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Measuring water and agriculture in Malawi

Date Published: 
July 13, 2015

In this video interview, Matthew Herman and Brad Peter talk about their field experience of studying environment on different time/space scales to determine the climate change impact on food systems. Matthew, a doctoral student in biosystems and agricultural engineering at Michigan State University (MSU), is researching water availability under different climate scenarios in East Africa by using a soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) model to simulate stream flow, runoff, evapotranspiration, and soil moisture content to determine the impacts of climate change on crop yields and food sustainability. Brad is a master's student in the Department of Geography, MSU and studies agriculture through satellite imagery to assess agricultural variability across the country. Click on the description on the right to watch the video.