Research Strategies for the 1980's. IDRC-163e, Ottawa, Canada. p. 189–194. Sept 1980


Genetic resources management


16. Akoroda, M.O.; Dinakin, 'Joke and Makinde, S. C. 1990. Problems and progress in Okra germplasm conservation. Presented at the Symposium on Conserving Biodiversity. IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria. (September).

17. Akoroda, M.O., Dede, A. P. O., Atiri, G. I. and Babatola, J. O. 1987. Diversity of 265 okra accessions from 12 countries. Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON), Owerri, Nigeria. p. 62–68. (November).

18. Akoroda, M.O. 1987. Multiple tubering in Guinea yams. Tropical Agric. 64 : 225–229. 19. Akoroda, M.O. 1985. Morphotype diversity in Nigerian landraces of Corchorus olitorius. Journal of Horticultural Science 60 : 557–562.

20. Akoroda, M.O. 1983. Principal component analysis and metroglyph of variation among Nigerian yellow yams. Euphytica 32: 565–573.

21. Akoroda, M.O. 1982. Phenetic similarity among Dioscorea cayenensis cultivars as estimated by cluster analysis and minimum spanning tree. Annals of Applied Biology 101: 547–552. Crop genetics and breeding

22. Akoroda, M.O., A.G.O. Dixon and R.U. Okechukwu. 1998. Relating early growth traits to root productivity for cassava breeding schemes. Proceedings of the 7th Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops - Africa Branch, Cotonou, Rep. of Benin, October 11–17, 1998.

23. Akoroda, M.O., Ocitti-P'Obwoya, C. and Hahn, S.K. 1997. Screening cassava genotypes for field establishment ability. Discovery and Innovation 9 (1 & 2): 39-45.

24. Akoroda, M.O. 1997. Genetic selection in food yams: a century of sporadic efforts. Presentation in representation of the Crop Improvement Division of IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria at the International Seminar on "Yam, a tradictional and the future crop" held at CIRAD, Montpellier, France. 3-6 June 1997.

25. Fregene, M.A., J. Vargas, J. Ikea, F. Angel, J. Tohme, R.A. Asiedu, M.O. Akoroda, and W.M. Roca. 1994. Variability of chloroplast DNA and nuclear ribosomal DNA in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and its wild relatives. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 89: 719–727.

26. Akoroda, M.O. 1993. Introduction to choice of varieties for on-farm trials: cassava selection indices for intercropping. Working paper for the Workshop of CORTIS held on 19–30 April at the National Root Crops Rsearch Institute (NRCRI) Umudike, Umuahia, Nigeria.

27. Akoroda, M.O. 1993. Yams: Dioscorea spp. Chapter 49: p 717–733 in: Genetic Improvement of Vegetable Crops (edited by G. Kalloo and B. Berg), Pergamon Press.

28. Akoroda, M.O. 1992. State of the art cassava production in Adamaoua, Cameroon, and implications for improvement. Proceedings of the 4th Symposium of the International Society of Tropical Root Crops–Africa Branch. Kinshasa, Zaire. (December 1989). p. 117–123.

29. Akoroda, M.O.; Ogbechie-Odiaka, N. I.; Adebayo, M.L.; Ugwo, O. E. and Fuwa, B. 1990. Flowering, pollination, and fruiting in Telfairia occidentalis. Scientia Horticulturae 43: 197–206.

30. Akoroda, M.O. 1990. Seed production and breeding potential of the fluted pumpkin, Telfairia occidentalis. Euphytica 49: 25–32.

31. Akoroda, M.O. 1989. Selecting cassava clones for conditions in Adamaoua, Cameroon. In : Annual Report of the Root, Tuber and Plantain Improvement Program for 1987. IITA, Ibadan. p. 86.

32. Akoroda, M.O. 1986. Allogamy, varietal adulteration and the breeding of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L) Moench) in Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Science (Cambridge) 106: 313–321.

