Professor Caleb Adeniyi OSUNTOGUN, OFR, was born at Ibadan on 14 April, 1943 and had his early education at Olu-Iwa College (now Adeola Odutola College), Ijebu-Ode and Muslim College, Ijebu-Ode. For his university education he attended the University of Ibadan where he obtained the B.Sc (Econs) degree in June 1967 and the University of Leeds where he obtained the Ph.D degree in Agricultural Economics in September, 1971.
Professor Adeniyi Osuntogun had a very brilliant academic career. He joined the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) as a Lecturer in January 1972 and was promoted Professor by the institution in October 1980. Professor Osuntogun capped his University career when he was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University from January 1990 – September 1991.
He has served as a Researcher for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, on Institutional Determinants and Constraints on Agricultural Development. He has also consulted for the World Bank on Applied Poverty-Environment Indicators, as well as for the DFID on Promoting Environmental Sustainability in Development in West Africa. He has also consulted for FAO, ILO, IUCN, ECA, and UNDP. He served as a Consultant Environmental Economist and Evaluator of the African Economic Research Consultium (AERC) Collaborative Master of Arts Programme.
Professor Osuntogun retired as Programme Director of LEAD Anglophone West Africa at the end of 2009. He is an Honorary LEAD Fellow.
Professor Adeniyi Osuntogun has published extensively on financing and management of agriculture as well as on environmental education. He is distinguished and accomplished academic, being listed in Africa’s Who’s who (2001) and among 2000 outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century – 1st edition – 2001.