Food and nutrition secure futures under climate change

Feeding and nourishing a growing global population is a major challenge in a changing world, which will increasingly face the impacts of climate change.

The Food and nutrition security futures under climate change project aims to support national and regional decision makers. We do this through the provision of information that enables the development of scenario-guided policy and investment planning relevant to the food system that encourage increasing resilience and sustainability. The project aims to support organisations and institutions to build nutrition-sensitive and robust policies and investment packages that can improve livelihoods of households across the economic spectrum.

To do this we develop and apply multi-level participatory scenario approaches and modelling. We assist in the calibration and validation of a Bangladesh-centric version of the Modular Applied GeNeral Equilibrium Tool (MAGNET) and apply a downscaling methodology to link national level modelling to household level data to do more holistic analysis of policy implications at the national and household levels in Bangladesh. This work has the objective of reconciling macro-level analyses with micro-level analyses, improving the connection of macro trends that impact the country and sectors more broadly, with more specific local impacts on the livelihoods of and nutrition impacts on different types of consumers and producers. This work is envisioned to not only be relevant to Bangladesh, but to offer a powerful toolset to help bridge the macro to micro scale and thereby provide information to facilitate the better design of national policies that are robust, sustainable, pro-poor, and nutritionally sensitive.

We collaborate with Wageningen University, working with Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) of the CGIAR.

Contact Daniel Mason-D’Croz for more information.