33. Akoroda, M.O. 1986. Harvest index in food yams and its implication for tuber yield improvement. Presented at the 3rd Symposium International Society for Tropical Root Crops. Abstracted in: Tropical Root Crops: Root Crops and the African Food Crisis. IDRC, 258e, Ottawa, Canada. 61.

34. Akoroda, M.O. 1986. First new water yam clones from seeds. In: IITA Ann. Report & Res. Highlights 1985. p. 117.

35. Akoroda, M.O. 1985. Pollination management for controlled hybridization of white yam. Scientia Horticulturae 25: 201–210.

36. Akoroda, M.O. 1984. Variability, repeatability, character correlation and path analyses in yellow yam. Theor. and Appl. Genetics 69: 217–221.

37. Akoroda, M.O. 1984. Patterns of sett multiplication ratio among seed derived bi-parental families of white yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir.). Zeitschrift fur pflanzenzuchtung 93: 280–290.

38. Akoroda, M.O., Wilson, J. E. and Chheda, H. R. 1984. The association of sexuality with plant traits and tuber yield in white yam. Euphytica 33 : 435–442.

39. Akoroda, M.O. and Chheda, H.R. 1983. Agro-botanical and species relationships of Guinea yams. Tropical Agriculture 60: 242–248.

40. Akoroda, M.O. 1983. Variation, heritability and genetic advance of eight characters in white yam. Theor. & Appl. Genetics 66: 55–64.

41. Akoroda, M.O. and Okonmah, L.U. 1982. Sett production and germplasm maintenance through vine cuttings in yams. Tropical Agriculture 59: 311–314. Agronomy and Cropping systems

42. Akoroda M.O., Okechukwu R.U., Ilona P., Yomeni M.O., Dixon A.G.O. 2006. Productivity of Cassava without or with low use of chemicals: Implications for food security and commercialisation. Presented at the Second National Symposium on Organic Agriculture in Nigeria. 13 pages.

43. Akoroda, M.O. and H.N. Nwokocha 1996. Sweet potato in Nigeria: production, problems and prospects, African Sweet potato Seminar, Gabon, 1996.

44. Akoroda, M.O. 1994. A century of yam research in Nigeria: 1893–1992. 5th Symposium of International Society for Tropical Root Crops, Kampala, Uganda, Nov. 1992. Root crops food security in Africa, ISTRC-AB, IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria. p.39-43

45. Akoroda, M.O. 1993. Non-destructive determination and variation in leaf lamina in the fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis ). Scientia Horticulturae 53: 261–267

46. Akoroda, M.O., Pfeiffer, H. J. and Mbahe, R. E. 1992. Sweet potato systems of Adamaoua, Cameroon. Proceedings of the 4th Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops–Africa Branch. Kinshasa, Zaire. (5-8 December 1989). p 321–329 in Akoroda MO and Arene OB (eds) Tropical root crops: Promotion of root crops based industries.

47. Ogunkunle, O.A. and Akoroda, M.O. 1992. State of Nigerian Agriculture: Past and Present. Presented to Local Government officials, Administrators of Agricultural and Extension Services. University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. 17p + maps.

48. Hahn, S. K., Osiru, D. S. O., Akoroda, M.O. and Otoo, J. A. 1987. Yam production and its future prospects. Outlook on Agriculture 16: 105–110.

49. Makame, M., Akoroda, M.O. and Hahn, S. K. 1987. Effects of reciprocal stem grafts on cyanide translocation in cassava. J. Agric. Sci. (Cambridge) 109: 605–608.

50. Akoroda, M O. 1987. Yam: Economic and definitely profitable to produce. The Courier 101: 78–80.

51. Akoroda, M.O. 1987. Realizing maximum tuber yields of yams (Dioscorea spp) grown from minisetts. In: IITA Annual Report and Research Highlights for 1986. Ibadan, Nigeria. p. 105.

