The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Oluwaseun Adedeji

Agribusiness consultant

Intern Agribusiness at CTA, from September 2018 till September 2019

Oluwaseun Adedeji


Oluwaseun Adedeji is a development practitioner with four years’ experience on youth in agribusiness development projects at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria with donors including MasterCard, AfDB, IFAD and BMGF. Following her one-year internship experience with CTA in the Agribusiness & Value Chain team, she currently works on the VALUE4HER project as junior agribusiness consultant. She holds a bachelor and a master in Agricultural Economics.



Cassava production and processing in Nigeria generates large quantities of hazardous wastes and residues. Aside from the environmental hazards, such wastes contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. An innovative climate-smart intervention in Nigeria is to re-use the cassava peels in animal feeds. This reduces the demand for maize for feed, creates new business opportunities from waste, reduces the hazards of the waste and reduces GHG emissions.

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Experience with climate-smart agriculture (CSA) initiatives increasingly shows that delivering green services in isolation is an ineffective approach that produces disappointing outcomes. The provision of ‘bundled’ of products which are suited to farmers requirements is far more likely to promote CSA uptake, increasing sustainability and resilience to climate change as a result. Examples from different CTA projects show this approach in action.


  1. Women’s agribusiness access index

    This brief outlines why we need an index to measure and monitor women’s access to the services, markets, policies and other aspects constraining their ability to contribute to and benefit from opportunities in agriculture and agribusiness, especially in the developing world. This would allow policy-makers, women’s development advocates and development partners to better focus their efforts so they make agriculture work for women.

  2. Making agriculture attractive to young people

    This brief by Lawrence Afere, Oluwaseun Adedeji, Varun Baker, Constance Barbou des Courieres, Lilian Mabonga, Michael Ocansey and Paul Neate suggests that agriculture can be made attractive to the next generations of young people in ACP countries.


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