Sustainable and environmentally-friendly pest control could save billions of tonnes of crops every year. University of Leeds researchers Dr Steve Sait and Dr Stephen Whitfield explore GCRF-AFRICAP research and ask: how can we help farmers get fair access?
Despite there being a high level of knowledge around what climate-smart agriculture technologies and practises work on the ground, uptake remains low in smallholder farming systems across Africa. Dr Harriet Smith explores AFRICAP research in Tanzania, sharing six key messages for future climate-smart agriculture implementation.
Building organisational capacity ensures the legacy of international grants extends beyond the lifetime of funding. Dr Helen Coskeran and Thembi Mwamakamba share insights from leading Partner Institutional Viability Assessments in AFRICAP.
Soil degradation is a critical issue that must be addressed to achieve food security in Africa. Dr Samuel Eze unpacks his recent research on soil health in Malawi and Tanzania, sharing insights on ways to address soil degradation through climate-smart agriculture.
Agricultural innovation packages, like conservation agriculture, are usually developed by research communities and disseminated for farmers to use. Through examples from her research with CIMMYT and Malawian farmers, Thirze Hermans explains why we need to rethink how we measure success, moving beyond counting adoption to consider local context.