GCRF-AFRICAP knowledge-sharing seminar: Researching climate-smart agriculture in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia

September 25, 2019

Location: Worsley Seminar Room 9.53, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

We are pleased to welcome you to the first GCRF-AFRICAP knowledge-sharing seminar of the new academic year, led by AFRICAP-aligned PhD researchers at the University of Leeds:

  • Ndashe Kapulu (School of Food Science and Nutrition) on Emerging soybean markets in Zambia: What are the implications for rural households?

In the last decade, soybean production in Zambia has increased eight-thousand fold owing to increased demand from livestock and human food value chains, including improved government policy support and market expansions. In this presentation, Ndashe will share insights on implications such growth could have on rural households from his research under the GCRF-AFRICAP project, but will also draw from his previous experiences working among soybean farmers in Zambia. 

  • Emmanuel Likoya (Sustainability Research Institute) on Drought processes in current and future climate and implications for irrigation and resilient food production systems in Malawi

This research looks at the future risk of drought and feasibility of irrigation-focused food production systems. This will follow a process-based evaluation of the risk of drought from meteorological, agricultural and hydrological perspectives and an evaluation of how improved understanding of how such processes could add value to decision (policy) making in and around irrigation farming and food system resilience in the context of climate change.

  • Ruth Smith (Sustainability Research Institute) on Exploring Gendered Influences in the Adoption of ‘Climate Smart Agriculture’ Practices in Tanzania

Characterising gender within Tanzanian CSA policy and programming from national to local level: perspectives, framings, and (in)action. This talk will present preliminary findings from a desk-based policy review of gendered narratives within Tanzania’s agricultural and climate policies.

Chair: Dr Harriet Smith, Research Fellow in Climate Smart Agriculture, University of Leeds

Register for the webinar at http://bit.ly/AFRICAPwebinar

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