Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa

Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa

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Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy

Research Interest: Health and Nutrition Economics, Women and Youth Inequality, and Development Economics

Research Supervisors: Dr. Godwin A. Abu (Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi) and Dr. Michael Olabisi (MSU)

Semesters at MSU: Spring and Fall 2019

Mrs. Hephzibah Onyeje Obekpa  arrived in January 2019. Her MSU supervisor is Dr. Michael Olabisi (Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics). 

Training received from the project prior to arriving at MSU:

  • The Art of Research Discovery and Writing Good Articles. Federal Collage of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka-Kaduna. October 16-17, 2018

Meetings with State Ministries. These meetings were to inform them about the Project Scholar progam and to introduce them to the scholar and their supervisor. During the interactions, the Ministries articulated areas of desired policy support. As an incoming Project Scholar, Mrs. Obekpa will leverage opportunities and facilities at MSU to realistically support the policy needs of the Ministries in line with the Project Objectives.

  • Policy Personnel of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Women Affairs, the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, Science & Technology (four agricultural related ministries of the Benue State Government). December 13, 2018.


  • 16th, August 2018. Transcorp Hilton Abuja. Can Foreign Direct Investment Complement or Substitute Public Agricultural Spending for the sustainability of the Agricultural Sector in Nigeria? Empirical Evidence using Monte Carlo Simulation. Second Conference of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project