Institut für Ernährungswirtschaft und Verbrauchslehre

Osun, Dr. Taiwo

Research area

Determinants of sustainable income and food security


Curriculum Vitae

Date of birth 23.05.1976
Nationality Nigerian
Marital Status Married


Education and Training
PhD Student at the Department of Food Economics and Consumption Studies, University of Kiel, Germany
06/2003 - 11/2004 MSc. Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
11/1995 - 12/2000 B.Agric. Agricultural Economics and Extension, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
03/2009 International Training Course on Training Techniques, Centre for Training and Facilitation Techniques, Cologne, Germany
07/2009 Guidance Course on Micro-Enterprise Development, UNIDO, Lagos
03/2010 Statistics and Data Management with SAS Software, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan
Training on Agricultural Commodities Certification and Project Management, Solidaridad Network Utrecht/UTZ, Amsterdam


06/1999 - 07/1999 Intern at the Nigerian Agricultural and Rural Development Bank, Ibadan, Nigeria
08/1999 - 12/1999 Intern at Economics and Statistics Unit, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan


PhD Thesis

Impact of agricultural technology and market access on the welfare of rice producing households in Nigeria



Mr Osun has 8 years professional experience in project management, agribusiness & private sector development and capacity building.  Until recently, He worked as the Head of the Country Programs (HCP) for the Solidaridad Network to promote efficient agricultural commodities value-chain through certification.

Taiwo worked has Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in IITA cassava value chain project aimed at increasing productivity and commercialization of cassava in Nigeria, Micro Enterprise Specialist at the Entrepreneurship Development Centre of the Africa Leadership Forum in Lagos, to build the capacities entrepreneurs and as also worked as Senior Research Supervisor in the Integrated Cassava Project of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan implemented in the Southeast, Southwest and the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.



  • Osun Taiwo, Ogundijo Dayo Stephen and K.O Bolarinwa (2014). Technical Efficiency Analysis of Cassava Production in Nigeria; Implication for Increased Productivity and Competitiveness. Research Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Management Vol. 3(11), pp. 569-576.
  • Gbigbi, M. T. and Osun Taiwo, (2014). Technical Efficiency and Economic Return in Artisanal Fishery in the Niger-Delta, Nigeria. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, Volume 2, Number 1: pp 184-188.
  • Agbongiarhuoyi A. E., Osun Taiwo., Famuyiwa B. S., and O. Oseni, (2014). Perception of cocoa farmers to voluntary standard certification: An implication on Cocoa Transformation in Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Vol. 7, Issue 6.
  • Gbassey Tarawali, Charles Iyangbe, Udensi E. Udensi, Paul Ilona, Taiwo Osun,  Chyka Okater and G. N. Asumugha (2012). Commercial-scale adoption of improved cassava varieties: A baseline study to highlight constraints of large-scale cassava based agro-processing industries in Southern Nigeria. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment Vol.10 (3&4): 689 – 694.