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BBYDI Global Director Speaks on Building A Resilient Plant Health System in A Changing Climate

Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative, BBYDI a leading global youth organization focused on sustainable development, is proud to announce that its Global Director- Abideen Olasupo, recently spoke on the crucial topic of “Building A Resilient Plant Health System in A Changing Climate.”

The speech aimed to raise awareness and promote proactive measures to address the challenges posed by climate change to plant health.

Olasupo Abideen

In the speech, Abideen Olasupo highlighted the profound impact of climate change on plant health, emphasizing the rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and the emergence of new pests and diseases.

These factors pose significant threats to global food security and necessitate the urgent need for a resilient plant health system.

Drawing attention to the vulnerabilities of current plant health systems, Abideen emphasized the importance of strengthening surveillance and early detection, enhancing research and development, promoting genetic diversity, and adopting sustainable agricultural practices.

These strategies were presented as crucial components in building resilience and adaptability within plant health systems.

The speech also included inspiring case studies that showcased resilient plant health systems in action.

Integrated pest management approaches, climate-smart agriculture initiatives, and community-based plant health programs were discussed as successful models that empower farmers and protect crops from climate-related challenges.

Moreover, Abideen highlighted the significance of policy and institutional support. International collaborations and agreements, increased investment in research and development, and capacity-building initiatives were cited as key drivers in building a robust plant health system capable of withstanding the impacts of a changing climate.

Addressing the challenges and opportunities in this field, Abideen emphasized the need for innovative funding mechanisms, the adoption of new technologies, and the consideration of socioeconomic and cultural factors in implementing resilient practices across diverse farming communities.

In conclusion, Abideen emphasized that building a resilient plant health system is not just a choice but an imperative. The speech concluded with a call to action, urging stakeholders, governments, researchers, and farmers to collaborate, innovate, and take concrete steps to ensure a sustainable and resilient future.

He appreciated International Climate Change Development for giving him the platform.


About Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative:

Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative, BBYDI, is a global youth organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development and empowering young people to become agents of change.

Through various programs and initiatives, we aim to enhance their leadership skills, foster environmental stewardship, and promote social responsibility.

Our organization believes in the power of youth to drive positive and sustainable transformations for a better world. For media inquiries or more information, please contact brainbuilderedu@gmail.com




Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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