|Intro||Nigerian agronomist and academics|
|Birth||28 July 1964, Irele|
Igbekele Amos Ajibefun (28 July 1964) is a Nigerian professor of Agricultural economics, former Rector of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic and incumbent Vice chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University. He is the fifth substantive Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin.
Ajibefun was born in Irele, local government area of Ondo State, southwestern Nigeria. He had his secondary education at United Grammar School, Ode-Irele in Ondo State, where he obtained the west African School Certificate 1983 before he proceeded to the Federal University of Technology Akure where he received a bachelor’s degree in Farm Management and Extension in 1990.
He later attended the University of Ibadan where he obtained a master’s degree in Agricultural economics in 1992 before he returned to his alma mater where he was awarded a doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in Agricultural economics.
He joined the services of Federal University of Technology, Akure in 1993 as assistant lecturer and was appointed a professor on October 1, 2009.
In November 2010, he was appointed Rector of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic. He held this position until he was appointed as Vice chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, to succeed professor Nahzeem Olufemi Mimiko whose tenure elapsed in January 2015.
- Member, European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC)
- International Association for Agricultural Economists (IAAE)
- African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Network
- Asian Society of Agricultural Economists (ASAE)
- Nigerian Economic Society
- Nigerian Participatory Rural Appraisal Network (NIPRANET) and Conference of Heads of Polytechnics in Nigeria.
- Victor Ajibefun
- John Ajibefun
- Festus Ajibefun
Martina Abosede Ajibefun