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‚Äôs 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.

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.

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.

Research moves online as coronavirus lockdowns take effect

By Mantoe Phakathi The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organisations in South Africa and Zambia implementing the AFRICAP programme to change their strategies. Following the outbreak of the virus which has since been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), citizens were compelled to stay at home or avoid gathering in large groups in …

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