Dr. T. U. Esekhade, Director & Head, Research Supports Services


Mailing Address:

Research Supports Services Department, Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria, PMB 1049, Benin City, Nigeria

Phone:   (+234)80 553-35836

Email:   esekhade.timothy@rrin.gov.ng


Ph.D., University of Ibadan

MSc. University of Ibadan

B.Sc. Bendel State University (Ambrose Alli University) Ekpoma

Research Interests:

Farming Systems research and extension, rubber based agroforestry and rubber mixed farming systems. Soil nutrition and management under multiple cropping systems and Smart agriculture as a means of mitigating the effect of climate change on smallholders farmers.

Academic Awards / Recognitions:
Academic Awards Year
Recognition by smallholders rubber farmers in Nigeria, for the introduction of rubber based agroforestry systems into rubber farming in Nigeria through the CFC/IRSG 21 rubber project implementation in Nigeria                                                                                    
2009 to 2014.


  1. Responsible for the establishment/development and maintenance of the plantations.
  2. Plantation exploitation.
  3. Ensure availability of quality certified planting materials through tissue culture, Community-Based Seed and Seedling Systems
  4. Coordination of the research and other activities at the substations/experimental stations