Contact Dr Chloe Sutcliffe
Areas of expertise
- Agrifood Systems
Chloe's PhD at Leeds University explored how the uptake of modern maize cultivars might reduce vulnerability to climate change amongst smallholder farmers in Malawi. She undertook an MSc at UCL in the Anthropology and Ecology of Development, and an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology at Manchester University.
Previous research projects include working at the Walker Institute, Reading University, on climate change adaptation and agricultural innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa, and at Leeds University on a project exploring biosecurity uptake to prevent the spread of invasive non-native invasive species (INNS) in the U.K.
Chloe is currently working on a 3 year project funded through the Global Food Security Programme which aims to identify how and where the UK's fresh fruit and vegetable system is exposed to water-related risk and determine how these risks may change over time. The project will combine analysis of trade and production data, geographical measures of water-availability and participatory work with stakeholders to develop a shared understanding of what a more resilient fresh fruit and veg system might look like in the U.K. context and identify strategies for moving the current system towards greater resilience in future.
Articles In Journals
- Sutcliffe C, Knox J & Hess T (2021) Managing irrigation under pressure: how supply chain demands and environmental objectives drive imbalance in agricultural resilience to water shortages, Agricultural Water Management, 243 (January) Article No. 106484.
- Hess T, Knox J, Holman I & Sutcliffe C (2020) Resilience of primary food production to a changing climate: on-farm responses to water-related risks, Water (Switzerland), 12 (8) Article No. 2155.
- Leonardo E, Dorward P, Garforth C, Sutcliffe C & Van Hulst F (2020) Conflict-induced displacement as a catalyst for agricultural innovation: Findings from South Sudan, Land Use Policy, 90 (January) Article No. 104272.
- Dorward P, Osbahr H, Sutcliffe C & Mbeche R (2019) Supporting climate change adaptation using historical climate analysis, Climate and Development, 12 (5) 469-480.
- Shannon C, Quinn CH, Sutcliffe C, Stebbing PD, Dally T, Glover A & Dunn AM (2019) Exploring knowledge, perception of risk and biosecurity practices among researchers in the UK: a quantitative survey, Biological Invasions, 21 (2) 303-314.
- Sutcliffe C, Quinn CH, Shannon C, Glover A & Dunn AM (2018) Exploring the attitudes to and uptake of biosecurity practices for Invasive Non-Native species: views amongst stakeholder organisations working in UK natural environments, Biological Invasions, 20 (2) 399-411.
- Hess T & Sutcliffe C (2018) The exposure of a fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain to global water-related risks, Water International, 43 (6) 746-761.
- Kassie GT, Abdulai A, Greene WH, Shiferaw B, Abate T, Amsal T & Sutcliffe C (2017) Modeling preference and willingness to pay for drought tolerance (DT) in maize in rural Zimbabwe, World Development, 94 465-477. Dataset/s: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.02.008Document
- Sutcliffe C (2017) Market-friendly agricultural development: Implications for seeds and smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa, Outlook On Agriculture, 46 (3) 165-167.
- Sutcliffe C, Dougill AJ & Quinn CH (2016) Evidence and perceptions of rainfall change in Malawi: Do maize cultivar choices enhance climate change adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa?, Regional Environmental Change, 16 (4) 1215-1224.
- Katengeza SP, Mangisoni JH, Kassie GT, Sutcliffe C, Langyintuo A, La Rovere R & Mwangi W (2012) Drivers of improved maize variety adoption in drought prone areas of Malawi, Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 4 (14) 393-403.