ABDULRAZAK IBRAHIM, PHD | Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

abdulrazak ibrahim, phd


Research Fellow/Consultant, Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), Accra, Ghana

Dr. Abdulrazak Ibrahim is an agricultural biotechnologist with experience and skills in multidisciplinary and multidimensional approach Research for Development (R4D) through hands-on laboratory and field activities, knowledge generation, innovation platforms, holistic capacity development, resource mobilization, partnerships and linkages, value chain–oriented agribusiness incubation, and emerging technologies for agricultural transformation. He has been involved in Agricultural Research and Development (AR4D) in Africa and Brasília, within universities, and centers of research, and engagement with civil society organizations as well as the private sector. He holds a doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from Universidade de Brasília, Brazil, a master’s degree in Plant Biochemistry from Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil, and a BS in Biochemistry from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. Dr. Ibrahim is a Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Nigeria, and Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR) ABU in Zaria. Currently, he is the Capacity Development Officer at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), where he contributes to the coordination of research on innovation systems, emerging technologies, partnerships, and capacity development.

He is experienced in plant tissue culture and genetic transformation, and molecular techniques. Dr. Ibrahim developed and patented a technology for the control of whitefly using RNA interference technology in Embrapa, Brasília, Brazil, where he spent nearly 10 years.

He has taught several courses in biology, agricultural and medical biochemistry, plant science, agricultural biotechnology, nutrition, biosafety, and more at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and supervises research projects at different levels.

Dr. Ibrahim is the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals; conference papers; policy briefs; technical notes; and advocacy papers on innovation systems, biofortification, biotechnology, science, technology, and innovation.

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasília, Brazil, 2015
  • MSc in Biochemistry, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil, 2007
  • BSc in Biochemistry, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria, 1999
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