Samuel Aderemi Igbatayo

Afe Babalola University, Nigeria

Professor Samuel Aderemi Igbatayo is an agricultural economist, with a research focus on renewable energy, sustainable/conservation agriculture, food security, climate-smart agriculture, the green economy, poverty reduction strategies and rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A & M University-Kingsville, Texas, USA, in 1980 and 1982, respectively; as well as a PhD in agricultural economics from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria in 2006. He rose to become Head, Department of Economics at Igbinedion University, Okada in 2007, where he later became the Coordinator of Entrepreneurship Studies in 2008. He was also Acting Dean, College of Business Management at Igbinedion University from 2009 to 2011, when he left the University to join Afe Babalola University, where he became Head, Department of Economics & Management Studies, from 2012 to 2017 and is also Director, Afe Babalola University Consult, the Consultancy unit of the University. His professional, academic and research experience covers multi-disciplinary issues, including project design, management, implementation and monitoring in food/agriculture, entrepreneurship education and allied research at both national and international levels. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, both inside and outside Nigeria. He is also a member of editorial boards in several academic journals.

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