The Tanzania project launch meeting of the new Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) research and capacity building project titled, Agricultural and Food-system Resilience: Increasing Capacity and Advising Policy (AFRICAP) will take place on 19th September 2018 in Dodoma. This meeting aims to introduce the AFRICAP project – a project that is designed to build on and expand existing research and capacity building relationships and to develop new partnerships to inform and support development of evidence-based policy pathways that facilitate the development of sustainable, productive, climate-smart agricultural systems to meet food security and economic development needs. The project launch meeting in Tanzania will include the AFRICAP project team of expert researchers from ESRF, FANRPAN, University of Leeds, University of Aberdeen, the UK Met Office, and Chatham House who encompass expertise in agriculture, climate, ecology, soils, water, post-harvest losses, land use, nutrition and health, rural livelihoods, and policy analysis. The Minister of Agriculture Hon. Dr. Charles Tizeba will be the guest of honour at the project launch ceremony.
AFRICAP-Tanzania technical scenario workshop will take place on 20th September 2018. The scenario workshop lead by Chatham House aims to intellectually engage key national stakeholders in the first stage of the project to build consensus on future agri-food system scenarios and associated narrative pathways. The outcomes of plenary discussions at the project launch meeting and the scenario workshop will inform the direction of future research activities in Tanzania.
For further information about AFRICAP refer to https://africap.info.
For further information about the GCRF refer to