Stakeholder-driven transformative adaptation is needed for climate-smart nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa

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Jennings, S., Challinor, A., Smith, P., Macdiarmid, J. I., Pope, E., Chapman, S., Bradshaw, C., Clark, H., Vetter, S., Fitton, N., King, R., Mwamakamba, S., Madzivhandila, T., Mashingaidze, I., Chomba, C., Nawiko, M., Nyhodo, B., Mazibuko, N., Yeki, P., Kuwali, P., Kambwiri, A., Kazi, V., Kiama, A., Songole, A., Coskeran, H., Quinn, C., Sallu, S., Dougill, A., Whitfield, S., Kunin, B., Meebelo, N., Jamali, A., Kantande, D., Makundi, P., Mbungu, W., Kayula, F., Walker, S., Zimba, S., Yamdeu, J. H. G., Kapulu, N., Galdos, M., Eze, S., Tripathi, H., Sait, S., Kepinski, S., Likoya, E., Greathead, H., Smith, H. E., Mahop, M. T., Harwatt, H., Muzammil, M., Horgan, G. and Benton, T. 2024. Stakeholder-driven transformative adaptation is needed for climate-smart nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. Nature Food. 5, pp. 37-47. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-023-00901-y

AuthorsJennings, S., Challinor, A., Smith, P., Macdiarmid, J. I., Pope, E., Chapman, S., Bradshaw, C., Clark, H., Vetter, S., Fitton, N., King, R., Mwamakamba, S., Madzivhandila, T., Mashingaidze, I., Chomba, C., Nawiko, M., Nyhodo, B., Mazibuko, N., Yeki, P., Kuwali, P., Kambwiri, A., Kazi, V., Kiama, A., Songole, A., Coskeran, H., Quinn, C., Sallu, S., Dougill, A., Whitfield, S., Kunin, B., Meebelo, N., Jamali, A., Kantande, D., Makundi, P., Mbungu, W., Kayula, F., Walker, S., Zimba, S., Yamdeu, J. H. G., Kapulu, N., Galdos, M., Eze, S., Tripathi, H., Sait, S., Kepinski, S., Likoya, E., Greathead, H., Smith, H. E., Mahop, M. T., Harwatt, H., Muzammil, M., Horgan, G. and Benton, T.
Abstract

Improving nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa under increasing climate risks and population growth requires a strong and contextualized evidence base. Yet, to date, few studies have assessed climate-smart agriculture and
nutrition security simultaneously. Here we use an integrated assessment framework (iFEED) to explore stakeholder-driven scenarios of food system transformation towards climate-smart nutrition security in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia. iFEED translates climate–food–emissions
modelling into policy-relevant information using model output implication statements. Results show that diversifying agricultural production towards more micronutrient-rich foods is necessary to achieve an adequate population-level nutrient supply by mid-century. Agricultural areas must expand unless unprecedented rapid yield improvements are achieved. While these transformations are challenging to accomplish and often
associated with increased greenhouse gas emissions, the alternative for a nutrition-secure future is to rely increasingly on imports, which would outsource emissions and be economically and politically challenging given the large import increases required.

Year of Publication2024
JournalNature Food
Journal citation5, pp. 37-47
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-023-00901-y
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
CGIAR
Funder project or codeBB/P027784/1
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online02 Jan 2024
Publication process dates
Accepted20 Dec 2023
PublisherNature Publishing Group
ISSN2662-1355

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