How to rethink agricultural innovation: Redefining success

Agricultural innovation packages, like conservation agriculture, are usually developed by research communities and disseminated for farmers to use. Through examples from her research with CIMMYT and Malawian farmers, Thirze Hermans explains why we need to rethink how we measure success, moving beyond counting adoption to consider local context.

Crop breeding for climate resilience in southern Africa: Webinar recap, recording and slides

Seed systems play a vital role in achieving food security in southern Africa. Thus, targeting resilience to climate change within them is key to preparing for future climate scenarios. Held on 27 January 2021, the GCRF-AFRICAP programme’s first research seminar of the year explored this topic in depth, presenting an analysis of recent AFRICAP work …

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As climate changes, Tanzanian farmers switch to smart production practices

Farmers are already taking the initiative to adapt to climate change even before the implementation of climate adaptation programmes. Findings from GCRF-AFRICAP research recognised that farmers from Muheza District in Tanzania are using diverse and innovative farming practices.