Vegetative Seed Production Agronomist
Paul Ajayi coordinates the establishment of breeder and foundation seed fields of GoSeed vegetative crops such as cassava and yam across focus states in Nigeria. Paul also trains IITA GoSeed outgrowers on modern cassava and seed yam rapid production techniques, liaises with NASC for seed certification at various stages, coordinates harvest and aggregation of seeds on outgrowers fields and develops training manuals and SOP on quality cassava/seed yam production.
Paul is a graduate of Ahamadu Bello University Zaria, where he studied Crop Production Technology (Agronomy). Prior to joining IITA GoSeed, Paul was a member of IITA Youth Agriprenuer programme where he gathered experience on various agribusiness commodities and project implementation. His specialization is in root and tuber crop production, rapid multiplication of yam using the latest technologies and training of youth and women in rural and urban area on different agribusiness enterprises.