Ayinde, Opeyemi E. is a Professor of Agricultural Economics at University of Ilorin Nigeria and Adjunct Research Associate of South African Research Chair Initiative (SARCHI), Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa; Alumni of Fulbright Visiting Research programme to The Ohio State University, USA; the current Vice -President of Africa Association of Agricultural Economics,
The West African Representative to the Board of Africa Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence systems (AFRICALICS), General Secretary of Nigeria Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence systems (NIGERIALICS), and The UNILORIN Desk Officer for West African Research and Innovation Management Association.
She is also a Fellow of African Science leadership Program (ASLP) and Nigeria Young Academy (NYA). Her 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; determinants of diffusion of new technology, agricultural management strategies, effect of climate change on agricultural production, resiliency studies and gender issues. She is passionately determined to building capacity for young professionals, entrepreneurs, farmers, policy makers, development stakeholders and rendering service to humanity at local, national and international level with special attention to gender inclusiveness and youth mentorship.