Research Papers

2021

  • Smith H, Sallu S, Whitfield S, Gaworek-Michalczenia M, Recha JW, Sayula GJ, Mziray S. (2021). Innovation Systems and Affordances in Climate Smart AgricultureJournal of Rural Studies. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.09.001
  • Tripathi HG, Smith HE, Sait SM, Sallu SM, Whitfield S, Jankielsohn A, Kunin WE, Mazibuko N, Nyhodo B. (2021). Impacts of COVID-19 on Diverse Farm Systems in Tanzania and South Africa.  Sustainability, 2021; 13(17), 9863. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179863
  • Dougill AJ, Hermans TDG, Eze S, Antwi-Agyei P, Sallu SM. 2021. Evaluating Climate-Smart Agriculture as Route to Building Climate Resilience in African Food Systems. Sustainability, 13(17), 9909. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13179909.
  • Sibanda, L.M.; Mwamakamba, S.N. (2021). Policy Considerations for African Food Systems: Towards the United Nations 2021 Food Systems SummitSustainability13(16), 9018. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13169018
  • Chapman, S., Birch, C.E., Galdos, M.V., Pope, E., Davie, J., Bradshaw, C., Eze, S. and Marsham, J.H. (2021). Assessing the impact of climate change on soil erosion in East Africa using a convection-permitting climate model. Environmental Research Letters16(8), p.084006. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac10e1
  • Beattie, S. & Sallu, S. (2021). How does nutrition feature in climate-smart agricultural policy in Southern Africa? A systematic policy review. Sustainability, 13(5). https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052785
  • Coskeran, H., Lawn, J., Mwamakamba, S. & Wilson, G. (2021). Effective project support for international research collaborations: Key considerations. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TC_NVipc-ugEg2dzTzZwo-JVRqoFV_tp/view
  • Eze, S., Dougill, A. J., Banwart, S. A., Sallu, s. M., Smith, H. E., Tripathi, H. G., Mgohele, R. N. & Senkoro, C. J. (2021). Farmers’ indicators of soil health in the African highlands. CATENA, 203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2021.105336
  • Hermans, T.D.G., Dougill, A.J., Whitfield, S., Eze, S., Thierfelder, C. (2021). Combining Local Knowledge and Conventional Soil Science to Understand Soil Health in Conservation Agriculture. Jof Environmental Management, 286, 112192. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479721002541
  • Mittal, N., Pope, E., Whitfield, S., Bacon, J., Bruno Soares, M., Dougill, A., et al. (2021). Co-designing indices for tailored seasonal climate forecasts in Malawi. Frontiers in Climate. https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2020.578553
  • Whitfield, S., Chapman, S., Mahop, M. T., Deva, C., Masamba, K. & Mwamahonje, A. (2021). Exploring assumptions in crop breeding for climate resilience: Opportunities and principles for integrating climate model projections. Climatic Change, 164(38). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-02997-2

2020

  • Chapman, S., Birch, C. E., Pope, E., Sallu, S., Bradshaw, C., Davie, J., & Marsham, J. H. 2020. Impact of climate change on crop suitability in sub-Saharan Africa in parameterized and convection-permitting regional climate models. Environmental Research Letters, 15(9). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab9daf
  • Eze, S., Dougill, A., Banwart, S., Hermans, T., Ligowe, I. and Thierfelder, C. 2020. Impacts of conservation agriculture on soil structure and hydraulic properties of Malawian agricultural systemsSoil and Tillage Research, 201, p.104639. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104639
  • Field, K., Daniell, T., Johnson, D. and Helgason, T. 2020. Mycorrhizas for a changing world: Sustainability, conservation, and societyPLANTS, PEOPLE, PLANET, 2(2), pp.98-103. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10092
  • Galani, Y. J. H., Orfila, C. & Gong, Y. Y. 2020. A review of micronutrient deficiencies and analysis of maize contribution to nutrient requirements of women and children in Eastern and Southern Africa. Critical Reviews in Food Science & Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2020.1844636
  • Hermans, T., Whitfield, S., Dougill, A. and Thierfelder, C. 2020. Bridging the disciplinary gap in conservation agriculture research, in Malawi. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 40(1). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13593-020-0608-9
  • Hermans, T., Whitfield, S., Dougill, A. and Thierfelder, C. 2020. Why we should rethink ‘adoption’ in agricultural innovation: Empirical insights from Malawi. Land Degradation & Development. https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.3833
  • Herrero, M., Thornton, P., Mason-D’Croz, D., Palmer, J., Benton, T., et al. (2020). Innovation can accelerate the transition towards a sustainable food system. Nature Food, 1(5). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-020-0074-1
  • Liu, Y., Hubert Galani Yamdeu, J., Gong Y. and Orfila C. 2020. A review of postharvest approaches to reduce fungal mycotoxin contamination of foods. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 19(4). https://doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.12562
  • Mittal, N., Pope, E., Whitfield, S., Bacon, J., Bruno Soares, M., Dougill, A. J., van den Homberg, M., Walker, D. P., Langton Vanya, C., Tibu, A. & Boyce, C. 2020. Co-designing indices for tailored seasonal climate forecasts in Malawi. Frontiers in Climate. https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2020.578553
  • Quinn, C. H., Carrie, R., Chapman, S., Jennings, S., Jensen, P., Smith, H. … Whitfield, S. (2020). Rapid Climate Risk Assessment for the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Region. Wageningen, the Netherlands: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
  • Whitfield, S., Chapman, S., Mahop, M. T., Deva, C., Masamba, K., & Mwamahonje, A. 2021. Exploring assumptions in crop breeding for climate resilience: Opportunities and principles for integrating climate model projections. Climatic Change, 164(38). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-02997-2

2019

  • Benton, T., 2019. Using scenario analyses to address the future of foodEFSA Journal, 17. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2019.e170703
  • Benton, T. and Bailey, R., 2019. The paradox of productivity: agricultural productivity promotes food system inefficiencyGlobal Sustainability, 2. https://doi.org/10.1017/sus.2019.3
  • Chinseu, E., Stringer, L. & Dougill, A. (2019). An empirically derived conceptual framework to assess dis-adoption of Conservation Agriculture: Multiple drivers and institutional deficiencies. Journal of Sustainable Development, 12(5). https://doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v12n5p48
  • Ledo, A., Hillier, J., Smith, P., Aguilera, E., Blagodatskiy, S., Brearley, F., Datta, A., Diaz-Pines, E., Don, A., Dondini, M., Dunn, J., Feliciano, D., Liebig, M., Lang, R., Llorente, M., Zinn, Y., McNamara, N., Ogle, S., Qin, Z., Rovira, P., Rowe, R., Vicente-Vicente, J., Whitaker, J., Yue, Q. and Zerihun, A., 2019. A global, empirical, harmonised dataset of soil organic carbon changes under perennial crops. Scientific Data, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0062-1
  • Shorinola, O., Kaye, R., Golan, G., Pele, Z., Kepinski, S. & Uauy, C. (2019). Genetic screening for mutants with altered seminal root numbers in hexaploid wheat using a high-throughput root phenotyping platform. G3, 9(9), pp. 2799-2809. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.119.400537

2018

  • Del Bianco, M. & Kepinski, S. (2018). Building a future with root architecture. Journal of Experimental Botany, 69(22), pp. 5319-5323. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/ery390
  • Whitfield, S., Challinor, A. and Rees, R., 2018. Frontiers in Climate Smart Food Systems: Outlining the Research SpaceFrontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 2. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2018.00002

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