How to make agriculture and food systems resilient to climate change: lessons from AFRICAP

Wednesday 27 April 2022
12:00pm - 12:40pm
Online event
Lectures and seminars

The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) is delighted to invite you to join our April 2022 webinar ‘How to make agriculture and food systems resilient to climate change: lessons from AFRICAP’.

During this talk, Professor Tim Benton will highlight the findings from his research in this area.

AFRICAP – Leeds’ largest GCRF (Global Challenges Research Fund) programme aimed at creating climate-smart agriculture and food systems –  is coming to an end in March.

Since October 2017, the team has produced evidence on what makes these systems resilient to climate change and worked hard to communicate such evidence to policy- and decision-makers. While our work focused on Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, the findings are applicable to the Southern African region as a whole.

In this webinar, we present key findings from this work that will be beneficial to a range of agri-food stakeholders and recommend potential areas of future research resulting from our experiences.


The event will start with a welcome and introductions from the Chair, followed by a 20-minute webinar presented by Professor Tim Benton, and 10 minutes for Q&A.

Professor Tim Benton leads the Environment and Society Programme at Chatham House. He joined Chatham House in 2016 as a distinguished visiting fellow, at which time he was also dean of strategic research initiatives at the University of Leeds where he continues to act as Professor of Population Ecology.

From 2011–2016, he was the ‘champion’ of the UK’s Global Food Security programme which was a multi-agency partnership of the UK’s public bodies (government departments, devolved governments and research councils) with an interest in the challenges around food.

Professor Benton is a Research Director – Emerging Risks, and Director – Environment and Society Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and Professor of Population Ecology at the University of Leeds.

The seminar will be chaired by Professor Ian Wood, Pro Dean: International, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds.


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