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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‘Land is part of the solution but can’t do it all’: AFRICAP launches 2020 seminar series

On 29 January 2020, we were delighted to host Pete Smith, Professor of Soils and Global Change at the University of Aberdeen and a co-investigator on GCRF-AFRICAP in a seminar hosted jointly with the Global Food and Environment Institute. As one of the convening lead authors on the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and …

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GCRF-AFRICAP/LUCAS knowledge-sharing seminar: Dr Pedi Obani

On 21 October 2019, we were delighted to welcome Dr Pedi Obani, Research Fellow in the United Nations University – Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA), to the University of Leeds to lead a seminar/webinar hosted jointly with the Leeds University Centre for African Studies. Using a case study focused on Nigeria’s Benin City, …

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CSA Innovation Transitions and Livelihood Outcomes – Updates from the field

Adoption and adaption of new agricultural innovations is key to improve the productivity and sustainability of farming, in addition to supporting farmers in adapting to the many challenges associated with climate change. In Tanzania, model village approaches are currently being applied to roll out climate-smart agriculture (CSA), an approach that unites the agendas of climate …

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