Prof Oladele scoops most productive researcher at the NWU
Prof Oladimeji Oladele, an academic from the Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology on the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) was announced the most productive researcher for 2013.
This acknowledgement was done during an gala dinner to honour NWU staff members who excelled in the field of research, innovation, community involvement and creativity held on 7 November 2014 at Potchefstroom.
Professor Oladele has published 48 articles, conference proceeding, books and chapter contributions earning 23,12 units.
His research interest covers the socio economic factors relating to farming household productivity mainly in the areas of support services and the use of such services. He has examined the broad impact of extension services on farmers` productivity and how focusing on household food security can be improved through extension services.
When asked about his achievement Prof Oladele had this to say:
“The award has emphasised that diligence and hard work has a place in the annals of North-West University other than free-riding in collective processes of the institution.”
Prof Oladele is a reviewer of several journals which include amongst others Journal of Agricultural Research, Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Journal of Human Ecology, International Journal of Agriculture and Extension Education, Sustainability Science (Springer Publishers) and Development in Practice and Journal of Biodiversity (India).