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Prof. T. Alimi

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+2348038490116; +26876248078

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Office Address
Department of Agricultural Economics, OAU.

Area(s) of Specialization
Agricultural Production Economics, Agribusiness Management and Finance

Economic analysis of business enterprises (cotton, fish farming, cassava) and their downstream sectors in Nigeria and Swaziland

M.B. A.
Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics)


Published Articles:

(i) Alimi, T. and O.A. Akinyemiju (1987) "Economics of Cassava Production and Processing" Ife Journal of Agric. 8 (2): 79-89

(ii) Olaifa, J.I. and T. Alimi (1988): "Economics of Spraying Time and Rate of Application of Carbaryl on Yield of Okra, Abel Moschus Esculentus" Ife Journal of Agric. 10 (1 & 2): 106-116.

(iii) Akinyemiju, O.A. and Alimi, T. (1989): "Economics of Maize (Zea mays) Production Under Different Weed Control Methods Nigerian Journal of Weed Sciences, 2 (1 & 2): 51-55

(iv) Alimi, T., Obisesan, I.O. and J.O. Akinyemi (1990): "Economic Analysis of the Performance of Twelve Cultivars of Soybean Clycine Max (L) (Merrill) in Ife Agro-Climatic Zone". Ife Journal of Agric.. 12 (1 & 2): 112-119.

(v) Alimi, T. and Akinyemiju, O.A. (1990): "An Economic Analysis of Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes) Control Methods" Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, Washington, D.C. 28: 106-107.

(vi) Alimi, T. and Akinyemiju, O.A. (1991): “Effects of Water Hyacinth on Water Transportation Business in Nigeria". Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, Washington, D.C., 29: 109-112.

(vii) Alimi, T. (1991): "Influence of Socio-Economic Characteristics of Smallholder Farmers on Resources Availability in Farming" Journal of Rural Development in Nigeria, 4 (1) 1-7.

(viii) Alimi, T. and C.O. Alofe (1992): "Profitability Response of Improved Open- Pollinated Maize Varieties to Nitrogen Fertilizer Levels".Journal of Rural Development in Nigeria. 5: (1): 42-47.

(ix) Alimi, T. and Awoyomi, B.(1995): "Impact of Structural Adjustment Programme(SAP) on Cocoa Farming". Ife Journal of Economics and Finance..2 (1&2): 57-63.

(x) Alimi, T. and A.B.Ayanwale (1998): "An Assessment of Gender Contributions in Commercial Palm Oil Production by traditional Methods in Osun State, Nigeria". Nigerian Journal of Agric. and Rural Management. 3 & 4 (3): 33-42.

(xi) Alimi, T. (1999): “Intertemporal Trend in the Use of Modern Farming practices”Journal of Agriculture and Rural Management, ARMTI. 5(1):1-11

(xii) Alimi, T.;(1999): “Perception of Agricultural Chemical Pesticides Users of Precautions for safe use” Journal of Agricultural Extension. 3: 97-106.

(xiii) Alimi, T. (1999): "Application of Markov Chain Analysis in Forecasting Arable Crop Farm Size". Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8: 27-36.

(xiv) Alimi, T. (2000): "Resource Use Efficiency in Food Crop Farming in Oyo State of Nigeria", Journal of Agriculture and Environment 1(1):1-7.

(xv) Alimi, T. (2000): “ Income and Employment Generating Abilities of National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Arable Crop Farming” Nigerian Agricultural Development Studies 1 (1): 39-47.

(xvi) Alimi, T. (2001): "Resource Productivity of Women Farms in Oyo State, Nigeria".Journal of Rural Development & Administration .XXXIII(3): 26-38

(xvii) Alimi, T. and D. O. Odogun (2001): “Income and Employment Generation Ability of National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Poultry Farming Participation in Ogun State”. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production Abeokuta..27: 89-97.

(xviii) Alimi, T.(2002) “Economic Rationale of Integration in Poultry”. Lesotho Social Science Review. Lesotho. 7(2): 138-156.

