Dr. Ademola Braimoh has expertise in human-environment relationships and vulnerability of ecosystems to global change. Dr. Braimoh studied at the Center for Development Research, Bonn in Germany, and at Cambridge University in England. He formerly worked on the Global Water System Project, was a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Ecosystems and People Program at United Nations University, a Professor of Land Change Science at the Center for Sustainability Science, and as Executive Director of the Global Land Project in Japan. At the World Bank, Dr. Braimoh works at the Science–Policy interface of Climate-Smart Agriculture, helping clients to realize increased productivity, enhanced resilience, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved carbon sequestration in agricultural landscapes.

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Every year, we lose an area of land roughly the size of Honduras to desertification, and 24 billion tons of fertile soil to erosion. This threatens the livelihoods of 1.5 billion people, and is likely to displace 135 million by 2045.1 We already have the first mass migrations in the Middle East, where the refugee […]

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