Will the Free State Province Still be South Africa’s Bread Basket in 2050?

Dr. Ndumiso Mazibuko, a senior agricultural economist at the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC), says there is need to help farmers in South Africa’s food basket, the Free State Province, build up crop resilience. This follows a household survey under AFRICAP which indicated that farmers are experiencing climate change impacts such as changes in rainfall …

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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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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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