Dr.

OBAYELU Abiodun Elijah 

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  • Ph.D., University of Ibadan, Nigeria 2004 – 2009
  • M.Sc., University of Ibadan, Nigeria 2000 – 2002
  • B.Agric., University of Ilorin, Nigeria 1990- 1995

On-going Research

  • Member of investigating team on Effects of Group Formation on Rice Production in Ogun and Ekiti States Nigeria. Sponsored by Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), University of Agriculture Abeokuta (UNAAB) Nigeria March, 2010 – March, 2011
  • University of Ibadan Postgraduate School Teaching and Research Assistant Oct., 2005- Oct., 2007
  • PhD Doctoral Research Award by African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) 2009
  • Publications from PhD Thesis Award by University of Ibadan Postgraduate School 2009
  • Member of Editorial Review Board of African Journal of Economic and Management Studies (AJEMS) March, 2010 to date
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (EEMCS)
  • Member of African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE)
  • Member of African Finance and Economic Association (AFEA)
  • Member of the Royal Economic Society, U.K
  • Member of Global Development Network (GDN)
  • Member of Chinese Economic Society (CES)
  • Network member of African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
  • Member of Emerald Literati Network
  1. Obayelu A. E (2006): Economics of Poverty, Environment and Natural Resource Use: Policy Implications and Remedies using Nigeria as a case study. A paper presented at the International conference on Economic of Globalization and Environmental Policy at Warsaw School of Economics Poland, May 25-26, 2006. http://akson.sgh.waw.pl/~trusek/globalization/papers/obayelu.pdf.
  2. Ogunlade I. and A.E Obayelu (2006): Environmental and Socio-economic Impact of Desertification and Drylands Development: An Empirical Investigation of Some Selected States of Northern Nigeria. A paper presented at the International Symposium on Drylands Ecology and Human Security (ISDEHS) Al Qasba Convention Center in Sharjah Dubai, December 4-7 2006. http://www.isdehs.com/html/2006___267.html (Abstract)
  3. Obayelu A Elijah and Victor Okoruwa (2006): Analysis of Child Labour and School Attendance in Nigeria: The Present and Future Implications. Paper presented at the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE) June 22-24, 2006 in Verona, Italy. http://dse.univr.it/espe/documents/abs_bookletupd.pdf.
  4. Obayelu A. E (2007): Effects of Corruption and Economic Reforms on Economic Growth and Development: Lessons from Nigeria. African Economic Conference (AEC) Addis Ababa UN conference hall 2007. Available online at http://www.uneca.org/aec/documents/Abiodun%20Elijah%20OBAYELU.pdf
  5. Obayelu A. E (2007): Effects of Economic Globalisation on Trends of Employment and Wages in Developing Countries: Lessons from Nigeria experiences. Selected paper for presentation at the 22nd National Conference of Labour Economics organized by Association of Italian Economist of Labour (AIEL) in Italy, September 13-14, 2007.
  6. Obayelu A.E and B.L Balogun (2007): Cooperative: A Tool for Economic Growth and Development with particular reference to the North- Central Zone, Nigeria. Paper presented at the International Conference on Development Studies held at the community Centre, University of Uyo, Nigeria.
  7. Obayelu A. E (2008): Effects of Water Insecurity on Agricultural Productivity and Human Security in Drylands of Nigeria. Paper Presented at the 9th International Conference on Dryland Development between 7-10 November, 2008 at Alexandria, Egypt. Organised by International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC)
  8. Obayelu A. E (2008): Analysis of Desertification in the Drylands of Nigeria: Causes, Extents and Impact on Human Migration and Agricultural Productivity. Paper Presented at the 9th International Conference on Dryland Development Between 7-10 November, 2008 at Alexandria, Egypt. Organised by International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC)
  9. Obayelu A. E (2008): A Review of the Development and Adoption of Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Crops in Africa: Antidote to Food Security and Environmental Degradation Problems.  Proceeding of the First African Biotechnology on Harnessing the Potential of Biotechnology for Food Security and Socioeconomic Development in Africa, Nairobi between 22nd – 26th September, 2008 at the Grand Regency Hotel.  Page 542- 549 Available online at www.absfafrica.org/…/Congress%20_Proceedings_Publication.pdf
  10. African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) International Conference    on Agricultural Growth, Poverty Reduction and Millennium Development Goals in Africa, August 20-22, 2007 at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel Accra Ghana (Attended without presentation)
  11. Obayelu A. E (2009): Critical Analysis of Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on Nigeria Capital Market, Investment and Employment of Labor. A paper presented at the 65th Annual Congress of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) Congress, Cape Town from 13-16 August 2009. Available online at https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/download.cgi?db…id.
  12. Obayelu A. E (2009): Child Slavery and its Effects on Social and Economic Security in Africa: A Case Study of Selected Countries in West Africa. Paper presented at the International Conference on “African Migration and Gender: Focus on Eastern Africa” at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, 25 – 26 September, 2009. Available at www.immis.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/obayelu_abstract.pdf
  13. Obayelu A. E (2010): Assessment of Land Use Planning and Development in Nigeria: The Journey So Far, Challenges and Policy Implications on Agriculture. A paper presented at the International Conference on Soil Classification and Reclamation of Degraded Lands in Arid Environments and Launching of Abu Dhabi Soil Survey Report; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate (UAE) between 17-19, 2010. Edited by Taha, F, Shahid, S.A. and Abdelfattah, M.A
  14. Obayelu A. E and A.O Obayelu (2010): The Politics of Food Security Policies and Programmes in Nigeria. A paper presented at the Akure International Humboldt-Kolleg Conference on the theme: Agricultural Productivity and Food Security Problems in Africa- Prospects and Challenges held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure between 7 to 9 June, 2010
  15. Obayelu O. A and Obayelu A. E (2010): The Effect of Social Capital on Food Security Status of Households in Ona-Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State. A paper presented at the Akure International Humboldt-Kolleg Conference on the theme: Agricultural Productivity and Food Security Problems in Africa- Prospects and Challenges held at the Federal University of Technology, Akure between 7 to 9 June, 2010

