Prof. LAWAL-ADEBOWALE, Okanlade Adesokan

Degree:  B. Agric, M. Agric., Ph.D.
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Tel No.: 08034873606
Department: Agric. Extension & Rural Development
Academic Rank: Professor
Current Position: Head of Department
Research Interest: Development communication and Agricultural Extension Issues

Okanlade Lawal-Adebowale, an Associate Professor, holds a PhD degree in Agricultural Communication from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria where he currently lectures in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development. For a little more than 15years, Okanlade has been teaching at both graduate and postgraduate levels with flare for courses on Research Methods, Agricultural Extension Systems and Models, Behavioural Change Communication, Rural Community Development, and Farming System Research, and provides technical guide for students on knowledge application for research development and thesis and dissertation write ups. He has successfully supervised 60 students to graduation at graduate school level, 6 Master Students, and Co-supervised 15 Master Students and 5 PhD Students; and has a total of 54 publication in both local and international journals (35), proceedings (10) and chapters in books (9). With this, he meaningfully contributed to intellectual development of students and as well to knowledge development in the field of agricultural extension and rural development, and farming system research development.

Okanlade’s research focus is on Agricultural Knowledge Development and Innovation Communication – a broad spectrum agricultural research system that calls for interactions with core research scientists in the diverse field of agriculture for knowledge development and communication of such to (rural) farmers, and doing so persuasively, to motivate adoption for improved productivity and livelihood. In addition, this knowledge exchange research system makes the core-science research outputs worthwhile through provision of information on farm situation and farmers’ production needs to guide the researchers innovatively. He holds the Prestigious International Fellowship of World’s Oldest Research Institutes – Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom; and was on one-year research visit to the institute for research training on Innovative and Sustainable Grassland Development for Improved Ruminant Productivity and Knowledge Exchange with farmers and stakeholders in the agriculture sector for improved productivity and food security. With this experience, Okanlade is a well-trained and developed advisory service provider for rural farmers and researchers on livestock and crop production, soil and environmental management for profitable production and sustainability. 

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Last Updated on May 21, 2019 by FUNAAB

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