How climate adaptation strategies impact on nutritional health outcomes

Lessons for South Africa from a new conceptual framework


25 FEBRUARY 2021 | 11:00 – 13:00 | LIVESTREAM ON ZOOM

INVITATION

Climate adaptation strategies which promote the production of more food does not necessarily lead to better access to a healthy and balanced diet or to improved nutritional status of those who need it most. A better understanding of pathways linking climate change and nutrition is critical for developing effective adaptation strategies to ensure households have access to enough, safe, and nutritious food. There are, however, limited empirical studies examining the impact of climate change adaptation strategies on nutritional health outcomes. In this presentation, we advance a conceptual framework that could be useful in guiding the assessment of the impact of adopted climate change adaptation strategies on nutrition outcomes. Key questions to be explored during the seminar will include: what are the implications of such a framework in understanding and analysing the impact of climate adaptation strategies on nutritional health outcomes in the Southern Africa region? What lessons can be drawn for the South African context?

PRESENTERS

Dr Lesley Macheka – Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Marondera, Zimbabwe

Ms Tatenda Mudiwa – Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer, Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Marondera, Zimbabwe

CHAIR

Dr Admire Nyamwanza – Inclusive Economic Development Division, Human Sciences Research Council

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