Migratory crop pests such as desert locusts, fall armyworms and red-billed queleas are threatening food security across Africa. Both commercial and subsistence farmers can suffer huge losses, but so far, years of work has not yet managed to curtail the impacts of migratory pests. Unfortunately their combination of high mobility and high abundance due to …
The integrated Future Estimator for Emissions and Diets (iFEED) is more than a modelling framework. Dr Stewart Jennings unpacks how iFEED models future food production and nutrition, putting people at the centre of projections.
Scientists at the University of Leeds, UK, are working with different stakeholders in four African countries to produce a framework that will inform agriculture and food systems policies.
Uncertainty about the future makes it difficult for policymakers to take decisions. As a result, scientists are exploring different future scenarios to model climate change impacts in Southern Africa.