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The FSNet-Africa framework is the foundation on which fellows’ research projects will be developed. This is an evolving framework that will be shaped and refined by drawing on triads’ research findings and outputs. The FSNet-Africa framework is aligned with global and continental objectives and aims to achieve three key food systems outcomes – namely, food and nutrition security, improved livelihoods, and environmental sustainability.
The FSNet-Africa food systems framework was adapted from the TRANSMANGO conceptual framework. Although many food systems frameworks exist, the TRANSMANGO framework was selected because it is comprehensive and details the complexities in the food system. Modifications to this framework were informed by case studies from our six focus countries to ensure that the FSNet-Africa framework is relevant to the African context.