Designation: Research Officer at CSAG Expertise: agronomy, algorithms and crop modelling for climate change optimization; environmental science
Olivier Crespo is a Research Officer at the Climate System Analysis Group, Environmental and Geographical Science department, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Olivier is working towards a better understanding of short and long term climate change issues in connection with agricultural, and especially smallholder community farming systems, in Africa. His research interests include resources allocation and management, climate change, and optimal adaptation under uncertainty.
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The ACDI is affiliated with CSAG through multiple research projects. Within these projects, Crepso participates in improving global agricultural modeling, aiding better understanding of climate impacts on the agricultural sector, and enhancing adaptation capacity in developing and developed countries.Through one such project; the WRC project, Olivier recently took steps to develop crop forecasts for 2 locations in South Africa, aimed at "better" earning from seasonal forecasts and improved agricultural decision making at month to year time scale.