(xix) Alimi, T.(2002) “Economic Rationale of Integration in Poultry Production System” Lesotho Social Science Review. Lesotho. 7(2): 138-159.

(xx) Alimi, T. (2004) “Use of Cultural Practices, Economic Impact of Insecticide Use, and Awareness and Practice of Insecticide Safety Precautions on Okra Production”. Journal of Vegetable Crop Production. 10(1):23-35.

(xxi) Alimi, T.; Adeodu, O.O. and A.D. Adekile(2004) “A Comparative Analysis of Urban and Rural Dweller Mothers on Perception of Sickle Cell Anaemia.” Nigerian Journal of Rural Sociology. 4(1&2): 18-24.

(xxii) Alimi, T and A. B. Ayanwale (2004): “Economic Impacts of Chemical Pesticides Use on Fadama Crop Farming in Sudano-Sahelian Zone” Journal of Social Sciences. India. 9(3): 149-155

(xxiii) Alimi, T; (2004) “A Comparative Study of the Economic Performance of Farmers Under Large Scale and Motorized Pump Irrigation Systems”. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Management. Nigeria. 7(1): 24-49.

(xxiv) Bamire, A. S.; T. Alimi and A. B. Ayanwale (2004). “Economic Efficiency of Land Improvement Techniques Among Cassava Farmers in the Wetlands of Nigeria” Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development Uganda. 20(1): 45-56.

(xxv) Alimi, T.; E. O. Idowu and A. A. Tijani.(2004) “Optimal farm size for profitable and sustainable certified maize seed enterprise”.The Botswana Journal of Economics. 1(2):135-146.

(xxvi) Alimi, T and A. B. Ayanwale (2005): “Risk and Risk Strategies in Onion Production in Kebbi State of Nigeria” Journal of Social Sciences. India. 10(1): 1-8.

(xxvii) Ayanwale, A. B. and T. Alimi (2005) “The Influence of Advertising on ConsumerBrand Preference” Journal of Social Sciences. India. 10(1): 9-16.

(xxviii) Alimi, T.(2005) “Economics of monocropping okra under Tropical Conditions during the Rainy and Dry Seasons”. Journal of Vegetable Science New York. 11(2): 19-34.

(xxix) Alimi, T; Bamire, A.S. and Ayanwale, A.B.(2005). “Socio-economic consequences of technical change in palm fruits processing”. South African Journal of Economics and Management Sciences(SAJEMS). 8(3): 310-325.

(xxx) Alimi, T.; Olu Oluwasola and A. O. Adejobi (2006). “Optimal farm size for achieving enterprise objective and sustainability in poultry production in Osun State, Nigeria”. World’s Poultry Science Journal. 62(3): 525-539.

(xxxi) Ayanwale, A. B. and T. Alimi (2006) “Impact of fadama irrigation facility on technical efficiency of vegetable farmers in Southwestern Nigeria”. Bowen Journal of Agriculture. 3(1): 31-37

(xxxii) Ayanwale, A. B.; T. Alimi and A. B. Bamire (2006).”Poverty reduction, gender equality and micro-credit administration in Nigeria: the case of the farmers development union” Ghana Journal of Development Studies. 3(1): 1–15.

(xxxiii) Alimi, T; A. B. Ayanwale; A.S. Bamire and H.M. Bello (2006): “Contributions of children towards household poverty alleviation: A gender comparison.” International Journal of Applied Agricultural and Apicultural Research (IJAAR)” 3(1&2): 96-107.

(xxxiv) Alimi, T., E. O. Idowu;. O. Baruwa ; O. O. Olubode-Awosola and O. C. Ajewole. (2007) Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers for Vegetable Production Under Tropical Conditions. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. Swaziland. 1: 120-136.

(xxxv) Tijani, A. A., T. Alimi and A. T. Adesiyan (2006).”Profit efficiency among Nigerian poultry egg farmers: A case study of Aiyedoto Farm Settlement, Nigeria”. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences. Pakistan. 2(6): 256-261.

