Creating an enabling environment for investment in climate services: The case of Uruguay’s National Agricultural Information System

Increasingly challenged by climate variability and change, many of the world’s governments have turned to climate services as a means to improve decision making and mitigate climate-related risk. While there have been some efforts to evaluate the economic impact of climate services, little is known about the contexts in which investments in climate services have […]

Resilience in the global food system

Ensuring food security requires food production and distribution systems function throughout disruptions. Understanding the factors that contribute to the global food system’s ability to respond and adapt to such … read more »

Was von Thünen right? Cattle intensification and deforestation in Brazil

This paper examines whether patterns of cattle intensification, deforestation, and pasture expansion in the Brazilian state of Rondonia are consistent with the land rent framework, in which location and distance to markets are key determinants of rents. A panel dataset of household lots, collected between 1996 and 2009, is used to test the hypothesis that […]

Using a novel climate–water conflict vulnerability index to capture double exposures in Lake Chad

Climate variability is amongst an array of threats facing agricultural livelihoods, with its effects unevenly distributed. With resource conflict being increasingly recognised as one significant outcome of climate variability and change, understanding the underlying drivers that shape differential vulnerabilities in areas that are double-exposed to climate and conflict has great significance. Climate change vulnerability frameworks […]

Perceived stressors of climate vulnerability across scales in the Savannah zone of Ghana: A participatory approach

Smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are confronted with climatic and non-climatic stressors. Research attention has focused on climatic stressors, such as rainfall variability, with few empirical studies exploring non-climatic stressors and how these interact with climatic stressors at multiple scales to affect food security and livelihoods. This focus on climatic factors restricts understanding of the […]

Elisabeth Simelton

New paper published in Nature journal

Former CCCEP member, now CCCEP Visiting Researcher, Elisabeth Simelton, has had a new paper published in Nature. The paper, ‘Model biases in rice phenology under warmer climates’, finds that climate-induced crop yields model projections are constrained by the accuracy of the phenology simulation in crop models. The full paper can be found at: