Oluwatoyin (Toyin) Dare Kolawole is Professor of Rural Development at the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana (UB) in southern Africa. Professor Kolawole is an Adjunct Faculty at Eastern University based in St Davids, Pennsylvania, USA. Working at the interface of science, policy and agriculture in Africa, his research interests are in Development Studies with emphasis on agrarian change. He has published well over 100 papers covering diverse development subjects in reputable outlets. A UC Visiting Canterbury Fellow in 2014, Dr. Kolawole is a recipient of over 30 academic awards and research/travel grants and has led and managed a number of multi-disciplinary, pro-poor development research funded both locally and internationally. He has attended over 50 regional/international conferences and workshops in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and the Oceania. In 2016, the Lesotho’s Council for Higher Education (CHE) appointed him as chairperson of the panel of experts that reviewed the B.Sc. Agricultural Economics Programme of the National University of Lesotho (NUL) and a member of experts that reviewed the B.Sc. Agricultural Extension Programme of the NUL in of 2017. Prof. Kolawole is a verified peer reviewer for several well recognized scientific journals published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Springer and Elsevier. He is a member of the Editorial Board of SAGE Open and International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food.