(xxxvi) Alimi, T; A. B. Ayanwale, A. S. Bamire and A. A. Akinola (2006). “Maize grain production trends in Nigeria”. Nigerian Journal of Agric. and Rural Management 8(1): 1-16.

(xxxvii) Alimi, T., O. C. Ajewole, O. O. Olubode and E. O. Idowu (2006) “Economic rationale of commercial organic fertilizer technology in vegetable production in the Osun State of Nigeria.” Journal of Applied Horticulture. India 8(2): 159-164.

(xxxviii) Idowu, E. O., O. O. Alawode. T. Alimi and R. Kassali (2007). Analysis of agricultural land market in Ondo State of Nigeria. Bowen Journal of Agriculture. 4(1): 76-93.

(xxxix) Idowu, E. O., T. Alimi, A. A. Tijani and C. N. Okoli (2007) “Profitability and resource use efficiency in fluted pumpkin” International Journal of Vegetable Science. New York. 13 (1): 73-84.

(xL) Alimi, T., E. O. Idowu;. O. Baruwa ; O. O. Olubode-Awosola and O. C. Ajewole (2007). “Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers for Vegetable Production Under Tropical Conditions.” Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. Swaziland. 1: 120-136.

(xLi) Alimi, T.; S. B. Williams ; A. S. Bamire and A. O. Akinrin (2007). “Characteristics and Trends in Production and Market Potential of Certified Maize Seed in Nigeria”. Lesotho Journal of Agricultural Science. Lesotho. 1: 32-55

(xLii) Alimi, T,O. I. Baruwa , J. O. Bifarin, Abogan O. C. Ajewole (2008). Application of Marcov chain in forecasting plantain farm size in rain forest zone of Osun State, Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. Swaziland (2): 69-83.

(xLiii) Oluwasola, O and T. Alimi (2008). “Determinants of Agricultural Credit Demand and Supply among Small-scale Farmers in Nigeria” Outlook on Agriculture. 37(3):185- 194.

(xLiv) Alimi, T., M. B. Masuku, A. A. Tijani and E. O. Idowu (2008). “Resource Use Status and Technical Efficiency of Beekeepers in Oyo State of Nigeria” Ife Journal of Agriculture. Nigeria. 23 (1): 68-85

(xLv) Tijani, A. A. and T. Alimi. (2009) “Sources of agricultural growth in Nigeria: Is it horizontal and or vertical?” Lesotho Journal of Agriculture. Lesotho. 2(1): 86-105.

(xLvi) Alimi, T., O. C. Ajewole, O. I. Baruwa and J. O. Bifarin (2009) “ Socio-economic Factors Differential of Non-users of Fertiliser in the Adoption of Commercial Organic Fertiliser in Oyo State, Nigeria” UNISWA Research Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology 12 (2): 101-109.

(xLvii) Alimi, T. and M. B. Masuku (2010) “Determinants of Household Participation in the Child Labour Force: The Case of Iwo Local Government Area in Osun State, Nigeria” Agrekon. 49 (3): 358-372.

(xLviii) Baruwa, O. I, M. B. Masuku and T. Alimi (2011). “Economic Analysis of Production in Derived Savannah Zone of Osun State, Nigeria”. Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3(5): 401-407.

(xLix) Baruwa, O.I., Masuku, M.B., and Alimi, T. (2015). Managing Farm Risk: Issues and Strategies in Plantain Production in Osun State, Nigeria, International Journal of Horticulture, 5 (10), 1-7. Available at http://ijh.biopublisher.ca. Doi: 10.5376/ijh.2015.05.0011.

(L) Ojo, T.O; Ogunleye, A.S, and Alimi, T. (2016): Factors Affecting the Profitability of Moringa Oleifera production in Oyo State Nigeria. Ife Journal of Agriculture. 28: 43-52