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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Extreme Rainfall and Flooding in the East Usambaras – Challenges and Solutions

Extreme rainfall in recent weeks in the East Usambara Mountains, one of AFRICAP’s study sites in Tanzania, has led to severe cases of flooding and landslides. Whilst seasonal rainfall is usual for this time of year in the Usambaras, such a high level of rainfall is unprecedented.   As part of The AFRICAP programme of work, we …

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CSA Innovation Transitions and Livelihood Outcomes – Updates from the field

Adoption and adaption of new agricultural innovations is key to improve the productivity and sustainability of farming, in addition to supporting farmers in adapting to the many challenges associated with climate change. In Tanzania, model village approaches are currently being applied to roll out climate-smart agriculture (CSA), an approach that unites the agendas of climate …

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