Dr Adewale Adenuga







ORCID iD iconhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1017-2717


Research Group

Farm and Household Economics
Research Interests
  • Economics of farm households
  • Policy impact assessment
  • Environmental economics
  • Production economics
  • Farm management
  • Development economics
  •  Health economics

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Dr Adenuga is a Senior Agricultural Economist in the Agri-food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI). His current research focuses on Land Economics and on measuring the economic and environmental impact of agricultural policies including their effect on the welfare and livelihood of farming households. Through his research, he provides insights into factors that influence sustainable agricultural practices among farming households and has a keen interest in understanding those factors which impact on the behaviours and actions of farming households in relation to improving farm-level productivity. Before joining AFBI, he worked as a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD in Agricultural and Food Economics from Queen’s University Belfast, UK and holds an MSc in agricultural Economics and B. Agric. (First Class Honours) degrees from the University of Ilorin.  He is a recipient of the Agricultural Economics Society’s (AES) “Outstanding Young Researcher Award”, the Africa Rice graduate scholarship and the Walsh PhD fellowship. Dr Adenuga is an executive member of the AES and a member of the reviewer board for land. He is also an active member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE), and the Africa Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE).

Select Publications

Adenuga, A. H., Jack C., and McCarry R. (2021). "The Case for Long-Term Land Leasing: A Review of the Empirical Literature."  Land 10 (3):238

Adenuga, A. H., Davis, J., Hutchinson, G., Patton, M., and Donnellan, T. (2020). Analysis of the effect of alternative agri-environmental policy instruments on production performance and nitrogen surplus of representative dairy farms. Agricultural Systems, 184, 102889

Jack, C., Adenuga, A. H., Ashfield, A., and Wallace, M. (2020). Investigating the Drivers of Farmers’ Engagement in a Participatory Extension Programme: The Case of Northern Ireland Business Development Groups. Sustainability, 12(11), 4510

Adenuga, A. H., Davis, J., Hutchinson, G., Donnellan, T., and Patton, M. (2019). Environmental Efficiency and Pollution Costs of Nitrogen Surplus in Dairy Farms: A Parametric Hyperbolic Technology Distance Function Approach. Environmental and Resource Economics, 74(3), 1273-1298

Adenuga, A. H., Davis, J., Hutchinson, G., Donnellan, T., and Patton, M. (2018). Modelling regional environmental efficiency differentials of dairy farms on the island of Ireland. Ecological Indicators, 95, 851-861

Farnsworth K. D., Adenuga A. H., and de Groot R. S. (2015). The complexity of biodiversity: A biological perspective on economic valuation. Ecological Economics, 120:350-354 

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