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New Publication: Innovation systems and affordances in climate-smart agriculture

Significant international investment and effort are put into delivering benefits to smallholder farmers through climate-smart agriculture (CSA) interventions. However, there is a poor understanding of how smallholder farmers access beneficial outcomes from changes in agricultural practices beyond narrow and simplistic metrics, such as adoption rates and yield increases. Furthermore, binary notions of adopters and non-adopters …

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New Publication: Impacts of COVID-19 on Diverse Farm Systems in Tanzania and South Africa

Emerging information on the interactions between the COVID-19 pandemic and global food systems has highlighted how the pandemic accentuates food crises across Africa. But there is little clarity on how the impacts differ between farming systems. In this paper, AFRICAP researchers present results based on interviews with 50 farmers, village leaders and extension officers in …

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How iFEED is helping with food security

When attempting to model future food production, many decisions are made. One of the more complex decisions concerns likely trends in yields. For example, over the past 50 years, global crop yields have improved substantially, despite changes in the climate. Modelling climate impacts on yields is therefore not enough; we need to factor in likely improvements in technology or management approaches, or these predictions in future yields will likely be underestimates.

Enter AFRICAP’s scenario approach to guide us. Find out how people with different expertise ranging from climate change to food security have come together to develop iFEED – the integrated Future Estimator for Emissions and Diets. iFEED is a tool that provides integrated evidence to shape policies towards climate-smart nutrition security. As well as looking at future food production, iFEED includes modelling of emissions, climate extremes and trade and nutrition analysis. This data is supplemented by expert knowledge to nuance conclusions and ensure no critical areas are missing from iFEED.

See our trailer and expert view piece from earlier in the year to learn more.

New Publication-Policy Considerations for African Food Systems: Towards the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit

Globally scientists are looking for solutions that will help to achieve food security and end hunger. This is a complex problem that requires urgent attention, particularly in Africa. Sustainable food systems are at the centre of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and food security is an important goal to be achieved by 2030. …

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GCRF-AFRICAP MUHEZA CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE ALLIANCE STAKEHOLDER MAPPING ACTIVITY

Muheza District, Tanga Region 23-25th August 2021 Tanga Regional Commissioner’s Office Following the request made by Muheza District during the ESRF-coordinated study tour held 15-21st March 2020 in Lushoto and Muheza districts, a team of Consultants from Tanzania Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (TCSAA) – Mrs. Shakwaanande Natai, Mr. Stephano Kingazi and Ms. Agatha Kiama – …

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