Ayinde, Opeyemi E. is the head department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management. She banged PhD in Agricultural Economics in 2008 from University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria where she also currently serves as an academic Staff.
Dr Ayinde has won several grant, prizes and scholarships to mention few such as Uma Lele Mentorship Grant (2016) by Applied Agricultural Economics Association formerly known as American Agricultural Economics Association; Award to carry out socioeconomic survey on STMA crops by International Institute for Tropic Agriculture, June 2016 – Jan 2017; Joint Award from West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme to carry out a research on Innovation Transfer of Maize in Kwara State; Award to carry out Farmers’ Preferences assessment, Women group testing of DTMA crops by International Institute for Tropic Agriculture; Best paper presenter at Banana 2008 Conference, Kenya 2008; Faculty prize for the best student in Faculty of Agriculture 1999; Department prize for the best student in Dept. of Agric. Economics 1999; Societe Generale Bank Prize in Agriculture 1999; ARMTI Prize in Agric. Economics& Farm Mgt 1999; Professor Bola Okuneye Prize in Farm Mgt& Accounting 1999; University Scholar in Faculty of Agric. 1992-1996. DR Ayinde has supervised several masters and doctoral. students
Dr Ayinde has alo be useful in several collaborative research such as Facilitator at 3rd AFRICALICS Ph.D Academy; Roundtable Moderator to United Nations Development Programe (UNDP) on Rice Supply Chain Development in Nigeria; World Bank Representative to World Bank Supervision Mission to Nigeria; Research Collaborator with Africa Rice; Research Consultant to International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IITA among others.
Ayinde has served as consultant to various national and international organization including Africa Rice, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and West Africa Agricultural Programme Project awarded by World bank. Ayinde is presently carry out gender in Innovation a case study of Stress Tolerant maize and also carry out research on economics of innovation in stres tolerant maize varieties. The researches are awarded by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) under Prime Agreement from CIMMYT.
Ayinde key research Interest presently has been in the economics of innovation in agricultural productivity exploring themes such as the agricultural producers’ behavior to risk, especially climate risk and as well to innovation; determinants of diffussion of new technology, Agricultural Management strategies, Effect of Climate change on Agricultural production and gender issues. in innovation studies.