ODERINWALE Olatunde A. is a Ph.D AgSE Scholar in Livestock Science and Sustainable Environment Programme (Ruminant Production Option) for pioneer (2014/2015) set of World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) located in Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian and hails from Gbongan Town in Osun State. He is a recipient of many awards, honours and distinctions amongst which is the prestigious World Bank full scholarship for his Doctor of Philosophy in CEADESE. He chose to undertake his 3rd Degree in CEADESE because he believes that postgraduate studies and researches need not to be done as usual and partly due to the uniqueness of programmes and courses offered by the centre. Some of which include among others- timely lecture delivery in a serene and conducive environment; sustained student-lecturer relationship; introduction of general courses such as French Language; Agriculture and Climate Change; Agricultural Information Systems and Development; and International Trade Policy. One of the major aims of the centre that fascinates him most is the “Industrial Internship Placement” for all its students, which is first of its kind for all Universities in Nigeria.
He had his internship at Institute of Food Security, Environmental Resources and Agricultural Research (IFSERAR), Federal University Abeokuta, at the Kalahari Red Goats Unit under the supervision of Prof (Mrs) B.O. Oluwatosin who happened to be his Major Supervisor for his Doctorate Degree. His Ph.D AgSE research was on “Performance, oxidative stress and in vitro studies of Kalahari, WAD, KalaWAD does and their kids fed diets containing turmeric powder” which revealed that turmeric powder improved growth (pre and post-natal) and reproductive performances of goats; reduced oxidative stress; improved prolactin and oxytocin levels of goats after kidding; improved milk yield, composition and quality; improved both pre and post-weaning growth performances of kids; reduction in methane gas production and improved feed digestion were also recorded.
Oderinwale has to his credit at least fourteen (14) published Journals/Proceedings on Animal Science both in local and International papers. He has also attended conferences and presented papers on Animal Science, National and International issues within and outside Nigeria. He was one of the nominees that represented Nigeria and Africa at the 5th World Youth Congress held at Istanbul, Turkey in August, 2010. He has conducted several studies funded by Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta through its Internal Research Grant and Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) with seasoned researchers in the university. He belongs to Nigerian Society of Animal Production (NSAP) and Nigeria Institute of Animal Science (NIAS) among other professional bodies.
Oderinwale is a computer literate and has good mastery of some statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS, R, MiniTab and STATA among others. His research interest include- Impacts of livestock production and health management on sustainable environment; Use of ethno-veterinary plants and spices in reducing methane and other greenhouse gases by ruminant animals; and Ruminant animal reproduction and physiology.
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