Prof. (Mrs.)

SODIYA Comfort Ibironke 

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Short Profile

  • Ph.D., University of Agiculture, Abeokuta (Now, Federal University of Agiculture, Abeokuta): 1998- 2005
  • M.Sc., University of Ibadan, Nigeria:   1995- 1997
  • B.Agric., Ogun State University, Now Olabisi (Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria): 1988- 1994
  • SSCE., Lantoro High School, Abeokuta:  1981- 1986

Research in Progress

  1. Contributions of Selected Underutilised and Neglected Crop Species to Food Security in Rural Households of Ogun State, Nigeria.
  2. Roles And Contribution Of Agropastoral Women To Household Food Security In The Agropastoral Production Systems Of Ogun State, Nigeria.
  3. Occupational Health Hazards Associated with Artisanal Fiherfolks in Ogun-Waterside Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria.
  4. Climate Vulnerability of Settled Pastoralists and Adaptation strategies in southwest Nigeria
  5. Research Project for Global Environment Change (GEC) in Africa sponsored by System For Analysis Research and Training (START), United States (2013)
  • Scholarship Award by the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria for a Ph.D programme at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.  2002-2005
  • Prize Award for being the best graduating Student in Agric Extension and Rural Sociology in the Undergraduate programme, Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria,   1994
  • Scholarship Award by the Classique Educational Foundation for undergraduate studies: 1992- 1994
  • Scholarship Award by the John Holt University Scholarship Programme for undergraduate studies:    1991- 1993
  • Life Member, Agricultural Extension Society Of Nigeria (AESON)
  • Life Member, Nigerian Rural Sociological Association (NRSA)
  • Member, Children In Agriculture Programme (CIAP)
  • Member, Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN)
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)
  1. 36th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP). Held at Merit House/Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Abuja, Nigeria March 13th – 16th, 2011. Paper Read: Incidence and Awareness Of Occupational Hazards In Poultry Production Among Women In Ogun State, Nigeria.
  2. 15th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON). Held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. May 10th – 14th, 2010. Paper Read Challenges Associated with Livestock Extension Practice in Selected Agropastoral Fulani Settlements in Ogun State, Nigeria.
  3. 33rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP). Held at Olabisi Onabanjo University Aiyetoro, Campus, Aiyetoro, Nigeria. March 16th – 20th, 2008.

Papers Read:

  • Assessment of Fulani Pastoralists Awareness of HIV/AIDS in Ogun State, Nigeria.
  • Socio-economic Impact of Some Identified Components of the  Agropastoral Production System in Ogun State, Nigeria.
  1. 201st Annual National Conference of the Farm Management  Association of Nigeria (FAMAN). Held at Olabisi Onabanjo University Aiyetoro, Campus, Aiyetoro, Nigeria. 3rd– 6th September, 2007.Paper Read Integrated Fish Farming: Impetus for Household Food Security and Rural Development in Ogun State, Nigeria.
  2. 6th National Annual Conference of the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria, held at university of Ibadan, Nigeria. 4th-6th April 2000. Paper Read A Comparative Study of Land Accessibility between Male and Female Farmers in Ogun State, Nigeria.(11) . INFORMATION ON FELLOWSHIP, MASTER’S PROJECTS AND PH.D. THESIS SUPERVISED:

    Title of Thesis
    Name of Student
    Date/Year of Commencement
    Completed/On–Going (Anticipated Date of Completion)
    Sole/Collaborative Supervision

    Assessment of Socio Economic Factors Affecting Melon Production in Southwest Nigeria
    Oyediran, W. O.
    2011
    Proposal development stage
    Major Supervisor

    Livelihood Diversification and its Effect on Nutritional Status of Agropastoral Women in Kebbi State, Nigeria
    Agbontale,
    2011
    Proposal development stage
    Co- supervisor

    Asset Ownership by Rural Women and It’s Effect on Poverty Status in Ogun State, Nigeria.
    Oyedepo, E. O.
    2009
    Data Analysis
    Co- supervisor

    Perceived Benefit and Willingness to Pay for Sustainable Management of Selected Wetlands in Southwest, Nigeria
    Olanrewaju, T. O.
    2009
    Completed
    Co- supervisor

