The Belmont Forum convened a workshop from 8 to 10 December 2018 to synthesize lessons learned on multi-national collaborations and share practical insights.
Co-PI Paul West participated in a panel discussion on promoting soil health to ensure global food and nutrition security at the FAO Liaison Office for North America in Washington, DC.
The DEVIL team met for its fourth annual project meeting in Brazil.
The Food Climate Research Network (FCRN), supported by the DEVIL team, just published an animation looking at the question whether grazing livestock can help mitigate climate change.
Study from the World Food System Center published in GAIA explores how educators can design food systems education programs to help graduates think and work in new ways.
New Food Matters report highlights findings from a study on the importance of precipitation variability on pasturelands.
The DEVIL team met for its third annual project meeting in South Africa.
DEVIL Lead Co-PI Pete Smith is a co-author on a new paper looking at the effects of different livestock futures on land use and greenhouse gas emissions in 2050.
From June 25 to July 8, 2017, the ETH Zurich World Food System Center run the first summer school within the framework of the DEVIL project in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The ETH Zurich World Food System Center is currently running the first summer school organized within the framework of the DEVIL project. The program brings together 25 students and young professionals from 17 different countries to explore food systems in transition.
The inaugural issue of The Lancet Planetary Health features an article lead by DEVIL partner Mario Herrero (CSIRO), including fellow DEVIL researchers Paul West and James Gerber (University of Minnesota) as co-authors. The researchers discovered that worldwide, small and medium farms (≤ 50 ha) produce more than half (51–77%) of nearly all commodities and nutrients examined in the study.
Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture reached an all-time high in 2014, may now outpace fossil fuel growth. A new, short report highlights trends and the primary sources of agricultural emissions, as well as a few solutions already in practice that enable the sector to reduce global emissions.
New study led by DEVIL co-PI's James Gerber and Paul West, of the University of Minnesota improves understanding of nitrogen’s greenhouse gas impacts, opens door to maximizing crop benefit while minimizing climate footprint.
The Belmont Forum has organized two sessions at the 3rd Open Science Meeting of the Global Land Project to feature presentations about research projects, including DEVIL, that are supported by the Collaborative Research Action on Food Security and Land Use Change.
DEVIL researcher, Nuala Fitton, co-convened a session at EGU 2016 in Vienna, Austria.
New study estimates the environmental impacts associated with the plant-based feed used for aquaculture.
Laura Phillips, a PhD student the University of Aberdeen, writes for the UN Academic Impact series about the role of consumerism in mitigating food insecurity and the dangerous effects of climate change.
Sonja Vermeulen of CCAFS and member of the DEVIL project's scientific advisory board argues in the UN Academic Impact series that ,"Global Models Must Meet Grassroots Action to Deliver Climate Solutions for Farmers."
Project Lead Co-PI, Pete Smith writes for the UN Academic Impact series about the close, historical relationship between food security and land use.
Paul West presented his team's work in a session on Sustainable Food Production in Data-Limited Regions.
Paul West presented DEVIL research at the World Bank.
DEVIL co-PI's Paul West and James Gerber are co-authors on this new study, which finds scientists have been significantly overestimating the amount of carbon stored in the world’s tropical forests.
DEVIL researchers, Nuala Fitton and Sonja Vermeulen are co-organizing a session entitled, “Competition of land between food and energy crops and impacts on GHG balance” at the 2016 EGU meeting (17-22 April).
Nuala Fitton and Pete Smith presented the DEVIL project at a workshop in the "Problems and solutions in food security – from surf to turf" programme, which is organised by the Scottish Food Security Alliance.
Poster presentation about the activities of WP6 to the Swiss National Science Foundation.
DEVIL research presented at the Global Food Security Conference in Ithaca, NY.
Keynote presentation at the Expogestión Orinoquía in Colombia.
Presentation at the XIX Congresso Brasileiro de Agrometeorologia:at the Federal University of Lavras, Brazil.
Presentation at the Ecological Society of America 100th Anniversary Conference in Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
Paul C. West blogs about soil and food security in Ensia.