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samuel igbatayo

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Prof Samuel Igbatayo

Organisation name

Afe Babalola University, Nigeria

Job title

Head, Department of Economics & Management Studies

Scientific Title

Agricultural economist

Website address


Africa, Algeria

Country of current residence

Africa, Algeria

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

academia and research, Agri-business, agribusiness management and consultancy, Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS), Agriculture, agroecology, Agroforestry, Biotechnology, Climate change, climate change adaptation and vulnerability assessments, communication and behaviour and social change, Community Engagement, Community nutrition, ecology, Education, Food policy, Food Security, Gender, Gender and M&E, International Development, Labour market studies, Labour Markets, Livelihoods and Resilience, Nutrition, Organic Agriculture, participatory development, PLANNING SECTOR, private sector development, Rural development & gender, Smallholder agriculture, Teacher Education and Community Development, Urbanisation, Value addition, Value chains

Disciplinary Expertise

Academic Support, Agribusiness Incubation, Agric economics, Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Agricultural Development, Agricultural Economics, Agriculture Statistics, agrobiodiversity, Agroecology, Agroecosystems health, Agrometeorology, Biostatistics, biotechnology, climate change, Climate Smart Agriculture, Communication, conservation agriculture, decision support, Demography, Development studies, Economics and Finance, Education, Environmental sciences, Farming systems and landscape analysis, food and nutrition, food insecurity and undernourishment, Food policy, Food Security, Forestry, History of Agriculture and Environment, human ecology, Life Cycle Assessment, Natural Resource Management and agroecology, Nutrition, nutrition and product processing, one health, Postharvest management and technologies, production economics and impact evaluation, Sustainability

Area of interest

Agricultural production, Agriculture, Rural development, Consumption, Food, Food markets, Food security, Food trade, Food value chains, Gender dynamics, Governance and policy, Resilience, Diet quality, Health, Health systems, Maternal and child health, One Health, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Climate change, Sustainable diets, Urbanisation, Water and sanitation


Members introduction

 Professor Samuel Igbatayo is an economist with a research interest in economic growth, rural poverty, food security and climate change on agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prof. Igbatayo was a 1980 graduate of Texas Agricultural & Mechanical University-Kingsville, Texas. He also graduated with a Master of Science degree in Agricultural economics from the same university in 1982. He graduated with a PhD degree at the Federal University of Technology (FUTA) Nigeria in 2006.

Academic publications

Recent publications


Igbatayo, S. (2013): Spurring Transition to A Green Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa:  Country Case Study of Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa. An International Conference organized by the University of Ghana, ISSER and the United Nations University Institute of Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA). 18-22 November. Accra. 


Member for
2 years 7 months