Olawale is a Nigerian and of course African.
He is on both side of the divide both as a career person and an entrepreneur. From 8 to 5 he diligently delivers on his job in an international seed company in the product management department. This role takes him from one farming community to the other engaging farmers and introducing them to better technology to improve productivity while also identifying the many gaps that exists.
Other than this, he is also an Agric-entrepreneur doing his best to build his less than 5 years old agribusiness. Primary among the priority of the enterprise is agriculture advocacy focused on youth through use of social media via the Agropreneur Naija brand and providing business support services to small scale agribusinesses and startups.
Volunteering runs is in his blood from my university days through Junior Chambers International (JCI). Thus he currently volunteers for the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) and the Nigeria Alliance for Science.
Olawale has a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria and a Certificate in Sustainable Integrated Farming Systems from the Songhai Centre Porto Novo Benin Republic.