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Environmental sensing of ecosystem services for developing climate smart landscape framework to improve food security in East Africa (TAITASMART)

Climate Landscape Food Security

UniPID – Finnish University Partnership for International Development

Titre : Environmental sensing of ecosystem services for developing climate smart landscape framework to improve food security in East Africa (TAITASMART)

Pays/Région : Afrique de l’Est (Kenya)

Durée : 1.3.2018 // 1.3.2000

Résumé
The TAITASMART project, a research and development project of the University of Helsinki aims to develop a climate-smart landscape framework in Taita Taveta County, Kenya, to take into account both the needs of climate adaptation and mitigation, and sustainable agriculture supported by ecosystem services. For this purpose, the project will study land cover changes, land-atmosphere interactions, soil-crop system functioning, and climate smart landscapes for sustainable development, and build capacity in climate-smart practices

Présentation
Changes in land use and land cover in sub-Saharan Africa due to agricultural expansion, conservation and urban growth have impact on ecosystem services, radiation balance of the land surface, gas exchange, water cycle, habitats and biodiversity. As a consequence, negative changes in food security, livelihoods and climate have been experienced at various scales.

TAITASMART aims to develop a climate-smart landscape framework in Taita Taveta County, Kenya, to take into account both the needs of climate adaptation and mitigation, and sustainable agriculture supported by ecosystem services. For this purpose, the project will study land cover changes, land-atmosphere interactions, soil-crop system functioning, and climate smart landscapes for sustainable development, and build capacity in climate-smart practices.

Through collaboration between earth system, sustainability and agricultural sciences, the consortium targets a framework applicable for scaling-up throughout Kenya and Africa.

Institution : University of Helsinki Department of Geosciences and Geography Helsinki, Finland

Partenaires  : Taita Research Station of the University of Helsinki in Kenya

Financement : Ministry for Foreign Affairs (ICI, HEI-ICI, N-S-S), Academy of Finland

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