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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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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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Building agricultural resilience to climate shocks and pandemics in South Africa and the wider continent

When he was growing up in South Africa, Ndumiso Mazibuku’s grandmother sparked his interest in the agriculture sector. He later studied in the North West where he quickly recognised the differences between smallholder and commercial farming. “Seeing how different farming enterprises are in the smallholder basin and how things were being done by commercial farmers …

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