Affiliation: Obafemi Awolowo University
Keywords: Tropical zones, Germplasm conservation, International organizations, climate change
Countries: Nigeria
Bio: Agricultural scientist with more that two decades of research and management experience in tropical agriculture in Africa and Europe. Prof. Ajayi has vast industry experience and has published widely on research themes focusing on improving crop productivity through germplasm conservation and enhancements, seed technologies and the impact of climate change on food security. Current research efforts are directed at brining underutilized/neglected species into cultivation. Participated in national and continental policy dialogues on improving productivityand improving farmers' income; manged several country-level projects for national and international organizations like the Federal Ministries of Environment and of Agriculture, the FAO, UNDP and USAID. trained several under undergraduate and postgraduate students. Fluent in Yoruba, English and German.