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Olufemi Martins Adesope is a Professor of Agricultural Extension in University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. He is formerly Head, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, formerly Associate Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, and Currently Assistant Director, Centre for Research Management and Development.
Prof. Adesope has vast practical experience in sustainable livelihood development and has been involved in participatory research in agricultural and rural development. His areas of interests include rural development, community participation in technology development, strategic planning, farmer field schools, agricultural education, socio-economic impact assessment, research methods, Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture..
O.M. Adesope delivers the following on-demand solutions to interested individuala, groups and organisations:
1. Vocational Skills Training and Consultancy on High Quality Cassava Flour production;
2. Conduction and preparation of feasibility reports for Cassava processing factory for chips and pellets for export; Honey bee farm, Snail farm and cassava farm;
3. Conduction and preparation of feasibility report for production of pineapple orchard, oil palm, cassava, plantain/banana, snail farm, fish farm, erosion control, bee farm (January, 2005)
4. Conduction of mpowerment training workshop for youths.
5. Training of women and youth associations on domesticating snails.
6. Exhibition on using high quality cassava flour for snacks e.g at World Food Day event at University of Port Harcourt, October 2015.
7. Garden based learning project using snail, fish and exotic vegetables. To learn more, visit www.omadesope.com and fill the contact form there.
He has also been a consultant to individuals/groups on issues related to sustainable development. He has established farms for individuals and groups and facilitated various development trainings/workshops.
Prof. Adesope currently works as the University of Port Harcourt Platform Administrator of Research Professional Africa (a research database organization in Capetown, South Africa).
Furthermore, he works as the Lead facilitator for the University of Port Harcourt Web2.0 programme, was Visiting Scholar at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture from Nov. 2012 to Oct. 2013 and Coordinator for the recent AESON 2017 Conference held at UNIPORT.
He is driven by a passion to influence entrenchment of an entrepreneurial approach in teaching and delivery of Extension Services.