Dr. Ayobami Adetoyinbo was a GlobalFood member from 2017-2020. The information on this site reflects the status at the point of leaving GlobalFood.


Ayobami Oluwasogo Adetoyinbo

Current Position

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Goettingen

Research Interests

Agricultural Economics
Market performance
Changes in social and institutional structures


  • 04/2017-05/2020 Doctorate in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, University of Goettingen, Germany
  • 10/2013-07/2016 M.Sc. Agricultural Economics at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 07/2005-07/2011 Bachelor in Agriculture, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Professional Experience

  • 08/2015–07/2016 Research Assistant, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart Germany
  • 11/2011-10/2012 One year experience at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Abuja for the mandatory National Youth Service Scheme
  • 05/2009-09/2009 Internship at the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA), Ibadan


Peer-reviewed Publications:

  • Ayobami Adetoyinbo & Verena Otter “Organizational Structures, Gender Roles and Upgrading Strategies of Smallholders: A Qualitative Study of the Local Value Chain in the Nigerian Fishing Sector” in Business Strategy and Development. DOI: https:10.1002/bsd2.138
  • Ayobami Adetoyinbo, Saurabh Gupta, Victor Okoruwa, & Regina Birner “Can biomass-based economic growth lead to sustainable development in Africa? The role of institutions in the Nigerian maize value-web” submitted to Journal of International Development

Working papers:

  • Adetoyinbo, A. (2020). Organizational structures, gender roles and performance of smallholders in Africa – Insights from the Nigerian shrimp and prawn sector. PhD Thesis, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. University of Göttingen. http://hdl.handle.net/21.11130/00-1735-0000-0005-144F-D.
  • Adetoyinbo, A., Otter V. (2020). Organizational Structures, Gender Roles and Upgrading Strategies for Smallholders in Developing Countries’ Local Value Chains. GlobalFood Discussion Paper 145, University of Goettingen. http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/213486.html.
  • Ayobami Adetoyinbo & Verena Otter “Can producer groups improve technical efficiency among artisanal shrimpers in Nigeria? A study accounting for observed and unobserved selectivity”.
  • Ayobami Adetoyinbo, Jacques Trienekens & Verena Otter “Contingent resource-based view of food netchain organization and firm performance across tiers: A comprehensive quantitative framework”.


Yoruba (native), English (official), German (basic)

Complete CV here