Esendugue Greg Fonsah Professor Agricultural & Applied Economics
Portrait of Esendugue Greg Fonsah
Shipping Address Tifton, CAES Campus 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA 31793

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Portrait of Esendugue Greg Fonsah


  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics - University of Nigeria (Nsukka, Nigeria), 1993
  • M.S., Agricultural Economics - University of Kentucky, 1987
  • M.B.A., Business Administration/Management - Morehead State University, 1985
  • B.S., Management & Executive Secretarial - Berea College, 1983

Research Interest

  • Farm Management
  • Agricultural Production and Management
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Marketing Management
  • International Agricultural Development
  • International Agricultural Trade and Policy

Awards, Honors, and Leadership

  • 2014 (May 05): Senior Scientist Award of Excellence in Extension, University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Tifton, Campus, May 5.
  • 2014: Outstanding PhD Student Award (Sebastain Awondo), Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.  (Major Professor and  Co-Dissertation  Chair).
  • 2014 (April): B 1312 - Commercial Tomato Production Handbook ranked 5th in the Top ANR Publications with 3,632 visits, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens.
  • 2011 (June) CAES Top Publications by Department, B 1303 – Economic Analysis of Producing Southern Highbush Blueberries in Soil in Georgia with 74 visits; Average time on page = 6:31 minutes.
  • 2009 (May 07): Sigma Xi Award for Creative Research from the Scientific Research Society, Tifton GA.
  • 2008 (July–Sept): American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) Journal HortTechnology Top 10 Articles Read in June Evaluation of Commercial Banana Cultivars in Southern Georgia for Ornamental and Nursery Production”.  HortTech 18:529–535.
  • 2008: Blue Ribbon Extension Communication Award (1st Place), The American Society for Horticultural Science, Southern Region for the “Commercial Tomato Production Handbook” publication.
  • 2007: Blue Ribbon Extension Communication Award (1st Place) from the American Society for Horticultural Science, Southern Region for the “Commercial Pepper Production Handbook” publication.
  • 2006: Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award (Mark M. Byrd) from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (Thesis committee member).
  • 2006: United States President’s Volunteer Service Award for dedicating at least two years or 4,000 hours to serve others at home or abroad.  The award was accompanied with a letter from the White House signed by President George W. Bush.
  • 2005: State Staff –South Young Professional Regional Award, Georgia Association of County Agricultural Extension Agents.
  • 2005: Senior Director Award, Georgia Association of County Agricultural Extension Agents State Staff South.
  • 2004: Junior Director Award, Georgia Association of County Agricultural Extension Agents, State Staff –South.
  • 2005: Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association Cash Award for contributions in the “Critical Use Exemption of Methyl Bromide (CUE) application package for GFVGA.