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Maize systems under climate change in sub-Saharan Africa: Potential impacts on production and food security

Posted by on 2021-12-23

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine the biophysical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change on maize production and food security in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) using adapted improved maize varieties and well-calibrated and validated bioeconomic models. Design/methodology/approach – Using the past climate (1950-2000) as…


The Future of Cereals in Subsaharan Africa: Making more, better through sustainable intensification

Posted by Margarita Ramirez on 2021-12-20

Cereals account for 50% of the total calories and crop-land in SubSaharan Africa (SSA). Demand for cereals, including maize, wheat, millet, rice and sorghum, is expected to triple by 2050 as the population rapidly grows. To ensure future food security, yields must reach 80% of their potential, while they currently…