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BIOGRAPHY: DR AJALA ABIODUN OLADAYO
Born December 9th 1966, Dr. Abiodun Oladayo Ajala, hails from Gbongan in Osun State. He attended A.U.D. Primary School and Iwo Grammar School both in Iwo, Osun State for his primary and secondary schooling. He studied Agronomy at the University of Ibadan where he graduated in 1990 with Second Class Honours, Upper Division. He had his youth service at Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe.
He worked as a teacher at St. Charles Grammar School, Osogbo in Osogbo, Osun State and as Manager Loans with the then Osun State Agricultural Credit Corporation (now known as the Osun State Agricultural Development Corporation) between 1991 and 2004
He bagged a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree of the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University in 2001 and 2010 respectively specializing in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology. He joined the services of Landmark University in 2012 as Lecturer II in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension and was promoted to Lecturer 1 position in 2015.
Dr Ajala`s research interest is in technology transfer, livestock extension, and rural studies. He has fourteen journal articles to his credit. He has supervised a number of students for their first degree project. He is a member of the following professional associations: Nigerian Rural Sociological Association (NRSA), Children and Youth in Agricultural Programme (CYIAP), Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON), Science Association of Nigeria (SAN) and Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN) His hobbies are reading, writing and farming. Dr. Ajala is happily married with two children.
(i). Ajala, A.O. Ogunjimi, S.I. and Farinde A.J. (2012). Assessing the Effectiveness of Improved Cassava Production Technologies in Osun State, Nigeria. Wudpecker Journal of Agricultural Research. Iran August 2012, 1(7);281-288 shttp://www.wudpeckerresearchjournal.org/ARR.
(ii) Ajala, A.O. Ogunjimi, S.I. and Soyebo K.O. (2012). Factors Associated With Effectiveness of Improved Cassava Production Technologies in Osun State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Food Technology Egypt, 2(8): 134-149, 2012.ISSN2090-42X www.textroad.com.
(iii) Ogunjimi, S.I. Olayinka, J. Y. Ajala, A.O. (2012) Factors Influencing Involvement of Peri-Urban Farmers in Mini-Livestock Farming in South-Western Nigeria. Scientific Journal of Review (2012)1(3)58-69 University College, London, United Kingdom.
(iv) T.A. Adekanye1, S.I Ogunjimi, A. O. Ajala (2013) An Assessment of Cassava Processing Plants in Irepodun Local Government Areas, Kwara State, Nigeria
World Journal of Agricultural Research, 2013, Vol. 1, No. 1, 14-17, Science and Education Publishing, United States of America.
DOI: 10. 12691/wjar-1-1-4.
(v) Ajala, A.O. Ogunjimi, S.I. and Farinde A.J. (2013) Assessment of Extension Service Delivery on Improved Cassava Production Technologies in Osun State, Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Agricultural and Apicultural Research (IJAAAR) Vol. 9 Numbers 1&2, 71-80 Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.
(vi) Ogunjimi, S.I. and Ajala, A.O. (2014) Analysis Of Gender Access And Usage Of Mobile Phones among Cocoa farmers In Osun State, Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, Swaziland. Vol. 12.47-56, ISSN 1990-3375.
(vii) Ogunjimi, S.I. and Ajala, A.O. (2014) Attitude of youth towards mini-livestock farming as income generating activitiy in South western Nigeria. Annals of Youth and Child Studies. Vol. 4(1), 99-110, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
(viii) Ajala, A.O. Ogunjimi, S.I. (2014) Assessment of community factors influencing the effectiveness of improved cassava production technologies in Osun state, Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Agricultural and Apicultural Research (IJAAAR) Vol. 10 Numbers 1&2, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.
(ix) Adejumo,O.I.,Ologhobo,A.O.,Babalola,T.O.,Adebiyi,O.A.,Ajala, A.O.(2014). Potential health risks of bio-systems exposed to restricted aluminium phosphide in Katsina State, Nigeria. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 4(7)
pp. 295-301, doi:10.15580/GJAS.2014.7.062414278.
(x) Ajala, A.O. Ogunjimi, S.I. (2014). Assessing the influence of extension delivery on effectiveness of improved cassava production technologies inOsun State, Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Technology, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. Vol. 5 No.2.
(xi) Adigun, G.T., Awoyemi, T.T., Ajala, A.O. (2015). Explaining Poverty and Inequality Changes in Rural Nigeria. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology. 5(4):227-237, 2015: Article no.AJAEES.2015.055 1SSN:2320-7027.
(xii) Alabi. O.O., Adejumo, O.O., Ajala, A.O. (2015). Animal Agriculture as a viable tool for women`s empowerment. Proceedings of the Gender in the Post-2015 Development Agenda Conference. Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.Pp.309-314.
(xiii)Ajala, A.O. Ogunjimi, S.I. and Farinde A.J. (2015). Assessment of adoption of improved cassava production technologies among cassava farmers in Osun State. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, Swaziland.Vol.14 No.1
Ajala, A.O., Ogunjimi, S.I., Ajayi, B.A., Alabi, O.O. and Adejumo, I.O. (2015). Assessment of knowledge and skill of extension agents on improved sheep and goat management practices in Kwara state, Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Management, ARMTI, Ilorin, kwara State.Vol. 4, No. 1 (In Press)
Principles and Practice of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
Introduction to Home Economics
Extension Teaching, Learning Process and Methods
Agricultural Programme Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
Design and Use of Extension Training Resource
Farm Sociology & Rural Extension
Production and Use of Audio-visuals
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Analysis of Rural / Community Development in Nigeria
Administration and programme planning in Extension
Introduction to Technological changes in Agriculture and Home Science
Rural and environmental Sociology
Practical village Extension activities and Information Dissemination
(i). Bachelor of Science (Hons) In Agriculture, Second Class Honours
(Upper Division) 1990
(ii).Masters of Science in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology 2001
(iii) Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology) 2011
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