Joel Oluwatosin ALABI, is a Doctoral Student (PhD AgSE; 2015/2016 Session) in Livestock Science and Sustainable Environment under the ACE programme of the World Bank Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. He bagged Master of Agriculture Degree (Monogastric Animal Nutrition, 2015) and Bachelor of Agriculture Degree (Animal Nutrition, 2011) from the Department of Animal Nutrition, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Joel is passionate about ensuring sustainable production of safe, wholesome and affordable livestock products in an eco-friendly manner, and towards increased profitability in livestock enterprise in Nigeria and beyond. This is hinged on his belief that “Healthy Foods from Healthy Livestock guarantee Healthy Living”. In addition to the experience and knowledge gained in the theoretical and practical concepts of Animal Nutrition, Alabi became inspired to pursue higher degree in the field of Feed Technology and Avian Molecular Biology in order to acquire needed technical skills and know-how to better face everyday challenges that may arise while practicing and conducting research in livestock science and feed technology.
Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) was chosen as the best place to obtain the desired theoretical and technical knowledge based on her credibility and multi-disciplinary approach in creating innovations and providing solutions to the challenges of livestock nutrition, welfare, and health management. As part of her commitment and leading role to improve agricultural productivity in the face of changing climate, CEADESE is the only accredited learning institution in Nigeria where courses on “Climate Change and Precision Agriculture, Sustainable Integrated Livestock Practices, Animal Behaviour and Welfare Dynamics, etc.” are being taught at Postgraduate levels. It is worthy of note that these courses are being facilitated by highly qualified and experienced Scientists within and outside Nigeria.
In addition, CEADESE Students usually undergo internship at the related industries or organizations where they acquire practical skills and expertise needed for optimum productivity in their chosen fields/career. More so, besides series of workshops and short courses often organized to enhance the capacity building of students and staff of the University, ultimately CEADESE also provides research support and conference grant to her students.
At CEADESE, we ‘Think globally’ and ‘Act locally’.