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.
Accurate, representative, and up-to-date data on agriculture in Africa is hard to come by.
Ethiopia’s indigenous grain teff is garnering worldwide attention as a new superfood, bringing both opportunities and risks for Ethiopia’s farmers and consumers.