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Olutosin Ademola Otekunrin

Olutosin Ademola Otekunrin
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta · Agricultural Economics and Farm Management

B.Agric., M.Sc., PGDE
Agric. Econs, Food & nutrition security, Sustainable Development Goal 2 (zero hunger), agricultural commercialisation.

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Education
February 2014 - July 2015
National Open University Of Nigeria
Field of study
  • Agricultural Education
January 2010 - March 2012
University of Ibadan
Field of study
  • Agricultural Economics
March 2008 - April 2009
Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered)
Field of study
  • Management studies

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Publications (88)
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Diverse and quality diets are crucial to sustainable growth and development of under-five children, especially those of rural farming households. This study investigated the dietary diversity, environment, and health-related factors of young children. The study employed the use of cross-sectional survey data from 140 under-five children of cassava...
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Hunger and food insecurity remained some of the serious challenges facing our world in present time with great concerns from Sub-Saharan Africa especially countries like Nigeria. This study investigates food insecurity (FI), health and environment-related factors, and agricultural commercialization among smallholder farm households. This study was...
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This chapter assesses the recent cases of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. COVID-19, a global pandemic, is spreading so fast across all continents with African region not left out of its ravaging and devastating effects. Nigeria, on May 31, 2020, became the first country in West Africa to hit the 10,000 mark of confirmed COVID-19 cases. This recent spi...
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Purpose: This study explored dietary diversity and nutritional status of adolescents among rural farm households in Southwestern Nigeria. It analyses if higher commercialization levels of farm households translate to better nutrition. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted in Ogun and Oyo States of Southwestern Nigeria, utilizing prim...
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The study investigated the nutritional status of under-five children of farm households. The study utilized primary data from 352 farm households with 140 under-five children. Household crop commercialization index (CCI) was used to estimate cassava farm household crop sale ratio and categorize the households into four commercialization levels whil...
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Purpose: This study explored dietary diversity and nutritional status of adolescents among rural farm households in Southwestern Nigeria. It analyses if higher commercialization levels of farm households translate to better nutrition. Design/methodology/approach: The study was conducted in Ogun and Oyo States of Southwestern Nigeria, utilizing prim...
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The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is currently the most challenging challenge worldwide. To fight it, it is necessary to achieve and maintain good nutritional status. Human nutrition is influenced by factors such as gender, age, health status, lifestyle, medication and supplement intake. Human nutrition has been used as the basis for resistance to stress dur...
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SARS-CoV-2 originated from the city of Wuhan, China and spread throughout the whole world in a few months and was later declared a global pandemic by World Health Organization. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a large number of deaths around the world and has been a serious threat to public health. This chapter presents a brief overvi...
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This study evaluated the in vitro antioxidant properties, antibacterial and antifungal activities and in vivo anti-inflammatory properties, and identifying the phenolic compounds in Cistus salviifolius. The methanolic leaf extract showed the highest antioxidant activity with 6.1±1.60 µg/ml IC50 value using DPPH  and 55.5±0.20 µg/ml using Reducing...
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This study aims at examining the multidimensional energy poverty (MEP) and its determinants in six geo-political zones of rural Nigeria. We utilized the 2018/2019 Nigeria Living Standard Survey (NLSS) data collected by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with World Bank. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Mult...
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This study assessed the agricultural commercialization levels, determinants and challenges confronting smallholder cassava farmers in Oyo State, Nigeria. This study was conducted in Oyo state, Nigeria using cross-sectional data from 211 smallholder cassava farmers and employing multi-stage sampling procedure. Descriptive statistics, crop commercial...
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Climate changes in the recent period, with a tendency to increase pedological and atmospheric droughts, determine Europe to choose new plant species that can more easily withstand thermal and hydrothermal stress, because the southern part of Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Poland is a natural background, who favouring of significant the impact of d...
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Climate changes in the recent period, with a tendency to increase pedological and atmospheric droughts, determine Europe to choose new plant species that can more easily withstand thermal and hydrothermal stress, because the southern part of Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Poland is a natural background, who favoring of significant the impact of dr...
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Hunger and food insecurity take center stage in most debates in Africa, and in recent times with serious concerns about Nigeria. This study assessed food insecurity among farming households in rural Oyo State, Nigeria, using cross-sectional datasets from 211 farming households through a multi-stage sampling procedure. The Household Food Insecurity...
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Sufficient supply of potable water, hygiene facilities, and sanitation are major factors enhancing healthy living. Using the dataset from the 2018 South Africa General Household Survey, this study employed the logistic regression model to examine the effects of accessibility to potable water and sanitation on the incidence of diarrhea among under-f...
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Diverse and quality diets are crucial to sustainable growth and development of under-five children, especially those of rural farming households. This study investigated the dietary diversity, environment and health-related factors of young children. The study employed the use of cross-sectional survey data from 140 under-five children of cassava f...
