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Dr. Hudu Zakaria – Governing Council Member, President Nominee

Dr. Hudu Zakaria is a Senior lecturer and researcher with the Department of Agricultural Innovation Communication, UDS. His research is focused on sustainability of agri-food systems, agricultural innovation management, rural livelihoods and entrepreneurship.

PhD. (UDS, Tamale), M.Phil., (UG, Legon), B.Sc (UDS, Tamale)

Hudu Zakaria holds a PhD (Innovation Communication) from the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale, M.phil (Agricultural Extension) from the University of Ghana, Legon and BSc (Agricultural Economics and Extension) from UDS, Tamale, Ghana.

He is a senior lecturer and currently the HOD of the Department of Agricultural Innovation Communication at UDS. In his eleven years as academic staff of UDS, Dr. Hudu Zakaria had held the following positions in the University: Head of Department, Faculty Coordinator of the Academic Planning and Quality Assurance Unit, Member of the University Academic Board, Member of the Nyankpala Campus Board and Member of the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Sciences Board.  

Dr. Hudu Zakaria is also a researcher in Innovation Communication, technology adoption, digital agriculture, rural livelihoods and entrepreneurship. His research is focused on sustainability of agri-food systems, technology and innovation management and adoption, rural livelihoods and entrepreneurship, and agribusiness management, gender and food security. His research had produced over 40 peer reviewed articles published in many reputable journals which had so far generated over 1000 citations in googlescholar and reseachgate.   

Outside university teaching and research, Dr. Hudu Zakaria served in various positions in many institutions and organizations. Some of them include; member of the Governing Council of the Simon Diedong University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD – UBIDS), Member of the International Society for Development and Sustainability (ISDS), Member of the European Centre for Research Training and Development UK, Member of the Northern Regional Lands Commission, Chairman of Tolon Senior High School Board, Vice Chairman of the Parents Teachers’ Association (PTA) of UDS Basic School, Assembly member of the Tolon District Assembly and member of the Tolon District Education Oversight Committee (DEOC).

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