Academic Workshops Attended

  1. Retrenchment Strategy in Banking Sector at the CBN Workshop, Ilorin 14-25 July 2003  (Paper presented).
    Organisational Structure in Strategic Management at CBN Workshop, Ilorin 14-25 July 2003 (paper presented)
    University of Ibadan Postgraduate School Workshop on Scholarly Writing and Publications, held at the Main Hall conference centre, University of Ibadan from November 23 to 24, 2005 (attended without presentation).
  2. University of Ibadan Postgraduate School Workshop on Methodology of Basic and Applied Research, held at the Main Hall conference centre, University of Ibadan from   22nd to 26th May, 2006 (attended without presentation).
    Impact Assessment Training Workshop Organised by African Rice Centre (WARDA), August 23-25, 2007 at Mariset Plaza Osu Accra Ghana (Attended without presentation).

Theses / Dissertations

  1. Export of Agricultural Products in some Selected Local Government Area of Kogi State – Bachelor of Agriculture Project 1995
  2. An Assessment of the Relationship Between Job Compensation and Employees Satisfaction: A Case Study of Global Soap and Detergent Industry Limited, Ilorin Kwara State – Master of Business Administration (MBA) Dissertation 1998.
  3. Determinants of the Production of Some Selected Food Crops in Nigeria
    M.Sc  Agric. Econs Project  2001
  4. Household Food Consumption Pattern and Food Security in the North-Central Nigeria – PhD Research Work- Completed 2009
  5. Other Areas of Research Interest – Food and Consumer Economics, Development Economics and Agricultural Innovations.

Contribution to Chapter in Books

  1. Abiodun E. and A. E Obayelu (1999):“Introduction to Computer” Published by Adelekan Printing Press, Ilorin, Kwara State.
    Obayelu A. E and Okoruwa V. O (2007): Analysis of Child Labour and School Attendance in Nigeria: The Present and Future Implications. In M Rajasekhar (ed) on “Child Labour – Global Perspectives” AMICUS, the ICFAI University press, India, page 154-173.www.books.iupindia.org. ISBN 81-314-1309-8 (Abstract)
  2. Okoruwa, V. O and Obayelu, A. E (2007): Need for New Farming Techniques to Improve Rural Farming and Entrepreneurships with Emphasis on Cassava Production. In Ekpenyon, D.B, Bassey, C. E and Okon, J. J (ed) on “Entrepreneurial Development as a Panacea for Poverty Alleviation in Akwa Ibom State” Panse Publisers Limited Ibadan Pp 87-105.

Chapter in a Book Accepted for Publication

  1. Obayelu A. E (2010): Effects of Climate Change on Food and Human Security in Nigeria. Chapter 15, In Mohamed Behnassi and Sidney Draggan (ed) on “Global Food Insecurity: Rethinking Agricultural and Rural Development Paradigm and Policy” to be published by Springer, Netherland. Book contents outline found at http://nrcs.webnode.com/news/global-food-insecurity-rethinking-agricultural-and-rural-development-paradigm-and-policy/

Journal Articles

  1. Obayelu A. E and Adedapo A. (2006): The Effect of Climate on Poultry Productivity in Ilorin Kwara State, Nigeria. International Journal of Poultry Science 5 (11): 1061-1068, 2006. Asian Network for Scientific Information, 2006.http://www.pjbs.org/ijps.htm
  2. Obayelu, A. E and Ogunlade, I. (2006): Analysis of Uses of Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Gender Empowerment and Sustainable Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria. International Journal of Education and Development Using ICTs, University of the West Indies, Vol.2, No. 3. http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu//viewarticle.php?id=172&layout=html (Abstract)
  3. Obayelu, A. E and T.T Awoyemi (2006): Consumers’ Perception on the use of Agrochemical and Agrochemical Residues in Yams: An Empirical Study of Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. China Journal of Agricultural Economic Review, 4 (2):239-249
  4. Okoruwa, V. O; A.E Obayelu and O. Ikoyo-Eweto (2006): Profitability of semi-intensive and intensive egg production in South- West and South- South zones of Nigeria.   Nigeria Journal of Animal Production, 33 (1): 118-127
  5. Obayelu, A. E (2007): Socio-economic Analysis of the Impacts of Avian Influenza Epidemic on Households Poultry Consumption and Poultry Industry in Nigeria: Empirical Investigation of Kwara State. Journal of Livestock Research for Rural Development (LRRD) Vol.19 January 2, 2007,  http://www.cipav.org.co/lrrd/lrrd19/1/obay19004.htm
  6. Obayelu A.E., Okoruwa V. O and Adeniyi, A. (2007): Socio-Economic Characteristics of   Cattle Farmers and their Perceptions of Climatic Effects on Cattle Production in Kwara State, Nigeria. Animal Production Research Advances (APRA), 3 (2):108-114.ISSN 0794-4721. Available at http://ajol.info/index.php/apra/article/view/36376
  7. Obayelu A. E and Balogun O. L (2007): Cooperative: A Tool for Economic Growth and Development with Particular Reference to the North-Central Nigeria. International Journal of Development Studies. Vol. 2, No 3 pp 40-48
  8. Obayelu A.E and B.L. Balogun (2007): Assessment of the Determinants and Implications of Agricultural Price Variability on Food Security in Nigeria. Global Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol.6 No.2; page 163-169, University of Calabar, Nigeria. ISSN 1596-2903. Available online at http://www.ajol.info/viewarticle.php?id=39003
  9. Obayelu A. E., V. O Okoruwa and O.I.Y Ajani (2009): Cross-sectional Analysis of Food Demand in the North Central, Nigeria: the Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System (QUAIDS) Approach. China Agricultural Economic Review (CAER), Vol.1 (2): 173-193 Emerald publication  ISSN:1756-137X. Available online at http://assets.leeds2.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17561370910927426
  10. Obayelu A. E., V. O Okoruwa and Oni O. A. (2009): Analysis of Rural and Urban Households’ Food Consumption Differential in the North-Central, Nigeria: a Micro-Econometric Approach. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics Vol. 1(2), pp. 018-026, May, 2009. Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/JDAE
  11. Obayelu, A. E. (2010): Effects of Global Food Price Crisis on Nutritional Status of Nigerians: Determinants, Coping Strategies, Policy Responses and Implications. APRN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science (JABS), Vol. 5 No.2; pp 67-80 March Edition, ISSN 1990-6145. Available online at http://www.arpnjournals.com/jabs/volume_03_2010.htm (Abstract)
  12. Obayelu, A. E. (2010): Classification of Households into Food Security Status in the North-Central Nigeria: An Application of Rasch Measurement Model. Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science (JABS) Vol. 5 No.3; pp 26-41 May Edition, ISSN 1990-6145. Available online at http://www.arpnjournals.com/jabs/volume_05_2010.htm (Abstract)
  13. Obayelu, A. E. (2010): The Impacts of Global Financial and Economic Crisis on African Economies: Growth A Review. State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Research Bulletin, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp 15-42 Available at  www.sbp.org.pk/research/bulletin/2010/vol6/Theimpactofglobalfinancial.pdf (Abstract)
  14. Obayelu, A. E. (2010): Effects of the Emerging Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) on Agricultural Knowledge Transfer to Smallholder Farmers in Nigeria. A newsletter on ‘Information Technology in Developing Countries’ published by International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) WG 9.4 India; Volume 20, No. 2 Pp 12-16, June 2010. Available online at http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/egov/ifip/obayelu-elijah.htm (Abstract)

(iv) Working / Technical Papers

  1. Obayelu, A. E. and Okoruwa, V. O (2005): Economic Reform in the Agricultural Sector of Nigeria: Merits and Demerits. Economics Working Paper Archive of the NEP-AFR. A report on new working papers in the area of Africa. Publication of IDEA. http://econwpa.wustl.edu/eps/dev/papers/0509/0509014.doc (Abstract)
  2. Abiodun, Elijah Obayelu and Larry Uffort (2007): Comparative Analysis of the Relationship Between Poverty and Underground Economy in the Highly Developed, Transition and Developing Countries. Publication of Munich Personal RePEc Archive (MPRA), University Library of Munich, Germany. http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/2054/ (Abstract)
  3. Adenike Adebusola Adepoju, Adekunle Sheu Salau and Abiodun Elijah Obayelu   (2007): The Effects of External Debt Management on Sustainable Economic Growth and Development: Lessons from Nigeria. Economic Working Paper. Publication of MPRA, University Library of Munich, Germany. http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/2147/ (Abstract)

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