Professor FARINDE Akinloye Jimoh
In the 1977/78 session, the Faculty offered a unified 4-year degree programme with one year compulsory Internship designed to promote practical exposure to students. A subsequent revised programme resulting from recent national needs and global trends led to the award of undergraduate degrees (B. Agric.) by five Departments – Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension & Rural Sociology (now Agricultural Extension & Rural Development), Animal Science (now Animal Sciences), Plant Science (now Crop Production & Protection) and Soil Science (now Soil Science and Land Resources Management) while the Department of Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences offers a 4-year undergraduate programme leading to B.Sc. Consumer Sciences. The teaching, research and extension facilities in the Departments are complemented by our field laboratory teaching, research and extension facilities in the OAU Teaching and Research (T&R) Farm. Our Faculty is also strongly affiliated with the Institute of Agricultural research and Training (IAR&T), Ibadan.
The programmes in the various Departments are equipped and tailored to meet the challenges of the new millennium, promote entrepreneurship in our graduates as well as extend the frontiers of knowledge in the various disciplines.It is my pleasure, therefore, to welcome you to explore our website for detailed information about our Faculty programmes. Please feel free to forward your enquiry to the Dean’s office or to any of the Head of Departments.
Professor Akinloye Jimoh Farinde, holds B. Agriculture (Ife) 1987; MPhil (OAU) 1991; and PhD (OAU) 1996 (Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology). He joined the services of Obafemi Awolowo University on the 26th September, 1991 as an Assistant Lecturer, promoted Lecturer II in 1995 and regarded Lecturer I in 1996. In 1999, he was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer, Reader in 2006 and became a full Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology of Obafemi Awolowo University on the 1st of October 2009. His research focuses on Agricultural communication, programme planning and evaluation of development programme.
He had won a number of fellowships, awards and research grants such as Obafemi Awolowo University Graduate Fellowship award (1990), Ford Foundation Sponsorship for Higher Degree Project (1991); and Cocoa Marketing Board Research Grant (1996). He has also benefited and actively participated in a number of group Research: National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) Research Grant (2000); Carnegie Corporation of U.S.A (2003); Department for International Development (DFID), U.K. (2005); University Research Council (URC) Joint Research, OAU, Ile-Ife (2006); and DelPHE Project 643- DFID, U.K. (2009 -2012). Professor A .J. Farinde has remained focused and committed to the three core areas of his career, which is teaching and supervision, research and service to the community.
He has successfully supervised 17 PhD and 14 M.Sc. Students’ theses as at September 2019. He was External examiners for Undergraduate programme and Postgraduate Degrees (M.Sc. & PhD) and External Assessor for many Universities in Nigeria and abroad. He was a Visiting Professor to the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, University of Eswatini, Eswatini, Southern Africa between 2017 and 2019. Professor Farinde was the Acting Head of Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology (2004 – 2006), Vice-Dean, Faculty of Agriculture (2005-2006); and Chairman, Faculty of Agriculture Internship Committee(2003- 2005) and Head of Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (2011-2014). At the University level, he served as the Hall Master, Muritala Muhammed Postgraduate Hall (2008- 2011) and Communication Officer for OAU Science & Technology Education Post Basic Project (STEP-B PROJECT) 2008 – 2012.
At the Professional level, Prof. Farinde was the National Vice President I of Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON) and active member of Rural Sociological Association Nigeria (RuSAN), International Research and Development Network of Children and Youth in Agriculture Programme (CYIAP), Nigeria Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS), Swaziland Educational Research Association (SERA), and Southern Africa Educational Research Network (SAERN) among many others. At the community level, he has rendered unquantifiable services.
Professor Farinde is a reviewer to many local and international academic Journals and has attended many learned conferences locally and internationally. He attended German Government’s sponsored 21st International Training for Rural Youth Leaders held at the Bavarian Farmers’ Union Training Centre in Herrsching, Germany in 2002. He has published numerous scientifically researched articles in the field of extension and rural sociology in reputable local and international academic journals. He is current sitting Dean- Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Professor (Mrs.) Kudirat Oyebisi Bakare had her B. Sc. Home Economics (Clothing and Textiles) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1992; M. Sc. Clothing and Textiles from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in 2007; M. Sc. Home Science and Management from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye in 2010; M. Phil. Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2012; and Ph. D. Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2015.
Prof. Bakare has worked in a number of organisations which includes: Corona Secondary School, Agbara; Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, Lagos; Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where she rose through rank and file to the peak of academic career, professorship in 2020. She is a professor of Consumer Sciences with bias in Hospital and Tourism Management .
Prof. Bakare has worked on both national and international Research Grants which include Assessment of Bioavailability of Iron in Iron Fortified Bouillon Cubes in the Context of Nigerian Diets among Healthy Women of Reproductive Age – sponsored by Unilever, Netherlands as the Study Coordinator; and Development of Digital Ecosystem for the Nigerian Textile Industry sponsored by TETFUND National Research Fund 2020 to date as a Co- Researcher. She won the Best Lecturer Award in the Department of Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2018 by the Obafemi Awolowo University Green Awards.
She is a fellow of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) – sponsored by USAID and Bill and Melinda Gate; and Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen, Netherlands – Sponsored by the Netherlands Government. 2015. Professor Bakare has held many management and leadership positions in higher education sector including membership and chairmanship of various committees in the Faculty of Agriculture and University; and Acting Head of Department of Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences. She has served as External Examiner for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to many institutions which include: University of Agriculture, Abeokuta: Olabisi Onabanjo University,Ago-Iwoye; University of Ilorin, Ilorin; and Adeyemi College of Education among others
She is a member of many professional bodies, national and international: International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE), 2003 – date; Home Economics Council of Nigeria (HECON), 2004 – date; Home and Hotel Management Society of Nigeria (HHMSON), 2006 – 2012; Nigerian Rural Sociological Association (NRSA), 2008 – date; Family and Consumer Sciences Society of Nigeria (FACSSON), 2011 – date; Nigeria Institute of Hospitality and Tourism (NIHAT), 2012 – date; National Research and Development Network of Children and Youth in Agricultural Programme in Nigeria (CYIAP), 2013 – date; and Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), 2020 to date among others.
Professor Bakare has to her credit over forty scholarly publications spanning contributions to book, journal articles, refereed conference proceeding, all in reputable on-shore and offshore outlets and has three creative works and two technical reports. She is a Reviewer to many national and international journals and she is currently an Editor to Ife Journal of Agriculture (IJA). She is currently on the team of professors working on CCMAS Book Series (Fundamentals of Environmental Sciences) Book 1 for the National University Commission (NUC). Currently, she is the Vice Dean, Faculty of Agriculture.
Mrs. E. A. Olaobaju had her Bachelor of Art Degree in Education/History and Master Degree in Public Administration. She had served in many administrative capacities in the University, such as Faculty Secretary in the Faculties of Clinical Sciences and Education as well as the Head of the Junior Staff and Welfare Establishment among others. She is currently the Faculty Secretary of the Faculty of Agriculture.