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Stakeholder-driven adaptation is needed for climate-safe nutrition security

  • The study highlights the need for a robust evidence base to address nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa amidst climate risks and population growth.

  • Few studies have simultaneously assessed climate-smart agriculture and nutrition security in the region, emphasizing the importance of a contextualized approach.

  • An integrated assessment framework (iFEED) is employed to explore stakeholder-driven scenarios for food system transformation in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.

  • Results from iFEED underscore the necessity of diversifying agricultural production toward more micronutrient-rich foods to ensure adequate population-level nutrient supply by mid-century.

  • The study emphasizes the challenges of achieving these transformations, including potential increases in greenhouse gas emissions, while highlighting the alternative of relying on imports, which poses economic and political challenges.

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