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Economic Development

How the Russia-Ukraine conflict impacts Africa

An opportunity to build resilient, inclusive Food Systems in Africa.

UNEP celebrates 50 years of solving the world's environmental challenges

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) turns 50 this year, calling for more action on conservation.
Seedlings laid out ready for planting in land prepared by the Delfino plough in Djibo, Burkina Faso.
Climate Change

Bringing degraded African land back to life

How combining new technology and traditional knowledge harvests rain and restores land
 Terrence Maphosa with his poultry. Photo credit: Terrence Maphosa
Economic Development

Zimbabwean young farmers lead the charge in agriculture

New financing and land policies help to spark interest and innovation.
Susan Ojochide commenced her PhD research in 2020 at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria.

Tackling one of Africa’s greatest enemies – drought

Susan Ojochide (from Nigeria) talks about her research that will help to alleviate food insecurity in semi-arid areas.
Sylvia Wairimu Maina, a PhD scholar at Sokoine University, Tanzania, conducting research

What’s in an African cabbage? A lot, says researcher

Sylvia Wairimu Maina (from Kenya) talks about her doctoral research on the nutritional benefits of the African cabbage.
Fatoumata Thiam.

Using Artificial Intelligence to transform agriculture in Africa

Fatoumata Thiam (from Senegal) talks about her groundbreaking research that assesses energy efficiency in irrigation networks.
Husband and wife prepare enset at their home in Doyogena District, Ethiopia

Unlocking the true potential of ‘false banana'

Selamawit Araya Kidane (from Ethiopia) talks about her research on the nutritional benefits of the Enset plant.
Catching catfish at the Frutos da Lagoa.
Economic Development

Mario Mendes: What I learned from my fish farming in rural Angola

"I had to build trust with the community first" — Mr. Mendes, 35, owner of Frutos da Lagoa.

Reaching for new heights

Information and communications technology takes agriculture to a new level in Zimbabwe

Africa Wired

Simple invention brokers peace between humans and wildlife

Africa Watch

Ethiopia plans Africa’s biggest dam

Africa’s food policy needs sharper teeth

Good intentions alone are not enough

What went wrong? Lessons from Malawi’s food crisis

Autocracy and aid dependency killed an agriculture success story
Examining high-quality corn for future cultivation in Cameroon
Web Feature

Africa’s economy grows, but many stomachs are empty

Africa Human Development Report stirs debate on food security
NEPAD at 10

‘A common vision for agriculture-led growth’

NEPAD adds value to Africa’s farming sector, says Glenn Denning

Is Africa’s land up for grabs?

Foreign acquisitions: some opportunities, but many see threats
Cover Story

A harvest of hope for African farmers

Malawi subsidies stimulate a bumper crop

Fighting African poverty, village by village

Innovative project in Ghana focuses on achieving Millennium goals

Women push onto Africa’s agenda

NEPAD responds to advocates for women’s rights
NEPAD in action

Boosting African farm yields

More fertilizer, irrigation and other inputs are vital, says NEPAD
NEPAD in action

Is cassava Africa’s new staple food?

NEPAD promotes cassava farming to reduce hunger

Africa starts a fishing ‘revolution’

NEPAD plan promotes poverty reduction, food security and environmental sustainability