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Knowledge Generation

RAEIN-Africa has implemented together with its Partners a number of researches and studies in the SADC region as part of its drive towards generating the evidence base necessary for the development of informed polices. Some of the researches and studies implemented include;


Distribution, molecular variation and assessment of gene flow between wild/weedy varieties of Sorghum Bicolor (L) Moench and commercial varieties in Zimbabwe and the SADC region

This research was aimed at investigating the extent of gene flow between wild /weedy species of Sorghum and the cultivated sorghum with a view to generating evidence to support policy making regards application of modern biotechnology in sorghum improvement.


Genetic diversity of Pennisetum glaucum (pearl millet) and Vigna unguiculata (cowpea) in Namibia

This research investigated the genetic variability and extent of gene flow in traditional varieties of thee crops in Namibia in order to develop evidence to guide policy making in the area of application of modern biotechnology in these crops.


Study on Genetically Modified Organisms in Five Southern African Countries: Incidence, Distribution and Policy Implications

The study sought to provide information on the extent of the spread of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the region. It was carried out in five countries i.e. Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Unpacking Biosafety Socio-economic Considerations

RAEIN-Africa seeks to be the source of benchmark information on environmental and socio-economic impact of innovative technologies, research, resources and policies in the region through research and compilation and continuous updating of a regional database on these issues. The “Unpacking Biosafety Socio-economic Considerations Research” was carried out in collaboration with the University of Pretoria and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The aim of the research was to develop guidance on how the provisions of Article 26 of the Cartagena Protocol could be operat...Read more >>


Scoping study on impact of climate change, and coping and adaptation strategies by rural communities

RAEIN-Africa implemented a scoping study aimed at enhancing the understanding of the status of climate change related policy as well as the coping strategies used by selected communities in the region. Studies supported under this initiative include:

  • Country Studies on Climate Change adaptation and coping mechanisms by rural communities carried out in Botswana, Malawi & Tanzania

 

  • A Case Study  entitled “Communities adaptation strategies to Climate Change in Ohangwena Region”

 

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Scoping study to determine the impact of biofuels on rural communities

There has been much debate about the potential impacts of biofuels on food security. RAEIN-Africa supported a number of studies with a view to contributing towards an understanding of impacts on food security and livelihoods through desk studies and case studies. Studies supported under this project include:

  • Case study-“Bio-fuels and their potential Impacts on Rural livelihoods in Mashonaland East”.
  • Country Studies to investigate the socio-economic impacts of bio-fuels carried out in Mozambique, South Africa, & Swaziland.