Dr. Tunde Adegoke Amole is a livestock scientist with over 10 years of experience in the production and improvement of livestock feed resources, forage production and utilization. With International Livestock Research Institute, ILRI, he worked extensively on applying participatory methods in identifying promising feed intervention strategies in smallholder systems using ILRI developed FEAST computer programme in West Africa. He had experience in livestock feed-related issues in both humid tropics and dry lands areas of West Africa, having worked under the CGIAR Humidtropics and Drylands system CRP concurrently.
Tunde worked on adapting the Livestock Simulation Model (LIVSIM) for the West Africa Dwarf breed of Sheep and goats and simulated adoptable goat production systems for sub-humid zone of Southwestern Nigeria. Dr. Tunde worked on the demonstration and evaluation of irrigated fodder production in Northern Ghana, and also on testing and monitoring of on-farm livestock related interventions towards improving livestock productivity. He extensively reviewed and produced a working document on best-fit intervention options in livestock production for climate-smart agriculture. He worked on the increasing the resilience of smallholder farmers’ in the Sahelian areas of West Africa by providing an handbook manual of least cost ration for Sheep fattening, which is an important livelihood resource point for crop-livestock farmers’ in the Sahel. Dr. Tunde conducted a comprehensive research on livestock-water management in water-scare drylands of sub-Saharan African. His work focused on improving water use for efficient livestock production in the drylands of West Africa under various livestock management systems in West Africa Sahel.
Dr. Amole holds many high profile management roles. He is currently the country representative for the International Livestock Research Institute, (ILRI) Nigeria Office Ibadan where he manages the country research programmes and the entire ILRI Nigeria staffs.