The integrated Future Estimator for Emissions and Diets (iFEED) is a key output of the AFRICAP programme. It provides integrated evidence to shape policies towards climate smart nutrition security in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. As well as looking at future food production, iFEED includes modelling of emissions, climate extremes and trade and nutrition analysis. This is supplemented by expert knowledge to nuance conclusions and ensure that no important areas are missing from iFEED.
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 …
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 …
AFRICAP programme researchers participate in the Cultivate Africa virtual dialogues
The GCRF-AFRICAP Programme participated at the virtual Cultivate-Africa Dialogues hosted by the Africa Union Commission in November 2020. Learn more through this Q&A with researchers.
It’s time to act on agriculture promises
Agriculture may be an economic lifeline for several economies in Africa but it is not delivering on expected returns because of poor accountability on investments made to boost its productivity, researchers say.