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I have a progressive professional experience of about 25 years in Nigeria and West Africa. Three years of agricultural development experience in the service of Osun State Local Government Service Commission and 22 years research for development, technology transfer and teaching experience at the National Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT) Nigeria, I have the responsibility as the Team Leader of a multi-disciplinary team of 20 core Research Scientists in Research Outreach Department. I led a team of researchers to secure grant for four externally funded research for development projects by Semi-Arid Food Grain Research and Development (SAFGRAD) (2002 – 2003), USAID/WINROCK International (2003 – 2004), International Network of Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF)/International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (2007 – 2011) and World Bank assisted Commercial Agriculture on Fruit Trees value chain in Enugu and Kaduna States (2009 – 2011). I was appointed as a Lead Author in the European Union (EU) and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)-sponsored project on Fourth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2007 – Integrating Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Development Planning under the auspices of START. I pioneered the establishment of NIHORT adopted villages and Agricultural Research Outreach Centers (AROCs) in 1997 and 2009 respectively.
Kintomo, A.A, Ogunkeyede, O. O. and Ogungbaigbe L. O. (1997). Peri urban dry season vegetable production in Ibadan, Nigeria. Tropicultura 15, 2, 61 – 65pp.
Ogungbaigbe, L. O., Aiyelaagbe, I. O.O., Adekunle, O. A. Alasiri, K.O. Kintomo, A. A. Odeleye, O. O., Iluyomade, O. N. and Oladapo, M. O. (1999). Participatory and commodity based approach to selection of collaborators: The case of fruits and vegetables in Oyo State. Journal of Agricultural Extension, 3, 1 – 8.
Ogungbaigbe, L. O., and Adekunle O. A. (2002). Training needs of extension trainers in pomology and olericulture in the Middle belt and South-west zones of Nigeria. Moor Journal of Agricultural Research, 3 (1), 107 – 111.
Olajide-Taiwo, L.O., Olaniyan, A.A.,Iluyomade, O.N. and Akintoye, H. A. (2005). Importance of fruits in a democratic and deregulated economy: the case of selected rural communities in Oyo and Ekiti States of Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension, 8, 60-64.
Olaniyan, A.A, Olajide-Taiwo, L.O., Amih C.A and Afolayan, S.O. (2005). Growth performance of Nigerian sweet orange cultivars (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) on two commonly used rootstocks in the nursery. Nigerian Journal of Ecology Vol. 6, 6-8.
Olajide-Taiwo, L.O and Akinsorotan, A.O (2006). In-service training needs of extension workers in pineapple technology transfer in southwestern Nigeria. Moor Journal of Agricultural Research, 7 (2), 114 – 120
Olajide-Taiwo, L.O ., Adelaja, B.A., Oyedele, O.O and Olajide-Taiwo, F.B. (2007). Vegetable production in the inland valleys of selected states of Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Horticultural Science, 12, 106 – 112
Olaniyan, A.A., Ibe, R.B. and Olajide-Taiwo, L.O. (2007). Effect of varieties and budder efficiency on citrus scion performance in the nursery. Moor Journal of Agricultural Research, 8 (2), 54 – 56
Olajide-Taiwo, L.O., Oyedele, O.O., Olajide-Taiwo, F.B. and Adelaja, B.A. (2009). Effect of vocational training on vegetable farmers’ knowledge acquisition about improved technologies in selected states of Nigeria. Moor Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 10, 89 – 101
Ojo, O.D., Connaughton, M., Kintomo, A.A., Olajide-Taiwo, L.O. and Afolayan, S.O (2009). Assessment of irrigation systems for dry season vegetable production in urban and peri-urban zones of Ibadan and Lagos, Southwestern Nigeria. Afro-Asian Journal of Rural Development, 42 (2), 53 – 65
Makinde, A.A. Odeleye, O.M.O. and Olajide-Taiwo, L.O (2010). Thermal variations and planting methods effects on the growth and yield of amaranth in maize-amaranth intercrop International Journal of Applied Agricultural Research, 5 (2), 129 – 137
Olajide-Taiwo, F.B., Adeoye, I.B., Adebisi-Adelani, O., Odeleye, O.M.O, Fabiyi, A.O. and Olajide-Taiwo, L.O. (2010). An assessment of the benefits and constraints of home gardening in the neighbourhood of the National Horticultural Resesarch Institute, Ibadan, Oyo State. American-Eurasian Journal of Agric. & Environ. Sci. 7 (4); 478 – 483
Adebisi-Adelani, O., Oyedele, O.O., Olajide-Taiwo, L.O., Olajide-Taiwo, F.B. and Fabiyi, A.O. (2010). Research-Extension-Farmer collaborative linkage on horticultural technologies in southwest Nigeria: a case of NIHORT adopted villages. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research 6 (2); 157 – 161