The Public Relations Officer of the Kogi State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ms Dorothy Onoja has described the newly appointed commissioner, Dr Olufemi Abolarin as the first “farmer” that would be assigned to the ministry
Dr. Olufemi Bolarin is a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Ilorin until his appointment as commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Olufemi was Departmental Coordinator for Community Based Experiences and Services (COBES) Programme. He is a Participatory Approaches (PRA/PLA) Trainer and Practioneer. A strong advocate of Pro-Poor Development, using the Right –Based Approach (RBA).
As an Extensionist he possesses a robust skill in oral and written communication with proven knowledge of Farmers-Led-Extension and Agricultural Project Management. He is able to work effectively in a diverse team environment, creative and able to take Initiatives at crucial times.
His research interests includes, Media use in Agriculture, Participatory Vulnerability Analysis (PVA) of the Poor and Vulnerable, Impact of Beekeeping on the livelihood of the Beekeepers, Participatory Research and Action