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Edible insects and the future of food: a foresight scenario exercise on entomophagy and global food security

Posted by on 2021-12-23

This document reports on the findings of a small project in which we used the tools of Foresight to think about the potential of edible insects to contribute to global food security in a future global food system. Foresight offers a tool box of approaches and methods for…

Climate change and eastern Africa: a review of impact on major crops

Posted by on 2021-12-23

Global warming has become one of the major challenges in maintaining global food security. This paper reviews the impacts of climate change on fourteen strategic crops for eight sub-Saharan Africa countries. Climate change is projected to increase median temperature by 1.4–5.5°C and median precipitation by −2% to 20% by the…

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…