AJAYI Adedayo Olufemi


Prof. Adedayo Olufemi Ajayi obtained B. Agric. (Hons) (1990), M.Sc. (1996) and Ph.D. (2002) in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He also holds International Postgraduate Certificate in Models of Sustainable Development: Initiatives for Rural Communities in Desert Areas” from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot Campus, Israel in 2011. He is a Laurette of the Council of Development in Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA). He had fellowship award to attend the eighth African Nutrition Leadership Programme by School for Physiology, Nutrition & Consumer Sciences, North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa and Netherlands Fellowship Programme granted by Netherlands Government to participate in a course on “Agriculture in Transition: Analysis, Design and Management of Sustainable Farming Systems” at the Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He was the Head of Department, Vice-Dean, Deputy Director Teaching and Research Farm. He was a Visiting Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development in the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Eswatini (2020-2022). He had published to his credit well researched articles in reputable local and international journals. Prof. Ajayi had attended many conferences and workshop within and outside Africa. Before his appointment as a lecturer, he was the Programme Officer in charge of Research and Training in Quality of Life Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation based in Nigeria. He is specialist in training, extension programme planning, evaluation, administration and qualitative research. He is a Life member of Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON), Life member of Rural Sociological Association of Nigeria (RuSAN), Member, International Research and Development Network of Children and Youth in Agriculture Programme (CYIAP), Member, Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services and Member, Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services. He was the Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Child and Youth Studies, 2013-2016 and presently the Editor-in-Chief of Ife Journal of Agriculture. He successfully supervised four PhD. His Current research is making extension graduates entrepreneurs and stakeholders’ engagement.