Prof. Dixon Olutade Torimiro
A professor of agricultural extension and rural sociology and also the initiator of ACRYE (www.acrye-ng.org) and Co-initiator of the CYIAP-Network (www.cyiapnetwork.org) in Nigeria. He is well grounded in rural young people development and empowerment. He obtained a PhD in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. He has since over 25 years been involved in teaching, researching and extensively committed to community development activities in building young people’s capacities in rural communities. Professor Torimiro is an international extension scholar with visiting fellowship awards to Cape Breton University, Sydney, Canada; Northwest University, South Africa; Ohio State University, Columbus, USA; and a visiting professor to the Botswana College of Agriculture. He is a member of some notable professional associations including Rural Sociological Association of Nigeria (RuSAN), Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON), Global Forum for Rural advisory Services (GFRAS), Association for International Agricultural and Extension Education (AIAEE), USA, among others. Prof. Torimiro served as an expert to the World Bank, Association of African Universities and European Commission among others. He is the Chair, Board of Trustees of ACRYE and CYIAP-Network. He is the Executive Chairman of Shekelsfield Nigeria Limited saddles with the responsibilities of leadership, organization and strategic services.