Prof IB Oluwatayo is a Full-Professor of Agricultural Economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Venda, South Africa. Prior to joining University of Venda, he has taught at the University of Limpopo, South Africa, University Ibadan, Nigeria and University of Ado-Ekiti (Now Ekiti State University), Nigeria. Prof IB Oluwatayo has supervised more than 60 undergraduate projects and 70 Dissertations and Theses (63 MSc and 7 PhDs). He is a well-travelled person and has over 100 articles comprising of over 80 journal articles in reputable local and international outlets, conference papers and book chapters. Prof IB Oluwatayo’s research interests span through poverty analysis and food security issues, economics of climate change and smallholder agriculture, gender and financial inclusion issues. He is a consultant to both national and international organisations, member of editorial advisory board of Journals and has won several academic and research awards.