Role: Early Career Researcher
Lizeth is currently completing her MSc. in Hydrology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is investigating the likely consequences of changes in key climate metrics on the yields from smallholder sugar cane and tea outgrower schemes, and exploring the implications thereof on livelihoods in Southern Malawi. Lizeth will be using the ACRU and AquaCrop models for analysing the climate change impacts on yields, and socioeconomic information regarding the outgrower schemes from interviews and literature. Biophysical and socioeconomic data will be linked using the GCF Framework for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments.