Africa’s future food & nutrition security: Impacts under different climate, trade and policy scenarios

Date(s) - 29/06/2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Ensuring people in Africa have the right amounts and the right kinds of food to support healthy lifestyles is increasingly challenging. Climatic and population pressures will only exacerbate these challenges. But with proactive policies to support appropriate agricultural production and international food trade, future food and nutritional security should be attainable without compromising other sustainability goals.

Drawing on recent GCRF AFRICAP research, this webinar will consider some of the major challenges and potential nutritional outcomes associated with different mid-century climate and policy scenarios in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. Participants will be invited to share their perspectives on what this means for food system and trade policy throughout the region. The event will close with a discussion and Q&A, facilitated by the event co-chairs, Prof Caroline Orfila and Prof Yun Yun Gong.

For more GCRF-AFRICAP seminars on food systems and climate resilience in sub-Saharan Africa, visit the GCRF-AFRICAP events page.


Richard King, Senior Research Fellow at Energy, Environment and Resource programme, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs)

Richard King is a senior research fellow in Chatham House’s Energy, Environment, and Resources programme. His work focuses on systemic shocks and the sustainability of, and climate risks to, food systems, agriculture, land-use, and soft commodity resource trade. For GCRF-AFRICAP, Richard works on Policy Design and Implementation as well as trade and nutrition scenarios for the Integrated Assessment Framework. Read more.


Prof Jennie Macdiarmid, Professor of Sustainable Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen

Jennie Macdiarmid is a Professor of Sustainable Nutrition and Health with expertise in nutrition, health and environmental sustainability within the food system. For the GCRF-AFRICAP project, she leads work on nutrition security under the ‘Climate-Smart Development Pathway’ theme. Read more. 




Prof Simbarashe Sibanda, Leader of Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Programme at the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

Simba is the Leader of the Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture (NSA) Programme at FANRPAN, based in Pretoria, South Africa.

He is an accomplished facilitator and has managed and led complex and multi-partner agricultural, food and nutrition security and smallholder livelihoods development and research programs. He has worked in public agricultural research, as an academic, in private consultancy and lately in policy research program management at FANRPAN.

Simba is passionate about food and nutrition security, food systems and the role of nutrition as one of the most important ingredients of human development.



Register to attend Africa’s Future Food & Nutrition Security on 29 June from 12:00 – 13:30 (BST).