We are venturing into an exciting edition of the #Re-think series! On this podcast, we engage Dr. Alaika Kassim, a lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We learn about Precision Agriculture! Dr. Kassim gives us insight into what precision agriculture involves and why it is so important. We also discuss how precision agriculture fits into the context of small scale farmers!

It is that time of the month when we challenge ourselves to #Re-think what a Sustainable future really means! Welcome to the Africa green Collar projects’ #Re-think series. So today on this podcast we have ventured into a thought provoking topic!  Precision Agriculture: a tool for building climate resilience. Why is it so important any ways?

Did you know that “Sub-Saharan Africa is considered one of most vulnerable regions to the impacts of climate change because of its high dependence on agriculture and natural resources, and limited ability to adapt?” (IPCC 2014). Imagine the devastating impacts that climate change is having on small scale farmers and also its potential impacts on food security.

The challenge is, how do we adapt to the devastating impacts brought about by climate change? We explored one possible solution, so listen in engage us and learn something new!

This specific podcast is the first of a two-part episode where we are collaborating with experts and Academics from global universities and organistions; Dr. Alaika Kassim (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), Dr. Anh L.H. Tran (Coventry University, UK), Kit Franklin (Harper Adams University, UK), Brendan Moroso (CGIAR, USA), and Prof. Rodrigo Filev Maia (University Center of FEI). The podcast is of a collaborative project that has been funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

We are keen to hear some of your questions and takeaways from the podcasts. Feel free to message us on any of our social media platforms or e-mail us at greencollarafrica@gmail.com

 

References

IPCC (2014) Summary for policymakers. In: Climate change 2014: Impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability. Part A: Global and sectoral aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change [Field CB, Barros VR, Dokken DJ, Mach KJ, Mastrandrea MD, Bilir TE, Chatterjee M, Ebi YL, Estrada YO, Genova RC, Girma B, Kissel ES, Levy AN, MacCracken S, Mastrandrea PR, White LL (eds)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, USA. pp 1–32

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