Joyous Suiyigheh Tata


·         BSc Environmental Science, Buea, Cameroon (2001)

·         MSc Forest Economics and Management, Ibadan, Nigeria (2004)

·         PhD Horticulture with focus in International Agriculture and Rural Development, Cornell, USA (2012)

Working Experience

·         Postdoc, Modernizing Extension and Advisory Systems (MEAS) Project, College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (2012-Present)

·         Project Team Member,  Environment Impact Assessment of the Eurasia Canal and Northwest Transport Corridor Projects, Kazakhstan (2007):

·         Agricultural Extension Officer, USDA Funded Community Floriculture Industry Development Project, Limbe Botanic Garden, Cameroon (2004-2006)

·         Research Intern, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), South West Regional Office, Limbe, Cameroon (2004)

Current Research

·         Adoption of Farmbook ICT Application by Extension Agents in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future (with Prof. Paul McNamara)