Name: Paul Ade Iji
Email: paul.iji@fnu.ac.fj
Position: Dean College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Section: College of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry

Professor Iji joined FNU in 2018, after previous positions at Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria); University of KwaZulu-Natal and University of Pretoria (South Africa), and University of New England (Australia), where he was Coordinator of Higher Degrees by Research of a large school.

He has graduated close to 40 postgraduate students and currently supervises 4 PhD students. Professor Iji is on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals and regularly reviews for other journals.

He has published over 300 journal and conference papers, and maintains a blog on LinkedIn (LinkedIn - Paul Iji). Professor Paul Iji took on the role of Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching on Monday, 30 March.

 

Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Animal Science, University of Maiduguri
MSc Animal Production, University of Aberdeen
PhD Poultry Science, University of Adelaide

Book Chapters

Mabelebele, M., Gous, R.M., O’Neil, H.V.M. and Iji, P.A. (2019). The use of sorghum as an energy source in poultry diets.  In: Sorghum: Properties, synthesis and applications (ed. Valentin M. Kindomilou).  Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, pp. 197-225.

Ahiwe, E.U., Omede, A.A., Abdallh, M.B. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Managing dietary energy intake by broiler chickens to reduce production costs and improve product quality.  In: Animal Husbandry (ed. B. Yucel and T. Taskin).  InTech Open Access Publisher, Rijeka, Croatia, Chapter 6, pp. 115-145. 

Omede, A.A., Ahiwe, E.U., Zhu, D. and Iji, P.A. (2018).  Improving cassava quality for poultry feeding through application of biotechnology.  In: Cassava (ed. V. Waisundara), Chapter 14, pp. 241-263.  InTech Open Access Publisher, Rijeka, Croatia. 
 

Iji, P.A., Toghyani, M., Ahiwe, E.U. and Omede, A.A. (2017).  Alternative sources of protein for poultry nutrition.  In: Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Vol. 2 (Ed. T.J. Applegate). Burleigh Dodds Scientific Publishers, USA, pp.237-269.

JournalsErdaw, M.M., Perez-Maldonado, R.A. and Iji, P.A. (2018).  Physiological and health-related response of broiler chickens fed diets containing raw, full-fat soybean meal supplemented with microbial protease.  Journal of Animal Physiology and Nutrition 102, 533–544.

Akter, M., Graham, H. and Iji, P.A. (2018).  Influence of different levels of calcium, non-phytate phosphorus and phytase on apparent metabolisable energy, nutrient utilisation, plasma mineral concentration and enzyme activities of jejunal mucosa of broilers.  Journal of Applied Animal Research 46, 278-286.

Omede, A.A. and Iji, P.A. (2018).  Response of broiler chickens to processed soy protein product when offered at different inclusion levels in mash or crumbled prestarter diets.  Journal of Applied Poultry Research 27, 159–171.

Erdaw, M.M., Bhuiyan, M.M. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Response of broiler chicks to non-steam- or steam-pelleted diets containing raw, full-fat soybean meal.  The Journal of Applied Poultry Research 26, 260–272.

Erdaw, M.M, Perez-Maldonado, R.A. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Apparent and standardized ileal nutrient digestibility of broiler diets containing varying levels of raw full-fat soybean and microbial protease.  Journal of Animal Science and Technology 59:23-34.

Toghyani, M., Wu, S.B., Pérez-Maldonado, R.A., Iji, P.A. and Swick, R.A. (2017).  Performance, nutrient utilisation and energy partitioning in broiler chickens offered high canola meal diets supplement with multicomponent carbohydrase and monocomponent protease.  Poultry Science 96, 3960–3972.

Erdaw, M.M, Perez-Maldonado, R.A. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Apparent and standardized ileal nutrient digestibility of broiler diets containing varying levels of raw full-fat soybean and microbial protease.  Journal of Animal Science and Technology 59:23, DOI 10.1186/s40781-017-0148-2.

Gausi, H., Iji, P.A., Gibson, J. and Gondwe, T, (2017).  Socio-economic and livelihood characteristics of rural farmers engaged in indigenous chicken production in Lilongwe, Malawi.  Family Poultry Communications 26, 28-38.

Omede, A.A., Bhuiyan, M.M., lslam, A.F. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Physico-chemical properties of late-incubation egg amniotic fluid and a potential in ovo feed supplement.  Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science 30, 1124-1134.

Omede, A.A., Bhuiyan, M.M., lslam, A.F. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Effect of in ovo feeding of a novel processed soy protein product on hatchability, chick quality and early post-hatch performance of two strains of broiler chickens.  Asian Journal of Poultry Science 11, 38-44.

Toghyani, M, Girish, C.K., Wu, S.B., Iji, P.A. and Swick, R.A. (2017). Effect of elevated dietary amino acid levels in high canola meal diets on productive traits and cecal microbiota population of broiler chickens in a pair-feeding study.  Poultry Science 96, 1268-1279.

Akter, M., Graham, H. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Increased iron level in phytase-supplemented diets reduce performance and nutrient utilisation in broiler chickens.  British Poultry Science 58, 409-417.

