Modelling GHG emissions from agriculture for AFRICAP

by Sylvia Vetter and Pete Smith Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a major driver of climate change. GHGs emitted from the food system, including crop and livestock production, forestry and associated land-use changes, account for up to one-third of global GHG emissions (1). Besides carbon dioxide (CO2), agriculture emits large amounts of the non-CO2 GHGs …

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Key Messages of AFRICAP at #COP26

At AFRICAP, our aim is to make agriculture and food production in sub-Saharan Africa more productive, sustainable and resilient to climate change. We are working on creating an evidence base to underpin new country-specific policies in agriculture and food production. These policies will be piloted and evaluated in large-scale test sites to enable fast implementation …

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Webinar recap | Creating climate resilient agri-food systems in sub-Saharan Africa

Faced with a growing population and more frequent climate shocks, as well as the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, agriculture and food systems across sub-Saharan Africa are becoming increasingly insecure. But localisation and better dialogue could challenge this trend. On 29 July 2021, Research Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Foundation in Tanzania, …

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Study tour unearths pathways to resilient food and agriculture systems in Tanzania

As borders closed and lockdown measures were implemented around the world, a group of facilitators, farmers and government representatives embarked on a study tour across the Tanga Region of Tanzania, an area that had yet to be hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Held in March 2020, the tour brought together international researchers, national facilitators, government representatives and local farmers …

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