Prof. Akindele Folarin ALONGE

National Chairman

Professor Akindele Folarin Alonge is the immediate Past President of International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers (CIGR) and will serve in the CIGR Presidium till December 2022. CIGR is the umbrella body of the Society of Agricultural Engineers worldwide. He was born in Omuo – Ekiti, Nigeria and currently works and resides at Uyo in Akwa Ibom State. He has served as the National Financial Secretary, National Auditor, and Regional Chairman of Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE), South-South. He is the current National Chairman of NIAE. The position will be occupied till September 2023.

He holds a Bachelors and Masters in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Ibadan. He also holds a Ph.D from University of Ilorin. He has published over 120 publications both locally and internationally and over 35 invited papers. He is an associate editor of three journals and he review papers for over fifteen international journals. He is the Pioneer Editor of the Journal of Research and Innovations in Engineering (JORIE) – the Faculty of Engineering, University of Uyo Journal. He is an Advisory Board Member of two Internationals in China (International Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (IJABE)), Japan (Agricultural Mechanization on Asia, Africa and Latin America (AMA)) and two Nigerian journals (Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment, University of Maiduguri and Umudike Journal of Engineering of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture.

He won the Graduate Engineer of the year 1989 of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Ibadan as well as Sahara Engineers’ Best Paper in Mechanical Engineering as well as Pa William overall best paper in Engineering. He has been a Corporate member of NSE since 1995. He has served and still serving in several committees of NSE. He started his career as a youth corper in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Ilorin in September 1987, returned as an Assistant Lecturer in January 1991 and rose through the ranks to Senior Lecturer in 2006. He transferred his service to become an Associate Professor in University of Uyo in 2008 and a Professor in 2011. He has supervised over 120 undergraduate and postgraduate students at both University of Ilorin and University of Uyo respectively. He has been an external examiner to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in several universities in Nigeria as well as University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Universiti Putra, Malaysia.

He is a registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He has been a member of Canadian Society of BioEngineering (CSBE) since 2007. He has served in several committees of ASABE. He has served as the President of African Network Group of the ASABE. His commitment  with ASABE for several years were with lots of success stories from initiating the ASABE-NIAE partnership to establishment of African Network Group of ASABE, to appointment by board of Trustees of ASABE as her representative in the Executive Board of CIGR for over four years, Chair of International Affairs of ASABE etc. The ASABE President gave an Award during the Virtual Conference of ASABE in July 2020 for all these contributions.

He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the International Conference on Agricultural and Food Engineering (CAFEi), Universiti Putra, Malaysia. He is a Member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) Chartered.  He is a Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Fellow of Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers and Fellow of Solar Energy Society of Nigeria. He is a recipient of several awards within and outside Nigeria. He is also a member of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technologists (NIFST). He has attended and presented papers in over fifty five (55) local conferences and over fitty (50) international conferences. His extension work has taken him to almost all the states in Nigeria, some West Africa states, South Africa, USA, Canada, France, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, UAE, Oman and several other nations of the world for conferences, training, workshops, fellowship and visits.

He served as the Head of Department as well as the Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Uyo, Nigeria from September 2010 till January 2015. He has served and still serving in several committees of the University. He was on Sabbatical leave as the Director of Membership Services at the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Headquarters, Abuja in 2015. He has been a COREN Resource person in accreditation exercise for several years as well as Resource Person for National Universities Commission (NUC). He is married to Catherine Modupe Alonge, a University Administrator and blessed with a good family.


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Master of Science (Agricultural Engineering)

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Engineering)






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