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Oluyede Ajayi

Sr Programme Coordinator, Agriculture & Climate Change, CTA


Oluyede Ajayi (PhD) is an experienced international development professional, with extensive experience spanning scientific research in agriculture & NRM, project cycle & grant management, partnership contract preparation, and private sector engagement. He is Senior Programme Coordinator in charge of agriculture and climate change programme area in CTA. He has designed and managed global projects to build resilience of farmers across ACP countries. He is multi-lingual and a widely cited author.


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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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Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is increasingly gaining momentum as countries develop technologies and practices to combat the impacts of climate change. But while the concept of CSA may seem obvious, it is more complex than it appears. This is compounded by the fact that most countries have not developed clear indicators for CSA technologies and practices. Questions remain as to how CSA differs from other types of agriculture, and what needs to be done differently to qualify as CSA.



  1. Dec 6

    Promoting climate finance for agriculture in East & Southern Africa

    CTA in collaboration with NEPAD and FANRPAN organises a regional workshop bringing together countries in East and Southern Africa and other relevant stakeholders to discuss cross-country issues and lessons learnt in increasing finance to support climate action for agriculture, pa…
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  2. Dec 6

    Business opportunities in climate action - COP25 side event

    CTA and SNV Netherlands co-organise a session on "Business opportunities in climate action" following the approval of the application for side event as approved by UNFCCC. The topic builds on some of CTA's project activities to promote climate finance in the agricultural sector.

  3. Dec 6


    The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 takes place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and is held with logistical support from the Government of Spain.