The Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) is proud to celebrate Dr. Winfred B. Mbungu, from our Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, for his significant contribution to a major research paper in the esteemed journal, Nature Food. The paper is titled 'Stakeholder-driven transformative adaptation is needed for climate-smart nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa,'.
This paper is a notable output of the collaborative modelling effort 'Integrated Future Estimator for Emissions and Diets' (iFEED), part of the GCFAFRICAP-Climate Smart Agricultural Development Project.It highlights the importance of climate-smart agriculture and nutrition security in Sub-Saharan Africa. The paper discusses the impact of climate-smart agriculture on nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, and Zambia. It emphasizes the urgent need to diversify agricultural production to include more micronutrient-rich foods and suggests that expanding agricultural areas is essential unless there are rapid improvements in crop yields. The study also delves into the challenges of this necessary transformation, including the potential for increased greenhouse gas emissions and the economic and political complexities of relying on food imports.
The publication in Nature Food, a journal renowned for its high impact factor, is a testament to the quality and importance of this research. This achievement by Dr. Mbungu highlights SUA's commitment to groundbreaking research and global collaboration. The community is encouraged to read the full article available at Nature Food.
In addition to this significant publication, other notable outputs from the collaboration include a paper in 'Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems,' accessible at Frontiers, and an informative video about the IFEED, available at YouTube.
We extend our warmest congratulations to Dr. Mbungu for his notable contributions and for representing SUA in these high-profile academic endeavors. His work underscores SUA's position as a leading institution in cutting-edge research and global academic partnerships.