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The wide use of pesticides in agriculture and their high durability made them ubiquitous in the natural environment. Pesticides are used not only in agriculture. About 230 active substances used in the EU are also present in other biological products such as mosquito sprays, flea and tick repellents, tree preservatives and mold paints. Some of them...
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In this study, we examined dietary diversity of women in cassava farming households of South West , Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to collect data on 352 farming households comprising 212 women members (158 women of child-bearing age (20-49 years) and 54 women above 49 years) between December 2019 and March 2020 in Oyo and Ogun St...
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Aims: Acquiring suitable land for agricultural purposes is a challenge for most prospective farmers in SouthWest , Nigeria. This makes them acquire lands in government-owned forest reserves with special contractual agreements. Therefore, we evaluate farmers' preferences for selected attributes of farming enclaves in four hypothetical forest reserve...
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In recent time, the prevalence of hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity have increased in most African countries as the continent continued to experience rising number of people that are undernourished. This paper reveals the progress of African region in pursuit of SDG 2 target by 2030 considering both the global and Africa SDG threshold (ratin...
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Epidemic control may be hampered when the percentage of asymptomatic cases is high. Seeking remedies for this problem, test positivity was explored between the first 60 to 90 epidemic days in six countries that reported their first COVID-19 case between February and March 2020: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Uruguay. Test positivity (...
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Taro (Cocoyam) [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott] is an important tropical root crop grown purposely for its starchy corms or underground stem . It is regarded as one of the most important staple crops in the Pacific Islands, Asia and Africa. It is one of the oldest world’s food crops believed to have been first domesticated in Southeast Asia before...
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In recent time, the prevalence of hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity have increased in most African countries as the continent continued to experience rising number of people that are undernourished. This paper reveals the progress of African region in pursuit of SDG 2 target by 2030 considering both the global and Africa SDG threshold (ratin...
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Cocoyam [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott] also known as taro is regarded as an important staple crop in the Pacific Islands, Asia and Africa. But, Africa has been unpopular in the taro international market though it accounted for the highest share of the global taro production level in the last two decades. Therefore, this study explores the global...
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The Mediterranean diet has a lot of health benefits but especially because it lowers the incidence of cardiovascular diseases. It has been shown that food components, certain nutrients and the pattern of the diet lowers the risk of several diseases such as diabetes, certain cancers, obesity, respiratory disorders, mental health and cognitive declin...
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Global food production and consumption have witnessed significant changes in the past five decades. Paying attention to rising crop yields and enhancing cultivation practices have brought about enhanced life expectancy, reduced rates of infant and child mortality, and reduced world poverty (Whitmee et al. 2015; Steffen et al. 2015; Willett et al. 2...
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The global emergence of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in December, 2019 became a major turning point in the global health system. As at 4th May, 2020, the republic of South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria had 6 783, 6 465 and 2 558 confirmed cases of COVID-19 respectively[1]. Surprisingly, South Africa has moved to 563 598 cases and 10 621 dea...
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The authors express appreciation to Claudio Schuftan for his thought-out response on our paper: Three decades of fighting against hunger in Africa: Progress, challenges and opportunities, which appeared in Volume 11, Number 3 (Otekunrin et al., 2020) of this esteemed journal. We also acknowledge Schuftan's commendation that "there is nothing wrong...
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An analysis of the drug market was carried out, in the context of changing patterns of drug use, cultural and social factors as well as economic and links with wider crime. The drug markets remain one of the most profitable areas of economic activity of organized criminal groups. The impact of the drug market on society is enormous and goes beyond...
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Classification of plants and crops is important for research, maintenance and use, and is based on differences and similarities, including preserving the reproductive capacity of organisms. An analysis of the drug market was carried out, in the context of changing patterns of drug use, cultural and social factors as well as economic and links with...
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In this paper, we assess Africa's readiness towards attaining the zero hunger target by 2030 in the face of COVID-19. We found that most African countries have recorded steady reduction in their child mortality rates but high prevalence of undernourishment, stunting and child wasting coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic indicate significant challenge...
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In this paper, we assess Africa’s readiness towards attaining the zero hunger target by 2030 in the face of COVID-19. We found that most African countries have recorded steady reduction in their child mortality rates but high prevalence of undernourishment, stunting and child wasting coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic indicate significant challenge...
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In this paper, we assess Africa's readiness towards attaining the zero hunger target by 2030 in the face of COVID-19. We found that most African countries have recorded steady reduction in their child mortality rates but high prevalence of undernourishment, stunting and child wasting coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic indicate significant challenge...
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Reviewer Acknowledgements for Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 13, No. 5, 2020
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Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2) is hinged on achieving zero hunger target globally by 2030. Many developing countries, especially African countries, are challenged with extreme hunger that are often caused or compounded by bad governance, conflicts and climate change. In this paper, we assess Africa's readiness towards attaining the zero hun...
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Tackling hunger is a challenge for many African governments because of its endemic nature on the continent. Many African countries have found it difficult to achieve significant reductions in hunger and malnutrition since 1990. In this paper, we review the progress of African countries in the fight against hunger over the past three decades, using...
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One of the most important and crucial debates in the world today is how to provide sufficient food for over seven billion people in the world. In 2019, 690 million people were suffering from hunger globally while about 135 million people in 55 countries and territories were suffering from acute food insecurity with Africa accounting for 73 million...
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In this study, we investigated farmers’ preferences, specifically farmsize, cropping system and land rent fees, for farming enclaves in Oyo State, Nigeria. An orthogonal main effects design was used to generate choice sets utilized to obtain information from sampled farmers via face-to-face interview.Two stage sampling technique was used to select...
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The aim of this research was to determine the economic efficiency of sweet potato production in Polish conditions (49°49′ N, 21°50′ E). The study was based on the results of a 3-year (2017-2019) field experiment conducted in slightly acidic brown earth. The experiment used the random subblocks method, in which the main experimental factors were cul...
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This study investigated the attitudes of students to practical agriculture and examined whether there were significant differences in the mean scores in Practical Agriculture Achievement Test (PAAT) among the three categories of schools used for this study. This study was a descriptive survey design carried out in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nige...
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This study investigated the attitudes of students to practical agriculture and examined whether there were significant differences in the mean scores in Practical Agriculture Achievement Test (PAAT) among the three categories of schools used for this study. This study was a descriptive survey design carried out in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nige...
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The dataset describes the status of African countries on the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Datasets on SDG Index (SDGI) scores and other selected variables were compiled from relevant secondary sources. Graphical illustrations were used to describe the type of association existing between the SDGI scores and each of the select...
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Appreciation letter by Acta Scientific Agriculture Journal (ASAG) adjudging or regarding the article published in Vol. 3, issue 8 as BEST WORK, article titled "Cassava, a 21st Century Staple Crop: How can Nigeria Harness its Enormous Trade Potentials?" August 2019
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FAMAN Conference 2019 Slide Presentation: Title: Assessing the Zero Hunger Target Readiness in Africa: Global Hunger Index (GHI) Patterns and its Indicators
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Sustainable Development Goal 2 is hinged on achieving zero hunger target globally, by the year 2030. Many developing countries, especially African countries, are faced with extreme hunger often caused or compounded by bad governance, conflicts and climate change. In this paper, we assess Africa's readiness towards attaining the zero hunger target b...
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The dataset describes the status of African countries on the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Datasets on SDG Index (SDGI) scores and other selected variables were compiled from relevant secondary sources. Graphical illustrations were used to describe the type of association existing between the SDGI scores and each of the select...
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Download here: http://agri.ckcest.cn/file1/M00/0E/C9/Csgk0F2NpHWAIekPABnDCvvWOjM194.pdf Sustainable Development Goal 2 is hinged on achieving zero hunger, worldwide, by the year 2030. Many developing countries, especially African countries, are faced with extreme hunger often caused or compounded by bad governance, conflicts and climate change. In...
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This paper reviews the empirical evidence on smallholder farmers' market participation focusing on cash/food crops and livestock in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with special attention on the methodological approaches employed in this region in an attempt to x-ray these methods, identifying their advantages and limitations and possible means smallholder...
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Sustainable Development Goal 2 is hinged on achieving zero hunger, worldwide, by the year 2030. Many developing countries, especially African countries, are faced with extreme hunger often caused or compounded by bad governance, conflicts and climate change. In this paper, we review patterns of Global Hunger Index scores across Africa from 2000 to...
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Download using this URL: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://agri.ckcest.cn/file1/M00/0E/C9/Csgk0F2NpHWAIekPABnDCvvWOjM194.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi91Jmyl6fvAhXNBGMBHSL4AQQ4MhAWMAh6BAgEEAI&usg=AOvVaw1vk6M8b2b1lAswE5wfwkdZ Sustainable Development Goal 2 is hinged on achieving zero hunger, worldwide, by the year 2030. Many developing...
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Nigeria possesses enormous potentials in the agricultural sector especially in the cassava sub-sector. This paper reviews the cassava production, consumption and utilization along its value chain globally. The paper focuses on Nigeria’s cassava trade outlook and how it can compete favourably with other exporting nations while examining its prospect...
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This paper reviews the empirical evidence on smallholder farmers’ market participation focusing on cash/food crops and livestock in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with special attention on the methodological approaches employed in this region in an attempt to x-ray these methods, identifying their advantages and limitations and possible means smallholder...
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Nigeria possesses enormous potentials in the agricultural sector especially in the cassava sub-sector. This paper reviews the cassava production, consumption and utilization along its value chain globally. The paper focuses on Nigeria’s cassava trade outlook and how it can compete favourably with other exporting nations while examining its prospect...