GCRF-AFRICAP

GCRF-Agricultural and Food System Resilience: Increasing Capacity and Advising Policy (AFRICAP) is a £9.2 million programme to make agriculture and food production in sub-Saharan Africa more productive, sustainable and resilient to climate change.

Working with local organisations and governments in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, we are creating an evidence base to underpin new country-specific policies in agriculture and food production.

AFRICAP at COP26

At AFRICAP, we are creating an evidence base to underpin new country-specific policies in agriculture and food production. Our aim is to make agriculture more resilient to climate-change. We presented this work at the COP26 Summit. Read AFRICAP’s key messages for #COP26

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Food Systems and COP26

Stephen Whitfield attended COP26 and presented his ideas on transformation on food systems. In this excerpt from an article originally published on the University of Leeds site, he highlights the work done in this field and the long road ahead: Agriculture has risen the UNFCCC agenda in recent…

Modelling GHG emissions from agriculture for AFRICAP

by Sylvia Vetter and Pete Smith Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a major driver of climate change. GHGs emitted from the food system, including crop and livestock production, forestry and associated land-use changes, account for up to one-third of global GHG emissions (1). Besides carbon dioxide (CO2), agriculture…

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