Dr. Idayat Ayoka Kareem is a Forest Resource Economist. She obtained her doctorate degree in Forest Resource Economics and Management from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in 2015. Before this, she had her first and second degrees in Agricultural Economics and Farm Management in 2001 and 2011 respectively from the same institution. She bagged a Postgraduate Diploma in Education degree from Usman Dan Fodiya University, Sokoto in 2006. She also had online training in IT essentials and Networking from Cisco in 2007; AWARD Scientific Writing and Publishing Skills Course in 2019.
Dr. Kareem has a mastery of her subject matter specialization and a passion for sustainable forest resource utilization. She also enlightens farmers on agroforestry practices of economic benefits. Dr. Idayat Kareem commenced her academic career as an Extension Fellow II at the Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC) and anchored in the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta on August 1, 2019.
She has served in various capacities at the university and is presently the Programme moderator in the Media and Farm Broadcast Programme, and also a committee member of AMREC Media Work Display.
Her research focuses on promoting and encouraging profitable cultivation and marketing of non-timber forest resources as a means of sustainable livelihood in both rural and suburban areas. She teaches Forest Economics, Urban Forestry, Forestry Extension and Education, and Socioeconomic Aspects of Agroforestry at undergraduate and Postgraduate levels respectively.
Dr. Kareem has successfully supervised twelve undergraduate students, and one master's and currently supervising seven undergraduates and two master’s students. She has fifteen publications in national and international journals and three refereed conference proceedings to her credit and attended conferences, trainings and workshops in Nigeria.
Ph. D. (Forest Resource Economics and Management)
M. Agric. (Agricultural Economics and Farm Management)
B. Agric. (Agricultural Economics and Farm Management)
(a) Farmers’ Perception of Climate Change as Determinants of Productivity of Agroforestry Practices in Ogun State, Nigeria
(b) Gender-Based Comparative Analysis of Production Efficiency in Cassava-Based Farms in Odeda and Obafemi-Owode Local Government Areas of Ogun State, Nigeria
(c) An Evaluation of Resources for the Teaching of Agricultural Science in Secondary Schools
(d) Economic Analysis of Part-time Farming among civil servants in Abeokuta Metropolis
The Programme Coordinator, Media and Farm Broadcast (MFB), AMREC
September 15, 2023 to September 14, 2025
(a) Member, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria
(b) Member, Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN)
(c) Member, Forest and Forest Products Society (FFPS)
4th Biennial Conference of Forest and Forest Products Society (FFPS) held at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 22nd – 25th April 2014
Paper Read: Survey of Forest Plants and their uses in Home Gardens in Oluyole Estate
b.) 33rd Annual National Conference of the Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN) held at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. 7th-10th October, 2019
Oke, F. O., Kareem, I. A., Bamigbade-Sanni, S. A., Akerele, D., and Oose, M. O. (2023): Impact Assessment of Cooperatives on Food Security Among Catfish Farming Households in Oyo State, Nigeria. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 2023 23(4):23081-23098 https://doi.org/10.18697/ajfand. 119.21765 Published by African Scholarly Science Communication Trust ISSN 1684 5374
Adedokun, M. O., Kareem, I. A. Adegbenjo, A. E., Ojo, T. M. and Adesuyi F. (2022): Marketing and Phytochemical Analyses of African Nutmeg (Pycanthus angolensis, welw) in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria. Applied Tropical Agriculture, 27(1): 20 – 23, 2022. A publication of the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology. The Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 704, Akure, Nigeria.
Kareem, I. A., Adekunle, M. F., Adedokun M. O., and Ibegbulem C. P. (2022): Marketing Analysis of Fluted Pumpkin (Telfaria occidentalis, Hook F.) in Alimosho Local Government Area, Lagos State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Science and Environment 2022, 22(1&2):85-95 ISSN: Print- 2277 – 0755 Online – 2315 – 7453.
Oke, F. O., Kareem, I. A., Bamigbade-Sanni, S. A., Oose, M. O. and Olayode, A. K. (2022): Economic Analysis and Determinants of Maize Production in Oyo State, Nigeria. Nigerian Agricultural Journal, 53 (1): 60-66. Published by Agricultural Society of Nigeria.
Oni, E. O., Fapojuwo, O. E., Kareem, I. A., Badmos, A. O., Adeleye, T. M. and Oluwafemi F. (2022): Profitability analysis of maize farmers using modern fabricated solar dryer in Odeda LGA of Ogun state, Nigeria. KIU Interdisciplinary Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(1): 284-294. Published by Kampala International University, Uganda.
Kareem, I. A., Adekunle, M. F., Oke, F. O., Ojo, B. O. (2021): Economic Analysis of Two Giant Land Snail marketing in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica, 54(OV): 238-246. Published by Mendel University, Brno Czech Republic doi: https://10.2478/ats-2021-0025
Adegbenjo, A.E., Odeyale, O. C.; Adebari, T. O.; Adedokun, M. O. and Kareem, I. A. (2021). Economic analysis of major wood species sold in plank markets in Alimosho Local Government Area, Lagos State, Nigeria Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife & Environment, 13(3): 82-90. Published by Forestry Wildlife and Range Management Programme, University of Agriculture, Markurdi P.M.B. 2373 Benue State, Nigeria
Adedokun, M. O., Kareem, I. A. Ojo, T. M. and Johnson, P. O. (2020): Socio-Economic Importance and Phytochemistry of Dialium guineense (wild) in Ibadan Metropolis Applied Tropical Agriculture, 25(1): 120 – 126. Published by the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology. The Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 704, Akure, Nigeria.
Oke, F.O., Dipeolu, A.O., Adegbite, D.A. and Kareem, I. A. (2019): Urban-Rural Differences in The Prevalence and Determinants of Overweight and Obesity: A Case Study of Ogun State, Nigeria FAMAN Journal 19(2): 23-36. Published by Farm Management Association of Nigeria.
Kareem, I. A., Ayinde, I. A., Dipeolu, A.O., and Sodiya, C.I. (2017): Comparative Gender Efficiency in Cassava Production in Ogun State, Nigeria Natural Sciences Education, 46 (1): 1-6. Published by American Society of Agronomy Madison, USA. indexed in Scopus
Kareem, I.A., Adekunle, M.F., Adegbite, D.A, and Soaga, J.A. (2017): Evaluation of Selected Agroforestry Practices and Farmers’ Perceptions of Climate Change in Ogun State, Nigeria Forestry Research and Engineering International Journal, 1(1): 9-16 Published by MedCrave eISSN: 2577-8307 Doi: 10.15406/freij.2017.01.00002
Kareem, I.A., Adekunle, M.F., Adegbite, D.A, Soaga, J.A. and Kolade, V.O. (2016): Economic Evaluation of Agroforestry practices in Ogun State, Nigeria Advances in Forestry Science, 3(3): 39 – 44. Published by Federal University of Mato Grosso Culaba, Brazil.
Kareem, I.A., Adekunle, M.F., Adegbite, D.A, and Soaga, J.A. (2015): Technical Efficiency of Agroforestry Farmers in Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Extension Research Studies, (AGEERS) 4(1): 50 – 62 Published by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.
Kolade, V.O., Adekunle, M.F., Adewuyi, S.A., Soaga, J.A. and Kareem, I. A. (2015): Forest Trees Species Used in Charcoal Production in Ogun and Oyo States, Nigeria. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Studies, 2(1): 54-62. Published by Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
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