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Collaborative workshop to produce book on multifunctional land use in Africa

Published: 12 June 2018
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The AgriFoSe2030 programme, Agriculture for Food Security, is giving a write-shop in Gothenburg in order to produce a book about multifunctional land uses in various African contexts.

Theme 2 in the AgriFoSe2030 programme, Multifunctional landscapes for increased food security, is for the second time giving a write-shop on success stories of multifunctional land use and food security.

Multifunctional land uses in various African contexts

This write-shop aims to near complete the chapters for a book about Multifunctional land uses in various African contexts, such as integrated maize-based systems, shea agroforestry parklands and aquaculture systems.

The participants are from Ethiopia, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, and they are participating on location in Gothenburg or via internet conference. The final result will be a book that is planned to be launched the upcoming winter.

– All six researchers have exciting empirical data and experiences that makes stories definitely worth telling; fish farming, agroforestry parkland, urban agriculture, integrated watershed management, climate smart agriculture and maize-based mixed production systems. Apart from working on how to write understandably, we also work a lot on the questions - why did the land use practice come about, what makes it work, why is it not used everywhere if it is beneficiary? I am really looking forward to the final product and how it will be received, says Madelene Ostwald.

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About AgriFoSe2030

The AgriFoSe2030 programme contributes to sustainable intensification of agriculture for increased food production on existing agricultural land; the aim is to do so by transforming practices toward more efficient use of human, financial and natural resources.

Theme 2 - Multifunctional landscapes for increased food security

Theme 2 in the AgriFoSe2030 programme is interdisciplinary and covers all cross-cutting issues of the programme; sustainable intensification of agriculture, the central role of women and young people in agriculture, and access to markets and value chains.

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