A £9.2million research programme focused on improving evidence-based policy making to develop sustainable, productive, agricultural systems, resilient to climate change has been launched in Pretoria this week.
In this issue:
1. Featured – Nutrition comic books
2. Implementation of NSIs:
Since its inception, FANRPAN has operated mainly in the Eastern and Southern regions of the continent. In 2010, the FANRPAN Annual General Meeting passed a resolution to amend the constitution so that the organisation could extend its mandate to include
Featured in this issue:
1. ATONU's Nutrition-Sensitive Intervention (NSI) Selection Tool Updated Version
2. End-line data collection
3. Tanzania field assistants reflection meeting
4. Process monitoring
5. ATONU recipe book
FANRPAN, as one of the foremost think tanks on agricultural and food security policy in Africa, pursues leading edge thinking and approaches to food and nutrition security communication and engagement with partners, intermediary institutions and agencies, and smallholder farme
Amid global concerns over rising food and fuel prices, changing diets and climate change, irrigated agriculture plays an important role in increasing food production in an uncertain and resource-constrained world.
This issue of Trade Probe covers the following topics:
South Africa should do more to boost its local poultry production capacity
From an increase of 38.7% in the second quarter, the Agricultural Industry continued to power ahead, expanding by 44.2% during the third quarter. This is the largest quarterly jump in agriculture production since the second quarter of 1996.
WHITE MAIZE (2017/18 Season) Supply:
The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) with support from the MasterCard Foundation convened a policy training session on the 27th of November 2017 for youth working in Climate Smart Agriculture on the sidelines of the 4th Global Science C
Climate change is already a reality. The latest assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global climate change is already damaging crops and undermining food production capacity in much of the world, particularly in poor countries.
On 3 February 2015, the Financial and Fiscal Commission (the Commission) tabled at Parliament a report on Climate Change, Household Vulnerability and Climate Smart Agriculture: The Case of Two South African Provinces.
The "no agriculture, no deal" campaign’s first steps can be traced to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
The concept of Climate-Smart Agriculture
Climate change and agriculture
Following the activities of the Global Program for Food Security (GPFS), the technical discussion workshop and the national dialogue on food standards/norms related to post-harvest management took place on 29-30 April 2015, at Kaya Kwanga Residential Hotel in Maputo.
Under the Competitive Research Fund (CRF) and Incentive Fund (IF) PAEPARD is supporting 4 research projects:
Research at the global level has shown that halving losses and waste along the food value-chain would save food resources equivalent to 25% of current agricultural production.
Groundnuts form the basis for food and nutrition security for the majority of the smallholder farmers and are a vital component in the livelihoods of rural families. The challenge is that the groundnuts of these smallholder farmers are prone to Aflatoxin contamination.
The Agriculture Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is characterized by poor post-harvest practices. Post-harvest losses (PHL) in SSA are the highest in the world (PHL) amounting to between 26% and 36%.