WP 3.1 Food, Feed & Fiber Production

Climate and technology impact on the provision of food, feed and fiber from agroecosystems

Agricultural systems and in particular rural households based on subsistence agriculture have been spotted among the most susceptible human groups to climate fluctuations and climate change. Agricultural activities generate about one third of the West African GDP and are responsible of most exports and involve up to 70% of the population. Thus, there is a need to assess the impact of climate variability and future climate change on the production of food, feed and fiber and to evaluate technology options like improvement of genetic resources or soil fertility measures to enhance resilience of agricultural production.

The general objective of the Work Package 3.1 is the assessment of the impact of climate change and the effect of technological adaptation measures on the provision of food, feed and fiber from key crops in the WASCAL focus regions.

Related Publications

Regionalization of a large-scale crop growth model for sub-Saharan Africa: Model setup, evaluation, and estimation of maize yields

2012 - Folberth, Christian | Thomas Gaiser, Karim C. Abbaspour, Rainer Schulin and Hong Yang

Farming and cropping systems in the West African Sudanian Savanna

WASCAL research area: Northern Ghana, Southwest Burkina Faso and Northern Benin

2012 - Callo-Concha, Daniel | Thomas Gaiser and Frank Ewert

Farming in the West African Sudan Savanna: Insights in the context of climate change

2013 - Callo-Concha, Daniel | Thomas Gaiser, Heidi Webber, Bernhard Tischbein, Marc Müller and Frank Ewert

The role of modelling in adapting and building the climate resilience of cropping systems

2014 - Kahiluoto, Helena | Reimund Rötter, Heidi Webber, Frank Ewert

Enhancing Climate Resilience of Cropping Systems

2014 - Webber, Heidi | Helena Kahiluoto, Reimund Rötter, and Frank Ewert

Crop modelling for integrated assessment of risk to food production from climate change

2014 - Ewert, Frank | R.P. Rötter, M. Bindic, H. Webber, M. Trnka, K.C. Kersebaum, J.E. Olesen, M.K. van Ittersum, S. Janssen, M. Rivington, M.A. Semenov, D. Wallach, J.R. Porter, D. Stewart, J. Verhagen, T. Gaiser, T. Palosuo, F. Tao, C. Nendel, P.P. Roggero, L. Bartošová, S. Asseng

Contact

Dr. Thomas Gaiser
University of Bonn
Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES)
Katzenburgweg 5
D-53115 Bonn

Phone: +49(0)228 73 2871
Fax: +49(0)228 73 2870

Email: tgaiser(at)uni-bonn.de

Partners

  • Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Benin (INRAB), Benin Republic
  • Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), Benin Republic
  • Savanna Agricultural Research Center (SARI), Ghana
  • Institut Nationale de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Burkina Faso
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • Institut Polytechnique Rural de Formation et de Recherche Appliquée (IPR-IFRA), Mali

Team members

Isaac Danso

Programs and Research Projects:

  • Cluster 3: Agricultural Systems
  • 3.1 Food, Feed & Fiber Production

Prof. Dr. Frank Ewert

Position:

  • Senior Researcher

Programs and Research Projects:

  • 3.1 Food, Feed & Fiber Production

Dr. Thomas Gaiser

Position:

  • Senior Researcher

Programs and Research Projects:

  • 3.1 Food, Feed & Fiber Production

Kim Knauer

Position:

  • Junior Researcher

Research interests:

Remote Sensing, Vegetation Dynamics, Phenology, Agriculture

Programs and Research Projects:

  • 1.3 Land Surface & Regional Climate
  • 3.1 Food, Feed & Fiber Production

Dr. Jesse Bonaventure Naab

Position:

  • Senior Researcher

Programs and Research Projects:

  • 3.1 Food, Feed & Fiber Production

Dr. Justice A. Tambo

Position:

  • Alumni

Programs and Research Projects:

  • 4.2 Local Markets
  • 3.2 Economic Evaluation of Farming Systems
  • 3.1 Food, Feed & Fiber Production

Aminata Traore-Germer

Position:

  • Junior Researcher

Research interests:

Vulnerability, livelihoods, food and nutrition security, food habits

Programs and Research Projects:

  • 2.3 Water Scarcity
  • 3.1 Food, Feed & Fiber Production
  • 3.3 Farmers' Perceptions & Adaptation Strategies
  • 4.4 Politics of Adaptation

Dr. Heidi Webber

Position:

  • Senior Researcher

Programs and Research Projects:

  • 3.1 Food, Feed & Fiber Production