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 …

Read moreFood Systems and COP26

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 …

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

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 …

Read moreKey Messages of AFRICAP at #COP26

How iFEED is helping with food security

When attempting to model future food production, many decisions are made. One of the more complex decisions concerns likely trends in yields. For example, over the past 50 years, global crop yields have improved substantially, despite changes in the climate. Modelling climate impacts on yields is therefore not enough; we need to factor in likely …

Read moreHow iFEED is helping with food security

Webinar recap | Creating climate resilient agri-food systems in sub-Saharan Africa

Faced with a growing population and more frequent climate shocks, as well as the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, agriculture and food systems across sub-Saharan Africa are becoming increasingly insecure. But localisation and better dialogue could challenge this trend. On 29 July 2021, Research Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Foundation in Tanzania, …

Read moreWebinar recap | Creating climate resilient agri-food systems in sub-Saharan Africa