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.
Soil health is food wealth
As the climate warms, extreme weather of droughts, floods and high temperatures are affecting agriculture, threatening food security in Africa. Smallholder farmers are barely able to put food on the table as they work on exhausted soils that only produce poor crop yields, if anything. Erratic and excessive rainfall patterns have also contributed to reduced …
The dirt on soil health: Addressing Africa’s food insecurity from the ground up
Soil degradation is a critical issue that must be addressed to achieve food security in Africa. Dr Samuel Eze unpacks his recent research on soil health in Malawi and Tanzania, sharing insights on ways to address soil degradation through climate-smart agriculture.
How to rethink agricultural innovation: Redefining success
Agricultural innovation packages, like conservation agriculture, are usually developed by research communities and disseminated for farmers to use. Through examples from her research with CIMMYT and Malawian farmers, Thirze Hermans explains why we need to rethink how we measure success, moving beyond counting adoption to consider local context.
How conservation agriculture helps African farmers combat climate change
By Professor Andy Dougill (@AndyDougill), Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Environment, University of Leeds Can conservation agriculture (CA) help farmers in sub-Saharan Africa build resilience to the problem of climate change? Professor Andy Dougill believes it is possible, but that more coordinated planning and coherent policy support across sectors …