Olufemi Adesina

Olufemi Adesina

Climate change and Food security Researcher

Location Nigeria


  • 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...

  • This is educative and well discussed.

  • The African food system is vulnerable to shocks such as climate change and global pandemic due to its low adaptive capacity. A projected increase in warming (temperatures exceeding 2°C) across the continent will have dire consequences on African food systems if adaptive and mitigating measures are not implemented. Climate change will compound the current...

  • Climate change will have a severe impact on food production because of frequent drought and flooding. Besides, the preservation methods (e.g., open drying), storage, and marketing (e.g., open market) might not work like before due to climate change. Climate change might affect food-producing areas that depend solely on hydroelectric power supply due to reduced...

  • In Nigeria, complex situations and factors are changing the food system. First and foremost is the long-time neglect of agricultural and rural development due to crude oil discovery in the 1970s. The decay in rural infrastructures and inadequate support for farmers has resulted in a significant disruption of Nigeria's food system. Secondly, the issue of...

  • Hi everyone,

    I am Olufemi Adesina from Nigeria, interested in Climate Smart Agricultural (CSA) research and practice. Climate change is fast becoming a nightmare for African farmers, and its highly imperative that we build farmers' resilience to climate change. I intend to broaden my knowledge of climate change impacts in other parts of Africa. Besides, I...