- Tanya Stathers
Dr Tanya Stathers
Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich
Principal scientist Postharvest Systems, Climate change adaptation and Creative adult education
Principal scientist, Food and Markets Dept., NRI
Europe, United Kingdom
Europe, United Kingdom
Expertise and interests
Agriculture and food systems, climate change adaptation and vulnerability assessments, Entomology, Food Security, Smallholder agriculture, sustainable agriculture, Urbanisation, Value chains
Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics, Agricultural Development, Agriculture Statistics, Climate Smart Agriculture, Development studies, food and nutrition, Food Security, Postharvest management and technologies, Sustainability
Agricultural production, Agriculture, Rural development, Food security, Food, Food value chains, Resilience, Governance and policy, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Climate change, Sustainable diets, Urbanisation
Greetings. I'm Tanya Stathers an Ag4D researcher who has worked in sub-Saharan Africa for >20 years, with a focus on: postharvest systems and reduction of losses (including nutritional & financial); creative learning approaches; co-development of agricultural technologies; agricultural adaptation to climate change; multi-institutional learning processes; urban food systems; role of finance in reducing PHLs; poverty impacts of standards; nutrition-sensitive investment.
STATHERS, T.E., in press, 2019. Chapter 31: Challenges and initiatives in reducing postharvest food losses and food waste: sub-Saharan Africa. In: Yahia, M. (Ed.) Preventing food losses and waste to achieve food security and sustainability. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge.
Stathers, T., Ognakossan, K.E., Priebe, J., Mvumi, B.M., Tran, B.M.D., 2018. Counting losses to cut losses: quantifying legume postharvest losses to help achieve food and nutrition security. In: Adler, C.S., et al., (Eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection, Berlin, Germany, 7-11 Oct 2018, Vol 1: 8-18.
Mlambo, S., Mvumi, B.M., Stathers, T., Mubayiwa, M., Nyabako, T., 2018. Field efficacy and persistence of synthetic pesticidal dusts on stored maize grain under contrasting agro-climatic conditions. Journal of Stored Products Research, 76: 129-139.
Mubayiwa, M., Mvumi, B.M., Stathers, T.E., Mlambo, S., Nyabako, T., 2018. Blanket application rates for synthetic grain protectants across agro-climatic zones: Do they work? Evidence from field efficacy trials using sorghum grain. Crop Protection, 109: 51-61.
Lamboll, R.I., Stathers, T.E., Morton, J.M., 2017. Chapter 13: Climate change and agricultural systems. pp. 441-490. In: Snapp, S., Pound, B. (Eds.) Agricultural Systems: Agro-ecology and rural innovation for development. 2nd edition. Elsevier Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128020951/708
Mlambo, S., Mvumi, B.M., Stathers, T., Mubayiwa, M., Nyabako, T., 2017. Field efficacy of hermetic and other maize grain storage options under smallholder farmer management. Crop Protection, 98: 198-210.
STATHERS, T., TRAN, B., CHANCELLOR, T., MATUMBA, L., 2016. Training Manual for Improving Groundnut Production and Postharvest Handling and Storage. 160 viii pp. New Rotations Farming Zambia, Lusaka, and Moyo Nuts and Seeds, Lilongwe, Malawi.
JOSHUA, M.K., NGONGONDO, C., CHIPUNGU, F., MONJEREZI, M., LIWENGA, E., MAJULE, A.E., STATHERS, T., LAMBOLL, R., 2016. Climate change in semi-arid Malawi: perceptions, adaptation strategies and water governance. Jamba: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 8(3), a255.
STATHERS, T., LAMBOLL, R., LIWENGA, E., JOSHUA, M., GWAMBENE, B., SWAI, E., KATUNZI, A., NSEMWA, L., MAJULE, A., CHIPUNGU, F., 2015. Changing aspects of urban postharvest systems in Tanzania and Malawi. In: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanising Society: Reconnecting Agriculture and Food Chains to Societal Needs, 14-15 September Rome, Italy. 563-564. ISBN: 978-88-908960-3-3.
JOSHUA, M.K., NGONGONDO, C., MWATHUNGA, E., NDAU, S., LIWENGA, E., MAJULE, A., STATHERS, T.E., LAMBOLL, R., CHIPUNGU, F., 2015. Implications of climate change risks on rural-urban agricultural and food flows in Blantyre City, Malawi. Journal of Public Administration, 50(1): 125-142.
STATHERS, T., LAMBOLL, R., MVUMI, B.M., 2013. Postharvest agriculture in changing climates: its importance to African smallholder farmers. Food Security, 5(3): 361-392.
HODGES, R.J., STATHERS, T.E., 2013. Facing the Food Crisis: How African smallholders can reduce postharvest cereal losses by supplying better quality grain. Outlooks on Pest Management, 24(5): 217-221.
STATHERS, T.E., LAMBOLL, R., MVUMI, B.M., 2013. Out of the bag: the hidden value of postharvest agriculture in a changing climate. Rural 21, 47: 12-14.
STATHERS, T., LOW, J., MWANGA, R., CAREY, T., DAVID, S., GIBSON, R., NAMANDA, S., et al., 2013. Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato: Reaching Agents of Change ToT Manual. CIP, Nairobi. pp390+ x http://www.sweetpotatoknowledge.org/everything-ever-wanted-know-sweetpot...
HODGES, R.J., STATHERS, T., 2012. Training Manual for Improving Grain Postharvest Handling and Storage. WFP, Rome and NRI, UK. pp246. http://www.wfp.org/content/p4p-training-manual-improving-grain-postharve...
Click the links below for details of this members recent projects
African Postharvest Losses Information System (APHLIS)
Sweetpotato fresh root storage, value chain analysis, and awareness of OFSP in urban Nairobi markets
Supporting smallholder farmers in southern Africa to better manage climate-related risks to crop production and postharvest handling
Laboratory trials investigating the effect of insect damage on nutrient content of stored maize and cowpeas
Scientific advisor and trial designer and manager for the AgResults market-pull initiative on on-farm grain storage solutions in Kenya
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