GCRF-Agricultural and Food systems Resilience: Increasing Capacity & Advising Policy (AFRICAP) is a major programme to make agriculture and food production in sub-Saharan Africa more productive, sustainable, and resilient to climate change.
AFRICAP aims to support climate-smart, sustainable agricultural development, helping countries to reduce poverty and hunger whilst addressing the broader aims of the Sustainable Development Goals and key targets of the Malabo Declaration on Accelerated Agricultural Growth and Transformation for Shared Prosperity and Improved Livelihoods in Africa.
Working with local organizations and governments in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, FANRPAN and partners are creating an evidence base to underpin new country-specific policies in agriculture and food production.
Since 2018, FANRPAN has been leading in achieving the project outputs through 4 thematic areas; Food Systems Research, Policy Design and Implementation, Climate-Smart Development Pathways, and Training & Capacity Building. The project implementation has been facilitated by FANRPAN’s Country Node systems. Each node has been undertaking activities toward the actualization of the project objectives.
The project’s training, capacity building, and knowledge sharing programs have benefited over 100 participants from individuals, partners, academics, and researchers. The training, and research and innovation (R&I) development programs have equipped partners to adapt their structure and support systems to effectively attract and manage global challenge projects.
Through academic, policy and industry partners in the UK and Africa, the project has undertaken cross-disciplinary research and insights into agriculture and food systems. Through partnerships with in-country stakeholders, our interdisciplinary research is being used as evidence to inform and influence policy development at sub-national and national levels, helping countries build resilience to future climate change while working towards food and nutrition security for all.
iFEED is a culmination of AFRICAP research and expertise, involving collaborative efforts from all partners across the UK and Africa. iFEED fully integrates modeling information and expert knowledge, building a more complete picture of potential future scenarios. It draws on expertise from across the programme team and input from stakeholders active across the agri-food spectrum in the focal countries. iFEED is available to other economies in Africa to provide evidence-based policy support.