Professor Emmanuel B. Tologbonse
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
He is currently a Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development at both National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Service (NAERLS) and Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Faculty of Agriculture, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where he is involved in both Teaching, Research and training and monitoring extension facilitators.
He was the Deputy Director at NAERLS and the coordinator of all externally funded projects from October 2012 to October 2016 and also a Board member of the School of Post Graduate Studies of the University from January 2013 to June 2016.
He was the Team leader/ Back stopping scientist to the Strategic Agricultural Research for Strategic Crop (SARD-SC) Maize of the Kaduna and Nassarawa States Innovation Platform funded by the African Development Bank and coordinated by IITA and currently a team member of the Harnessing Opportunities for Productivities Enhancement (HOPE) of Sorghum and millet in SSA Project in Nigeria and The Accelerated Varietal Improvement and Seed Delivery of Legumes and Cereals in Africa (AVISA) project being coordinated by ICRISAT and funded by Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation.
Additional, he was the NAERLS Zonal Liaison Officer/ Officer in Charge of the North Central zonal office at Badeggi , covering Niger, Kogi, Kwara, Plateau, Nassarawa, Benue, Taraba States including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja from December 1990 to 2008 during which he was the Secretary to the North Central (Middle Belt) Research Extension, Farmers Input Linkage System (REFILS) in Nigeria.
He was also an active member of National Growth Enhancement Support Scheme/Agricultural Transformation Agenda (GES/ATA) Working Group Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja from 2013 to 2015 and the Chairman, Extension committee, National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), North Central zone ( Middle-Belt Zone) from 1991 to 1997
He was a National Consultant to The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), The Netherlands and Niger State Niger State Fadama II .
He was the Head of Department of Agricultural Sciences, Federal College of Education, Katsina, from 1994 to February 1987 during which he also became the Head of School of Applied Sciences, (comprising of Departments of Agriculture, Business Education and Home Economics) Federal College of Education . From 1986 to 1987 before he got appointment with NAERLS A.B.U, Zaria.
He is a life member of Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON) and Rural Sociological Association of Nigeria (RuSAN) and was the Vice President (North) of AESON for four years. He was also the Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (NIFAAS) before his recent appointment as the Acting President/Country Focal Person of NIFAAS with effect from 20th April 2020 after the appointment of the former Country Focal Person (CFP)/President, Professor TJ Arokoyo was into the AFAAS Board as Directors.
He has been very much involved in the training and monitoring of field extension facilitators and lead farmers for the past four decades.
He is married to Abiodun Tologbonse and are blessed with five children and 4 grand children