|Education||Ph.D, Communication Manager/Researcher at the Innovation Lab for Policy Leadership in Agriculture and Food security (PiLAF), University of Ibadan, Nigeria|
|STAAARS+ Research||Resilience to Covid-19 and Insecurity Shocks: Evidence from Nigeria|
Benjamin Olusegun Oyelami, Ph.D is a Communication Manager/Researcher at the Innovation Lab for Policy Leadership in Agriculture and Food security (PiLAF), University of Ibadan, Nigeria; one of the three Centres for Policy Leadership (CPL) in Africa and the only one in Nigeria. He is also a member of the board of the Justice, Development and Peace Movement (JDPM), Catholic Diocese of Oyo, Nigeria.
Dr Oyelami’s area of research interest is in entrepreneurship along the Agricultural Value Chain, Agricultural Policy as well as Rural Development. He has worked extensively within Nigeria’s rural sector among farmers and the rural folks in collaboration with various organisations among which are the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). He has been actively involved in improved technology transfer and trainings among rural folks involved in enterprises around cassava, soybean and maize commodities including the dissemination of Aflasafe biotechnology used to control aflatoxin in grains. He still has strong passion to impact on the rural sector through training and various qualitative and participatory research approaches. He has attended academic conferences within and outside Nigeria with paper presented and published in reputable journals and conference proceedings. He was a recipient of the University of Ibadan Postgraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship Award in 2019 and he is a member of the Rural Sociological Association of Nigeria (RuSAN). He is also a recipient of the Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS+) Fellowship 2022/2023 Cohorts Award; A programme of the USAID Innovation Labfor Food Security Policy, Research, Capacity and Influence (PRCI).