Professor Emmanuel Hala Kwon Ndung attended his Primary Education in Ganawuri, Nigeria before proceeding to Boys Secondary School Gindiri for his Secondary education. He holds a B.Sc in Botany from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria obtained in 1988, M.Sc (1991) and Ph.D (1999) both from the University of Jos, Nigeria. He is currently a Faculty member and holds a Chair in Plant Genetics and Breeding at the Federal University Lafia. He has worked as research officer and holds an experience that spans over 22 years from the National Agricultural Institutes to the University. He has collaborated strongly with International Research Agencies and won research grants from some among which are the World bank, IPGRI (Bioversity International), CTA, NSDC, UNESCO, FARA, FAO, CAS, CIDA and GFU. He is a winner of TWAS postdoctoral fellowship, he is a well-travelled scientist who has equally published widely in International peer-reviewed scientific journals. His research has led to release of prominent sugarcane varieties in Nigeria and five of such varieties are on commercial production in the sugarcane plantations in Nigeria. Emmanuel has supervised 6 Ph.D and over 20 M.Sc students.
Genetics of plant disease resistance, mutation breeding, breeding for drought and stress tolerance, Multi-disciplinary approach to attainment of global food security.