Mercy Akeredolu, Winrock/SAFE

Lecturer, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, NIGERIA 1991-95; Socio-Economist EU West Africa Programme on Fisheries Dev. 1995-98; Currently the Country Representative for WINROCK INTERNATIONAL in Nigeria and the WEST AFRICA regional coordinator of the SASAKAWA AFRICA FUND FOR EXTENSION EDUCATION (SAFE).

Agricultural extension with special interests in human resource development, gender issues, program planning and evaluation and, curriculum development. Involved in Capacity  building of mid-career rural advisory staff in West Africa region for the past ten years focusing on fund mobilisation, lecturing, module development, negotiations, search for partners, needs assessment, impact evaluation and mainstreaming of value chain into the curriculum of Universities and colleges training in Agricultural extension in West Africa. Currently involved in exploring and establishing distance mode of training delivery for mid-career rural advisory staff in the subregion and capacity building of farmer- based organizations.