Proposed research themes to be pursued by the ACCAI Network and partnership groupings

Research Areas
Theme Research Component Participating Partners
Network Wide
  • Alumni Networks
  • Training and Capacity Building
  • Communicating and Sharing Network Results
  • Developing Methodologies for Knowledge Co-Production
  • Researcher/Student Exchange
  • ALL
Farming and Food Production Systems
  • Post-harvest Systems
  • Fertilizer and Farming Systems
  • Appropriate Technology Systems
  • Seed Sovereignty/ GMOs
  • Indigenous Crops/Indigenous Knowledge
  • Improved Cereals/Crops
  • Soil Building and Restoration
  • ‘Wild Foods’
  • University of Ghana
  • Mekelle University
  • University of Nigeria
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of the Witwatersrand

 

Ecosystems, Resource use Interphase

 

  • Land/Water/Food Nexus
  • Energy/Food – Biofuels/Fossil Fuels/Land Use Change
  • Resource Conflicts – Land/Water etc..
  • Mekelle University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Ghana
  • University of the Witwatersrand
Institutions, Governance and Social Structures
  • Political/Economy Of Value Chain
  • Marginalized/ Vulnerable Groups  – Women and Children
  • Market Failures, Export Relations and Dumping
  • Market Information and Access
  • Mekelle University
  • University of Nigeria
  • University of Dar es Salaam
  • Stellenbosch University
Land Rights Issues
  • Land Rights/Grabbing
  • Competing Land Claims
  • University of Dar es Salaam
Nutrition, Health and Dietary Change
  • Rural/Urban Migration
  • Shifting Eating Habits/Cultures
  • Nutrition/Technology
  • Urbanization and Food Systems Change (e.g. Super Marketization)
  • Role of the uptake and use of co-produced and co-implemented climate risk information in food systems design (along the chain)
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Ghana
  • University of Nigeria,
  • University of Pretoria
  • Mekelle University
  • University of the Witwatersrand

 

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