    Assessment of the Economic Value of Selected Wetlands in Southwest, Nigeria
    Odine, A. I.
    2009
    Completed
    Co- supervisor

    Assessment of Communication and Conflict Situations in Agricultural Research Institutes in Oyo State, Nigeria
    Adeniji, G. A.
    2009
    Completed
    Co- supervisor

    Effect of Motivation on Work Performance among Journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun State
    Adejola, A. Y.
    2009
    On –going  Awaiting Thesis Examination – 2011
    Co- supervisor

    Peceived Benefits of FADAMA 11 Project on Beneficiaries in Ogun State, Nigeria
    Adekanmbi, O. O.
    2009
    Data analysis Stage
    Major Supervisor

    Assessment of Information Seeking Behaviour of Artisinal Fisherfolks in Ogun State, Nigeria
    Ademuyiwa, M. A.
    2008
    Proposal development stage
    Major Supervisor

    Food Accessibility and its Effect on Anthropometric Status of Migrant Fisher Folks in Lagos State, Nigeri.
    Oloyede, A. O.
    2008
    Proposal development stage
    Major Supervisor

    Use Of Hiv/Aids Prevention Methods Among Rural Women In Ogun State, Nigeria.
    Osiyoye, M.  O.
    2007
    Completed
    Major Supervisor

    Assessment of Conflict Situations among Fadama users in Eriti Water Shed
    Adesanya, O. S.
    2007
    Data analysis Stage
    Major Supervisor

    Personal Factors Affecting Awareness and Perception of Poultry Farmers to Avian Influenza in Lagos State, Nigeria
    Akinnusi F. A.
    2007
    Completed
    Co- supervisor

    Gender-Based Comparative Analysis of Production Efficiency in Cassava- Based Farms in Odeda and Obafemi-Owode Local Government Areas of Ogun State, Nigeria.
    Kareem, I. A.
    2007
    Completed
    Co- supervisor

    Analysis of the  Local Seed System of Selected Arable Crops in Ogun State, Nigeria.
    Iskil- Ogunyomi, S. A.
    2005
    On –going  Awaiting Thesis Examination – 2011
    Co- superviso

(i)  THESIS AND DISSERTATION

  1. Sodiya C. I. (2005). Assessment of Agricultural Extension Service Availability   and Needs in Agropastoral Production System in Ogun State, Nigeria. Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. 210 pp
  2. Mann, C. I. (1997). Roles of Rural Women in Forest Based Income Generating Activities and Household Food Security in Ogun State, Nigeria. Unpublished M.Sc. Dissertation, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. 67pp.
  3. Mann, C. I. (1994). Analysis of Communication Patterns Used by Extension Agents In Ogun State, Nigeria. Unpublished B.Agric Project, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology, Ogun State University, Ago Iwoye Nigeria. 96pp

(ii) ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN LEARNED JOURNALS:

