Welcome Dr. Idowu Ologeh from Dangote Projects Limited, Nigeria to be committee member!

日期:03/19/2019 点击量:  336次

Dr. Idowu Ologeh

Dangote Projects Limited, Nigeria

Research Area:

Climate Change Adaptation, Environmental Sustainability, GIS

Research Experience:

My areas of research are climate change mitigation/adaptation strategies for rural farming, climate-smart agriculture, water management, remote sensing and environmental management/ sustainability. My new projects in villages in South-West Nigeria focus on water (for power, for farming, for drinking).

My past research projects are: in 2004, I visited rural farmers in four villages in Oyo State, Nigeria who are experiencing crop failure due to climate variation to assist them identify what crops to plant at what period of the year to prevent further loss. In 2007, I also worked with the National Space Research Development Agency (NASRDA) and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Nigeria using remote sensing and GIS for land use/cover mapping of climate change effects and desert encroachment on Abuja outskirt farms. In 2012-2013, I worked with the Nigerian Meteorology Agency and Nigerian Emergency Management Agency using remote sensing and GIS for flood mapping in order to rescue flood victims in Ile-Ife and Ilesa communities of Osun State. The flood had swept away their farms, houses, hospitals, schools etc. Some lost their lives and most of them their livelihood. We have to assist the victims to adapt by migrating them to safety while strengthening their resilience. Between 2012 and 2015, I worked with a team of extension workers to visit rural farmers in four different regions in Nigeria to save their harvests (source of livelihood) from the devastating effects of climate change. This we achieved by using remote sensing for land use mapping and applying the sustainable agricultural land management methodology on their farms; this method is a climate-smart agriculture method aimed at carbon sequestration and a healthy farm culture and the result was rewarding. From 2015 to date, I work for Dangote Industries Limited and have been very instrumental in giving expert advice on our rice and sugar cane farms, land cover mapping of our facilities and their host communities. 

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