Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm is a top priority if Africa’s food security is to be safeguarded.
African Development Bank (AfDB) President Dr Akinwumi Adesina explains how agriculture and agribusiness can lead to industrialisation in Africa.
Ethiopia’s economy remains robust despite a difficult 2016 that has seen a drought and anti-government protests dampen optimism.
A crop blight has led to the declaration of a state of emergency in northern Nigeria.
Once viewed as worthless, the humble croton nut of East Africa has proven to be a valuable source of biofuel, fertiliser and even chicken feed.
The role of the private sector must be utilised to add value to Africa’s agricultural produce.
Since the land seizures, some farmers have made great strides. But in the absence of government support, many others have faltered.
The multibillion-dollar New Alliance initiative which promises to transform the continent’s food systems is facing rising opposition from African farmers.
With preferential trade agreements expiring, Mauritius’ critical sugar industry is facing challenges. But some are better placed to adapt than others.
As the debate between organic and biotech methods rages, many argue that the real issue comes down to control and autonomy.