Skip to main content

Grantees Profile

Dr Ayinde, Adefunke Fadilat Olawunmi

Country (Nationality)


Grantee Title

Areas of research interest: Farmers’ Perception on Climate Variation; Climate Variation Adaptation Strategies; Arable Crops (Cassava-based Farms); 

Grantee Description

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.