Adeyonu Abigail Profile


Agricultural Economics and Extension


Abigail Gbemisola Adeyonu was born in Agbagba village near Osu in Atakumosa West Local Government Area (LGA) of Osun state on 23rd August 1967 to a farming household. She hails from Ede in Ede South LGA of Osun state, Nigeria.  She was the fourth of the four surviving children of her mother and the ninth of nine children born to her father (baby of the house).

Abigail Adeyonu had her primary education at Baptist Day School, Okesasa, near Osu from where she proceeded to Atakumosa High School Osu and later to Okoyekola High School, Konta Ijabe both in Osun State. She sat for ordinary level General Certificate of Education in 1986 and obtained four distinctions and three credits.  She gained admission to the then Oyo State College of Arts and Science, Ile-Ife and sat for GCE advance level in 1988 from where she proceeded to The Federal University of Technology, Akure where she studied Animal Production and Health.

Adeyonu served with Imo State University for the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps between 1994 and 1995. She was the acting farm manager (Livestock section) of the University teaching and research farm with commendation letter.

In 1995, Abigail was offered admission at the University of Ibadan to study Agricultural Economics from where she obtained M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics with Ph. D grade in 1997. She obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Education in 2005 from Ekiti State University and Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from University of Ibadan in 2013.

1. Adeyonu A. G. (2012). Gender dimensions of Time Allocation of Rural Farming Households in Southwest Nigeria. Current Research Journal of Social Sciences 4(4):269-276.
2. Adeyonu A. G., Oni O. A., Okoruwa V. O. and Omonona B. T. (2012). Seasonality in Poverty level of rural farming households in Oyo state, Nigeria. ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science 7(8): 570-575.

3. Adeyonu A. G. and Oni. O. A. (2014). Gender time allocation and farming households poverty in rural Nigeria. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 2 (5): 123-136.

4. Adeyonu Abigail Gbemisola and Oni Omobowale Ayo (2014). Determinants of rural farming households’ time allocation in Nigeria: A gender perspective. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Development 3(7), 107-119.

5. Adeyonu Abigail Gbemisola and Carim-Sanni Adeola (2015). Assessment of the New Trade/Entrepreneurship Education in Senior Secondary Schools: Evidence from Rural and Urban areas of Oyo state, Nigeria. British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science 5(1):50-61.

1. Otunaiya A. O., A. G. Adeyonu and O. M. Bamiro (2015). Technical Efficiency of Poultry Egg Production in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria. Economics. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 50-56. doi: 10.11648/

2. Adeyonu A. G., E. O. Oyawoye, E. S. Fabiyi and A. O. Owolabi (2016). Factors influencing consumers’ willingness to pay for Nigeria processed chicken in Kwara State. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture. 10(5): 1-7.

3. Isitor S. U. A. O. Otuniaya, A. G. Adeyonu & E. F. Fabiyi (2016). Determinants of loan repayment among smallholder cooperative farmers in Remo Division, Ogun state, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Science. 8(1): 92-99.

4. Otunaiya A. O., O. M. Bamiro and A. G. Adeyonu (2015). Determinants of technical efficiency differentials among users and non-users of fertilizer: a case of food crop farmers in South-western Nigeria. Tropical Agriculture. 92 (4): 271-281

5. R. J. Akinlade and A. G. Adeyonu (acceptedfor publication). Income Inequality and poverty among farming enterprise households in rural Nigeria.

6. OBISESAN ADEKEMI A., ADEYONU ABIGAIL G. and BALOGUN REMI S. (Accepted for publication). Promoting Organic Farming in Nigeria: Evidence from vegetable farmers in Ondo State.

7. Otuniaya, A. O., Adeyonu, A. G. & Ajiboye, B. O. (Accepted for publication). Determinants of food demand among rural farming households in Ogun state, Nigeria.

Course code Course title Course unit

AEC 211 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (Co-taught)2

AEC 312 Agricultural Production Economics (Co-taught)3

AEC 511 Research Methodology and Statistics (Co-taught)2

AEC 517 Agricultural Project Management, Monitoring

and Evaluation (Co-taught) 3

AEC 321 Principles of Farm Management (Co-taught)2

FPT 423 Basic Techniques of Field Economics Survey (Co-taught)2

AEC 522 Principles of Agricultural Business Management


AEC 524 Agricultural Investment and Finance (Co-taught)3

AEC 512 Agricultural Production Economics (Co-taught)2

AEC 516 Agricultural Economic Analysis (Co-taught)2

AGR 541 Final year students’ Research Project6

Post Graduate Diploma in Education 2005

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