Gund Graduate Fellow, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Uyoyoghene Onothoja will examine the environmental impacts of irrigation agriculture on food production in Sub-Saharan Africa. As growing populations and erratic weather increase local interest in irrigation, Onothoja’s research will help improve the efficiency and productivity of irrigated agriculture while reducing its impact on the environment. As a data engineer with Bayer Crop Science Division, Onothoja’s work focuses on  building digital technologies that help transform field data into meaningful insights for farmer across the globe. Onothoja is passionate about sustainability.

Advisor: Gillian Galford

Uyoyoghene Onothoja

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Sustainable agriculture, environmental management, irrigation, spatial analysis and modeling


  • MSc, Geographical Sciences, Southern Illinois University
  • BSc, Geography, University of Benin