Kulima is proud to be part of a new €6.5 million project, funded by Horizon Europe and Innovate UK, that started this week and will take place over the next 3.5 years. The Food Systems Transformation in Southern Africa for One Health (FoSTA Health) project will explore the consequences of emergent pathways of transformation in southern African food systems, with a One Health focus.

The project is co-led by the University of Leeds and Wageningen University and Research, with Malawi University of Science and Technology, Sokoine University of Agriculture, University of Pretoria, University of Zambia, CzechGlobe, FANRPAN, the Southern African Business Development Forum, Care International and Kulima Integrated Development Solutions.

FoSTA Health will take an interdisciplinary and systems approach evaluating the medium and long-term implications of the four broad areas of food system change: emergent alternatives to maize production; changes in land use and investments in irrigation infrastructure; transitions from domestic to export markets for fresh fruits and vegetables; and diversification of diets in urban centres.

Kulima will play a role in stakeholder engagement across the four focal countries (Malawi, Tanzania, South Africa and Zambia), and in supporting the identification of equitable transformation pathways and system leverage points.