Dixon Olutade Torimiro | Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

Grants & Fellowships with Dates


  • Research grants

    UK £128,122.00 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Grant No. ES/P006701/1 for the Sustainable Futures Network:Mitigating the Implementation Gap in Environmental Initiatives through Community Engagement and Public Pedagogies in Botswana, Uganda, Malawi and Nigeria (CSPE) in partnership with University of Glasgow, UK (Co-Investigator/lead coordinator of knowledge exchange) 2017-2018.

    CA $4.7 million International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Grant No. 107983 (Scaling up) to five universities (OAU, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria; Universitie de Parakou, Benin Republic; University of Manitoba, Canada; University of Saskerchewan, Canada) - Micro-dosing indigenous vegetable production for poverty alleviation in West Africa (Micro-Veg)(Associate Scientist/Leading Agricultural Extension-Team member), 2015 to 2018.

    CA $2.9 million International Development Research Centre (IDRC)Grant No. 106511 to four universities (OAU, Ile-Ife, Nigeria; Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria; University of Manitoba, Canada; Cape Breton University, Canada)- Sustainable production and utilization of underutilized Nigerian Vegetables to enhance rural food security (NICANVEG)(Associate Scientist/Leading Agricultural Extension-Team member), 2011 to 2014.

    UK £99,150.00 Association of African Universities (AAU) Grant No MRCI-SUPL01 to two universities (Crawford University, Igbesa, Nigeria and Botswana College of Agriculture, Gaborone, Botswana) Modeling Rural School Based Young Animators For An Enhanced And Sustainable Usage Of ICTs In Farming Communities Of Nigeria And Botswana. (Principal Researcher/Project Leader), 2010.

    UK £99,300.00 Association of African Universities (AAU) Grant No. MRCI-SUPL04 to two universities (Crawford University, Igbesa, Nigeria and Botswana College of Agriculture, Gaborone, Botswana) - On-Farm Popularization of Sunflower Intercropping with Arable Crops Production For Poverty Alleviation Among the Smallholder Farmers in Nigeria and Botswana (Leading Extension Scientist-Team member), 2010.

    N399, 300.00 Obafemi Awolowo University Research Grant:Establishment of On-Station Agro-Forestry Technologies in the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching and Research Farm, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (Principal Researcher), 2007.

    Obafemi Awolowo University Research Grant on Survey of Moringa oleifera as feedstuff for West African Dwarf Goat (Team Member), 2005.

    US $5,000.00 Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Multinational Working Group on Citizenship and Identity in Contemporary Africa Research Grant: Ethno-Cultural Relations and Nomadic Youth Identity Transformation among the Fulani Settlers in Osun State, Nigeria (Principal Researcher), 2005.

    CODESRIA’s Child and Youth Studies Institute Research Grant to conduct a Study on Children Exploitation in the Labour Process in Ile-Ife, Nigeria (Principal Researcher), 2004.

  • International travel grants

    Travel Grant awarded by ESRC to the University of Botswana from March 25-31, 2017 to participate in the inaugural strategic network meeting on sustainable futures in Africa.

    Travel Grant awarded by AAU to North West University, Mafikeng, South Africa from July 11-August 1, 2016 to utilize ECOWAS-AAU Academic Exchange Fellowship.

    Travel Grant awarded by IDRC to participate in research/training meeting at Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia, Canada. May 1- 18, 2013 as an Associate Researcher/Extension Specialist on NICAN Veg. Project.

    Travel Grant awarded by the Association of African Universities to participate in a two-day Conference on the theme strengthening the Relevance of African Higher Education Institutions to Development on 29 – 30 March 2012 at the Conference Hall of the Uganda Management Institute (UMI).

    Travel Grant awarded by the Association of African Universities to participate in the 2nd MRCI Workshop on “The Contribution of African Higher Education Institutions to Development and the Attainment of the MDGs: Experiences from the MRCI Projects” held at the Mensvic Hotel in Ghana, from Thursday 6th October to Friday 7th October, 2011.

    Travel Grant awarded by the Union for African Population Studies to participate in the 5th African Population Conference in Arusha, Tanzania December 10-14, 2007.

    Travel Grant awarded by CODESRIA to participate in the Post Data Workshop for Multinational Working Group on Citizenship and Identity in Contemporary Africa. December, 2006.

    Travel Grant awarded by CODESRIA to participate in the Methodology Workshop for Multinational Working Group on Citizenship and Identity in Contemporary Africa. August, 2005.

    Competitive sponsorship award by International Rural Network (IRN) to participate at the Power of Place Conference in Abingdon, Virginia, USA. June 19-24, 2005 (Not Utilized).

    Travel Grant awarded by CODESRIA to participate in the Child and Youth Studies Institute in Dakar, Senegal. October 2-30, 2004.

  • Fellowships

    Fellow: ECOWAS-AAU Academic Staff Exchange Programme to North West University, Mafikeng Campus, South Africa, 2016.

    Laureate: Child and Youth Studies Institute, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), 2004.

    Fellow: Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Nigeria, 2003.

    Member: College of Research Associates United Nations University Institute of Natural Resources in Africa (UNU/INRA), June, 2002.