FANRPAN
Academic and Research Institution based in South Africa

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17 Sep 2013 description

Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is defined as agricultural practices that sustainably increase productivity and system resilience while reducing greenhouse gas emissions¹. CSA helps ensure that climate change adaptation and mitigation are directly incorporated into agricultural development planning and investment strategies. Our perspective on CSA is sustainable agriculture, based upon integrated management of water, land and ecosystems at landscape scale.

03 Sep 2013 description

New book helps region understand what might be in store and what to do about it

September 3, 2013, Maseru, Lesotho—The southern region of Africa could be the hardest hit by rising temperatures from climate change, leaving many to wonder what this means for agriculture. Will some areas become unsuitable for farming? Will farmers face lower yields, or turn to new crops? Will climate change threaten food security? These are challenging questions for policymakers, who must plan for the future without available information and analysis.

18 Jun 2013 description

Climate change poses a real risk to the future of farming and food security in southern Africa. Crop yields in the region, especially for staples (e.g. maize), are already low: about 35% less than the global average. In the past 10 years, several climate change research studies (Gbetibouo and Hassan, 2005; Fischer et al., 2005; Abraha and Savage, 2006; Liu et al., 2008; Thornton et al., 2011) have been commissioned to assess the impacts of climate change on food security, agriculture and natural resources development.

07 Dec 2012 description

This summary note is an excerpt from the chapter on Zambia that will appear in the peer-reviewed IFPRI monograph, Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis.

The research, produced in collaboration with scientists from the countries studied, is based on scenarios from economic global climate change models, and takes into account estimates of each country’s economic and population growth. Each study includes a set of policy recommendations.

07 Dec 2012 description

This summary note is an excerpt from the chapter on Zimbabwe that will appear in the peer-reviewed IFPRI monograph, Southern African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis.

The research, produced in collaboration with scientists from the countries studied, is based on scenarios from economic global climate change models, and takes into account estimates of each country’s economic and population growth. Each study includes a set of policy recommendations.

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20 Jul 2017 description
job Closing date: 30 Jul 2017 Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Network

FANRPAN is a multi‐ stakeholder and multi‐tiered regional policy research and advocacy network, consisting of a regional secretariat and more than 670 member organisations organized into national nodes in seventeen African countries.