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Esendugue Greg Fonsah

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Professor and REI Coordinator


  • Business Management

  • Agricultural Production

  • Farm Management

  • Agribusiness

  • Agricultural Marketing

  • International Trade and Policy of Fresh Industry (Fruits, Vegetables, Pecans and Bananas). 

Awards, Recognition, and Achievements

  • 2024-President: USDA S-1088 Multi-State Research Group S-1088 "Specialty Crops and Food Systems: Exploring Markets, Supply Chains and Policy Dimensions" 

  • 2023-President-Elect: Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS), (November 13). 

  • 2023 – Frank Panyko Distinguished Service Award, Food Distribution Research Society (FDRS), Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, Washington DC, November 12-14. 

  • 2023: Invited Guest Speaker at the 2023 Institute of National Transformation (INT) International Strategic Transformation and Empowerment Platform (STEP) Agripreneurship: The Key to Africa’s Development Conference, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria (October 20-29).

  • 2023-President-Elect: USDA S-1088 M 

  • 2023 – Nominated External Assessor for Promotion &Tenure (Associate to Full Professor): North-West University, Republic of South Africa (August).  

  • 2022 – Employee Recognition for 20 Years of Loyal and Dedicated Services. University of Georgia, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences. 

  • 2022 – Southern Agricultural Economic Association (SAEA) Distinguished Extension Program Award (Specialty Crops, i.e., Vegetables, Fruits and Tree Nuts). 

  • 2022 – Innovative and Human Empowerment Award, The Fongenkem Foundation, Houston, Texas, USA. 

  • 2022 – Nominated External Assessor for Promotion &Tenure (Associate to Full Professor): Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, Department of Agricultural Economics, USA (August). 

    **See attached CV for other awards, recognition, and achievements.

Recent Publications

  • Fonsah, E.G., S.R. Kunwar and J. Price (2023). Economics of Citrus Production Using Modern Technology (under review) 

  • Kunwar, S. R., E. G. Fonsah, and C. Escalante (2023). “An Assessment of Productivity and Profitability Using Monte Carlo Simulation Approach: A Case of Georgia Blueberry Industry” (Under review) 

  • Fonsah, E.G., R.K. Kunwar, J.C. Diaz-Perez (2023). Economic Evaluation of Bell Pepper Production Under Colored Shade Nets System in the Southeast Region of the USA, African Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, ISSN: 2375-0693; Vol. 11(1), pp. 001-007 (January) 

  • Fonsah, E.G. (2022). “Uncertain Behaviors and Attitudes of Specialty Crops Growers Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic” (August), Sustainable Agriculture Research 11(3):20. 

  • Waliullah, S., E.G. Fonsah, J. Brock, Y. Li, and M.E. Ali (2022). First Report of Crown Rot of Banana Caused by Fusarium profliferatum in Georgia, USA. Plant Disease Journal, Vol. 106 (5). Disease Note online:

  • Kunwar, S. R. and E.G. Fonsah (2022). “Economic Analysis of Southern Highbush Blueberry Production Using Drip Irrigation and Frost Protection in Georgia, USA”, Journal of Extension, Vol. 60 (1), Article 11.

  • Ali, E., E.G. Fonsah and S. Waliullah, (2021). “First Report of Crown Rot of Banana Caused by Fusarium Porliferatum in Georgia, USA”. Plant Disease Journal, ID: PDIS-06- 21-1220-PDN 

  • Waliullah, S., E.G. Fonsah, P. Ji, and E. Ali (2021). “First Report of Stem-end Rot Caused by Lasiodiplodia Theobromae on Banana in Georgia, USA”. Plant Disease Journal: 104(4), p. 1261. 

  • Ali, E., E.G. Fonsah and S. Waliullah, (2021). “First Report of Crown Rot of Banana Caused by Fusarium Porliferatum in Georgia, USA”. Plant Disease Journal, ID: PDIS-06- 21-1220-PDN. 

  • Vinson III, E.L, E. D. Coneva, J. M. Kemble, J. R. Kessler, E. G. Fonsah, P. M. Perkins- Veazie, F. M. Woods, and J. L. Sibley. (2020). Reflective Mulch Application and Cover Crop Usage to Stimulate Earlier Banana Flowering. J Amer. Pomol. Soc. 74:169-179.

  • Kaninda, S., E.G. Fonsah, G.E. Boyhan, E.L. Little and J.W. Gaskin (2020). “Economic Analysis of Crop Rotation Systems for High Value Cool-Season Vegetables in Southern Region, USA”. Agri Res & Tech: Open Access J. 2020; 25 (2): 556300. DOI: 10.19080/AROAJ.2020.25.556300. 

  • Waliullah, S., E.G. Fonsah, P. Ji, and M. E. Ali (2019). “First Report of Banana Streak Virus Infecting Bananas (Musa spp.) in Georgia, USA”. Plant Disease journal, Published Online: (4 Dec). ISSN: 0191-2917 

    **See attached CV for a full list of publications.


Ph.D. Agricultural Economics - University of Nigeria (Nsukka, Nigeria), 1993

MS Agricultural Economics - University of Kentucky, 1987

MBA Business Administration/Management - Morehead State University, 1985

BS Management & Executive Secretarial - Berea College, 1983

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