Adebiyi Jelili Adegboyega


Adebiyi Jelili Adegboyega is a system dynamicist and participatory modeler, affiliated with the Department of Community Sustainability, Michigan State University (MSU), United States. At MSU Adebiyi also doubles as a fellow of both Environmental Science Policy Program (ESPP) and Ecological Foods and Farming Systems (EFFS). Adebiyi’s scholarship draws on participatory action-oriented research approaches and uses systems thinking tools to advance solutions to and unbundle environmental and agro-ecological messy and complex problems. His current research focuses on ecological organic farming, food systems and water-climate-food-energy-environment nexus in West Africa.
Adebiyi has been involved in research work in different African countries, including, Mali, Malawi, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria. He was part of the MSU multi-disciplinary research team that worked with farmers to develop perennial grain cropping systems for African smallholders. Recently, Adebiyi participated as a contributory author to a volume entitled, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB): Measuring What Matters in Agriculture and Food Systems. The book initiative was at the instance of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, United Nations Environment. Adebiyi also collaborated with the United Nations Development Programs (UNDP) and some stakeholders in Africa organics, to map out issues on financing organic agriculture in Africa. Adebiyi sits on the Board of Directors of the AIARD, an international agriculture and rural development association.