Dr Folorunso M. Akinseye is an agronomy/agroclimatology scientist working for the International Crops research institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT), seconded to Centre d’étude régional pour l’amélioration de l’adaptation à la sécheresse (CERAAS), Thies Escale, Sénégal as a visiting scientist, implementing AICCRA project, the World Bank financed initiatives. My role in the AICCRA project is to strengthening the capacity of the national partners and national agricultural research systems toward the dissemination of climate information systems (CIS) and uptake of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) innovations that prioritize climate-gender and social inclusion across the intervention areas across Senegal.
Dr Folorunso had over 8 years of experience in the use of decision support tools to test and validate climate-smart technology for achieving climate adaptation in agriculture with smallholder farmers and development partners. Additionally, he has experience in the use of different climate scenarios for agricultural projection under climate change using cropping system modelling (CSM) under different management strategies for both cereal and legume crops. He has developed skills to organize relevant capacity building, conduct research, implement international donor funding projects with both NGOs and NARES and communicate such activities in the relevant newsletters and journal articles publications with high impact factor.