Climate change will lead to significant yield reductions in many farming systems in sub Saharan Africa. Combined with a growing and more demanding population, food systems in this region thus face the challenge of undergoing a considerable transformation in order to meet the challenges of achieving food security, adapting to climate change and rebuilding as well as maintaining ecosystem stocks and services.
In this context, we use system dynamics modeling, for example, to:
- Identify research gaps between agricultural systems analysis and food security outcomes
- Study dynamic decision making on the farm household level: (blog post on delaying gratification)
- Engage small-scale farmers in reflection processes on how to be better prepared for and resilient to uncertainty and disturbances in the future: (blog post on the glass half full)