  1. Sodiya, C. I., Fakoya, E. O. and Lawal- Adebowale, O. A. (2011). Rural Women use of Informal Micro-Credit in Ogun State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Farm Management. 12(1), 14 -20. Published by Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN)
  2. Fabusoro, E. and Sodiya, C. I. (2011). Institutions for Collective Action among Settled Fulani Agro-Pastoralists in Southwest Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 17(1), 53-68. Published by Routledge Netherland. Available on line at http://www.tandfonline.com/action/doSearch action=runSearch&type=advanced&result=true&prevSearch=%2Bauthorsfield%3A%28
  3. Sodiya, C. I., Adedire, M. O. and Lawal-Adebowale, O. A. (2009). Land holding Rights of Fulani Pastoralists and its Effect on their Agropastoral Production System in Ogun State, Nigeria. TROPICULTURA, 27(2), 65-69. Published by Agri-Overseas, Belgium. Available on line at http://www.tropicultura.org/eng/content/v27n2.html
  4. Sodiya. C. I. and Adamu, C. O. (2008). Appraisal of Rural Women Participation In Household and Community Decision Making in Ijebu-East Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. BOWEN Journal Of Agricultural Sciences. 5 (1 and 2), 32-40. Published by BOWEN University, Nigeria.
  5. Adamu, C. O. Awotunde, J.M., and Sodiya, C. I. (2008). Women Farmers’ Perception of Constraints to  Increased Crop Production in Oyo State, Nigeria. International Journal Of Agricultural Sciences, Science, Environment and Technology. (ASSET) Series C 3(1), 53 -61. Published by University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Available on line at http://www.unaab.edu.ng/journal/index.php/SeriesC
  6. Fabusoro, E., Awotunde, J. M., Sodiya, C. I. and Alarima, C. I. (2008). Status of Job- Motivation and Job Performance of Field Level Extension Agents in Ogun State: Implications for Agricultural Development. Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 14(2), 139-152. Published by Taylor and Francis, Netherland. Available on line at http://www.tandfonline.com/action/doSearch?action=runSearch&type=advanced&result
  7. Fabusoro, E., Sodiya, C. I., and Alarima, C. I. (2007). Socioeconomic Factors in Packaging and Delivery of Agricultural Extension Message in Ogun State, Nigeria.  Journal of Extension Systems, 23(2), 35-48. Published by Department of Agricultue and Extension Education, North Carolina State University, USA. Available on line at  http://www.jesonline.org/2007Dec.htm
  8. Sodiya, C. I., Lawal-Adebowale, O. A., and Fabusoro, E. (2007). Effect of Private and Public Extension Services on Adoption of Promoted Cassava-Based Technologies in Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, 8 (1), 35-47. Published by Haworth Information Press, New York. Available on line at http://www.tandfonline.com/action/doSearch?action=runSearch&type=advanced&result
  9. Ashimolowo, O. R., Lawal-Adebowale, O. A., Sodiya, C. I., and  Osamiluyi, B. O. (2006). Sedenterisation and Livelihoods: The case of Fulani Women in Abeokuta North, Ogun State Nigeria. Journal of Social Development in Africa, 21(2), 103-118. Published by School of Social Work, University of Zimbabwe.
  10. Sodiya, C. I.; Ashimolowo, O. R.; Adebowale- Lawal, O. A. and Adamu, C. O. (2006). Analysis of the Roles and Selected Activities of Fulani Women Among Sedentary Pastoral Households in Ogun State. Ogun  Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 4, 49-60. Published by Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria.
  11. Sodiya, C. I.; Fabusoro, E. and Agbaje, R. A. (2006). Income Generating Activities of Agropastoral Fulani Women in Ogun State of Nigeria: Implications for Extension Support Operations. International Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Science, Environment  and Technology. (ASSET) Series A 6 (1), 181-187. Published by University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.  http://www.unaab.edu.ng/journal/index.php/SeriesA
  12. Sodiya, C.I.; Fabusoro, E and Adamu, C. O. (2005). The Role of Agricultural Extension Service in Poverty Alleviation among Oil Palm Farmers in Ogun State. Journal of Agricultural Extension, 8, 121-128. Published by Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON).
  13. Apantaku, S. O.; Fakoya, E. O. and Sodiya, C. I. (2002). Stakeholders-group Willingness to Counter-Part Fund Agricultural Extension Service in Osun State of Nigeria.  Journal of Extension Systems, 18(1), 73-88. Published by Department of Agricultue and Extension Education, North Carolina State University, USA. Available on line at  http://www.jesonline.org/2002Jun.htm#
  14. Apantaku, S. O.; Sodiya, C. I.; Apantaku, F. S. And Fakoya, E. O. (2000). Alternative Internal Sources of Funds for Extension Services in Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 17(1), 37-54. Published by Haworth Press, New York. Available on line at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J064v17n01_05
  15. Fakoya, E. O., Sodiya, C. I., and Fabusoro, E. (2000). Natural Resources Management by Local Association in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Extension, 1(1), 63-68. Published by Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Available on line at http://www.ajol.info/index.php/jext/article/view/2719
  16. Adedoyin, S. F.; C. I. Mann and Onasanya, A. S. (1997). Communication Patterns used by Agricultural Extension Agents in Ogun State, Nigeria, Journal of Agriculture, Technology and Education, 2 (1 and 2), 6-9. Published by Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Ngeria.