52. Akoroda, M.O. 1985. Dynamics of sprout emergence in Guinea yams. J. of Agronomy & Crop Science 154: 16–24.

53. Akoroda, M.O. 1985. Optimizing sett and sett multiplication ratio for ware yam production in Guinea yams. Field Crops Res. 12: 377–386.

54. Akoroda, M.O. 1984. Status of crop farming and extension in Ilaje Ese-Odo creeks of Ondo State of Nigeria. Rural development in Nigeria 1: 95–98.

55. Akoroda, M.O. 1982. The potential of Plantain production in the Rivers State of Nigeria. Ruralscope : A newsletter of the Federal Dept of Rural Development 1 (2): 14. Technology transfer and delivery systems


56. Dahniya, M.T., Akoroda, M.O., Alvarez, M.N., Whyte, J.B.A., Kaindaneh, P.M., Ambe-Tumanteh, J., Okeke, J. E., Jalloh, A. 1994. Development and Dissemination of appropriate production, processing and utilization packages for farmers in Africa. Pages 2-9 in Ofori F. and Hahn SK (eds) Tropical root crops in developing economy. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops, Accra, Ghana, 20-26 October 1991.


57. Akoroda, M.O. 1994. Bridging the research-farm gap for root crops in the Adamaoua area of northern Cameroon. Pages 26-30 in Ofori F. and Hahn SK (eds) Tropical root crops in developing economy. Proceedings of the 9th symposium of the ISTRC. 20-26 October 1991. Accra Ghana.

58. Akoroda, M.O. and Ikpi, A.E. 1988. The adoption of improved cassava varieties and their potential as livestock feed resources in southern Nigeria. Invited paper, Proceedings of Conference on the "Cassava as livestock feed in Africa". IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria.(November).

59. Akoroda, M.O., Gebremeskel, T. and Oyinlola, A. E. 1987. Plantable stem supply system for IITA cassava varieties in Oyo State of Nigeria. Agricultural Systems 24: 305–317

60. Akoroda, M.O. 1986. Food crop seed supply and extension in Imo State of Nigeria. African Journal of Agric. Science 13 (1+2): 23–35.

61. Akoroda, M.O. 1982. Agronomic messages for extension and Loosening Nigeria's food tangle. ISADAP, Owerri, Nigeria. 56p. Ethnobotatny, culture of crop usage, and food security

62. Akoroda, M.O. 1998. Comparative output of calories from starchy food crops in Africa. Tropical Agriculture.

63. Akoroda, M.O. 1997. Cassava a basis for food security in Africa. Paper presented at the African Crops Science Congress, Pretoria. South Africa. January 1997. Page 1329–1335.

64. Akoroda, M.O. 1990. Ethnobotany of Telfairia occidentalis (Cucurbitaceae) among the Igbos of Nigeria. Economic Botany 44: 29–39.

65. Akoroda, M.O. 1987. Incorporating tuber peels in white yam flour. Tropical Sci. 27: 239–248.

66. Akoroda, M.O. 1987. Agro-industrial inclusion of peels in yam flour. Presented at 2nd Symposium on the Yam Tuber. Anambra State Univ. of Technology, Enugu, Nigeria. (June).

67. Akoroda, M.O. 1986. On-farm food culture in southern Nigeria. Paper presented at "Nigeria's Food Culture Seminar". Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. (November). Impact assessment of agricultural systems

68. Akoroda, M.O., Gebremeskel, T. and Oyinlola, A. E. 1989. Impact of IITA cassava varieties in Oyo State of Nigeria, 1976–1985. Tropical Agric. 66: 113–120.

69. Akoroda, M.O. 1986. Impact of IITA cassava varieties. In: IITA Annual Report & Res. Highlights for 1985. p. 103. Vegetable horticulture

70. Akoroda, M.O. 1988. Cultivation of vegetable jute (Corchorus olitorius L.) for edible leaf in Nigeria. Tropical Agriculture 65: 297– 299.

71. Akoroda, M.O. 1986. Relationships of plantable seed and edible fruit production in okra. Journal of Horticultural Science 61: 233–238.

