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Africa s Famine - Will President Obama s Power Africa and Adesina s Light up Africa make a difference?

28 June 2016

Farmer Eduardo Shavhangani was excited when he was allocated his one acre plot at the 25 de Setembro irrigation scheme in Boane, 30km away from Maputo City in Mozambique. However, his excitement soon changed to frustration when he realized how expensive it would be to pump water from the Umbeluzi River to irrigate his cabbage, tomatoes and potato crop. Eduardo spends 1900 Meticais ($31 USD) on 38 litres (10 gallons) of diesel to run the pump irrigating his plot twice per week. The alternative for Eduardo's scheme is ...

Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture Annual Forum

14 June 2016 - 17 June 2016

The Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture held its Annual Forum from 14 to 16 June, on the theme Climate-Smart Agriculture in Action.

GACSA's ambitious future is based upon supporting and inspiring action. Farmers, fishers, foresters, and ranchers are at the center of this action, and therefore GACSA is devoting its Annual Forum to showcasing climate-smart agriculture in action...

Third EAT Stockholm Food Forum, 2016

13 June 2016 - 14 June 2016

FANRPAN CEO, Dr LM Sibanda attended the EAT Stockholm Food Forum that was held in Sweden on June 13th – 14th 2016. Dr Sibanda has been recently appointed as commissioner on the EAT-Lancet Commission on Sustainable Healthy Food Systems...

Climate Risk to Food Security Currently Underestimated in African Policy, Says New Report

14 June 2016

The paper, Set for Success: Climate-Proofing the Malabo Declaration says that the Declaration adopted in 2014 by African Union nations to double agricultural productivity and end hunger by 2025, has failed to recognise the importance of investing in Africa’s scientific capacity to combat climate threats, which will be essential to meeting these goals...

FANRPAN Convenes a Climate Smart Agriculture and Post – Harvest Management National Policy Dialogue in Zambia

09 June 2016

With support from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and the Platform for African - European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD), FANRPAN convened a national policy dialogue on Postharvest Management and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) in Zambia. The national policy dialogue ...

FANRPAN Participates in the Malawi Postharvest Stakeholder Forum

02 June 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with African and European partners, has been implementing the Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Southern Africa to Better Manage Climate-Related Risks to Crop Production and Post- Harvest Handling project with financial support from the European Union since December 2012...

Do not miss the last 2 GACSA webinars: June 7 & 8: Malawi and Tanzania Climate-Smart Agriculture Case Studies

07 June 2016 - 08 June 2016

Malawi Webinar presented by Wilfred Kadewa-PhD, University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Tanzania Webinar Presented by Shakwaanande Natai, the Head of Environment Management Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in Tanzania ...

FANRPAN in Conversation with Catherine Lee J.D on climate change – the challenges, opportunities and actions for our future and giving back to our communities

03 June 2016

Catherine Lee recently visited the FANRPAN Secretariat in Pretoria and was in conversation with the team on her views on climate change challenges, opportunities and actions. She also elaborated on the aspect of "Giving Back" through the Justice for Women Lecture Series...

Stemming Aflatoxin in the Groundnut Chain in Sub-Saharan Africa

01 April 2016

Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.), a tropical food crop is a rich source of multiple nutrients with associated health benefits. Among others, consumption of good quality groundnuts helps to reduce the risk of cancer and obesity, boosts memory, combats depression, prevents several cardiovascular disorders, and treats hemophilia and other blood related disorders (Sanders et al., 2000; Ros, 2010; Vinson and Cai, 2012; Allen, 2008; King et al., 2008). However, the presence of aflatoxins, poisonous and cancer-causing compounds that are produced by certain pathogenic molds (mainly Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus) compromise the health safety and nutritional value of the crop thereby affecting the marketability of groundnuts. This policy brief has been specifically prepared to highlight the importance of aflatoxins on human health and trade in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It ....

Stemming Aflatoxin pre- and post-harvest waste in the groundnut value chain (GnVC)

19 May 2016

Stemming Aflatoxin pre- and post-harvest waste in the groundnut value chain (GnVC) in Malawi and Zambia to improve food and nutrition security in the smallholder farming families.

Funded by the Platform for African-European Partnership in Agriculture and Rural Development (PAEPARD) through the competitive research fund. The project was launched in October 2014 and spans to December 2017...

FANRPAN Convenes a National Policy Dialogue on CSA in the Democratic Republic of Congo

15 April 2016

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is agriculture that sustainably increases productivity, resilience (adaptation), reduces/removes greenhouse gases (mitigation), and enhances achievement of national food security and development goals. CSA encourages the use of all available and applicable climate change solutions in a pragmatic and impact-focused manner. While resilience is key, CSA is broader and ...


04 April 2016

FANRPAN invites eligible Consulting Firms to indicate their interest to review and update its Administration &, Finance, procurement systems and procedures. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (detailed company profile, description of similar assignments, experience with similar organizations in similar environments and conditions, evidence and familiarity with international organizations, managerial and technical capability of the firms’ principals and directors, etc. Qualification and experience of staff that may be proposed by the consulting firms expressing interest as those who will actually carry out the assignment will not be considered at this stage of the selection process) ...

What can agriculture do for nutrition?

01 April 2016

The Agriculture to Nutrition (ATONU) project seeks to answer this question. Managing Director Mr Simbarashe Sibanda explains how the project aims at bringing together various actors in agriculture, nutrition and health - which stand at the nexus of successful agriculture-nutrition interventions.

This question almost sounds paradoxical. So why ask? The challenge of malnutrition is inter-generational, but there are possibilities for us to address the problem. Malnutrition has been identified as one of the "wicked" problems of our generation, which can only be addressed through a multi-sectoral approach. Addressing this problem underpins Africa's socio-economic growth, ensuring that our people remain a vital resource for development ...

International Conference on Agribusiness AFMA conference 2016

20 November 2016 - 24 November 2016

The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Mauritius will be hosting an International Conference on Agribusiness in collaboration with the AFMA (Africa Farm Management Association) from 20th-24th November 2016 under the main theme"Sustainable Agricultural Development: Innovation Systems Approach for Agricultural Transformation in Africa" and sub themes (not exhaustive) as follows: ...

Angola Angola
Botswana Benin
Botswana Botswana
Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC
Ethiopia Ethiopia
Ethiopia Ghana
Kenya Kenya
Lesotho Lesotho
Mozambique Madagascar
Malawi Malawi
Mauritius Mauritius
Mozambique Mozambique
Namibia Namibia
Namibia Nigeria
South Africa South Africa
Swaziland Swaziland
Tanzania Tanzania
Uganda Uganda
Zambia Zambia
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Please note that applications will remain open until the posts are filled.
There are currently no open vacancies.
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