New Publication: Innovation systems and affordances in climate-smart agriculture

Significant international investment and effort are put into delivering benefits to smallholder farmers through climate-smart agriculture (CSA) interventions. However, there is a poor understanding of how smallholder farmers access beneficial outcomes from changes in agricultural practices beyond narrow and simplistic metrics, such as adoption rates and yield increases. Furthermore, binary notions of adopters and non-adopters …

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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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Experiences of the 2015-16 El Niño from across the Tropics highlight the importance of building long-term resilience

It is widely anticipated that the global climate in 2019 will once again be affected by El Niño conditions in the Pacific Ocean. This can contribute to a range of experiences of weather extremes across the Tropics, including in the GCRF-AFRICAP focal countries. Following the latest extreme El Niño event in 2015-16, the NERC SHEAR …

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AFRICAP-Malawi Scenarios Workshop, 15 November 2018 in Lilongwe, Malawi

The Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) in partnership with the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), the University of Leeds, Chatham House and the UK Met Office will convene a Scenarios Workshop on the 15th November 2018 in Lilongwe, Malawi. The Scenarios Workshop follows the in-country launch of the Agricultural and Food …

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