72. Akoroda, M.O., Anyim, O.A. and Emiola, I. O. A. 1986. Edible fruit productivity and harvest duration of okra in southern Nigeria. Tropical Agriculture 63: 110–112.

73. Akoroda, M.O. 1986. Industrial horticulture in Nigeria: a prognosis. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON). NIHORT, Ibadan, Nigeria. (November).

74. Akoroda, M.O., Oladiran, J. A., Akintobi, D. A., Dinakin, M.J., Anyim, O. A., Odulana, O. and Ossai, O. 1986. Vegetable seed technology at the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT): 1976–1986. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON), Ibadan, Nigeria. (November).

75. Akoroda, M.O. and Olufolaji, O. A. 1983. Plant spacing, pruning and shoot regeneration in Corchorus olitorius. Presented at the 6th Annual Conf. Horticultural Society of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. (Nov.).

76. Akoroda, M.O. 1982. Compound cultivation and its contribution towards increased horticultural production in Nigeria. Read at 5th Annual Conf. Horticultural Soc. of Nigeria (HORTSON), Zaria, Nigeria.

77. Akoroda, M.O., Denton, O. A. and Ayodele, O.J. 1982. Okra production systems in the Ilorin Agricultural Development Project of Nigeria. National Horticultural Res. Institute, Ibadan.

78. Akoroda, M.O. and Olufajo, O. O. 1981. Harvest index of market morphotypes of Corchorus olitorius at Ibadan, Nigeria. Presented at the 6th African Horticultural Symposium, Ibadan, Nigeria (July). Agro-meteorology and crop environments

79. Akoroda M.O. 1998. Elements of agricultural meteorology. Dept of Agronomy, Univ. of Ibadan. Nigeria. 55p.

80. Akoroda, M.O. 1996. Crop production systems in major climatic zones of Nigeria. Presented at the Biennial Conference of the Nigerian Meteorological Society of Nigeria on "Mitigating the effects of climatic variability on food production". IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria. 24–25 Oct 1996. 22 pages.

81. Akoroda, M.O. 1994. Mapping agricultural environments: a first approximation for field use in cassava trials. Presented at the Symposium of the International Society of Tropical Root Crops, Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. Nov 1994.

82. Akoroda, M.O., O. Amadou, R.E. Mbahe, and Terje Øen. 1994. Season, weather, and changes in root crop dominance in Mbé, Cameroon. Pages 209–217 in Root Crops for food security in Africa. ISTRC—AB, CTA, and IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria. Training and development

83. Akoroda, M.O. 1996 Anatomy of the problems of users of statistical tools in Agricultural Research: a Nigerian perspective. Invited paper for the CTA Workshop on "Strengthening Biometry and Statistics in Agricultural Research". Universität Hohenheim, Stuggart, Germany. 7–9 October 1996. 17p pages.

84. Akoroda, M.O., A.F.K. Kissiedu and H J. Mutsaers. 1993. Methodology for choice and on-farm testing of improved crop varieties 13p.
More recent Publications

85. Akoroda MO. 2006. Cassava in Brazil: Lessons for field cultivation in Africa. [An occasional publication of ICP: Manuscript ready for publication].

86. Akoroda MO et al. 2006. Cassava stem as a business enterprise in Nigeria [Joint publication of IITA with RTEP Ijebu Ife] 2005. In edit with RTEP.

87. Truman P. Phillips, Daphne S. Taylor, Lateef Sanni, and Malachy O. Akoroda. 2005. A cassava industrial revolution in Nigeria: the potential of a new industrial crop. A publication of the Global Cassava Development Strategy by FAO and IFAD. 2004. Rome, Italy. 48 pages.

