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Abasiama-Arit Aniche

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

Ricks Hall- Graduate Suite


Abasiama is from the coastal part of Nigeria. She has a professional background that includes service in international research institutions and development agencies. Her research interests include leadership and sustainable community development. Abasiama is passionate about building transformative leadership capacity to drive change in rural and underserved communities. She enjoys crafting and spending time with her family and friends.

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • AEE 350 – Personal Leadership Development in ALS
  • AEE 490 – Seminar in Agricultural & Extension Education

Professional Honors/Offices/Recognitions

  • 2024: KIETS Climate Leaders Program Scholar
  • 2023 – 2024: CALS Graduate Peer Mentor

Selected Publications

  • Waaswa, A., Aniche, AA., Nkurumwa, A.O., Kibe, A.M., Kipkemoi, N.J. (2024). Exploring the Future of Agriculture Under Climate Change: The Potentials of Climate-Smart Agriculture Among Smallholder Farmers in Kenya. In: Leal Filho, W., Nagy, G.J., Ayal, D. (eds) Handbook of Nature-Based Solutions to Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change. Springer, Cham.
  • Aniche, A. (2023). Changing tides. In E. Ibe, & N. Onyesom (Eds.), We live these lives (pp 130-138). The Female Professionals Book Club.
  • Aniche, A., Bundy, H., & McKee, K.E. (accepted). Agents for Change: Developing Transformative and Adaptive Leadership Capacities among Early-Career Extension Professionals. Journal of Leadership Education.
  • Aniche, A., & McKee, K.E. (2023). What Factors Affect the Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture by Smallholder Farmers in Nigeria? [Poster presentation]. KIETS Climate Leaders Program Fall Symposium, Raleigh, USA.
  • Aniche, A., Waaswa, A., & Morgan, J. (2023). Supporting International Graduate Students Through Participation in Graduate Peer Mentoring Programs [Poster presentation]. American Association for Agricultural Education National Conference, Raleigh, USA.
  • Itoadon, I., Iyangbe, C., Owoyemi, S., Walsh, S., & Aniche, A. (2013). Sustainable Cassava Seed Systems in Nigeria – A Project Overview with Key Achievements and Lessons Learned to Date [Poster presentation]. ISTRC-AB, Accra, Ghana.
  • Waaswa, A., Aniche, A., & Morgan, J. (2023). Use of Experiential Learning to Support Climate Change Adaptation [Poster presentation]. American Association for Agricultural Education National Conference, Raleigh, USA.


B.Agric Agricultural Exonomics/Extension University of Uyo, Nigeria

M.Sc Sociology of Development University of Abuja, Nigeria

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Sustainable Community Development
  • Leadership Development