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Prof. Johnson Oluwasola Agbede holds a B. Agric. Tech. with First class honours, M. Agric. Tech. and Ph.D in Animal Production from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria. He was the best graduating student in his set. He did his National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) in 1990/91 where he was awarded the Kwara State NYSC State honour. He started his academic career in 1992 as Graduate Assistant at FUTA and rose through the ranks to become Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry and Nutrition in 2010. He has several journal articles and conference proceedings to his credit. He had his Post doctoral Fellowship and Return Fellowship sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt, Bonn, Germany at Martin–Luther Universität, Halle (Saale) and in FUTA, respectively and consequently he is an Humboldtian. His poster presentation was awarded the second best position at 3rd Mediterranean Summit of WPSA & 6th International Poultry Conference on Poultry Production for Better Human Health and Safer Environment, Porto-Marina, Alexandria, Egypt, (26-29 March, 2012). He has served within FUTA as Associate Director, Research & Publications and member of many University committees. He was a visiting Professor between 2011 and 2012 at the Department of Animal Science, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. He is an active member of the Society for Animal Production of Nigeria, Poultry Science Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Animal Science, Animal Science Association of Nigeria, World Poultry Science Association, Netherlands, Deutsch Poultry Science Association (der Deutschen Vereinigung fur Geflügelwissenschaft e.V), Germany, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation Kolleg, Germany and International Network for Family Poultry and Development (INFPD), Italy. Prof. Agbede has supervised many Masters and Ph.D students and has served as external examiners for post graduates students in many Universities within Nigeria. He is a winner of many research and travelling support grants and the current one which he won with his colleagues amounted to $4.5million from STEP-B. He reviews papers for many journals notably Journal of Sustainable Technology, Applied Tropical Agriculture, Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, African Journal of Biotechnology, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, African Journal of Food Science, Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, REVISTA CIENTÍFICA UDO AGRICOLA and Family Poultry Communications. He is the current Deputy Editor in Chief of Family Poultry Communications and Journal of Sustainable Technology. He is married with children.

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