Erdaw, M.M., Wu, S. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Growth and physiological responses of broiler chickens to diets containing raw, full-fat soybean meal and supplemented with a high-impact microbial protease.  Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science 30, 1303-1313. 

Erdaw, M.M., Perez-Maldonado, R.A., Bhuiyan, M. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Partial replacement of commercial soybean meal with raw, full-fat soybean meal supplemented with varying levels of protease in diets of broiler chickens.  South African Journal of Animal Science 47, 61-71. 

Akter, M., Iji, P.A. and Graham, H. (2017).  Increasing zinc levels in phytase-supplemented diets improves the performance and nutrient utilization of broiler chickens.  South African Journal of Animal Science 47, 648-660.

Omede, A.A., lslam, A.F. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Physico-chemical properties of late-incubation egg amniotic fluid and a potential in ovo feed supplement.  Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science 30, 1124-1134. 

Mabelebele, M., Gous, R.M., Siwela, M., O’Neil, H.V.M. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Performance of broiler chickens fed South African sorghum-based diets with xylanase.  South African Journal of Animal Science 47, 679-687.

Erdaw, M.M., Perez-Maldonado, R.A., Bhuiyan, M. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Partial replacement of commercial soybean meal with raw, full-fat soybean meal supplemented with varying levels of protease in diets of broiler chickens.  South African Journal of Animal Science 47, 61-71.

Conferences

Bakare, A.G.; Kour, G., Akter, M. and Iji, P.A. (2019).  Impact of climate change on sustainable livestock production and existence of wildlife species in the south pacific island countries: A review. 7th Pan Commonwealth Veterinary Conference, Bangalore India.

Al-Qahtani, M., Bhuiyan, M.M., Bedford, M.R. and Iji, P.A. (2018). Apparent metabolizable energy, ileal digestibility and bone quality of broiler chickens fed wheat-based diets supplemented with carbohydrases, proceeding of the 29th Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, page 205.

Al-Qahtani, M., Bhuiyan, M.M., Bedford, M.R. and Iji, P.A. (2018). Performance of broiler chickens to optimum levels of carbohydrases and superdose level of phytase in wheat-based diets, proceeding of the 11th Asia Pacific Poultry Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, page 203.

Al-Qahtani, M., Bhuiyan, M.M., Bedford, M.R. and Iji, P.A. (2018). Standardized ileal amino acid digestibility of broiler chickens fed wheat-based diets supplemented with carbohydrases, proceeding of the 11th Asia Pacific Poultry Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, page 204.

Al-Qahtani, M., Abdallh, M.E., Ahiwe, E.U., Chang'a, E.P., Mabelebele, M, Bhuiyan, M.M., Bedford, M.R. and Iji, P.A.  (2018). Apparent metabolizable energy, ileal digestibility and bone quality of broiler chickens fed maize-based diets supplemented with carbohydrases, proceeding of the 2018 PSA Latin American Scientific Conference, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, page 128.

Al-Qahtani, M., Abdallh, M.E., Ahiwe, E.U., Gausi, H.J., Mabelebele, M, Bhuiyan, M.M., Bedford, M.R. and Iji, P.A. (2018). Performance of broiler chickens to optimum levels of carbohydrases and superdose level of phytase in sorghum-based diets, proceeding of the 2018 PSA Latin American Scientific Conference, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, page 131.

Ahiwe, E. U., Al-Qahtani, M., Chang’a, E., Abdallh, M., Gausi, H.  Graham, H.  and Iji, P.A.  (2018) Response of broiler chicken fed diets supplemented with dry powdered gluco- and manno-protein yeast cell wall extracts. Presented at the XV European Poultry Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Ahiwe, E. U., Abdallh, M., Chang’a, E., Al-Qahtani, M., Omede, A., Graham, H. and Iji, P.A.  (2018). Dried yeast and its enzymatically hydrolyzed derivatives can improve performance and organ development of broiler chickens challenged with Salmonella lipopolysaccharide. Presented at the XV European Poultry Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Ahiwe, E.U., Graham, H. and Iji, P.A. (2018). Yeast cell wall supports higher growth than whole yeast when fed in broiler diets. Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia.

Akter M., Abdallh, M.E. and Iji, P.A. (2017).  Dietary strategies for safe and healthy poultry production.  Innovation for safe and sustainable poultry production, Indian Poultry Science Association Conference, Bengaluru, India, 28-30 November, 2017, pp. 17-25.

Abdallh, M.E., Musigwa, S., Bhuiyan, M.M., Cadogan, D.J. and Iji, P. A. (2017).  Utilization of protein and energy by broiler chickens fed diets containing cottonseed meal with or without microbial enzyme.  Feed Additives 2017, Frankfurt, Germany, 27-29 September, 2007.

Research Interest:
Improvement of alternative feed ingredients, exploration of alternatives to in-feed antibiotic supplements, and feed management of small-to-medium scale animal enterprises in developing countries.

Teaching Interest:
Animal production systems
Poultry science
Animal nutrition