Olufemi Adesina

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Climate change and Food security Researcher

Location Nigeria

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  • Super informative, showing farmers heterogeneity and context specificity with regards to factors influencing decision.

  • Super informative, showing that farmers are not passive adopters.

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  • Interesting interview

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  • Olufemi Adesina made a comment

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  • Droughts and floods

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  • Innovation in pest control is critical for sustainable development.

  • While strategies like input subsidies can help, access to land and the tenure systems existing in most developing countries need to be reviewed so subsistence farmers can effectively scale.

  • While farmers in developed countries are fast becoming aware of the importance of protecting themselves by using safety kits and being cautious with dosage, the same can not be said about farmers in developing countries. More effort is needed in terms of knowledge and awareness creation.

  • Increasing prices of fertiliser are alarming, giving rise to other sustainable alternatives.

  • The importance of water and the risk around rain-fed agriculture can not be overlooked.

  • Informative

  • Backyard farming and home gardening, especially in the developing world.

  • Certainly, COVID-19 impacted food prices, which can be attributed to movement and import restrictions, weak government policies that could not withstand shocks, panic buying etc.

  • Context is very important when looking at the issue of Demand and Supply. Predictions are sometimes far from reality.

  • Interesting how supply and demand works in the agricultural space.

  • Smallholder farming still accounts for a large part of food production in SSA

  • Olufemi Adesina made a comment

    This is a well structured course, kudos to the organizers. Climate change is real, all hands must be on deck to reduce negative impacts.

  • Interesting findings on conservation agriculture, well articulated and very educative.

  • I look forward to understanding the drivers of change in the agricultural transformation agenda and how diversification can help foster sustainable food systems.

  • The worst-case scenario is that high climate risk and low market connectivity will make food systems unstable and unsustainable, reduce productivity, increase migration, and induce food insecurity. Hence, there is a need to reinforce food systems and build farmers' resilience to adapt and mitigate this worst-case scenario.

  • Scenario workshops in Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and South Africa gave birth to insightful research findings and policy recommendations. This workshop should be conducted more frequently, as the challenge of climate change cuts across all four countries.

  • The Workshop in Malawi shows the significance of engaging stakeholders in the food chain to address our food systems' challenges. Bringing together like-minded people in the different sectors helps to achieve effective implementation of policies and projects.

  • Pressures associated with shocks, such as the COVID19 pandemic (Unknown unknowns), is forcing the agri-food industry to identify resilience measures. Presently, the COVID19 pandemic has disrupted the world food supply chains and triggered food insecurity. However, studies have also shown that addressing unforeseen events of high impact is crucial. Therefore,...

  • Several human activities contribute to changes in GHG emissions within the food system.

    An increase in GHG emissions may occur due to deforestation, bush burning, excessive application of synthetic fertilizers, transportation, uncontrolled application of pesticides and other agro-chemicals, uncontrolled irrigation practices, and intensive tillage of the...

  • Exciting results I must commend.
    Based on the climate model results, it is incredible how soybean is expected to thrive (yield gains) with temperatures above 2°C in the future (RCP 8.5).
    However, I am not surprised to see the variations in the response of maize and soybean when exposed to different conditions. But then, I was not expecting it to vary as such.

  • Simulating the relationship between climate and crop might be challenging due to the uncertainties in climate conditions, climate variability, and several varieties of crops, soil types, and cultural practices.

    Besides, climate-crop scientists always test models to know the confidence levels in the outcomes and projections of such models, and also to...