Alabi, Dorcas Lola


Dr. Alabi, Dorcas Lola obtained Bachelor of Science (Hons.)  degree in Home economics in the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Nigeria, in 1986 and  M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology in 2005 and 2011 respectively from the same University. Before joining the service of the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development as a Research Fellow 1 in 2015, she had worked with Osun State Agricultural Development Programme (1989-2015) as an Agricultural Extension officer and rose to the rank of Deputy Director. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the department. She is a member of professional associations such as Rural Sociological Association of Nigeria (RuSAN), Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON), Family and Consumer Sciences Society of Nigeria (FACSSON) and International Research and Development Network of Children and Youth in Agriculture Programme (CYIAP NETWORK) in Nigeria. Her research interests are in rural household development, rural entrepreneurship and agricultural value addition. She has successfully supervised one Ph.D., two M.Phil. and one M.Sc. students.