Food Systems and COP26

Stephen Whitfield attended COP26 and presented his ideas on transformation on food systems. In this excerpt from an article originally published on the University of Leeds site, he highlights the work done in this field and the long road ahead: Agriculture has risen the UNFCCC agenda in recent years, perhaps catalysed, to some extent, by …

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Modelling GHG emissions from agriculture for AFRICAP

by Sylvia Vetter and Pete Smith Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a major driver of climate change. GHGs emitted from the food system, including crop and livestock production, forestry and associated land-use changes, account for up to one-third of global GHG emissions (1). Besides carbon dioxide (CO2), agriculture emits large amounts of the non-CO2 GHGs …

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Infographic: Informing a climate-smart, food- and nutrition-secure future for Africa

Climate change will put millions of more people in Africa at risk of food and nutrition insecurity by 2050. Holistic policies on agriculture, nutrition and trade are urgently needed, but making the right decisions today to support sustainable, climate-resilient food systems decades into the future is a complex task. The iFEED tool is an online …

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AFRICAP Supports #ClimateShot’s Agricultural Innovation Agenda

Climate change has led to higher temperatures and inconsistent rainfall. This has severely impacted the food systems, which has resulted in increased food insecurity and has widened the economic divide. Current solutions to mitigating climate change through the agricultural and food sectors get us less than halfway to reaching the Paris climate goals. To fight …

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Key Messages of AFRICAP at #COP26

At AFRICAP, our aim is to make agriculture and food production in sub-Saharan Africa more productive, sustainable and resilient to climate change. We are working on creating an evidence base to underpin new country-specific policies in agriculture and food production. These policies will be piloted and evaluated in large-scale test sites to enable fast implementation …

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