South Eastern Africa Team Stakeholder Meeting
Apr 29, 2014
By: Juliet Ogola and Job Kihara
The Southern Africa AgMIP research team publishes popular article titled “Climate change adaptation: How will we feed people in 2050?”
Last week the Southern Africa AgMIP research team published a popular article titled “Climate change adaptation: How will we feed people in 2050?” in the electronic journal Water Wheel. The article presents the team’s approach and key findings, thanks to Dr. Yacob Beleste Principal Investigator. However the results are only a small part of what AgMIP is doing in Sub-Sahara Africa, and more publications are upcoming.
As AgMIP gears up to publish more findings, debate is raging on the subject of adaptation to climate change, and funds have been pledged (44% of total adaptation funds earmarked for SSA).
An article on “Strategies for improving adaptation practice in developing countries”, published this week by Conway and Mustelin in Nature Climate Change identifies areas that have also been an important concern to AgMIP as it moves ahead with new research. These broadly defined areas, which AgMIP discussed at the recent Arusha Workshop, deserve greater scrutiny. They are: addressing priorities through participation; identifying appropriate entry points and actors; and ensuring effective delivery.