For our May seminar, we were delighted to host Sithembile Mwamakamba, co-project manager of GCRF-AFRICAP and programme manager for climate-smart agriculture at lead African partner FANRPAN. Sithembile presented on the pressing global challenge of whether agriculture can meet unprecedented demand for food while ensuring sustainable use of natural resources, containing greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigating the impacts of climate change. Issues such as this require a coordinated response from a range of stakeholders, which is central to FANRPAN’s work. Within the latter, GCRF-AFRICAP is a key example of a multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary attempt to address this challenge in which FANRPAN leads on advocating for more robust food, agriculture and natural resources policies across 17 African countries. Both the live audience at Leeds and webinar attendees from eight countries joined in the following Q&A session.
For those who missed out, you can download the presentation slides and watch the seminar recording. As always, please get in touch to find out more about our seminar series or GCRF-AFRICAP more generally.