John Libbey Eurotext

Science et changements planétaires / Sécheresse

Modeling and participatory farmer-led approaches to food security in a changing world: A case study from Malawi Volume 24, issue 4, Octobre-Novembre-Décembre 2013



Figure 1 Inter-annual variation in monthly rainfall at Zombwe, Malawi (in the Ekwendeni region) between 1945 and 2011. Bars represent one standard deviation around the mean.



Figure 2 Farmers’ reasons for growing pigeon pea, ranked 1 (most important) to 4 (least important) based on surveys conducted in August 2005 (n=136).



Figure 3 Farmers’ reasons for growing groundnuts, ranked 1 (most important) to 4 (least important) based on surveys conducted in August 2005 (n=239).



Figure 4 Farmers’ reasons for growing soybeans, ranked 1 (most important) to 4 (least important) based on surveys conducted in August 2005 (n=157).



Figure 5 Chance of each study household meeting its calorie needs in a given year under three cropping system simulations using meteorological data from the years 1956-2010. When a bar is missing, the household had zero percentage of modeled years where they could meet their calorie needs using the indicated cropping system.



Figure 6 Chance of each study household meeting its protein needs in a given year under three cropping system simulations using meteorological data from the years 1956-2010. When a bar is missing, the household had zero percentage of modeled years where they could meet their protein needs using the indicated cropping system.