Kolawole Odubote

Consultant

Consultant

Kolawole Odubote

Biography

Kolawole Odubote is a former Senior Lecturer and Dean at the Zambian Open University, where he led the CTA-funded Scaling-up climate-smart agricultural solutions for cereals and livestock farmers in Southern Africa project for Zambia.

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Integrated crop-livestock systems that provide synergies towards more resilient climate-smart agricultural production systems are possible despite the recognised competition between crops and livestock enterprises. To make this work, it is necessary to understand the trade-offs and capitalise on the opportunities provided through integration.

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A major concern for smallholder farmers at the start of each season is to choose and source seeds, and with the advent of climate change, this is more critical than ever. As part of a CTA-led initiative to help farmers counter drought and other extreme weather events, seed fairs are being organised in Zambia to improve access to quality seed of stress tolerant maize varieties for smallholder farmers.

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