88. Akoroda MO and Alabi TR. 2005. Use of GIS in the implementation of Nigeria’s cassava revolution: [Beyond talk: Geo-information working for Africa. CSIR Convention Centre. Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa. Pages 653-663. ISBN number 1-920-01710-0. 31 October–4 November 2005 South Africa conference]

89. Akoroda MO. 2004. Checklist for Commercial Cassava Cultivation. Used in the training of 44 farm managers of large cassava farms in southern Nigeria. 18-22 October 2004. Used for training of trainers [TOT] in the management of Cassava commercial farms.

90. Akoroda MO. 2005. Managing cassava stem cuttings for optimum root yields. At the 9th triennial symposium of the ISTRC-AB. 1-5 Nov. 2004. Whitesands Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya

91. Akoroda MO. 2004. Sustainable commercial cassava cultivation. At the 9th triennial symposium of the ISTRC-AB. 1-5 Nov. 2004. Whitesands Hotel, Mombasa, Kenya

92. Meludu N.T., Ajani O.O., M.O. Akoroda. 2004. Gari: food for the rich or the poor consumers in Nigeria. Pages 166-169. Proceedings of the 8th triennial symposium of the ISTRC-AB. September 2004.

93. Akoroda MO.2004. Cassava systems in Nigeria: root yield management. Pages 581-583. Proceedings of the 8th triennial symposium of the ISTRC-AB. September 2004. 94. Meludu NT, CG Ajala, MO Akoroda. 2003. Poverty alleviation through the processing of sweetpotato tubers into toasted granules and consumer preference in Nigeria. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops 5(2): 56-59.

95. Akoroda MO. 2002. Agronomic aspects of root and tuber crops importance for estimating production: cassava and sweetpotato in relation to time and input variables. Paper 7. Expert Consultation on Root Cops Statistics. Harare, Zimbabwe 3-6 December 2002. FAO, Rome, Italy. 16 pages.

96. Aighewi BA, Asiedu R, and Akoroda MO. 2002. Patterns and locations of sprouts in intact tubers of multiple sprouting Dioscorea rotundata Poir. Variety Pepa. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops 5(1): 18-19.

97. Aighewi BA, Akoroda MO, and Asiedu R. 2002. Seed yam (Dioscorea rotundata Poir.) production, storage and quality in selected yam zones of Nigeria. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops 5(1): 20-23

98. Aighewi BA, Asiedu R, and Akoroda MO. 2002. Production of seed yams (Dioscorea rotundata Poir.) using yam peels. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops 5(2): 28-31. 99. Aighewi BA, Akoroda MO, and Asiedu R. 2002. Seed yam production from pre-sprouted minisetts with varied thickness of storage parenchyma. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops 5(2):21-24.

100.Akoroda MO. 2000. First approximation of mapping agricultural environments in Nigeria for cassava field trials. Genotype x Environment Interaction Analysis of IITA Mandate crops in Sub-Saharan Africa. Pages 137-143. IITA Ibadan.

101.Akoroda MO, Aikpokpodion P, Aliyu TO, Fabunmi TO, Fatunbi AO, Olofinji EB. 2000. Holistic sweetpotato breeding and selection schemes: clonal trials in southwest Nigeria. Proceedings of the 5th Triennial Conference of the African Potato Association. 29 May-2 June 2000, Kampala, Uganda. Pages 61-67.

102.Akoroda MO 1998. Sustainable root yields and cassava breeding in Africa. Pages 271-276. Proceedings of the sixth triennial symposium of the ISTRC-AB. Lilongwe Malawi. 103.Akoroda MO. 1997. Cassava technology Transfer: Lessons from Cameroon and Nigeria. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops 2: 257-260.

104.Aiyelari EA and Akoroda MO. 1996. Determination of some yam tuber properties relevant to the design of mechanical harvesters. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops 1: 23-26.

105.Okoli OO and Akoroda MO. 1995. Providing seed yam tubers for the production of food yams. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops 1: 1-6.

106.Akoroda MO. 1995. Yams in Nigeria: status and trends. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops 1:38-41.

107.Akoroda MO. 1995. Alleviating hunger in Africa with root and tuber crops. African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops 1: 41-43.

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