Henry Neufeldt

Head of Climate Change Research
CGIAR Contact Points

Henry Neufeldt is the Head of the Climate Change Unit at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds degrees in environmental sciences and soil science from Bayreuth University (Germany) and has worked for many years in natural resource management, soil and water salinization, agricultural development and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

His unit focuses on climate impacts, adaptation, mitigation and food security, land cover change and sustainable development in the context of agroforestry systems and climate policies. He has published extensively on questions related to the policies, economics and scalability of climate-smart agriculture; climate finance in the context of smallholder development; greenhouse gas fluxes and mitigation; bioenergy; quantitative benefits of improved natural resource management to adapt to climate shocks; and monitoring and evaluation of complex agro-ecosystems. He is also the ICRAF focal point for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and advisor on AFOLU climate bonds to the Climate Bonds Initiative.

His research areas include agricultural development in smallholder systems; greenhouse gas mitigation in agricultural sysmtems; scaling up climate-smart agriculture; adaptation to climate shocks in agricultural systems; climate finance; development of smallholder biocarbon projects; climate policy and technology transfer; sustainable charcoal; bioenergy; landscape approaches to the food-water-energy nexus; and urban-rural inter-linkages.

Recent publications:

Neufeldt H, Kissinger G, Alcamo J, 2015. No-till agriculture and climate change mitigation. Nature Climate Change 5 (in press).

Vira B, Agarwal B, Jamnadass R, Kleinschmit D, McMullin S, Mansourian S, Neufeldt H, Parrotta J, Sunderland T, Wildburger C, 2015. Introduction: Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition. In: B Vira, C Wildburger, S Mansourian (eds.), Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition. A Global Assessment Report. IUFRO World Series Volume 33. Vienna. p.13-24.

Neufeldt H, Pacheco P, Ojha HR, Ayeri Ogalleh S, Donovan J, Fuchs L, Kleinschmit D, Kristjanson P, Kowero G, Oeba VO, Powell B, 2015. Public Sector, Private Sector and Socio-Cultural Response Options. In: B Vira, C Wildburger, S Mansourian (eds.), Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition. A Global Assessment Report. IUFRO World Series Volume 33. Vienna. p.129-153.

Vira B, Agarwal B, Jamnadass R, Kleinschmit D, McMullin S, Mansourian S, Neufeldt H, Parrotta J, Sunderland T, Wildburger C, 2015. Conclusions. In: B Vira, C Wildburger, S Mansourian (eds.), Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition. A Global Assessment Report. IUFRO World Series Volume 33. Vienna. p.153-158.

Neufeldt H, Langford K, Fuller J, Iiyama M, Dobie P, 2015. From transition fuel to viable energy source: improving sustainability in the sub‐Saharan charcoal sector. ICRAF Working Paper No. 196. World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5716/WP15011.PDF

Hills T, Pramova E, Neufeldt H, Ericksen P, Thornton P, Noble A, Weight E, Campbell B, McCartney M, 2015. A Monitoring Instrument for Resilience. CCAFS Working Paper no. 96. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Copenhagen, Denmark. Available online at: www.ccafs.cgiar.org

Güereña DT, Lehmann J, Thies JE, Enders A, Karanja N, Neufeldt H. 2015. Partitioning the contributions of biochar properties to enhanced biological nitrogen fixation in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). Biology and Fertility of Soils 51, 479-491.

Campbell B, Wamukoya G, Kinyangi J, Verchot L, Wollenberg L, Vermeulen SJ, Minang PA, Neufeldt H, Vidal A, Loboguerrero Rodriguez AM, Hedger M, 2014 The role of agriculture in the UN climate talks. CCAFS Info Note. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lipper L, Thornton P, Campbell BM, Baedeker T, Braimoh A, Bwalya M, Caron P, Cattaneo A, Garrity D, Henry K, Hottle R, Jackson L, Jarvis A, Kossam F, Mann W, McCarthy N, Meybeck A, Neufeldt H, Remington T, Thi Sen P, Sessa R, Shula R, Tibu A, Torquebiau EF, 2014. Climate-smart agriculture for food security. Nature Climate Change 4, 1068-1072.

Gebrekirstos A, Beedy T, Sileshi GW, Neufeldt H, 2014. Do we expect formation of growth rings on species with reverse phenology? TRACE, 121-125.

Kissinger G, Sova C, Allassane BA, Maïga IA, Benefor DT, Nutsukpo DK, Ky-Zerbo AZ, Roth-Liehoun C, King’uyu SM, Orindi V, Rojas E, Rivera JL, Mishra JP, Singh R, Joshi PK, Kinyangi J, Aggarwal P, Zougmore R, Sebastian LS, Martinez D, Neufeldt H, Twyman J, Bonilla-Findji O, Jarvis A, 2014. Climate adaptation and agriculture: Solutions to successful national adaptation plans. CCAFS Policy Brief no. 9. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Copenhagen, Denmark.

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