Charles Ifem was born in 1992. He graduated from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria in 2014 with a degree in Biochemistry. In 2015, he obtained professional certifications in Agricultural Safety from the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON). In 2016, he worked with a group that studied the issues associated with "Grazing land reduction in Northern Nigeria and it's effects". He picked particular interest in the use of technology and innovations in agriculture for the conversion of crop agricultural waste to high quality livestock feed during this period. In 2018, he became the CEO of Octobase Farms a company that currently focuses on cassava production and processing. He is a member of several community farmers' associations. He constantly advocates for social development of youths and women through agriculture in Nigeria and Africa.
Charles Ifem research interest are Agricultural extension and Rural sociology; Agricultural waste processing and management; Agricultural practices associated with improving crop harvests in Africa.