(iii)  ARTICLES ACCEPTED FOR JOURNAL PUBLICATION

  1. Abiona, B. G., Fakoya, E. O., Apantaku, S. O., Alegbeleye, W. O., Sodiya, C. I. Oyeyinka, R. A. and Aromolaran, A. K. (2011). Enterprise mix in integrated fish farming in Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Science, Published by Canadian Center of Science and Education. In Press ( May 10, 2011)
  2. Sodiya, C. I. Aromolaran, A. K. and Oridota O. J. (2011). Integrated Fish Farming and Children Participation in Ogun State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Fisheries Science and Technology, 2 (1). Published by National Institute for Freshwater Fisheries Research. In Press ( March 24, 2011).
  3. Sodiya, C. I. (2011). Challenges Associated With Livestock Extension Practice In Agropastoral Fulani Settlement Areas Of Ogun State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of  Animal Production. Published by Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP). In Press (March 15, 2011)
  4. Lawal-Adebowale, O. A., Fakoya, E. O. and Sodiya, C. I. (2010). Contribution of Homestead Gardening to Household Food Security among Settled Peri-urban Dwellers in Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Forestry Research and Management. Published by Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN). In Press (March 3, 2010).

(iii)       ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN EDITED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

  1. Sodiya, C. I., Fapojuwo, O. E., Aromolaran, A. and Abiona, B. G. (2011). Incidence and Awareness Of Occupational Hazards In Poultry Production Among Women In Ogun State, Nigeria. Value Re- Orientation in Animal Production: A Key to National Food Security and Stable Economy. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP). Adeniji, A. A., Olatunji, E. A. and Gana, E. S. (Eds.). Pp 704-707. Published by NSAP.
  2. Abiona, B. G., Fakoya, E. O., Sodiya, C. I., Alegbeleye,W. O., Fapojuwo., O. E. and Aromolaran, A. K. (2011). Ranking Of Challenges Faced By   Integrated Fish Farmers In Ogun State, Nigeria. Value Re- Orientation in Animal Production: A Key to National Food Security and Stable Economy. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP). Adeniji, A. A., Olatunji, E. A. and Gana, E. S. (Eds.) Pp 277-279.
  3. Sodiya, C. I. and Fakoya, E. O. (2010). Writing and Designing Effective Extension Messages in Prints. Proceedings of the 2010 In-House Workshop for Extension Staff on Report Writing and Documentatio, Adegbite, D. A., Adebayo, T. Y., and Onifade, O. T. (Eds.). Pp 43- 50. Published by the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation/Information and Communication Technology Programme of the Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
  4. Sodiya, C. I., Fakoya, E. O., Adamu, C. O., and Obasa, T. O. (2008). Assessment of Fulani Pastoralists Awareness of HIV/AIDS in Ogun State, Nigeria. Animal Agriculture Towards Millennium Development in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP). Adeyemi, O. A., Ogungbesan, A. M., Dada, A. O., Eniolorunda, O. O., Awojobi, H. A., Oke, D. B. and Agunbiade,  J. A. (Eds.). Pp 316-319. Published by NSAP.
  5. Sodiya, C. I., Omotayo, A. M., Apantaku, S. O., and Adedire, M. O. (2008) Socio-economic Impact of Some Identified Components of the  Agropastoral Production System in Ogun State, Nigeria. Animal Agriculture Towards Millennium Development in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP). Adeyemi,  O. A., Ogungbesan, A. M., Dada, A. O., Eniolorunda, O. O.,  Awojobi, H. A., Oke, D. B. and Agunbiade, J. A. (Eds.). Pp 312-315. Published by NSAP
  6. Fakoya, E. O., Sodiya, C. I., Alarima, C. I. and Omoare, A. M. (2008). Information Needs of Farmers in Grass-Cutter Production for Improving Performance in Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State. Animal Agriculture Towards Millennium Development in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP). Adeyemi, O. A.; Ogungbesan, A. M., Dada, A. O., Eniolorunda, O. O., Awojobi, H. A., Oke, D. B. and Agunbiade, J. A. (Eds.). Pp 300-303. Published by NSAP
