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Prof. Festus Ayodeji Sunday Dairo.

Festus Ayodeji Sunday Dairo graduated from the University of Ibadan and obtained B.Sc (Hons) degree in Biochemistry (1979), M. Sc in Agricultural Biochemistry (1982) and Ph. D in Animal Science (1999) all from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan Nigeria. He started his career as a lecturer in the School of Agriculture, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu in Lagos State of Nigeria in 1983 and rose to the peak of his career as a Chief Lecturer in the Department of Animal Production & Fisheries. He is presently a professor of Animal Nutrition/Nutritional Biochemistry/Feed Resource Management in the Department of Animal Production & Health Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ekiti State University (Formerly University of Ado-Ekiti), Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria. Professor F. A. S. Dairo has attended many training courses within and outside Nigeria. He was awarded the MASHAV scholarship by the State of Israel on Dairy Production Technology at The Centre for International Agriculture and Development Cooperation (CINADCO), Shefayim in 2001, participated in Train the Trainer Workshop Agricultural Extension Methods organised by the University of Wolver Hampton United Kingdom. He has attended conferences and workshops in most of the continentals of the world namely Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas and member of the research team that benefited from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund of his country. Professor Dairo's research interest is in the area of animal nutrition--particularly the use of non-conventional feed resources and animal nutritional biochemistry and serve as facilitator and consultant to the Agricultural Development Programme in Ekiti and Lagos State of Nigeria. He is also a member of the committee that is developing the Ekiti State Food and Nutrition Policy in conjunction with UNICEF.

Professor Dairo is a registered member of the Nigeria Institute of Animal Science that regulates the practice of Animal Science profession in the Nigeria. He was the immediate past General Secretary of the Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN). He is also a member of other relevant Associations namely, Nigeria Society of Animal Production (NSAP), World Poultry Science Association, World Rabbit Science Association.

Professor Dairo reviews scientific articles for national and international journals in his field and acts as external examiner for both graduate and undergraduate students in universities in Nigeria. He has also supervised students at master and doctorate levels. He has served as head of department and presently the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

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Professor Dairo has been a loyal and dedicated reviewer of AJFAND manuscripts for a number of years. We value his support and wish him all the best in his career. Ed. AJFAND

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Publication:African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Article Type:Brief biography
Geographic Code:6NIGR
Date:Mar 1, 2017
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