Dr. Abiodun Olusola

Dr A.O. Omotayo is an academic, senior researcher and practically experienced agricultural economics, climate change and sustainable food system professional. He has 15 years of professional engagements with focus on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr Omotayo has contributed to the above-mentioned goals through the application of agricultural, food science and applied economics towards a sustainable food system. His research engagements specifically have implications across food value chain, food-nutrition security, climate change, environmental, health and welfare economics. In addition, he has carried out different research projects under  the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), National Research Foundation (NRF, Pretoria, South Africa), Agriculture Sector Education and Training Authority (AgriSETA), South Africa, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and has won grants as principal investigators from organizations and initiatives such as the DAAD climapAfrica programme—Climate change research-German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) etc. He currently serves as section editor for two international journals and frequently served as reviewer for several high impact journals and funding institutions. He’s also a member of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Collaborator Network, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington. His past and present academic and research activities have enabled him to better understand the synergy between the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, his solution-oriented research and policymaking skill has help decision-makers on how to strengthen the agri-food-nutrition system as well as the climate change and its ripple effects in Africa. He has extensively collaborated with professionals and published with reputable high impact peer-reviewed journals in the field of agricultural economics, agri-food, environment and sustainable system. Dr Omotayo is presently a community development professional with active participation in rural community development projects and pertinent regional-global issues relating to the environment, food-nutrition and health.

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