PERSONAL PROFILE
BOLARIN, Olufemi
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Department: Agric. Extension & Rural Devt.
 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
(With Dates and Granted Bodies):
WAEC West African Examination Council
A Level School of Basic Studies Kwara Tech., Ilorin
B.Agric University of Ife Ile-Ife
MBA University of Ado-Ekiti
M.Sc. Agricultural Communication Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Ph.D University of Ilorin

 

Olufemi BOLARIN profile

 


Olufemi BOLARIN profile: 

Olufemi BOLARIN (Ph.D)
B.Agriculture (Ife), M.Sc. Agricultural. Communication (Ife),
Ph.D.Agricultural Extension(Ilo.)
(+234) 0803 397 9991
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Department of Agricultural Extension & Rural Development, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ilorin
Olufemi BOLARIN is the Departmental Coordinator for Community Based Experiences and Services (COBES) Programme. He is a Participatory Approaches (PRA/PLA) Trainer and Practionneer. A strong advocate of Pro-Poor Development, using the Right –Based Approach (RBA).
As an Extensionist he possesses a robust skill in oral and written communication with proven knowledge of Farmers-Led-Extension and Agricultural Project Management. He is able to work effectively in a diverse team environment, creative and able to take Initiatives at crucial times.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
1. Titcombe College Egbe Kogi State Nigeria
 West African School Certificate  (1971  - 1975)

2. School of Basic Studies Kwara Tech Ilorin Nigeria
 ‘A’ Level in Pure Science   (1976  - 1978)

3. University of Ife, Ile – Ife Nigeria
 B. Agriculture     (1978  - 1982)

4. Federal University of Owerri
 Certificate In Computer Studies  (1991  - 1992)

5. University of Ado – Ekiti
 Master in Business Administration (1994  - 1996)

6. Obafemi Awolowo University   
 M.Sc. Agricultural Communication (1996  - 1998)

7. University of Ilorin
 Ph. D. Agricultural Extension &
Rural Development     (2002  - 2008)

COURSES TAUGHT
AXR 204 Organizations of Village Communities
AXR 206 Principles of Rural Sociology
AXR301 Introduction to Agricultural Extension
AXR401 Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
AXR501 Extension Principles and Methods
AXR504 Adoption and Diffusion of Innovation
AXR506 Rural Adult Education

CURRENT SESSION (Courses)
COURSE CONTENT
AXR 508: Agricultural Journalism {3credit (45hrs.)}
o Principles of effective Journalism and Mass Communication.
o Agricultural News Writing, Editing and Reporting in Nigeria.
o Role of the Press in Disseminating Agricultural Information and related Policies in Nigeria.
AEF 401:Farm Management and Agricultural Extension for Engineers {2credit (30hrs. (T)C}.
o Management D.M.
o Application of basic sociological concepts to rural life.
AGR 599:Research Method in Agricultural Extension & Rural Development.
AWARDS AND HONOURS
(1) Kwara State Government Scholar from  
(2) Association of African Universities (AAU) HERIT
(3) South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA)

TRAINING PROGRAMME ATTENDED
 
PROGRAMME     COURSE   COLLEGE    YEAR
i. DFID Capacity        Information and  ARMTI, Ilorin    2000
 Building Training Communication

ii. Participatory  PRA/PLA Field-work Asaba    2007
 Vulnerability  

iii. Higher Education Research  IDS Botswana     2005
 Research Training  Methodology
 Course

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ATTENDED

Bolarin, O. and Adekunle, O.A (2009) “Content Analysis of Newspaper Publication on Agricultural Issues”  Paper Presented at the Second African Science Communication Conference Organized by National Research Foundation (NRF) and South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) held between February 18th -21st, 2009 at Gallagher Convention Center, Midrand. South Africa. Available online at www.saata.ac.za/ascc
ASSINGMENT.
• University Representative at Bureau for Public Enterprise (BPE) Training Workshop on Privatization at Jos 2005
• Member University of Ilorin Consultancy Unit.
• Member University Research Committee on Proposal focusing on Crisis in the Niger Delta: Issues involved and the way out.
• Farm Practical Coordinator for the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development 2002-2007.
• Departmental Examination Coordinator 2007-2009.
• Coordinator, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development unit of the Community Based Experience and Services (COBES) University of Ilorin.
RESEARCH INTEREST
 Media use in Agriculture
 Participatory Vulnerability Analysis (PVA) of the Poor and Vulnerable.
 The roles on Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Development.
 Impact of Beekeeping on the livelihood of the Beekeepers.
 Participatory Research and Action.
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
  Media use preference among farmers.
  Analysis of honey production b small scale farmers.
  An appraisal of community development Inhibitors and Enhancers.
  Participatory Vulnerability Analysis (PVA) of  Women, Youths, Poor and the Poorest of the poor
ACCADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
Belewu, M.A Bolarin,O. Adesiji, G.B., Adisa, R.S and Osinuga, V.O. (2008)
Value of Yoghourt in the diet of Secondary School Students: A case study of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State Nigeria, Green Farming Journal Vol.1 No. 9; 51-52
Available on: http://www.greenfarmin.inindia

Belewu, M.A. Adesiji, G.B.,  Matanmi, B.M, Bolarin,O., Adisa, R.S and Omobitan, M.K(2008) Importance of Milk Consumption in the Diet of Secondary School Student in Nigeria, Pakistan J. Nutrition 7(5)
Available on: http://www.pjbs.org/pjnonline/index.htm
Bolarin, O. and Adekunle, O.A (2009) “Content Analysis of Newspaper Publication on Agricultural Issues”  Paper Presented at the Second African Science Communication Conference Organized by National Research Foundation (NRF) and South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) held between February 18th -21st, 2009 at Gallagher Convention Center, Midrand. South Africa. Available online at www.saata.ac.za/ascc
Oladipo,F.O..Bolarin,,O.,Matanmi,B.M.,Kareem,O.N., and Ogunmola,R.O.(2009).Utilization of       .             Organomineral Fertilizer among farmers in Afijo Local Government Area ,Oyo State,
Nigeria. Journal of Production, Agriculture and Technology(PAT).Nassarawa State
University, Nassarawa 5(1)14-21.
 


His Publications are:

 

  1. Adesiji, G. B., Ogunlade, I., Bolarin, O., Adisa, R. S., Adefalu, L. L. And Raji, M. K. (2009)
    “Indegenous Methods of Controlling Pests Among  Rice Farmers in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria”.  Global Approach to Extension Servvice 5(2) 21-28
  2. Oladipo, F.O.; Bolarin, O.; Matanmi, B.M.; Kareem, O.W. and Ogunmola, R.O. (2009)
    "Utilisation of Organomineral Fertilizer Among Farmers in Afijio Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria" Journal of Production Agriculture and Technology (PAT), Publication of Faculty of Agriculture, Nassarawa State University. 5(1): 14-21. Available at www.patnsukjournal.ne/currentissue