Fisayo is a trained Animal Scientist and an agribusiness consultant who has been working on building sustainable food systems in Africa over the last 7 years. She currently serves as a Senior Manager at Sahel where she leads strategy development, value chain analysis, market research and program implementation.
She currently leads various interventions within the Advancing Local Dairy Development in Nigeria (ALDDN), a 5-year program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On the ALDDN Program, she manages productivity improvement, training and extension, advocacy and behavioural change and policy advocacy, working with various public and private sector players. She previously worked with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations under the Eradicating Avian Influenza in Nigeria Project in 2015.
Fisayo holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria and is currently completing her MBA at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Fisayo’s commitment to professional development is evident in her completion of specialized courses including “Sustainable Food Production Through Livestock Health Management” from the College of the Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in 2017, Project Management from HarryBaker Training Institute, Lagos in 2018, “Milking to Potential” from Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands in 2019 and “Executive Team Leadership from Lagos Business School in 2021. She is a COCHRAN Fellow as awarded by the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2022 and a registered member of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS).