Ruminant livestock are responsible for 80% of agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, with cattle contributing most of these emissions through enteric fermentation and manure management. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries recognize the need for adaptation to climate change and mitigation through reduction of GHG emissions, as evidenced by the targets to reduce emissions in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). To better identify policies and measures that align national climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts and livestock development objectives, there is need for more advanced methods of compiling livestock GHG inventories.
FANRPAN retails AFRICAP outputs to COMESA
7 March 2022, Lusaka - Zambia
On 7 March 2022, a delegation of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), led by the CEO and Head of Mission, Dr. Tshilidzi Madzivhandila, met with the representatives of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in Lusaka, Zambia to share lessons and promote the uptake of the outputs of its flagship project, the ‘Agricultural and Food System Resilience: Increasing Capacity and Advising Policy’ (AFRICAP).
FSNet-Africa UP Summer School
28 January 2022 – University of Pretoria
The Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) conducted a training session at the Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) University of Pretoria (UP) Summer School.
FANRPAN Team meets CARE’s new Regional Advocacy Advisor
19 March 2021 – Pretoria
Today, a team of FANRPAN staffers from the Regional Secretariat held a meeting with the new Regional Advocacy Advisor for CARE International, Ms Chikondi Chabvuta. In their welcome messages, the FANRPAN team congratulated Ms Chabvuta on her appointment, and committed to uphold the same spirit of collaboration, partnership, and commitment that they had demonstrated with her predecessor.