Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Agrifood Chain Management

Dr. Ayobami Adetoyinbo



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Scientific Staff / Researcher

Room 1135






Short Bio

  • Since 2021 Scientific Staff and Researcher at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2017-2020 Doctorate in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, University of Goettingen, Germany. Thesis Topic: Organizational structures, gender roles and performance of smallholders in Africa-Insights from the Nigerian shrimp and prawn sector
  • September 2019 Travel scholarship to the African Conference of Agricultural Economists in Abuja
  • June 2019 Best paper award at the 2019 World Congress of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) in Hangzhou, China
  • 2013-2016  Masters of Science in Agricultural economics, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. Thesis Topic: Institutional and governance challenges in an emerging bio-economy: A case study of maize value-web in Nigeria
  • August 2013 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) - German Academic Exchange Program for "Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries"
  • 2006-2011 Bachelor of Agriculture, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, Thesis Topic: Economic analysis of garri marketing: A case study of Ibadan in Nigeria


Research Interests

  • Supply chain organizational structures
  • Agrifood digitization and resource-based optimization
  • Entrepreneurial orientation and sustainable agrifood business performance
  • Gender issues in global and local value webs


Country Expertise

  • Nigeria, Zambia





  • Adetoyinbo, A., Mithöfer, D. (2023). Inter-firm relations and resource-based performance: a contingent relational view of small-scaled farmers in Zambia.
  • Adetoyinbo, A., Gupta, S., Okoruwa, V.O., & Birner, R. (2022). The role of institutions in sustaining competitive bioeconomy growth in Africa - Insights from the Nigerian maize biomass value-web. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 30, 186-203.
  • Saheed A. Gbadegeshin, Sunday A. Olaleye, Dandison C. Ukpabi, Benedicta Omokaro, Emmanuel Mogaji, Alex A. Ugwuja, Chijioke E. Nwachukwu & Ayobami Adetoyinbo (2021). "Female unemployment in an emerging economy: A study of online social support as a coping strategy", Technology and Women's Empowerment. DOI:
  • Ayobami Adetoyinbo & Verena Otter (2020). 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://10.1102/bsd2.138
  • Adetoyinbo, A., V. Otter (2020). Organizational Structures, Gender Roles and Upgrading Strategies for Smallholders in Developing Countries' Local Value Chains. GlobalFood Discussion Paper 145, Georg-August Universität Göttingen.