New paper on the interactions between farmers’ adaptation strategies and sustainable development goals

21 April 2023

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets that were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a global effort to eradicate poverty, preserve the planet, and achieve peace and prosperity for all by 2030. They apply to all countries and are designed to be integrated, with progress on one goal supporting progress on others. However, the nature of the interactions between them is context-dependent, which makes place-specific case studies needed to comprehend the differences in geographical location, resource base, institutions, cultures, income, and education levels, which define the nature of the interactions.

A new study supported by SHOWCASE investigated the potential adaptation measures for farmers in the Mwanga and Same Districts of Tanzania and then assessed their interactions and potential contributions to the SDG indicators of no poverty and zero hunger. Their findings indicate that some of the reported and perceived adaptation strategies had negative interactions on achieving the selected SDG indicators, whilst most farmers hardly employed strategies that had strong positive interactions. 

Read the full paper here.

Photo: Tanzanian map showing Mwanga and Same Districts. Magesa, B.A. et al. (2023).