Iredele is a Researcher and Project Administrative Manager at the Innovation Lab for Policy Leadership in Agriculture & Food Security (PiLAF), University of Ibadan. PiLAF is one of the three Centres for Policy Leadership supported by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy, Research, Capacity and Influence (PRCI). He is a recipient of the Structural Transformation of African and Asian Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAAARS+) Fellowship 2022/2023 Cohorts Award http://barrett.dyson.cornell.edu/staars/fellows/index.html . Under STAAAARS+, his team will carry out a study titled – “Resilience to Covid-19 and Insecurity Shocks – Evidence from Nigeria”.
He holds BSc and MSc degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan. He also holds an MBA degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Currently, he is a doctoral student at the Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law, University of Ibadan. He has strong interest in understanding the nexus between energy and agriculture in addition to energy utilization within the agricultural value-chain in Nigeria. His thesis is focused on the nexus between energy efficiency and international trade.
He served as a consultant to World Fish, Malaysia between 2020 & 2021 where he was team lead and coordinator of the data collection on a survey to determine the effects of covid-19 pandemic on the fish and poultry value-chains across eight states in Nigeria.
Since 2016, he has been a Research Field / In-country Coordinator for several projects funded by USAID and implemented by professors at Michigan State University. In 2018, he led a team of field researchers to conduct the first large survey of maize traders in Nigeria.
He loves interacting with farmers and has acquired extensive experience in conducting stacked surveys.
Prior to venturing into research, he had a successful ten-year experience in the Nigerian Banking industry having worked in three reputable banks.
Iredele is passionate about the development of chess in Nigeria and is a prominent figure in Nigerian Chess, serving as the Chairman of Oyo State Chess Association and the Chess League Ibadan.
Links to two research work