Dr Olutayo AJAYI

Federal Univesity of Agriculture – Nigeria

Short Profile

I hold a PhD in computer science and postgraduate diploma in petroleum engineering. My last research was in the area of network security using hybrid mobile agent based network management system. I have more than fifteen peer-reviewed publications.
More than fifteen years of extensive and comprehensive studies and practical experience in Information and Communication Technology advancement. I have a good understanding of Relational Database Management Systems and Object Oriented Technologies, their constructions and functionality as applied to information systems. I am able to use various analysis methods, tools and technologies with due regard to business requirements. I also have a good understanding of Data Warehousing, Supply Chain Systems and Forecasting Systems. I can demonstrate strong analytical skills to produce test plans approaching database and Internet Technologies. I am motivated by close client contact and team based project environments.

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Use Case Description

Agricultural extension finds itself at a time of crisis. Many of today’s agricultural extension services are suffering under bureaucratic centralised management structures. Squeezed by decentralization policies, diminishing public funds and the privatization of public services, they are urgently in need of change. The design is to come up with communication model using mobile technology to reinvent agricultural extension to improve the kind of information that is being disseminated to farmers.

AgriSERVICOMM implements a novel communication model/platform using science gateways and e-infrastructures to achieve enhanced agricultural extension practice and improved productivity for the rural farmers.

e-Infrastructure Services Exploited

For storing and retrieving digital assets, AgriSERVICOMM adopted the Sci-GaIA Open Access Repository (OAR), in which specific sub-categories have been created for the use case.

The AgriSERVICOMM Science Gateway is a Service Provider of the GrIDP “catch-all” Identity Federation.

Current Implementation of the Use Case

AgriSERVICOMM Science Gateway, AgriSERVICOMM Open Access Repository (Presentations)