ADISA Banji Olalere


Prof. Banji Olalare Adisa obtained the Nigerian Certificate in Education from Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo in Ondo state in 1984.  He thereafter proceeded to earn his B.Sc in Vocational Agricultural Education from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.  He obtained his M.Sc and Ph.D from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife.  He taught Agricultural Sciences in various Secondary Schools in Osun State.  Also worked as part-time lecturer at the Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun.  He was later appointed at the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, College of Agricultural Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye as Lecturer II in December 2001, and was promoted to Lecturer I in October 2005.  He joined the service of Obafemi Awolowo University as Research Fellow I in November, 2006 and was promoted to the rank of Senior Research Fellow in October, 2009.  In 1st October 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Principal Research Fellow and he was promoted to a Professor on 1st October, 2015. He coordinates the Integrated Rural Development Programme, (Isoya) in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development.  His research interest is in the area of Rural Development, Women and Youth Empowerment and Environment Studies.  He is a registered member of number Professional bodies in the country such as Rural Sociological Association of Nigeria (RuSAN) where he served as the General Secretary for six years, International Research and Development Network of Children and Youth in Agriculture (CYIAP) where he served as General Secretary and Editor-in-Chief for CYIAP Publications, Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON), Environmental and Behavioural Association of Nigeria (EBAN) and National Research of Agriculture on Pilferage in Agriculture. He has published extensively in Local, National and International Journals.  He has also attended very many learned Conferences, Workshops and Seminars. He is at present the Head of the Department