Professor Sidi Osho
Prof Sidi Osho is an award winning Educationist, administrator and Agriculture Expert and currently the Chairperson, Board of Governors of the Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Policy. – an autonomous, non-profit, scientific organization operational in Member States of Africa with a mandate to co-ordinate policy research and dialogue and recommend strategies for promoting food, agriculture and natural resources sectors in Africa. She is also currently the World Vice Chairman of the International Soybean Processing and Utilization in China. She also served as the pioneer Vice Chancellor of Afe Babalola University from December, 2009 to January, 2014. During her tenure as Vice Chancellor, she initiated and established several infrastructural and educational developments for the University. Prior to her appointment as the Vice Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Prof. Sidi Osho worked extensively with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in several African countries, developing several food processing technologies and equipment for various crops. An agricultural value chain and nutrition expert, Professor Osho has conducted several collaborative training with other scientist all over the world.
She was also on the Faculty of Agricultural Management and Rural Development, of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State. With over 25 years’ experience in the academia, research, food processing and development, Prof. Sidi Osho, has on her profile, several academic publications and membership of over 17 professional bodies and societies; nationally and internationally. She is an advocate for women in higher education, gender issues, policies and women empowerment. She has several publications on food processing, food security, agriculture, higher education and nutrition.
Prof Sidi Osho is currently on sabbatical with the National Open University of Nigeria. She is also the President and Founder of SOF (Sidi Osho Foundation). SOF is a non-profit and non-faith based organization established to promote and contribute to human development in Africa through initiates in volunteering, education, leadership, health, youth and food security. The Foundation also aims at providing a world of equal opportunities for families, women, communities and youth through empowerment for the realization and maximization of their potentials towards a better future.