Can the sub-Saharan African food system be climate-smart and nutrition-sensitive?

By Professor Caroline Orfila, School of Food Science and Nutrition & Global Food and Environment Institute, University of Leeds Can the African Food System be both climate-smart and nutrition-sensitive? This is a question that I have been researching over the last few years as part of the GCRF-AFRICAP project. I have been fortunate to work …

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The Global Food & Environment Institute: Addressing global food systems challenges

By Prof Steven Banwart, Director of Global Food & Environment Institute and Leadership Chair in Soil, Agriculture, Water Research at the University of Leeds The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) was started in 2017 with the aim to contribute solutions to the big global challenges of food security, environmental sustainability, and improved dietary health. …

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Will the Free State Province Still be South Africa’s Bread Basket in 2050?

Dr. Ndumiso Mazibuko, a senior agricultural economist at the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), says there is need to help farmers in South Africa’s food basket, the Free State Province, build up crop resilience. This follows a household survey under AFRICAP which indicated that farmers are experiencing climate change impacts such as changes in rainfall …

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