Deborah Olamide Olaosebikan
Nigeria 2022
In her current role with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Deborah Olaosebikan works on the ‘Next-Gen Cassava project’, which aims to develop new and improved cassava varieties, thus ensuring enhanced food security and improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. She also works on a HarvestPlus project, which involves breeding nutritionally-enhanced cassava. Looking ahead, Deborah hopes that the GRASP Fellowship will provide her with the skills and knowledge to review existing policies on cassava and its products to identify gaps and strategize on the best ways to address these and make an impact.
“I fell in love with my course in my final year. I finally felt like I was in the right place: to provide useful information to farmers and help them form sound opinions and decisions.”
Area of Focus
Policies on gender responsiveness on cassava-based products as sustainable livelihood options and an alternative to wheat importation

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