EBAFoS is building climate resilience through a series of projects targeting the climate sensitive but key agricultural sector. Its main thrust is optimizing the food value chain in Africa by promoting ecosystems/ecological techniques such as conservation agriculture to optimize on farm productivity by sustainably increasing yields while simultaneously enhancing productive capacity of ecosystems and community climate resilience. It also seeks to promote value addition enterprises along the post-farm gate value chain so as to create job and income opportunities for the youth. Sustainable-clean, accessible and affordable energy will be especially vital in ensuring efficiency of processing and other value adding activities that arise in the value chain, and furtherance of the value chain optimization objectives of this programme. This continuum approach seeks to optimize the entire agro-value chain, cutting waste, and ensuring a climate neutral agriculture value chain.
Current active resilience building, projects are in southern Africa, targeting the Zambezi basin, specifically Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique, with benefits including job creation, sustainably increasing yields, improving food and nutritional security, ecosystems restoration and protection among others being reported. Additional partnerships can ensure to expansion of this programme to the entire continent, as it is estimated that 25% of the continent is food insecure, and many more are nutrition deficient, and climate change is exacerbating this situation according to the 2015 Africa Adaptation gap report