African Union conference on COVID-19 and food security features AFRICAP research

There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has had significant effects on Africa’s food systems. The real question is how we can work together to mitigate threats that the pandemic poses for food security and nutrition, while building resilience to future shocks. Researchers from the GCRF-Agricultural and Food System Resilience: Increasing Capacity and Advising Policy (AFRICAP) programme …

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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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Feeding into Zambia’s agri-food future: Chatham House fellowship influences national policy development

By Lauren Phillips, University of Leeds Though maize is a staple of the Zambian diet, it also contributes to the country‚Äôs high malnutrition rates, among the highest in the world. Aside from health consequences, reliance on maize also makes the country more susceptible to climate change. A combination of strong droughts and flash flooding wiped …

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