Julius Olatunde Ayinde


Professor. Julius Olatunde Ayinde obtained a Bachelor of Agriculture (Agricultural Extension and Rural Development) from University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State (1999); M.Sc. (2006) and Ph.D.(2011)  in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Before his appointment as an Assistant lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development of Obafemi Awolwo University, Ile-Ife in 2008, he served as Technical Assistant to the Supervisor of a Catholic-based NGO called Rural Development Project (RUDEP) in Osogbo between years 2000 and 2001, and appointed as an Assistant Lecturer at Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun, Osun State between years 2005 and 2008, where he rose to the post of Lecturer III. He is currently a Reader in the Department. His research focus is on youth studies, community development and food security/safety. He belong to many local and International  professional associations among which are  General Secretary International Research and Development Network of Children and Youth in Agriculture Programme in Nigeria (CYIAP-network); Member of Rural Sociological Association of Nigeria (RuSAN) Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON), Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN), Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE), World Rural Development Group (RDG), Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD), International Rural Sociology Society (RSS) and Global Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (GFRAAS) to mention few. He has won many travel and trainings grants and had attended several learned conferences/workshops/trainings locally and internationally with about 60 peers reviewed journals and proceedings publications to his credit in Nigeria, Botswana, Canada, Ghana, Romania, Republic of Benin, South Africa and United State of America to mention few. He has successfully supervised one M.Phil. and three M.Sc. students. Dr. Ayinde has served the Department, Faculty and University in many capacities