Monday 24 March 2014 | 12:30-14:30 (including lunch 12:00-12:30 and Q&A) Building 34, Room 3001, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton SO17 1BJ The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates 75 percent of crop varieties have disappeared since 1900. This shrinkage of genetic variance echoes through every link in our food chain and strips […]
Two weeks after attending the 3rd World Agroforestry Congress (10-13 February) in Delhi and I am still reflecting on the many interesting presentations I saw and the relevance of the topic to our ASSETS Project. The opening of the congress by the President of India and the presence of six ministers from the region indicate […]
A group of seven students from the University of Southampton took off to Malawi last week. They will work alongside with the national and international ASSETS researchers but are independently funded Masters and PhD students. We understand that such an interaction is of great benefit to the students themselves, as well as the colleagues in Malawi and […]
On the occasion of the UN World Water Day Kate Schreckenberg presented the ASSETS project. Watch the video to learn all about the project!
Professor Guy Poppy talked about Global Food Security at the 1st TEDxSouthamptonUniversity on March 17th 2013. How can 7 Billion people be fed in harmony with nature and in peaceful societies? Guy suggests approaches to move into the future. For those who could not be at the venue and also those who want to listen […]
“Science needs to be believable”, stated Yvan Biot of DFID during his talk at “Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation & World Water Day 2013”, University of Southampton. The mix of speakers covered the very latest developments of ecosystem services activities nationally and internationally. A good discussion on how policy can apply this new field of research more […]
The ASSETS project aims to explicitly quantify the linkages between ecosystem services that affect – and are affected by – food security and nutritional health for the rural poor at the forest-agricultural interface. The project proposes to integrate a suite of complexity tools and cutting edge models with more traditional participatory assessments in the field within a modified version of the Drivers-Pressures-States-Impacts-Response methodological framework to: identify how dynamic stocks and flows of ecosystem services at the landscape scale translate to local-level nutritional diets and health; and inform policy makers on how future land use and climate change will affect both food security and the ecosystem services associated with it.