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Mercy Opeoluwa Adeogun
Mercy Opeoluwa AdeogunMember, Board of Trustees
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development expert, who undertake the complex challenges of changing the mind set of rural and urban farmers towards adoption of agricultural innovation. Have passion for the promotion of small holder farmers, organic farming and indigenous practices as basis for improving agricultural productivity. Possess and apply practical knowledge in working with farmers’ group with philosophy of ensuring improved livelihood of small holder farmers, and fisher folks. Dr. Mercy Adeogun is the founder of Launch Out Now Foundation (LONF) a Non Governmental Organizations that gives technical assistance and extensive capacity building to practicing and intending farmers. Her focus is particularly on empowering women about to retire and retired women hands on skills in gardening and agricultural practices that will motivate them to engage in agriculture as a steady source of livelihood after retirement to enhance income, health, and to keep agile. She also mentors and impact youths’ life for future self actualization in gardening and agriculture and other fields of endeavour.

Phone : (234) 8028413064
Email : mercy_ope@yahoo.com

 Kehinde Adesina Thomas
Kehinde Adesina ThomasMember, Board of Trustees
Kehinde Adesina Thomas holds a Ph.D in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development with interest and extensive research in rural communication for social change. He’s a senior Faculty member of the University of Ibadan and coordinator of Practical Year Training Programme (PYTP). This is a training platform where students of agriculture are exposed to practical orientation in conventional and organic agricultural practice.

Phone: 08055951145
Email: kehindeadesina@yahoo.com

Oludare A. Adeogun
Oludare A. AdeogunMember, Board of Trustees
Oludare A. Adeogun has his PhD in Agricultural Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. He is Assistant Director, the Head of Economics and Statistics and Monitoring and Evaluation, Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Victoria Island, Lagos. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Programme Officer, National Centre for Specialization, Aquaculture under the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP), Nigeria. For the last 21 years, most of his research concentrates on policy relevant studies on agriculture particularly marine fisheries and aquaculture development in Nigeria, including value chain, public investment in agriculture and its impact on growth, poverty and inequality, poverty, and integrated resource management as well as extension services.
Research Interests:

Marine Resource Management and Policy, Fisheries Economics, Utilization of Coastal and Marine Resources, Stock Assessment, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Eco-System Valuation, Economic Impact (Ex ante and Ex post) Analysis, Efficiency Analysis, Production Theory, Demand Theory, Farm Management, Value chain analysis, Quantitative methods in Economics Research and Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Phone : (234) 8036791543
Email : dare_adeogun@yahoo.com