  7. Sodiya, C. I. (2007). Integrated Fish Farming: Impetus for Household Food Security and Rural Development in Ogun State, Nigeria. Infrastructure and Water Management in Nigeria’s Agricultural and Rural Development Systems. Proceedings of the 201st Annual National Conference of the Farm Management  Association of Nigeria (FAMAN). Aihonsu, J. O. Y., Olubanjo, O. O., Akinleye, S. O. and Okuneye, P. O. (Eds.).  Pp 218 – 222. Published by FAMAN
  8. Adamu, C. O., Sodiya, C. I. and Awotunde, J. M. (2006). Agricultural Income Generating Activities of Rural Women in Ijebu North- East Local Government of Ogun State. Unlocking the Agricultural and Rural Development Potentials of Nigeria. Proceedings of the fifeenth Annual Congress of the Nigerian Rural Sociological Association (NRSA). Ladele, A. A.  Ogunwale, A. B. Obinne, C. P. O. Igbokwe, E. M. and Kolawole, O. D. (Eds.). Pp 72-77. Published by NRSA.
  9. Adamu, C. O., Sodiya, C. I., Adeogun, M. O., and Ogunbanwo, O. O. (2005). Assessment of the Activities of Community Based Organisations in the Development of Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. Promoting Rural and National Economic Transformation through Agricultural Revolution. Proceedings of the fourteenth Annual Congress of the Nigerian Rural Sociological Association (NRSA). Ladele, A. A. Omotayo, A. M. Ogunwale, A. B.  and Kolawole, O. D. (Eds.). Pp 10-15. Published by NRSA.
  10. Omotayo, A. M. and Sodiya, C. I. (2005). The Past, Present and Future of Specialist Extension Support System in Nigeria. New Horizons in Specialist Extension Support System In Nigeria (1). Proceedings of the 2005 In-House Research Extension Review Meeting of the Agricultural Media Resources and Extension Centre (AMREC), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Omotayo, A. M.  Jaiyeola, M. A. and Irekore, O. I. (Eds.). Pp 6- 16. Published by AMREC, UNAAB.
  11. Sodiya C. I., Omotayo, A. M.  and Atilade, E. A. (2000). A Comparative Study of Land Accessibility between Male and Female Farmers in Ogun State, Nigeria. Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference of the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON). Terry A, Olowu (Eds.). Pp 98-103. Published by AESON.(12) Mann, C. I., Torimiro, D. O. and Oluborode, A. F. (1998). Farmers’ Perception of the Socio-economic Needs of their Children Participating in Farming Activities in Ago- Iwoye. Rural Children and the Future Food Security of Nigeria: (a book of readings). Adedoyin, S. F. and Torimiro, D. O. (Eds.). Pp 146-158. Proceedings of the 1st national Conference of the Children In Agriculture Proramme (CIAP). Published by CIAP.
  12. Mann, C. I. and Onasanya, A. S. (1995). Sociocultural Perception of Pilferage in      Subsistence Agriculture. Pilferage on Farms: A Bane of Food Security in Nigeria. Adedoyin, S. F. and Adefuye, B. O. (Eds.). Pp 29-33. Proceedings of a workshop organized by National Research Network on Pilferage in Agriculture (NARNPA). Published by NARNPA, Ogun State University, Now Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.

(iv) CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

  1. Sodiya, C. I. and Odebode, S. O.  (2008). Extension Guide for Entrepreneurship Promotion in Rural Areas. Agricultural Extension:  A Comprehensive Treatise- With Model Questions and Glossary. Oluyemisi A. Akinyemiju and Dixon O. Torimiro. (Eds.). Pp 459- 469. Published by ABC Agricultural Systems Ltd. Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria. ISBN:978-38345-2-5
  2. Adedoyin, S. F., Onasanya, A. S. and Sodiya, C. I. (1997). Introduction to Agricultural Extension.  A Manual of Rural Extension Service. Adedoyin, S. F. (Ed). Pp 13-29. Ojodu, Lagos, Nigeria.  Published by SAMFAD Farm  Foundation, ISSN: 0796.
  3. Mann, C. I. (1995). Roles of Rural Women in the Management of Rural Resources in Ogun State, Nigeria. Management of Rural Resources. Oludimu, O. L. (Ed). Pp 86 -96. Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria.Published by Triumph Books Publishers. ISBN 978-29, 2941-51-4.

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