Dixon Olutade Torimiro (PhD) is a Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology in the Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He also had both teaching and research experience in Botswana as a Professor of Agricultural Extension. Dixon’s major research activities have been focusing on children/ youth studies in rural communities and extension vis-à-vis their socio-cultural and economics milieu, rural community development issues, participation/involvement in agricultural activities, push and pull factors from farming, farm needs, entrepreneurship among others. His research interest was inspired by the need for continuity and sustainability of agriculture as a noble traditional occupation, which is of major economic and cultural importance in Nigeria. Dixon championed research in challenging the existing theories and models in conceptualising farm families’ research and farm practices with a view to assessing and offering explanation to children’s and youth’s contributions to farming.
His inaugural lecture entitled “who will bring farm children back to the farm” published by the Obafemi Awolowo University Press captured the theory, model and practice of Dixon’s concerns for future and sustainability of farming in Nigeria. He is currently developing research interest in farm succession planning and farm youth involvement in farm resources management. Some of his works are archived in British Library Direct https://ondemand.bl.uk/onDemand/search/index.