AFRICAP in South Africa is being co-ordinated by the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), a strategic body concerned with ensuring fair market access for all and enhancing the viability of the country’s agricultural sector.
Our social and ecological research across South Africa will provide evidence on the contrasts and inter-linkage between smallholder and large commercial agricultural sectors, and the impact of national and provincial policy interventions on climate-smart agricultural production methods, crop and livestock production, income streams, diets and nutrition.
AFRICAP in South Africa builds on existing research partnerships between the University of Leeds, the NAMC, and food and agricultural researchers at the Stellenbosch University, the University of the Free State, and the University of Pretoria’s Centre of Excellence in Food Security.
Our work will include:
AFRICAP will focus in South Africa on the contrasts and interactions (flows of materials, organisms, incomes and food) between neighbouring large and small farms. This is both of direct interest and serves as a model for the wider agricultural economy of the country. The work will focus on the uptake and effectiveness of climate-smart practices in these two contrasting agricultural sectors. Results will be used to help develop models to predict the dynamics and resilience of South African agriculture in the face of future climate change.
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