Learning alliances, COVID-19 and climate resilience: Tanzanian fellow builds lifelong policy and research skills

Since primary school, Agatha Kiama has been fond of the environment. Though some childhood passions fade over time, Kiama’s love for nature was a launch point for her career tackling climate change, sustainability and food systems in Tanzania. “My passion is about opening people’s eyes to the impact we have on the environment,” she says. …

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Free toolkit for research management professionals available online

Research management professionals are critical to the success of research programmes, especially large-scale, international projects like AFRICAP. Earlier this year, our programme manager Dr Helen Coskeran co-led Cradle to Grave, a research and programme management knowledge sharing series developed and facilitated by a team of research management professionals based in the UK and Africa. Over …

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Implementing climate-smart agriculture: Webinar recap, recording and slides

The international development and research communities are keenly focused on achieving and upscaling climate-smart agriculture (CSA), with a significant emphasis on delivering benefits to Africa’s smallholder farmers. Whilst there is a high level of knowledge around what CSA technologies and practices work on the ground, there is still poor understanding of how smallholder farmers can …

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Innovation, inclusivity and capacity-building in climate-smart agriculture

Despite there being a high level of knowledge around what climate-smart agriculture technologies and practises work on the ground, uptake remains low in smallholder farming systems across Africa. Dr Harriet Smith explores AFRICAP research in Tanzania, sharing six key messages for future climate-smart agriculture implementation.