Professional Staff

Abdulrazak Ibrahim was trained as an Agricultural Biotechnologist in EMBRAPA Brazil and worked as a Research Officer in Jigawa State Agricultural Research Institute, Nigeria from 2000-2007. In 2008, he joined the Department of Biochemistry of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Nigeria, where he rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer. He has taught several courses in Biology, Biochemistry, Plant Science, Agricultural Biotechnology, Nutrition, Biosafety among others, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and has supervised PhDs, MSc and undergraduate students. He has participated in and facilitated trainings and workshops on Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) in Africa and Brazil, including capacity development and intercontinental technology delivery and scaling activities working in FARA and with other development partners.

Dr. Ibrahim is part of the Capacity Development & Agriprenuership Research Cluster, where he coordinates the Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA) programme and supports capacity development activities around technology scaling, sanitary and phytosanitary frameworks, biotechnology, emerging technologies and foresight among others.  He is the Editor-in-chief of the Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, conference papers, policy briefs, technical notes etc. He holds a Doctorate degree in Molecular Biology from Universidade de Brasilia (UnB), Brazil, where he spent five years in EMBRAPA Center for Genetic Resources and helped in the development of a technology for the control of whitefly; and a Master’s degree in plant Biochemistry from Universidade Federal de Ceara, Brazil.