Research area: Problems and prospects in the use of indigenous knowledge in livestock rearing and milk processing among women farmers and pastoralists in Nigeria.
Olajumoke Adeyeye wants to have an impact on smallholder farmers in Nigeria, most of whom she says are women eking out a living and needing help. As the fourth born in a family of six children, Adeyeye credits her parents as encouraging their children to pursue higher education—all of her siblings have also graduated from university. Adeyeye’s sister influenced her decision to study animal sciences, and she is glad she took that advice.
Adeyeye did her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Ibadan in her hometown. She also holds a master’s in business administration from OAU. Upon graduation, she pursued a career in information science, since she says it cross-cuts every aspect of agriculture. “I concentrate on information and communications technologies that ease the workloads of smallholder farmers.” She says farmers use mobile phones, headsets, and other technologies to share agricultural information, techniques, and data on pesticides, among other things.
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