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Rahman Akintayo Sanusi

Reader, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management,College of Agricultural Management and Rural Dev, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

R. A. SANUSI holds a B.Agric. (OAU, Ife); M.Sc. and Ph.D. (UI, Ibadan) in Agricultural Economics. His experience in research span almost two decades with particular focus on agribusiness and welfare economics especiallyin respect of tree crops (cocoa, cashew, coffee and kolanut) farming households and communities. His area of interest has been targeted towards understanding the interconnectivity between agribusiness and household welfare in the nexus of environmental variables. He wasa Chief Research Officerwith Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria (CRIN)who served in various capacities such asHead, CRINSub-station, Abia State, Nigeria. As a scientist, his schedule of activities includes development and execution of multi-disciplinary research project proposals, resource person in consultancy services to different stakeholders i.e. farmers, entrepreneurs, national and international agencies/organizations.

Rahman Sanusi is presently anAssociate Professorat the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in agricultural economics; and he is into Research, (Human) Capacity Building and Community Development as a Faculty Member in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management. His major interest in his area of specialization are:

1. Agricultural Enterprise Analysis.
2. Value Chain Analysis.
3. Impact Assessment (of Research/technology dissemination and Policies).
4. Household Livelihood Activities, Poverty and Food Security.
His research degree reports are:
1. Demand for Small and Medium Scale Firms’ Cocoa Beverages in South and North-central Nigeria. Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (2006).

2. Grocery Marketing in Ibadan Metropolis. M.Sc. Research Report. Department of Agricultural Economics University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria (1998).

3. Conflicts between Fulani Nomads and Crop Farmers in Oyo-North Area of Oyo State: Some Tenural Considerations. B.Agric. Project Report. Department of Agricultural Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (1995).

Rahman is a 2008 Netherland’s NUFFIC Fellow. He has attended a number of national (local), regional and international conferences, workshops and seminars with several publications as well as conference proceedings and technical reports such as:

1. Sanusi, R. A. (2017). Dependability of technology in addressing illusionary tendencies in cocoa production in Nigeria: A case study of Ogun State. FUDMA Journal of Sciences, 1(1): 170-175.Published by Federal University, Dustinma, Katsina State, Nigeria.

2. Sanusi, R. A., Obayelu, E. A., Komolafe, C. T. and Amori, A. A. (2017). Technical efficiency of leafy vegetable production using various sources of water. International Journal of Vegetable Science, 23(3): 219-225. Published by Taylor and Francis Group. Available online at

3. Sanusi, R. A. (2016).Influence of household consumption decision on agricultural production: Evidence from literature. Ife Journal of Agriculture, 28(2): 74-90. Published by the Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Available at

4. Oreyemi, A. B., Sanusi, R. A., Okojie, L. O., Olaiya, A. O. and Akerele, D. (2015). Produce certification and income risk management strategies of cocoa farming households in South-West Nigeria. APSTRACT (Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce), 9(3): 75-87, Published by the International Agribusiness Network. Debrecen, Hungary. Available online at AgEcon link:

5. Sanusi, R. A., Ndagi, I. and Shittu, T. R. (2013). Evaluation of cell phone business in Nigeria: A paradox of gains and losses. Communication of International Information Management Association, 13(3): 49-56, Published by International Information Management Association, California State University, San Bernadino Press, USA. Available online at

6. Sanusi, R. A., Kuti, O. T. O. and Suleman, M. (2012). Income and expenditure differentials between rural and urban households in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Food Science, 2(4): 27-37, Published by the College of Agricultural Sciences, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Nigeria.

7. Sanusi, R. A. and Obatolu, C. R. (2005). Determinants of Nigerian cocoa output supply (1970-2000). Journal of Rural Economics and Development, 14(2): 109-119, Published by the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

8. Sanusi, R. A., Akinwumi, J. A. and Salami, A.O. (2004). A research note on factors contributing to the decline of co-operative influence on Nigerians: The case of Oyo State. Ogun Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 3(1): 53-72, Published by the College of Agricultural Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria.

To date, November 2018, Rahman has:
1. supervised45 Bachelor degree’s project report,
2. supervised13 graduate research studies:-
i. 3 MBA Project Reports,
ii. 9 M.Agric. Dissertations,
iii. 1 PhD Thesis.
3. co-supervised 16graduate research studies:-
iv. 16M.Agric. Dissertations,
v. 1 PhD Thesis.
Currently, he is:
1. supervising 5 Bachelor degree’s project report,
2. supervising8graduate research studies:-
i. 1 MBA Project
ii. 1 M.Sc. Project
iii. 4 M.Agric. Research
iv. 2 Ph.D. Research
3. co-supervising10graduate research studies:-
v. 7 M.Agric. Research
vi. 3 Ph.D. Research

Students who passed through him are engaged in diverse fields. These include:
1. JAGBOJO Oseremi. O. (BSc, UNIBEN; M.Agric., FUNAAB) – 2012: currently a PhD student at Tallinn University, Estonia.
2. OZOR Patience. L. (B.Sc., Nsukka; M.Agric., FUNAAB) – 2014: currently a Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria.
3. OYETUNJI Deborah. O. (M.Agric., FUNAAB) – 2014: currently a Senior Research Officer, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN), Ibadan, Nigeria.
4. OGWU Abraham. D. (B.Agric., M.Agric., FUNAAB) – 2015: currently an Africa Rice Research Associate at Agricultural Transformation Agenda Support Programme Phase 1 (ATASP-1), Adani-Omor SCPZ. Awka Office, Anambra State, Nigeria.
5. HAMZAT Abubakar. A. (B.Tech., LAUTECH; M.Agric., FUNAAB) – 2015: currently an Agricultural Officer, Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Nigeria.
6. AKOGUN Christian. O. (BSc, UNIBEN; M.Agric., FUNAAB) – 2016: currently an Agricultural Officer II, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, Lagos State, Nigeria.
7. OWUYE Damilare. M. (B.Agric., M.Agric., FUNAAB) – 2016: currently an Agricultural Research Officer, Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture, Ogun State, Nigeria.
8. TOLORUNJU Esther. T. (B.Agric, LAUTECH; M.Agric., Ph.D., FUNAAB) – 2017: currently a Lecturer II, Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, Federal university of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
9. AKINDELE Florence. B. (B.Agric, TASUED; M.Agric., FUNAAB) – 2017: currently a private entrepreneur into agribusiness and interior decoration.
10. OSINOWO, Olatokunbo. H. (B.Agric, OOU; M.Sc., UNILAG; Ph.D., FUNAAB) – 2018: currently an Agric. Officer in the Department of Planning, Research and Statistics; Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture.
11. SOWAMI Yusuf. O. (B.Agric, M.Agric., FUNAAB) – 2018: currently an agricultural science teacher at TAIDOB International School, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.


  • –present
    Reader, Dept. of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management,College of Agricultural Management and Rural Dev, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta