Dr Ayinde, Adefunke Fadilat Olawunmi
Areas of research interest: Farmers’ Perception on Climate Variation; Climate Variation Adaptation Strategies; Arable Crops (Cassava-based Farms);
Home Institution Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Host Institution University of Cape Town, South Africa
Summary of research
This research is aimed at examining cassava farmers’ perception level, causes and effects of climate variability in the rainforest and derived savannah ecosystems of Nigeria, adaptation strategies put in place by the small scale farmers and the government as well as examination of influence of women and youth (successor generation of farmers) in decision making on adaptation to climate variability. The study will also focus on farmers’ livelihood changes occasioned by climate variability among others.