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Mr. Suwilanji Sinyangwe

Organization: The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
Country: South Africa
I am working on:

Circular Food Systems in Africa project

I am committed to advancing agricultural development and food security in Africa through innovative programming and strategic partnerships. With 7 years of experience in the sector, I have honed my skills in project design and management, stakeholder engagement, and advocacy.

My passion for sustainable agriculture has driven me to work on diverse initiatives, ranging from enhancing smallholder farmer productivity and access to markets to improving nutrition and climate resilience. At FANRPAN, I am privileged to collaborate with a talented team of professionals and engage with a network of stakeholders, including policymakers, farmers, researchers, and private sector actors.

Through my work, I seek to contribute to a future where Africa's agricultural sector is vibrant, inclusive, and resilient, capable of feeding its growing population and supporting economic growth. I am always eager to learn, share knowledge, and explore opportunities to collaborate with like-minded professionals and organizations.

This member contributed to:

    • Mr. Suwilanji Sinyangwe

      The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)
      South Africa

      Limpopo Basin Development Challenge

      The Limpopo is a relatively dry basin and most water in the more productive areas is already claimed. Rainfall is highly variable and in many parts of the basin, there is little run-off with which to produce crops and livestock. The basin is a water-scarce environment in which recurring drought and floods cause devastating impacts on the livelihoods of small-scale, subsistence farmers. However, the more pressing development challenge in these farming systems is the unproductive use of water in the more normal rainfall seasons which are much more prevalent.

      This project aimed at having science-based evidence included in—or informing—basin decision-making toward improved small-holder productivity and reduced risk in rainfed agricultural production systems. This was achieved through three main types of activities: 1) research coordination; 2) ongoing engagement with stakeholders (internal and external); and 3) innovation research.


      Read more in the attached document.