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.

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.

Tanzania smallholder farmers outsmarting climate change

By Daniel Semberya TANGA REGION, Tanzania – Mwanaisha Issa Kuziwa, a smallholder farmer from Lushoto District in Northern Tanzania, used to get poor yields from her maize field every year. Kuziwa blamed low-quality seeds and inadequate preparation of her field for the 200 kg of maize she harvested each farming season. She is a happy …

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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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