The Home Economics Research Association of Nigeria (HERAN) was established in the year 2000 Professor Anyakoha having just 20 members with the vision of promoting sustainable quality life for individuals and
families. The association was preceeded by the journal JHER – Journal of Home Economics Research, which was founded in 1995 as a vision by Anyakoha. JHER has enjoyed an annual publication since 1995 with growing meaningful improvement in the quality, spread and patronage.